BOLTON LANDING - It took 10 innings, but Bolton prevailed Monday over Wells in a suspenseful game played in front of a home crowd.
A series of Eagle singles in the 10th inning made the difference in the game. Charlotte Caldwell was placed at second under the tie-breaker rule, and Taylor Barrack sent her to third base with a solid single.
Sonja Hess then sent home Charlotte Caldwell with a one-bagger to clinch the game in the bottom of the 10th.
Wells had tied the score in the top of the seventh followed by three empty-handed at-bats. With the win, Bolton moved to 8-1 in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference.
Sensational Sophomore pitcher Tori Persons tallied a pitching record this year equal to her team's. The senior leadership, which included playmaker Taylor Cronquist as Catcher, kept Wells at bay to wrap up the game until the 10th when Bolton edged them out. Hitting doubles in the victory were Persons, Cronquist, Cady, and Charlotte Caldwell.
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LAKE GEORGE - Warrior pitcher Katelyn Callahan, one of the most talented p;layers ever on the mound in the Adirondack League, demonstrated her dominance Monday as she struck out 13 in a no-hit victory against Northway rivals Warrensburg.
Callahan slugged two doubles and Molly Blackmon contributed another in the league victory. Three-sport Senior Sara Anderson whapped three hits, Rachael Pliscofsky hit two singles and Taylor Dawson scored four runs against the Burghers, who are slated to be competing in Sectionals this next week behind an 8-6 season record.
WARRENSBURG - Hartford's Christina Petteys, considered the No. 2 pitcher in the Adirondack League, struck out 12 Burghers and allowed merely one hit as the Tanagers won the Warrensburg Trapper Classic softball tournament 2-0 on Saturday. Pitcher Rachael Simkins, however, deserves plenty of credit for keeping Hartford's hot bats at bay in the low-scoring game.
Hartford had defeated Granville 2-1 in the first round to meet up with the Burghers, who beat North Warren 14-2 in their opening game.
Promising Freshman Burgher Pitcher Brittany Tschirhart recorded her first Varsity win in this opening game with a complete performance that only allowed five hits. Hayley Correia batted .800 and Rachel Simkins drove in three runs with two hits. Cougar Sophomore Charissa Cronk batted .500 for her team.
In the consolation game, Granville defeated North Warren 21-1.
North Warren 5
WARRENSBURG - Burgher Pitcher Rachel Simkins slugged a two-run double as Warrensburg defeated North Warren May 14.
Burgher Seniors Bianca Fuller and Sabrina Fish both went 3 for 4 for the Burghers, with Fish recording three RBIs and Fuller aiding with.
Charissa Cronk and Kelsey Hamblin hit back-to-back triples for the Cougars, who were able to connect with Simkins' wily throws.
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LAKE GEORGE - Lake George Senior softball player Sara Anderson demonstrated
her athletic prowess - and the strength of her biceps - as she hit a three-run home run to help her team defeat Corinth 12-1. Dazzling Warrior pitcher Katelyn Callahan struck out 14 and walked only two in the one-hit game to keep her team undefeated for 2010.
Teammates Rachel Pliscofsky and Taylor Dawson, both Seniors, and Sophomore Rebecca Kandora each tallied two hits in the victory. Dawson drove in three runs in the game.
Lake George 10,
North Warren 2
CHESTERTOWN - Warrior Senior Molly Blackmon hit a double and a single and Senior teammate Rachel Pliscofsky added two singles during Lake George's May 12 defeat of North Warren.
Pliscofsky put North Warren's defense to the test by stealing five bases in the matchup.
Cougar Kelsey Hamblin hit a double and two singles off the pitching of Senior Warrior Chelsea Scott. Rachael Kenney served on the mound for North Warren.
WARRENSBURG - Behind by two runs in the fourth inning against Hadley Luzerne, Warrensburg got their offense chugging with three consecutive hits from Senior first-baseman powerhouse Holly Gheen and Second-base marvel Hayley Correia en route to a suspenseful 3-2 defeat of Hadley-Luzerne May 11.
Gheen batted .667 in the victory and Simkins, with her straightforward, efficient throws, recorded the pitching win.
Hadley-Luzerne's Sara Gangaware wasn't idle in the loss, however. She struck out 10 in keeping the game highly competitive.
Burgher First Baseman Holly Gheen receives a throw from a teammate to complete an out against Hadley-Luzerne May 12. The Burghers won the suspenseful contest 3-2.
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