TICONDEROGA — Put a baseball in Conor Casey’s hand and he transforms into one of the best pitchers in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference.
The junior was just that Saturday, striking out 12 batters in over five innings of work in Peru’s 10-6 defeat of Ticonderoga.
Offensively, though, the Indians helped him in return at the plate.
“Peru had a leadoff walk in each of its first three innings,” Sentinels coach Dan Dorsett said. “They got runners on base early and often, and they were aggressive, too. They put the pressure on us from the get-go.”
Luis Pepen Matos and Nick Uliva each belted the Indians’ lone extra-base hits, a double and triple, respectively.
Costly fielding errors plagued Ticonderoga as Dorsett’s squad finished with four in the contest.
“Of their 10 runs scored, four of them were unearned runs,” Dorsett said. “Each of our four errors directly related to them scoring.”
Down 10-2, the Sentinels managed to register four runs in the final two frames.
“We wanted to respond in a positive way,” Dorsett said. “We had to improve late in the game if we want to improve for the rest of the season. We were able to do a good job making plays when we had to.”
Aaron Bush paced Ticonderoga with two hits, including a two-RBI single. Blake Gautreau added two singles.
Casey was credited with the win on the mound, while Tanner Wright was tagged with the loss in a five-strikeout performance.
Peru 10, Ticonderoga 6
Peru 032 032 0 — 10 8 1
Ticonderoga 002 002 2 — 6 7 4
Casey, Delello (6) and Altizer. Wright, Granger (6) and Bush. WP- Casey. LP- Wright. 2B- Matos (P), Donahue (T), Bush (T). 3B- Uliva (P).
CHAZY 10, ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 3
PLATTSBURGH — Jacob Kennedy went the distance for the pitching win and Dustin Miller delivered the key hit in the game as the Eagles (6-1, 5-1) defeated the Lions in a Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference non-league game under the lights at Lefty Wilson Field.
Kennedy allowed two runs in the first inning but settled down and finished the game with eight strikeouts and six walks. He allowed six hits.
Elizabethtown-Lewis starter Austin Morris held Chazy scoreless over the first three innings before the Eagles broke loose for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth, with all nine coming after two were out.
Alec LaPierre walked to force in a run and Miller followed with a two-run single that gave Chazy the lead. Josh Peete then singled in a run, Kyle Bisonette doubled in three more and Kennedy rapped a two-run double.
Bisonette was the only Chazy player with two hits. Bisonette and Kennedy drove in three runs each as the Eagles completed a 4-0 week.
Cody Gowdy led the Lions with two hits. Zac Noka-Bailey, Morris, Hugh Harwood and Dominic DeMuro each added one.
Chazy 10, Elizabethtown-Lewis 3
E’town-Lewis 200 001 0 — 3 6 3
Chazy 000 901 x — 10 6 0
Morris, Gowdy (5) and LaPier. Kennedy and Reynolds. WP- Kennedy. LP- Morris. 2B- Bisonette (C), Kennedy (C).