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Chazy's Nick Averill slides safely into third with a stolen base under the tag of Johnsburg's Dylan Moore during Friday's MVAC baseball game at Chazy. The Eagles won 15-3. (P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS)

Moutaineers knock off Panthers in MVAC baseball

CROWN POINT — Jacob Galusha sent a pitch to left field in the sixth inning, allowing Alex Ruzbacki to score the game-winning run for Minerva/Newcomb in a 4-3 victory over Crown Point in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference baseball Friday.

Crown Point had tied the game with three runs in the fifth inning.

Wesley LaBar pitched six innings for the win, fanning eight, walking six and hitting one.

“It was a very well played game,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “There were outstanding defensive plays in the game by both teams. Jon Spaulding in the fifth inning robbed (Minerva/Newcomb’s) Austin Williams of a home run. He caught the ball and ran through the home-run fence.”

Pertak added that Minerva/Newcomb’s Galusha and Ruzbacki also made excellent defensive plays.

Williams, Jorge Bertomeau and Justin Viele all had singles for the Mountaineers — their only three hits.

Jaice Spring went the distance for Crown Point with 10 strikeouts, three walks and three hit batters.

The Panthers left eight runners on base in the game.

The defeat marked Crown Point’s first loss in MVAC play.

Minerva/Newcomb 4, Crown Point 3

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Crown Point 000 030 0 — 3 3 2

LaBar, Williams (7) and Viele. Spring and DuShane. WP- LaBar. LP- Spring.


Chazy 15, Johnsburg 3

CHAZY — Zach Brothers pitched four innings to get the victory in his first varsity start.

Brothers (6), Kyle Bisonette (5) and Nathan Reynolds (1) combined for 12 strikeouts and a two-hitter.

Mark Cleveland and Moses Mulvey rapped singles in the first inning for the Jaguars, who did not get a hit the rest of the way.

The Eagles erased a 2-0 deficit with six runs in the second inning and then tallied six times in the fifth for a 14-2 advantage. Hayden Guay hit a grand slam in the fifth inning for the big blow in the frame.

Jacob Kennedy went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs for the Eagles. Reynolds added two singles, three runs scored and three RBI, while Bisonette contributed a single, a double and two runs scored.

Nine players had at least one hit for Chazy (8-1, 7-1), which has a showdown on Monday at Crown Point.

Nick Porter went the distance in taking the pitching loss.

Chazy 15, Johnsburg 3

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Porter and Cleveland, Bradway (6). Brothers, Bisonette (5), Reynolds (7) and Peete, Bisonette (7). WP- Brothers. LP- Porter. 2B- Bisonette (C). HR- Guay (C).


Elizabethtown-Lewis 18, Keene 4

LEWIS — Austin Morris pitched four solid innings, striking out nine and walking five as the Lions defeated the Beavers.

Elizabethtown-Lewis got off to a quick start after being down 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning by scoring 13 runs.

Cody Gowdy had a grand slam and five RBI as he went 2-for-3 in the game to lead the charge for the Lions. Hugh Howard went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Noah Farrell had two hits in the game, including a double.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 18, Keene 4

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Dumas, Venner (4) and Giglinto. Morris, Blades (5), La Pier (7) and LaPier, Bailey (5). WP- Morris LP- Dumas. 2B- Farrell (EL). 3B- Howard (EL). HR- Gowdy (EL).


Saranac Lake 6, AuSable Valley 5

SARANAC LAKE — Bradley Shumway’s two-RBI single in the third inning helped the Red Storm take the lead for keeps in Nicholas McCabe’s first career varsity win on the mound.

“It was back and forth from the beginning,” Saranac Lake coach Bryan Munn said. “In the third inning, we decided to play some small ball to get things moving. It got the guys pumped. The hits started coming after that.”

Grant Strack and Derek Thurber each belted two hits for the Red Storm in the one-run win.

The Patriots rallied for two runs in the seventh but were unable to tie the game.

“It was a well played defensive game,” Munn said. “It was a fun game to be apart of when everything goes back and forth and clean like it was. Anybody could’ve won, and it was a big win for us.”

Kodie Simpson, Dustin Miller and Roger Preston paced the Patriots with two hits each.

Saranac Lake 6, AuSable Valley 5

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Simpson and Savage. N. McCabe, Fitzgerald (7) and Thurber. WP- N. McCabe. LP- Simpson. 2B- Douglas (A), Facteau (A), Wood (SL).


Beekmantown 13, Saranac 0

SARANAC — The Eagles sent 14 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored 11 runs on their way to a win over the Chiefs.

Beekmantown held a 2-0 lead prior to the fifth-inning uprising.

“It was a real good game until the fifth,” Saranac coach Frank Trudeau said. “Then the wheels came off.”

Winning pitcher Greg Manney went the first six shutout innings and struck out two.

Austin Bradish led the Eagles offensively with three singles and a double, while Brandon Buksa added three hits. Devin Fessette, Justin Stevens and Zach Myers chipped in with two hits apiece, with Fessette getting a double.

Caleb Keysor accounted for two of Saranac’s four hits, and Nate Stanton was the losing pitcher.

Beekmantown 13, Saranac 0

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Manney, Barber (7) and Barber, Bradish. Stanton, Keysor (5), Lareau (6) and Goslin. WP- Manney. LP- Stanton. 2B- Bradish (Beek), Fessette (Beek).


Moriah 14, Westport 4

PORT HENRY —Jordan Greenough hit a triple and a single and drove in three runs to help the Vikings beat the Eagles.

C.J. Raymond added two RBI, and he also struck out seven batters in four innings to earn the pitching win. Dakota Marcotte had two hits for Moriah

Tyrell Tryon rapped two hits for Westport. Gabe Schrauf took the loss.

Moriah 14, Westport 4

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Moriah 304 331 x — 14 8 3

G. Schrauf, Doyle (5), Napper (6) and Tryon. Raymond, Greenough (5), Clarke (7) and Clarke, Raymond (6). WP- Raymond. LP- G. Schrauf. 3B- Russo (Mor), Greenough (Mor).