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Malone first baseman Jordan Yando (14) attempts a behind-the-back stab at Peru's Andy Kneussle (12) who retreats just in time during non-conference baseball game Monday in Peru. Visiting Huskies held on for 6-5 victory. (STAFF PHOTO/KELLI CATANA)

Close call for Huskies in Peru

PERU — Franklin Academy of Malone threw out a runner at home in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to preserve a 6-5 victory over Peru in non-conference baseball action.

Franklin Academy had the early 3-0 lead until Peru was able to put up two runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to take the lead heading into the top of the fifth inning.

“We gave up three runs in the first, but we settled down defensively after that,” Peru coach Brian Marino said.

The Huskies, though, took the lead back in the sixth inning. Jordan Yando hit a single to drive in a run, which tied the game at five, then the following batter was able to ground into a fielder’s choice to give the lead back to Franklin Academy.

The Indians had chances to regain the lead.

In the sixth they had the bases loaded with one out, but were unable to bring in a run.

In the seventh inning, Louis Pepen Matos hit a ball to the left corner which led to a Peru runner trying to score, however the Huskies were able to hit the cut-off man who made a fantastic throw to get the out at home.

“It was a close play from where I was,” Marino said. “It was a bang-bang play; it could have gone either way. I’m going to say it was the right call.”

Marino gave credit to the umpires saying they “did a good job (Monday),” and trusted their final call at the plate. He also admired the great fielding by Franklin Academy that caused the out.

“The catcher didn’t even have to move his glove; the ball was in the exact spot it needed to be,” Marino said.

Although Pepen Matos took the loss for the Indians, he led the team offensively going 3-for-4, with a double and two singles on the day.

For the Huskies, Alex Johnson led his team in hitting going 2-for-4 with a double.

Peru will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season today as they face Moriah at home.

Franklin Academy 6, Peru 5

Franklin Acad. 300 012 0 — 6 5 3

Peru 002 300 0 — 5 6 2

Monette, Lamay (6) and Welch. Casey, Pepen Matos (6) and Altizer. WP- Monette. LP- Pepen Matos. 2B- Johnson (FA), Pepen Matos (P).

CVAC

PHS 7, Saranac 6

PLATTSBURGH — Nate Emery drove in three runs with a double and Garrett Manchester sparkled in relief as the Hornets avenged Friday’s walk-off loss to the Chiefs.

Emery’s big blow came with two outs in the fourth and Gerrit Rietsema followed with an RBI single to cap a five-run rally that put PHS up 6-2. Dan Hartman added an RBI base hit in the inning.

Saranac chipped away at the Hornets’ lead, closing to within one, on Matt McCasland’s RBI single in the sixth. Manchester then came on to induce a groundout for the second out of the inning and, with runners on second and third, got Durgan Zapalla to fly out to center.

Saranac threatened again in the seventh. Jake Griffin led off with a double, but Manchester saved it for the Hornets with a strikeout, an infield pop and a fly to left.

The game featured 25 hits with winning pitcher Robby Knowles going 3-for-3 for the Hornets (4-8, 3-4). Hartman, Alex Maston and Shawn Courson collected two apiece.

Caleb Keysor led Saranac’s 12-hit attack with three hits, including a two-run homer and a double. Tanner Rascoe, Kyle Erickson and McCasland each had two hits.

Plattsburgh High 7, Saranac 6

Saranac       002 022 0 — 6 12 0

Plattsburgh      001 510 x — 7 13 2

Rascoe, Medeiros (3), Barber (5) and McCasland. Knowles, Manchester (6) and Hartman. WP- Knowles. LP- Medeiros. Save- Manchester. HR- Keysor (S). 2b- Tolosky (PHS), Emery (PHS), Erickson (S), Keysor (S), McCasland (S), Medeiros (S), Griffin (S).

MVAC

Chazy 6, E’town-Lewis 4

CHAZY — The Eagles (3-1, 3-1) scored four runs in the first inning and held off the Lions.

Josh Peete struck out eight, walked four and allowed three hits in going the first four innings for the pitching win. Kyle Bisonette shut out E’town-Lewis over the final three innings for the save as he fanned five, did not walk anyone and surrendered two hits.

Cody Gowdy went the distance in taking the loss. Gowdy, who did not allow a hit from the third inning on, struck out nine, walked six and allowed four hits.

Hayden Guay, Craig Botten, Bisonette and Nathan Reynolds had the lone hits for the Eagles, with Reynolds getting a two-run double in the first inning. Peete added a RBI on a sacrifice fly in the first.

Gowdy accounted for three of the five E’town-Lewis hits, with one being a double. Tyler Hart and Jerry Mitchell added singles.

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Chazy 6, E’town-Lewis 4

E’town-Lewis  111 100 0 — 4 5 5

Chazy 410 001 x — 6 4 3

Gowdy and LaPier. Peete, Bisonette (5) and Bisonette, Reynolds (5). WP- Peete. LP- Gowdy. Sv- Bisonette. 2B- Gowdy (E-L), Reynolds (C).

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Minerva/Newcomb 20, Keene 5

KEENE — Alex Ruzbacki belted three doubles as the Mountaineers rolled to a win over the Beavers.

Jorge Bertomeau added two hits, with a triple, for Minerva/Newcomb. Tyler Clickner, Bryton Chikukwa and Justin Viele all finished with two hits. Viele delivered a double.

Andrew Sponable picked up the pitching victory.

Colton Venner led the way for Keene with a triple. Brandon Dumas, who took the loss, had two hits, with a double.

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Minerva/Newcomb 20, Keene 5

M/N 451 331 3 — 20 15 1

Keene       012 020 x — 5 5 5

Sponable, LaBar (4), Williams (6) and J. Viele. Dumas, Warner (6) and Ashe. WP- Sponable. LP- Dumas. 2B- J. Viele (M/N), Ruzbacki (M/N) 3, Dumas (K). 3B- Bertomeau (M/N), Venner (K).

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Wells 16, Johnsburg 3

WELLS — Matt Michienzi cracks a pair of hits, including a triple, in the Indians victory over the Jaguars.

Caleb Hayes strikes out eight to collect the win for Wells.

Jake Earley and Adrian Collado each had two hits with a double and an RBI. Michienzi finished with two RBI.

Shawn Nevins and Dylan Moore had the lone hits for Johnsburg.

Kyle LaBounty suffered the pitching loss.

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Wells 16, Johnsburg 3

Johnsburg     102 000 0 — 3 2

Wells      611 530 x — 16 12

LaBounty and Bradley. Hayes and Brenan. WP- Hayes. LP- LaBounty. 2B- Collado (W), Earley (W). 3B- Michienzi (W).

NAC

Brushton-Moira 20, Chateaugay 4

CHATEAUGAY — Bob Hooker hammered out four hits, including a two-run homer and a triple, to spur the Panthers on to victory in Northern Athletic Conference baseball.

Adam Martin chipped in with three hits while Jacob St. Mary and Zach Burnett each contributed two hits.

Zach Cowan’s fifth-inning single was the lone hit for Chateaugay (1-2).

Brshtn-Moira 20, Chateaugay 4

Brshtn-Moira      802 00(10) 0 — 20 13 1

Chateaugay 000 211 0 — 4 1 7

Geary, St. Mary (4), Jesmer 6) and Aubrey. Ashline, Gibson (2), Cowan (7) and Smith. WP- Geary. LP- Ashline. HR- Hooker (BM). 3b-Hooker (BM). 2b- Burnett (BM), St. Mary (BM).

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