NDIAN LAKE - The Indian Lake/Long Lake Orange are set for a rematch against Schroon Lake and a shot at the Section VII, Class D title, after they whipped Lake Placid 14-1 in the semi-finals June 2.
Pitching has been the mainstay for the Orange all year and it once again proved to be too much for the opposition. Jeff Reynolds pitched four-innings of shut-out ball, allowing just two hits.
He was relieved by Kris Bain who allowed just a single run in the top of the seventh inning. Bain struck-out three and allowed just one- hit in his three innings of relief.
Offensively, the Orange circled the bases with regularity. Jordan Monthony went 3-for-4, including a home run and three RBIs. Alex Smith went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
They scored early and often, with three runs in the first, six in the second and four in the third.
Catcher Jordan Wallace was once again a major catalyst for the Orange, ripping a middle-inning triple. He crossed home three times.
The Orange will play rival Schroon Lake - who beat them 7-0 in the MVAC Championship game two weeks ago - on June 4 in Ticonderoga.
Orange advance in sectionals
INDIAN LAKE - The Orange continued their pursuit for a sectional crown, as they defeated Chazy 3-1 in the Section VII Class D quarterfinal action May 29.
"It was a really well played ball game. Jeff (Reynolds) hit a two-run triple in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie," Orange Coach John Reynolds said.
Once again, Orange pitching was the dominant force as Jordan Monthony only surrendered two hits early, striking out nine.
Chazy's only two hits and only run came in the first inning. From then on, Monthony was dominant and his defense made all the plays as no more Chazy hitters reached base.
Chris Vliege took a tough loss for Chazy, only surrendering four hits, but three errors from his defense proved much of his undoing.