Burghers edge out Bolton's team for Eagles' first loss
WARRENSBURG - The Burgers combined stingy defense and some timely hits May 6 in edging out Bolton 3-2 - the Eagles' first loss of the season.
The winning run in the sixth inning by Hayley Correia was propelled by Kate "Klink" Kuklinski's ground out scoring her from third. Correia had got on base with a walk and advanced to third by a single by Sabrina Fish.
The game began with Rachel Simkins getting on base due to an error, and moving to second on a passed ball. Holly Green scored Simkins with a fielder's choice.
In the third inning, Lindsay wood walked, then stole second. She was advanced to third with a groundout from Abby Roth. Rachel Simkins scored her with an RBI single.
Bolton earned their two runs on three consecutive hits, all singles, from Senior Taylor Cronquist, Junior Charlotte Caldwell and Senior Taylor Barrack.
After the game, Burgher Coach Mary ann Bump praised Simkins for her consistency in both batting - she went two for three against Bolton - and her dependable pitching prowess.
"Rachel's like our iron horse," she said of Simkins, whose No. 2 in the lineup. Abby Roth, who's a three-sport athlete drafted to play Division 1 field hockey, is the lead-off batter.
No. 4 in the lineup is Holly Gheen, who coach Bump said is "stepping up nicely" this year. Gheen has not only hit about 10 RBIs this year, but she's been an essential defensive threat on first base.
"Holly makes everybody's throw's look great,"
Bump said. ""She picks balls out of the air even from 'God-knows-where.'"
With the win, Bolton slipped to 6-1, while Warrensburg improved to 5-5 overall.
Indian - Long Lake 5
Bolton Central 3
INDIAN LAKE - A crucial long throw by Indian/Long Lake's Jessica Bain from right field to first base - with the bases loaded by Bolton runners - retained the Orange's lead in the top of the sixth inning and held up her team's momentum for the 5-3 league win May 7.
Orange Pitcher Kaylie Miller hit two triples to lead her team in this Mountain and Valley softball game May 7.
Her teammate Murphy Farrell went 3 for 4 with a triple.
For Bolton, Sophomore Roselynn Denne doubled and Junior Charlotte Caldwell tallied two singles. Bolton scored one run apiece in the second third and sixth innings.
The game handed talented Sophomore Pitcher Tori Persons her first loss of the game as her record slid to 6-1.
Indian Lake remains undefeated in the league at 7-0, 7-1 overall. Bolton moved to 6-1 in the league and 6-2 overall.
North Warren 2
CORINTH - The Tomahawks overpowered North Warren in an offensive onslaught Monday.
Corinth scored 16 runs in the second inning against North Warren in the game that was called off in the fifth inning.
North Warren 0
ARGYLE - Five errors and frigid bats hampered North Warren as they tangled with Argyle May 7 in softball.
Scots Pitchers Krista Depew and Megan McWhorter teamed up on a one-hitter as Argyle defeated North Warren 16-0.
Depew struck out eight batters in four innings before passing the torch to McWhorter. Rachael Kenney served on the mound for the Cougars, who scored one hit in the afternoon. With the loss, North Warren, which showed new life this year early in the season, moved to 1-9 in the Adirondack League.
Lake George 11,
LAKE GEORGE - Katelyn Callahan extended her team's campaign toward a League championship with her blistering, aggressive pitching in a one-hit matchup Monday against Hadley-Luzerne.
Keeping her team undefeated for 2010, tallied 17 strikeouts and no walks.
Senior Warrior Molly Blackmon hit a double and a single, and Callahan hit a double and two RBIs.
But it was perhaps Lake George's base running that stole the show in this tilted matchup, as they racked up 13 stolen bases.
Lake George 15
Salem Central 3
SALEM - Warrior Senior Tess Bannon and Junior Lauren Pennock each tallied three hits heading up Lake George's 16-hit victory May 7 over Salem Central.
Lake George Senior Taylor Dawson hit a triple and classmate Chelsea Scott and Sophomore Rebecca Kandora contributed doubles in the effort.
With the solid victory, Lake George moved to 10-0 in the Adirondack League, 12-0 overall.
Pitcher Chelsea Scott was aided by her teammates in keeping Salem's nine hits only turning into three runs. Scott pitching record advances to 2-0 with the win.
Schroon Lake 2
BOLTON LANDING - Eagles' Sophomore Softball Pitcher Tori Persons extended her perfect 2010 pitching record May 5, assisted by teammate Taylor Cronquist who hit two doubles and two singles as Bolton defeated Schroon Lake 10-2. Persons's batting helped her own effort, as she tallied three singles in this Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference contest which started off with a first- and second- inning scoring cascade.
Charlotte Caldwell contributed three singles in addition to helping contain Schroon Lake's score with a dramatic line-drive catch. Taylor Cronquist whacked two doubles.
Schroon Lake players Abi Veverka and Rebecca Armstrong each hit two singles apiece and Jocelyn Bowen hit a double.
ARGYLE - Scots Pitcher Krista Depew contained the Burghers to one hit and struck out 16 in this contest May 5 between two teams with similar season records. With the loss, Warrensburg dropped to 4-5 in the Adirondack League and Argyle advanced to 5-4.
Bolton 2, Keene 1
KEENE VALLEY - In a come-from-behind victory, Bolton scored twice in the top of the sixth inning May 4 as the Eagles edged out Keene for a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference win May 4..
The winning offensive action was accomplished via a base hit whacked by Emma Cady, who was sent home by Sonja Hess' RBI double.
Hess tallied two hits for the Eagles. Tori Persons managed to extend her perfect pitching record to 5-0.