PLATTSBURGH-The last time he saw the Beagles, Chazy sophomore pitcher Kyle Bissonette walked four batters and got only one out on a pickoff play.
In his second outing against them in the Class D championship game June 2, Bissonette again walked four Westport/Keene batters - over seven innings of championship work.
Bissonette surrendered only two hits and one unearned run while striking out nine to lead the Eagles to their first sectional baseball title in school history.
"I wanted to come out, throw my hardest, work ahead in the count and stay positive," Bissonette said. "I wanted to play as hard as I could. I was amped up for this game and wanted to be better than I was the last time I faced these guys."
"I was proud of Kyle for him to come back and throw the way that he did," Chazy head coach Brian Norcross said."
The top of the Eagles' lineup did most of the damage against the Beagles, with Ricky Osier scoring two runs, Kaleb Snide scoring twice and driving in the opening run of the game on a first inning double, and John Tregan driving in the final run of the game on a single in the third inning.
"He (Beagles pitcher Sam Earl) threw me a curve ball and I jumped on it late and it was the perfect hit to allow Ricky to score," Snide said about his double. "Winning a sectional title in baseball is something that has never been done here, and it is great to be part of the team that finally accomplished that goal."
"I am so proud of these 13 kids," Norcross said. "They worked hard to accomplish something that has never been done at Chazy, they should be proud of that."
Nathan Reynolds also connected on a double for the Eagles, driving in Kyle McCarthy, who had reached on a single in the second inning.
"It was just one of those games," Westport/Keene co-head coach Don Markwica said after the game. "we came out a little tight and once we got settled in, we needed the bats to heat up and it never happened."
David Quaglietta broke up Bissonette's no-hit bid with one out in the fifth inning with a single that as just out of the reach of Osier at second base. James Bell, who had reached twice on errors, had the Beagles other hit on a sharp line drive down the left field line in the sixth.
The Beagles put six runners into scoring position, scoring one (Bell) on a balk call in the fourth inning. The team was 0-for-8 with four strikeouts when runners were in scoring position, while Chazy was 3-for-10, advancing 10 runners to second base or further.
"We just never got the big hit," Markwica said. "We had the chances, but never got the hit that we needed."
Earl started and worked through the first two batters in the third, allowing five runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out one. Bell worked the final four innings, allowing no runs on one hit, walking two and striking out five.
Class B final
PHS 6, Beekmantown 1
The Eagles started out strong, but the Hornets' bats eventually were able to get the runs needed to earn the Class B title June 1.
Beekmantown jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the top of the first inning, with Luke Weaver scoring when Logan Recor reached on an error.
The Eagles held the lead until the bottom of the third inning, when Tommy Curran walked to lead off the inning and C.J. Worley and Robbie Knowles singled to load the bases.
The Eagles then got the first out of the inning when Curran was forced at home plate by a drawn in infield, but Joe Tolosky then connected on a two-run single and LaTulipe scored when Anthony Porcelli reached on an error to give the Hornets a 3-1 lead.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Mitch Kilkeary was hit by a pitch, Jake Richards hit a long run-scoring double and Will Love connected for a single, knocking Beekmantown starter Austin Bradish out of the game.
Worley capped the scoring in the sixth with a two-run single, giving the Hornets a 6-1 lead.
In the top of the seventh, Porcelli surrendered a lead-off walk to Keon Jahanbaksh, but then struck out two of the final three batters to earn the complete game victory, allowing just two hits, one unearned run and four walks while striking out seven on 104 pitches.
Worley finished the game with three singles, the only player to have a multiple-hit game for the Hornets.
Frank Buksa and Weaver had the two hits for the Eagles, while Jahanbaksh was walked in all three plate appearances. Bradish worked five innings on the mound, giving up seven hits and six runs (three earned) while walking two and striking out three on 82 pitches. Frank Buksa worked the sixth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one on 11 pitches.
Class C final
Ticonderoga 11, NAC 5
The Bobcats took the lead in the second inning, scoring five runs to jump out to a 5-2 lead against the Sentinels in the Class C championship May 31.
However, the Sentinels scored in each of their last three at bats to earn the victory.
Brian Fortin had half of his team's hits with two and also had two runs batted in for the Bobcats, hitting a double during the five-run second.
Class D semifinals
Chazy 15, Crown Point 3
Kaleb Snide connected for four hits and four runs batted in as the top-seeded Eagles scored in all but one of their at-bats to advance to the Class D championship with a win over the Panthers May 31.
Snide hit a double as part of his four hits, while John Tregan finished a home run shy of the cycle while driving in six.
Nathan Reynolds and Michael Ryba each had two hits, while Austin Santor added a single.
Ricky Osier struck out eight and scattered seven hits over seven innings for the complete game win.
Class B Regionals
Potsdam 6, PHS5
The Sandstoners stormed back from a three-run deficit to score six runs in the top of the seventh inning, and a Hornet rally fell one run short as Plattsburgh High was eliminated from state competition June 6.
Robbie Knowles drove home the first run of the game for the Hornets, and Joe Tolosky had a two-run single to give the team a 3-0 lead heading into the seventh.
Anthony Procelli went the first six and one-third innings for Plattsburgh, while Knowles took the loss in relief.