AUSABLE FORKS — AuSable Valley belted out 10 hits in its game against Northern Adirondack in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball Tuesday.
But, it was the four this in the eighth inning that proved to be the difference.
Sumra Sikandar scored the game-winning run in extra innings on a hit by Nichole Pulsifer to secure the victory for the Patriots.
“I thought we looked good,” AuSable Valley coach Marty Snow said. “Northern Adirondack didn’t have any errors and we only had one. Miranda Sheffer had a great game defensively and NAC is a very improved team. They played great defensively.
“There was some first game rust, but more or less NAC just played a great game defensively. The fielding was really good for the first time out for both teams.”
Sheffer was also a standout offensively, finishing with a 4-for-4 performance, which included a triple and a double. Sikandar chipped in with two hits.
The Patriots, though, need to battle back trailing 4-2. They scored one run in the fifth inning before tying the game at four in the sixth.
Sikandar opened the eighth inning with a hit, which was followed by three more, culminating in Pulsifer’s game-winning hit.
Madison Rondeau captured the win on the mound, allowing three hits and striking out 10.
Michaela Manor struck out two and allowed six hits in pitching seven innings for the Bobcats. Jillian Scott suffered the loss.
Alysha Warren paced Northern Adirondack with a double.
AuSable Valley 5, No. Adirondack 4 (8)
No. Adirondack 300 010 00 — 4 3 0
AuSable Valley 200 011 01 — 5 10 1
Manor, Scott (8) and Durnin. Rondeau and Niemann. WP- Rondeau. LP- Scott. 2B- Warren (NAC), Sheffer (AVC). 3B- Sheffer (AVC).
SARANAC LAKE 9, N’EASTERN CLINTON 8
CHAMPLAIN — The Red Storm plated eight runs in the sixth inning and held off the Cougars to capture the victory.
Northeastern Clinton one rough inning in terms of walks and errors and it cost them. The Cougars, though, had a chance to tie the game in the seventh with a runner at third, but couldn’t get her across.
Brittany Tschirhart struck out six batters in going the distance for the victory for Saranac Lake.
Nicole Viscardo paced the Red Storm with a double at the plate.
Stephanie LaValley and Jennifer Favro combined to strike out nine for Northeastern Clinton. Favro suffered the loss.
Madalyn Tucker had a strong day at the plate for the Cougars, belting a pair of triples.
Saranac Lake 9, NCCS 8
Saranac Lake 000 108 0 — 9 8 3
N’eastern Clinton 000 062 0 — 8 6 4
Tschirhart and McGuoirk. LaValley, Favro (5) and Tucker. WP- Tschirhart. LP- LaValley. 2B- Viscardo (SL). 3B- Tucker (NCCS) 2.
SARANAC 8, PERU 2
PERU — Kourtnie Campbell had a great all-around game for the Chiefs as they knocked off the Indians.
Campbell captured the win on the mound for Saranac with eight strikeouts and three walks. She also helped her own cause from the plate with a triple and a double.
Summer Gillespie chipped in with a double of her own, while Ashley Terry finished with two hits.
Nicole Breton led the charge for Peru with three hits on the afternoon. Brianna Padron added two hits.
Kelly Neenan suffered the loss for the Indians, striking out six and walking four.
Saranac 8, Peru 2
Saranac 011 010 5 — 8 8 1
Peru 000 000 2 — 2 7 4
K. Campbell, Trim (7) and B. Campbell. Neenan and Bombard. WP- K. Campbell. LP- Neenan. 2B- K. Campbell (Sar), Gillespie (Sar). 3B- K. Campbell (Sar).
PLATTSBURGH 20, BEEKMANTOWN 0 (5)
BEEKMANTOWN — Jamie Bedard struck out nine, allowed five hits and had two hits from the plate as the Hornets cruised past the Eagles.
Plattsburgh belted out 19 hits, led by Madison Bushey’s three hit, four-RBI performance. Bushey, Karlie Neale and Cieara Duquette all finished with a triple.
Lauren Stanley added three RBI, while Amanda McMahon and Hailey McLaughlin, who had two hits, each had two RBI.
“Jamie pitched lights out,” Hornets coach Neil Bowlen said. “We played real solid defensively and ran the bases really well.
“Can’t say enough good things about them; they are a bunch of gamers.”
Plattsburgh 20, Beekmantown 0 (5)
Plattsburgh 387 20 — 20 19 1
Beekmantown 000 00 — 0 5 3
Bedard and Neale. Marsh and Harris-Relation. WP- Bedard. LP- Marsh. 3B- Bushey (PHS), Duquette (PHS), Neale (PHS).
JV: Beekmantown won, 17-12
TICONDEROGA - LAKE PLACID
The Ticonderoga/Lake Placid softball game was postponed due to weather and will be made up today starting at 4:30 p.m.