Saranac Lake 7, Seton Catholic 4
SARANAC LAKE – The Red Storm got their first win of the season with an 11-hit effort against Seton Catholic in CVAC softball.
Kelsey Blanchard pitched a full game for the win as Saranac Lake played error-free defense. Meanwhile, the Storm's bats were cracking with Mallory Cotter hitting a double and Chelsea LaFountain a triple. Sarah Drake, Jen Peryea, and Jackie Cummings each pitched in with an RBI.
Plattsburgh 11, Lake Placid 7
PLATTSBURGH – The Blue Bombers came up big with seven runs against a tough Plattsburgh softball team. Unfortunately, the Hornets were able to score just a few more.
Lake Placid got started early with two runs in the first, but soon fell behind as the Hornets were able to bat home some early walks, amassing nine runs by the end of the second inning.
With four runs in the fifth, the Bombers were poised for a comeback, but Carly Neale held on for Plattsburgh on the mound, finishing with six strikeouts.
Peru 6, AuSable Valley 4
PERU – AuSable Valley scored four runs on four hits, but couldn't catch up to the Indians in CVAC softball.
Peru tallied all of their six runs in the second inning, forcing the Patriots to beat the seven-strikeout effort of pitcher Kelly Kezar. Jena Finnegan hit a double, scoring two out of three AuSable Valley runs in the fifth, but it would be as close as the Patriots would get. Alexandra Hoey suffered the loss on the mound.
AuSable Valley 13, Lake Placid 11
LAKE PLACID – It took extra innings, but the Patriots ultimately prevailed against a determined Lake Placid squad in CVAC softball.
AuSable Valley found themselves down by three runs before battling back to tie the game 6-6 in the top of the fifth. Both teams were deadlocked until the Patriots scored three more runs in the eighth, only to have that lead erased by RBI hits from Chelsea Preston and Molly Ploof. Ploof finished 3-for-5, as did Megan Caudill.
Still, the Patriots kept things rolling with three singles to lead off the ninth and went on to score four more. Alexandra Hoey held the Blue Bombers to just two more runs, and was credited with the win after having come on in the sixth.
Karly Lincoln went 4-for-6 for the Patriots while Johanna Recny and Shiloh Bourgeois each had two hits.
Elizabethtown-Lewis 17, Willsboro 3
ELIZABETHTOWN – The Warriors proved no match for the pitching and hitting of Elizabethtown-Lewis in MVAC softball.
Andrea LeVien drove in four runs on two hits while going the distance for the win for the second time in two days.
Kearstin Ashline also notched four RBI for the Lions with a double and a single.
Serene Holland, Anna Daly, and Jade Sayward each drove home runs for Willsboro.
Johnsburg 14, Westport 8
JOHNSBURG – Six runs in the sixth inning was enough for the Jaguars to put the game out of reach for Westport in MVAC softball.
Senior Kalika Hopkins notched two hits for the Eagles, who scored in spurts, but couldn't fend off Johnsburg's offense. Mallory Sudduth suffered the loss on the mound.
Willsboro 4, Bolton 3
BOLTON – Lucas Strong hit the game-winning RBI and earned a win on the mound against Bolton in MVAC baseball.
A couple of first-inning errors by the Eagles allowed Willsboro to take a 2-0 lead. The Warriors would stay a step ahead of Bolton with two hits apiece from Clay Sherman and Jordon Blanchard. Strong's sacrifice fly in the fifth would be enough to secure the win.
Elizabethtown-Lewis 21, Willsboro 6
LEWIS – The Lions got their first win of the season with a great offensive performance against Willsboro in MVAC baseball.
Elizabethtown-Lewis scored 11 runs in the sixth inning, punctuated by a three-run homer by Ben Goff, who also had a double and two singles. Brandon Quain added a three-run homer of his own in the fifth.
Altogether, the Lions amassed 13 hits, including doubles from Mike Gowdy, Tim LaRock, and Tanner Cassavaugh. Pitcher Devin Drummond earned the win.
Clay Sherman was a bright spot for the Warriors with three multiple-base hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth.
Westport 16, Johnsburg 1
JOHNSBURG – The combined Westport/Keene team continued their streak of double-digit scoring as they overpowered the Jaguars in MVAC baseball.
Kevin Russell pitched a one-hit game, going perfect through nearly six innings as Westport/Keene amassed 13 hits. Sam Earl drove home four runs, including an inside-the-park, three-run homer in a 10-run second inning.
James Bell also added four RBI on three hits while Jesse Stevens, Alan Ware, and Cody Whitney each had two.