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Plattsburgh's Jack Tolosky fields a ground ball and throws to first for the out during Thursday CVAC boy's baseball game versus Moriah at Lefty Wilson Field in Plattsburgh. PHS defeated Moriah. (P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS)

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SARANAC — Austin Medeiros turned in a strong pitching performance and Jeremy Barber put Saranac ahead to stay with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning in the Chiefs’ 4-2 victory over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball on Thursday.

Medeiros struck out six and allowed just three hits in going the distance for the victory.

The Sentinels scored both their runs in the first inning on an error and Miles Austin’s long two-run homer.

“Medeiros made a mistake in the first inning, but didn’t make many after that,” Saranac coach Frank Trudeau said. “He settled down, hit his spots and worked the corners. He gave up only two hits from the second inning on and his teammates played good defense behind him.”

The Chiefs got one of the run back in the third when Kyle Erickson singled and scored on Caleb Keysor’s triple.

Still, Ticonderoga held the lead until the sixth. That’s when Keysor and Tanner Rascoe both walked and Barber scored both runners with his double. Jake Griffin then singled in the third run of the inning.

Barber finished with two doubles in the contest.

The Sentinels used four pitchers, with Tanner Wright taking the loss in relief.

“It was a real good game,” Trudeau said. “There was one combined error and there was good pitching on the part of both teams.”

Saranac 4, Ticonderoga 2

Ticonderoga       200 000 0 — 2 3 0

Saranac       001 003 x — 4 6 1

Trudeau, Denno (4), Wright (5), Graney (6) and Bush. Medeiros and Goslin. WP- Medeiros. LP- Wright. 2B- Barber (Sar) 2. 3B- Keysor (Sar). HR- Austin (Ti).



PERU — Conor Casey had a big day at the plate and on the mound as the Division I-leading Indians recorded a 7-1 victory over the Blue Bombers.

Casey struck out nine and allowed only a third-inning run while pitching six innings for the victory. Offensively, the junior rapped a double and triple.

The Indians (10-2, 9-1) held only a 3-1 lead when they scored four runs after two were out in the sixth. Casey’s two-run triple down the line in right was the big blow in the inning.

Mitchell Cunningham and Andy Kneussle added a single and double each for the Indians, who had nine hits in all.

Ryan Meyer struck out five in going the route for the pitching loss. Meyer paced the Blue Bombers at the plate with a single and double, while Shane McNierney chipped in with a couple of singles.

Peru 7, Lake Placid 1

Lake Placid      001 000 0 — 1 5 3

Peru       110 104 x — 7 9 0

Meyer and Preston. Casey, Pepen Matos (7) and Altizer. WP- Casey. LP- Meyer. 2B- Meyer (LP), Casey (P), Cunningham (P), Kneussle (P). 3B- Casey (P).


NCCS 14, NAC 4

CHAMPLAIN — Winning pitcher Kevin Sousa rapped out three hits, including a double and triple, to lead Northeastern Clinton (6-4) past Northern Adirondack.

Sousa shut out the Bobcats over the first four innings before Brent Stein took over on the mound.

Marcus Lefebvre added three singles and Garrett Begore two singles for the Cougars, who finished with 13 hits. NCCS scored at least a run in every inning, including four in the first.

The first three hitters in the NCCS order combined for eight hits.

Ryan Manion paced NAC with two hits and Mike Petrashune added a triple. The losing pitcher was Alden Kerr.

NCCS 14, NAC 4

NAC      000 040 0 — 4 7 4

NCCS       423 113 x — 14 13 1

Kerr, Nichols (3) and Garrand. Sousa, Stein (5) and Rabideau. WP- Sousa. LP- Kerr. Sv- Stein. 2B- Sousa (NCCS). 3B- Petrashune (NAC), Sousa (NCCS).



PLATTSBURGH— Winning pitcher Gerrit Rietsema went six strong innings allowing two runs, while striking out five, and walking just one batter as the Hornets defeated the Vikings.

The Hornets got contribution from both Robby Knowles and Nate Emery, who both went 2-for-3 with Emery getting two RBI and also a double.

C.J. Raymond and Chris Clarke switched positions with each other as Raymond started the contest going five innings and was moved to catcher for Clarke, who was put into the game in the sixth.

Plattsburgh 7, Moriah 2

Moriah      020 000 0 —2 6 5

Plattsburgh      103 400 x — 7 7 2

Clarke, Raymond (6) and Raymond, Clarke (6). Rietsema, Manchester (7) and Maston. WP- Rietsema. LP- Clarke. 2B- Emery (PHS).

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ELLENBURG — Payton Barney accounted for two singles and a triple to lead the Blue Bombers past Northern Adirondack.

Lake Placid held a 6-1 lead when it broke the game open with eight runs in the sixth for a 14-1 advantage.

Adele Jessmer, Emily Godin, Liz Bimonte and Taylor Maiorca added two hits each for the Blue Bombers, with Maiorca hitting a home run. Winning pitcher Serina Hayes struck out 10 in going the distance.

Amanda Campbell and Taylor Durnin paced the Bobcats with two singles and a double each. Jillian Scott followed with two hits. The losing pitcher was Alexis Boulrice.

Lake Placid 16, NAC 4

Lake Placid      203 108 2 — 16 15 0

NAC      100 001 2 — 4 9 7

Hayes and Taylor. Boulrice and Campbell. WP- Hayes. LP- Boulrice. 2B- Durnin (NAC), Campbell (NAC). 3B- Barney (LP). HR- Maiorca (LP).