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Crown Point's Judd DeBrobander positions himself to tag out Chazy's Zach Brothers (3) in MVAC baseball action Monday in Chazy. Crown Point outlasted Chazy 11-9. (STAFF PHOTO/KELLI CATANA)

Crown Point uses big inning to beat Chazy

CHAZY — Crown Point broke a 3-all tie with eight runs in the top of the sixth inning Monday and then held on for an 11-9 victory over Chazy in a Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference Division I baseball showdown.

Jon Spaulding led the Panthers (3-1, 3-0) with three hits, including a triple and three RBI. Joe Foote added a single, triple and two RBI, while winning pitcher Dan Groshans, Luke Finamore and Robbie Macey chipped in with two hits apiece, with Finamore getting two RBI, in an 11-hit attack.

Hayden Guay, Kyle Bisonette, Nathan Reynolds, Nick Averill and Jacob Kennedy rapped out the lone hits for the Eagles (2-1, 2-1).

Groshans struck out 10 while pitching into the sixth inning. Kyle Bisonette, who was not involved in the decision, struck out seven and allowed one earned run in going the first five innings for Chazy. The loss went to Josh Peete in relief.

After Crown Point took an 11-3 lead with its eight-run sixth, Chazy came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning and then pushed across four runs in the seventh to make it interesting.

The Eagles had the tying runs on base when the final out was recorded on a ground ball to first base.

“We knew going in that Crown Point is a good team — they’re always good and well-coached,” Chazy coach Brian Norcross said. “Their kids hit the ball well and we knew it was going to be a tough challenge for us.

“Kyle pitched real well for us, as did Groshans for them. I was proud of our kids for not quitting and making it interesting at the end. We battled back and had the tying runs on base when they got the final out.”

Crown Point 11, Chazy 9

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Chazy 100 022 4 — 9 5 3

Groshans, Foote (6), Spring (7) and DuShane. Bisonette, Peete (6) and Reynolds. WP- Foote. LP- Peete. 3B- Spaulding (CP), Foote (CP).



KEENE — Caleb Hayes had quite the afternoon for the Indians in their win over the Beavers.

Hayes threw a complete game, two-hitter with 11 strikeouts to capture the pitching victory. He also connected on a home run and a double to help his cause at the plate.

Inigo Azcona led the way for Keene with a triple, while Colton Venner added a single.

Venner suffered the loss on the hill for the Beavers.

Wells 20, Keene 1

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Keene 100 000 0 — 1 2 8

Hayes and Brenan. Venner, Dumas (6) and Ashe. WP- Hayes. LP- Venner. 2B- Hayes (W). 3B- Azcona (K). HR- Hayes (W).



LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team found itself trailing 7-0 through the first three innings.

Then the Blue Bombers’ bats came alive.

Lake Placid came roaring back and scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to knock off Plattsburgh, 12-11, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball Monday.

“Things weren’t going well,” Blue Bombers coach Brian Brandes said. “We were did not back Ryan (Meyer) up fielding wise. He pitched three innings and we had three errors behind him. Out of the seven runs he allowed, one was earned.”

Robby Knowles had Lake Placid on the ropes through three innings on the mound, but then the Blue Bombers got going.

“The kids dug deep and started hitting,” Brandes said. “Robby Knowles pitched a good game, but the kids didn’t let the errors get them down and they fought back. Out of our 16 hits, only one came in the first three innings.”

Lake Placid tied the game at eight in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Hornets retook the lead in the sixth and added to it in the seventh.

Trailing 11-8 and in their last at bat, the Blue Bombers scored four runs for the victory.

Shane McNierney opened the inning with a hit. Kamm Cassidy reached on an error, which was followed by a Meyer blast to the fence that scored McNierney. RJ Reid walked to load the bases, and Cassidy scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Damp. Meyer scored the tying run on Alex Brandes’ base hit.

Then, freshman Noah Mohr played the hero. He connected on the game-winning hit that scored Reid.

Garrett Frady, Knowles and Gerrit Rietsema all had two hits to lead the charge for Plattsburgh.

Brandes delivered three hits, while McNierney, Meyer, Damp, Eddie Kane, Cassidy and Mohr all had a pair of hits.

Reid captured the win on the mound. Rietsema suffered the loss.

Lake Placid 12,Plattsburgh 11

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Knowles, D. Hartman (5), Rietsema (6) and D. Hartman, Maston (5). Meyer, Williams (4), Damp (6), Reid (6) and Kane. WP- Reid. LP- Rietsema. 2B- Knowles (PHS), Cassidy (LP), Brandes (LP).



TICONDEROGA — Brandon Rabideau struck out 11, walked only one and gave up just three hits through six innings Monday to lead the Eagles to victory over the Sentinels.

Rabideau gave way in the seventh to Quenton Barber who completed the four-hit shutout.

Freshman Ryan Trudeau pitched well in defeat, but was victimized by three errors. Only two of the Beekmantown runs were earned.

