Varsity Baseball action
Burghers' season suffers setbacks, Warriors charge ahead
CORINTH - The Corinth Baseball team turned the tables on their Warrensburg counterparts Monday as they pulled out a last-stanza 8-7 win on their home field.
The dramatic contest seemed to score revenge over Warrensburg's 6-5 similar last-minute victory when the two teams last played about two weeks ago.
Corinth's Trevor Sherrange, who ended up with two hits in the game, started the bottom of the sixth inning with a base hit and scored the eventual game-winner in this Adirondack League matchup.
John Joseph pitched for the Burgers.
Mike Perrone slugged an RBI double for Warrensburg. With this loss, Warrensburg falls to 4-3 in the league, 5-6 overall.
Lake George 9
WARRENSBURG - Lake George Pitcher J.D. Jenkins showed his versatility April 30 as his team, surprising prognosticators this year, defeated Warrensburg April 30.
The victory continues the Warriors' improbable, remarkable winning streak that few expected from the young squad which was recoiling this year from graduating 10 Senior athletes.
In this showdown between the Northway rivals, the Warriors extended thetradition of poise and power set by the 2009 squad that won the Adirondack League crown in a come-from-behind victory.
Jennings allowed four hits through five innings and was 3 for 4 at the plate with five RBIs as he led his squad, ever full of surprises, past the solid Warrensburg on their home field.
Jenkins' teammate Vinny Crocitto added two RBIs for the Warriors.
Mike Perrone blasted a double and tallied two hits for Warrensburg. Brendan Frye pitched for the Burghers.
With the win, Lake George advances to 7-1 in the Adirondack League and 8-3 overall. Warrensburg drops back to 2-2 in the league and 5-5 overall.
Hadley Luzerne 7,
North Warren 1
LAKE LUZERNE - North Warren continued their struggle to establish their offensive rhythm Monday as they lost a Varsity baseball game to Hadley-Luzerne 7-1.
Eagles Pitcher Scott Combs allowed the Cougars only two hits with one earned run and struck out eight in the Adirondack League contest. Greg Dower, a Junior, pitched for North Warren.
The Cougars are now 1-6 in the league, 1-7 overall.
MINERVA - Minerva-Newcomb's pitching sensation Tatsuki Miyazoto recorded his second consecutive 16-strikeout performance for the Mountaineers - and unfortunately, Bolton was the victim in this 9-2 defeat of the Eagles April 30.
Morgan Winslow led Minerva-Newcomb's hitting attack with two singles. With the loss, Bolton drops to 1-4 in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference, and 1-6 overall.
BOLTON LANDING - Willsboro's Clay Sherman had two hits and his team scored three unearned runs to beat Bolton 4-3 on April 29.
Jake Nittmann recorded two hits for Bolton. Tyler Calzada pitched for the Eagles, which had doubles from Nittmann, Caleb Kneeshaw and Sean Donohue.
Fort Edward 10,
FORT EDWARD - Fort Edward rallied in the fifth inning for six runs behind the bat of Robert Hendricks April 28 as the Forts defeated Warrensburg 10-4. The matchup was Warrensburg's first 2010 Adirondack League loss.
Hendricks tallied two hits and drove in three runs in the game, aided by Jordan Williams' two RBIs. Forts Pitcher Mike Taft boosted his sterling record to 4-0 in the victory.
Mike Perrone, pitcher for the Burghers, singled twice for Warrensburg.
Lake George 3,
LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George Warriors baseball team combined solid defense and produced just enough hits April 28 to edge out Whitehall 3-1
Warrior Junior Curtis McCoy pitched a complete game with the poise his team is famous for, allowing only three hits while striking out four. His accurate throws resulted in not one walk.
Whitehall performed far better than their 0-7 record would suggest, as they held Lake George to a minimum of hits.
But in the third inning Lake George Junior Jack Clark produced, driving in two Lake George runs with a single. Two innings later, he hit in the final Lake George run with a grounder. Classmate Kyle McCabe tallied 2 for 3 and scored twice during his times at the plate.
Jim Varney had two hits and the lone RBI for Whitehall.
Fort Ann 10,
North Warren 0
FORT ANN - Cardinals Robert Sprague and George Lehoisky each had two hits and teammate Jim Shevy hit a home run as Fort Ann shut out North Warren 10-0 on April 28.
Fort Ann pitchers Joe Foran and Bob Luedders jointly earned the win as they allowed only one hit each. Junior Cody Higgins pitched for North Warren.
Lake George 6,
CORINTH - Lake George Freshman pitcher Connor McCoy demonstrated considerable power and finesse April 26 as he allowed only four hits and struck out eight batters over a full seven innings in Lake George's shutout of the talented, well-coached Corinth baseball team.
McCoy's effort wasn't the only newsworthy aspect of the game, which featured an explosive offense as well as steely defense from the Warriors.
During the first at-bat of the game, Willie Blunt pounded a home run to launch the attack. Blunt and J.D. Jenkins tallied two hits each during the Lake George victory. They were aided by Alex Liucci and Greg Stoya who each hit a double for Lake George. Stoya drove in two runs during the matchup. With the win, Lake George advanced to 5-1 in the Adirondack League.
Varsity Softball action
Lake George extends winning streak, now stand at 10-0
Lake George 2,
LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George Warriors extended their string of wins to 10-0 with a solid 2-1 victory Monday over the athletic, talented Voorheesville - a far larger school.
The win preceded a classic Adirondack League showdown on Wednesday between the Warriors and Hartford, which was also 10-0 as of Monday night.
