Class B finals
Peru 1, PHS 0
PLATTSBURGH -All the Peru Lady Indians softball team needed was one.
One chance. One walk. One hit. One run.
The Indians got that in the top on the sixth inning June 2, earning a win over the Lady Hornets to capture the Section VII/Class B title, 1-0.
Plattsburgh pitcher Kristin Fisher had held the Indians hitless and without a walk through the first five innings of the championship game, before issuing a walk to Breanna Martineau.
Martineau was then advanced to second and driven home one out later when Brianna Padron lopped a single into left field for the Indians' lone hit and run of the game.
The Hornets were unable to score any runs in the game despite getting five runners into scoring position but not getting any across the plate.
Dani Dayton earned the win on the mound for the Indians, allowing six hits and striking out six.
Megan Jubert had the only extra-base hit of the game, a double, for the Hornets.
Taylor McMahon collected two hits in the game, while Sam Malcolm, Cieara Duquette, and Karlie Neale each had singles.
Fisher struck out eight in seven innings of work for the Hornets.
Class B semifinals
PHS 9, AVCS 2
The Lady Hornets scored in each of their final three at-bats to advance to the Class B championship game with a win over the Lady Patriots May 31.
Cieara Duquette opened the scoring for the Hornets with a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning. The team then scored four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth.
Charisse Abellard had three singles, while winning pitcher Kristin Fisher and Taylor McMahon each had a pair of singles and Alexandra Betrus tallied an RBI.
Fisher struck out eight in the win.
Alexis Facteau had two of the Patriots four hits in the game, while Brittany Friedrich took the loss on the mound.
Peru 8, Saranac Lake 5
The Lady Red Storm scored four times in the final two innings, but they needed seven.
The Lady Indians advanced to the Class B finals May 31 by seven runs over the second, third and fourth innings.
Brianna Padron opened the scoring for the Indians with a bases clearing, three-run double in the bottom of the second inning.
Paige Moore had three hits for the Indians, while Taylor Rock added a pair and Dani Dayton struck out seven batters to earn the win.
Megan Kilroy had a single, double and drove in a pair of runs in the game for the Red Storm.
Class B Regionals
Canton 8, Peru 1
The Lady Indians played Canton to a tie through the first two innings, but were unable to keep pace in falling June 6.
The Golden Bears took advantage of two innings where the Indians made mistakes that would have led to the third out of the inning, scoring once after a dropped third strike in the second inning and four times after an error on a ground ball in the third. Canton tacked on insurance runs in the next two innings to complete the victory.
For the second straight game, the Indians were only able to muster one hit when Brianna Padron singled, driving in the games only run for Peru after Lindsay Wright was walked to start off the sixth inning. Brianna Martineau also reached base on a fielding error in left.
Dani Dayton worked all seven innings on the mound for the Indians, striking out six and allowing only four earned runs.