The Eagles scored twice in the first when Brandon Buksa delivered a one-out single and stole second in front of a free pass to Adam Goldfarb. Austin Bradish then singled to left and when the ball was misplayed, Goldfarb also scored.

Justin Stevens led off the fifth with a single, moved around to third on an errant pick-off attempt and then scored on a passed ball. Stevens reached third in the seventh on an outfield error and came home on Buksa’s sacrifice fly. Ticonderoga then turned in a double play to prevent any more damage.

Goldfarb and Bradish each had two hits for Beekmantown while Michael Graney had a pair for Ticonderoga (2-3, 2-1).

Beekmantown 4, Ticonderoga 0

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Rabideau, Barber (7) and Manny. Trudeau, Denno (7) and Bush. WP- Rabideau. LP- Trudeau.



CLINTONVILLE — Backed by a fantastic pitching performance by Dom Delello, the Indians were able to cruise to a victory at AuSable Valley.

Delello pitched six innings, giving up the games only two runs, and striking out 12 batters. Tristan Archambault came in for relief in the final inning and struck out all three batters to secure the win.

“For them Delello pitched a heck of a ball game,” AuSable Valley coach Randy Douglas said.

The Indians hit the ball well, giving Delello the extra run support. Mitchell Cunningham, Blake Altizer and Conor Casey each had two hits for Peru, while Nick Uliva also recorded two, including a double.

“They hit the ball very well,” Douglas said. “They are definitely a good, fundamentally sound team.”

Dustin Miller and Nick McDonald each hit a double for the Patriots.

“We made some mistakes and we certainly are not hitting the ball well,” Douglas said. “We have to start making contact again.”

Peru 9, AuSable Valley 2

Peru 010 701 0 — 9 12 0

AuSable Valley 100 010 0 — 2 5 1

Delello, Archambault (7) and Altizer. Simpson, Provosh (4) and Savage, Nolan (4). WP- Delello. LP- Simpson. 2B- McCall (Peru), Uliva (Peru), Miller (AV), McDonald (AV)



ELLENBURG — Defense wasn’t the Bobcats greatest strength Monday, as they committed eight costly errors in their home loss to Saranac.

The Chiefs were able to capitalize mainly in the third and fourth innings where they scored 10 of their 12 runs.

Northern Adirondack coach Jeph Doorey was disappointed his team gave away too many chances to its opposition.

“Give a team like Saranac too many opportunities by committing eight errors, they’re going to capitalize,” Doorey said. “We didn’t make the plays, and Saranac took advantage.”

Saranac had a terrific hitting day. Matt McCasland had a double and a RBI, Kyle Erickson had two hits and a RBI, Tanner Rascoe had a hit and recorded two RBI and Nate Stanton also hit a double on the day.

While the Bobcats defense struggled, the Chiefs defense excelled. Doorey credited Saranac’s tight defense, and their ability of not allowing too many easy runs on the board.

“They shut us down pretty well,” Doorey said. “We made contact but they made the plays; you’ve got to give them a lot of credit.”

Adam Canning led NAC offensively with a single, two RBI and a run scored. While Doran Sorell and Jared Nichols each recorded a single and a run scored, and Aldern Kerr hit a RBI single.

“I’d like to play better defense,” Doorey said. “We play three or four innings of good defense, we look to be more consistent defensively.”

Saranac 12, NAC 5

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NAC 000 022 1 — 5 8 8

Barber, Mather (3) and McCasland, Goslin (5). King, Kerr and Nichols. WP- Mather. LP- King. 2B- McCasland (Sar), Stanton (Sar).



PORT HENRY — Great hitting by the visiting Red Storm led to a lopsided victory over the Vikings.

Saranac Lake totaled 21 hits in the game, and compiled 10 runs in the fourth inning alone.

Grant Strack was exceptional at the plate, going 5-for-5, with two doubles and four RBI for the Red Storm. Jonathan McCabe and Trent Fitzgerald added some insurance offensively as well, each recording three hits and a triple. Logan Wood, Bradley Shumway and Derek Thurber each had two hits.

“Every ball that they hit dropped,” Moriah coach Casey Nephew said. “The way they hit (Monday) our pitchers would have had to have been phenomenal.”

Austin Allen had two singles for the Vikings, while teammates Christopher Clarke and Billy Petro each recorded a double on the day.

“Defensively we didn’t play too bad, they just had a couple of nice shots,” Nephew said. “I tip my hat off to them, they played very well.”

Saranac Lake 16, Moriah 1

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Fitzgerald, Rice (5), Perryman (7) and Gunther. Rancour, McDougal (3), Callahan (4), Marcotte (5), Allen (7) and Raymond. WP- Fitzgerald. LP- Rancour. 2B- Strack (SL) 2, Trim (SL) 2, Shumway (SL), Clarke (M), Petro (M). 3B- McCabe (SL), Fitzgerald (SL)