Lake George 4,
LAKE GEORGE - The young Lake George team, full of underclassmen, that caught everyone by surprise this year sealed an Adirondack League Division title - and the way they did it was in character: it was unexpected.
Vinnie Crocitto, the only Senior on the team, slugged two hits Monday to power the Warriors to a victory over Warrensburg to secure top spot in the Adirondack League's West Division.
Warrior pitcher Alex Liucci pitched six innings, allowing five hits yet recording eight strikeouts. He was also productive on offense, connecting with two singles. Catcher Jack Clark recorded a double in the game. Warrensburg had 7 hits, one more than the Warriors, but the hits weren't as timely as their opponents'.
The Warrior team, which is balanced and has a lot of good players rather than several stars like in recent seasons, developed chemistry in 2010 to win game after game, tallying 12-2 in league play. The team will meet up against East Division Champion Fort Ann in a repeat Adirondack League championship showdown on Friday.
GREENWICH - John Harrington hit a double in the first inning that scored two base-runners to give Greenwich the lead they'd maintain through a matchup May 15 with Warrensburg. Warrensburg's Mike Curtis had a single, a double and he scored a run in the Burgher effort that featured 6 hits, one more than Greenwich. He was aided by a double hit by Mike Curtis and a triple by Brendan Frye. John Joseph served on the mound for the Burghers.
With the loss, Warrensburg moved to a 9-8 record and Greenwich improved to 13-4. The Burghers, with solid hitting and smart pitching, are headed into Sectional competition next week.
Lake George 10,
LAKE GEORGE - Warrior Catcher Jack Clark batted .500 Thursday and among his hits was a dramatic three-run homer which lit up the home-field scoreboard in a game against Corinth May 14.
The Warriors' offensive onslaught included no less than 17 hits. Aiding Clark was Willy Blunt who also swatted a home run as he batted .600 and yielded two RBIs. Alex Liucci whapped two doubles in this batting show and J.D. Jenkins added one of his own. Warrior pitcher and Connor McCoy allowed four hits, walked two and struck out eight.
North Warren 3
WARRENSBURG - Just two days after their dramatic win over Lake George, North Warren - with a team minus a handful of key players - was buried by Warrensburg May 14 in a 21-3 avalanche. Burgher Mike Perrone batted a perfect one thousand with a double, two runs scored and four RBIs in the game that recorded as many hits as runs for the home team.
Warrensburg's Nick Monroe and Ryan Belden each batted 3 for 5, while pitcher Jacob Siletti struck out nine and allowed four hits for his second win - he's undefeated this year. Teammates Jason Power, Mike Perrone and John Joseph all slugged doubles.
Cody Higgins, the standout Cougar who stood up to Lake George and toppled the champions May 12, batted 3 for 3 for his team. Greg Dower served on the mound for the Cougars.
With the win, Warrensburg improved to 8-3 in the league, and North Warren ended their season at 3-12.
WARRENSBURG - Promising Sophomore Burgher batter Jacob Siletti went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in his team's' win May 11 over Hadley-Luzerne.
Mike Curtis hit three RBIs during his at-bats.
The Burgher's started their offensive effort in the third and fourth innings with three runs each stanza. John Joseph was credited as the winning pitcher, keeping Hadley-Luzerne from scoring those runs that would have put the Eagles ahead.