In the victory over Voorheesville, Lake George's sensational pitcher Katelyn Callahan demonstrated why she has tallied a remarkable record over her four years both on the mound and in the batters' box for the Warriors.
Callahan continued to confound batters with her array of wily throws, striking out 19 batters in a no-hitter - her third of the season - and if this weren't enough, she scored the winning run as Lake George edged Voorheesville 2-1 in a non-league game.
Callahan hit a double and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Warriors their slim advantage. In the first inning, Taylor Dawson scored on another errant pitch to lead off the Warrior offensive campaign.
Sara Anderson and Erin Blunt recorded Lake George's only other hits against Voorheesville's freshman standout pitcher Amanda Gatt, who struck out 12.
CORINTH - Warrensburg suffered an uncharacteristic lopsided loss Monday against Corinth, which was powered by Kiersten Saunders' three-run home run. Her four-baser backed up by her five RBIs, no less.
Jessica Schmick and Sara Francese each went 3 for 4 for Corinth as the Tomahawks put on an offensive show. Corinth pitcher Megan Briner led the her team's defensive effort, containing the powerful Burghers to two hits while striking out six batters.
Abby Roth and Sabrina Fish singled for Warrensburg. Senior Rachel Simkins provided a solid performance on the mound for the Burghers, but the Corinth bats were hot.
With the loss, Warrensburg drops to a 4-4 record, and Corinth improves to 5-4.
North Warren 4
LAKE LUZERNE - Sara Gangaware threw 10-strikeout four-hitter to lead the Eagles to victory Monday over North Warren which has shown new life this year.
Amber Allen was productive on offense for the Eagles, tallying 2 for 4 with a single, a double and one RBI.
Sophomore Charissa Cronk held her own on the mound for the Cougars, who put up both solid offense and defense in the effort, showing why they've earned their reputation as a squad that's leading a long-awaited comeback for the North Warren softball program.
Lake George 8,
WARRENSBURG - A balanced combination of hot hitting and stingy defense earned an 8-0 victory for the league-leading Lake George over the rival Burghers Friday.
Athletic Sara Anderson blasted two two-run home runs to propel Lake George to an 8-0 win April 30 over Warrensburg.
The record-setting Warrior pitcher Katelyn Callahan struck out 19 batters while containing the Burghers to one hit. Contributing to the Warriors offense were Rebecca Kandora and Molly Blackmon who each hit doubles.
Warrensburg Senior Holly Gheen connected on one of Callahan's blazing pitches to tally Warrensburg's only hit.
With the loss, Warrensburg's record slid to 4-3, while Lake George's advanced to 9-0 overall.
OLMSTEDVILLE - it's not often that a fielder commands the spotlight in softball, but Bolton Junior center-fielder Sonja Hess did just that April 30 as she accomplished two critical defensive plays that prevented Minerva-Newcomb from claiming victory.
The Mountaineers had the tying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh, but they were turned back twice by Hess due to two dramatic on-the-fly catches, which kept the runner on third from scoring.
Hess' efforts, backed up by those of her teammates, secured the victory for the Eagles, who have tallied a remarkable season this year.
Bolton's explosive offense complimented their talented, aggressive defense.
Eagle Sophomore Rosie Denne tallied a triple and two RBIs, and her teammate Taylor Barrack, a Senior, hit a double and single.
With this victory, Bolton was unbeaten for 2010 with a 6-0 record.
Serving on the mound for the Eagles is the up-and-coming pitching star Tori Persons, who continues to demonstrate her substantial talent.
BOLTON LANDING - Bolton Senior Shortstop Taylor Barrack pounded out three hits for her team as the Eagles defeated Willsboro April 29 to keep their perfect record moving forward.
Eagles' Senior Catcher Taylor Cronquist doubled and Sophomore First Baseman Rosie Denne crushed a triple for Bolton against Willsboro, which has a a gritty team despite their small student body from which to draw players.
Sophomore sensation Tori Persons was on the mound for Bolton in this solid win.
Lake George 12,
LAKE GEORGE - Warrior mainstay Katelyn Callahan showed how her fast unpredictable pitches can thoroughly dominate a game as she struck out 19 batters April 28 in Lake George's 12-0 Adirondack League win over Whitehall.
Callahan not only held Whitehall to one hit, but she struck out every batter stepping up to the plate during the first five innings. Callahan, who's signed up for softball with Division I UConn, also slammed a two-run home run in the effort, leaving fans wondering why her arms don't seem to suffer any fatigue despite their workout on both offense and defense in games each week.
In the victory over Whitehall, offensive power Sara Anderson hit a double and Chelsea Scott and Nicole Bureau each contributed two singles in the balanced Warrior attack.
Whitehall's Katie Paddock hit a single in the seventh to deny Callahan a no-hitter, which Warrior fans have seen plenty of this year.
With the victory, Lake George advanced to 8-0 for the season.
Fort Ann 16
North Warren 1
FORT ANN - Cardinal Softball slugger Kayla Bancroft tallied 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs to power Fort Ann to their victory over North Warren April 28.
Not to be bested, her teammate Mary Hopkins tallied no less than a triple, double and single with three RBIs.
Despite the remarkable pitching from the Cardinals which contained North Warren's offense, Cougar Senior Kelsey Hamblin slugged a triple.
Charissa Cronk served on the mound for North Warren, which slipped to a season record of 2-8 with the loss.
Fort Edward 6
FORT EDWARD - The Warrensburg Softball team showed off their explosive offensive power April 28 when they scored 12 of their 14 runs in two innings during a game in which they dominated Fort Edward 14-6.
in the scoring barrage, Burgher Senior Hayley Correia slammed a triple.
Pitcher Rachel Simkins anchored the defense on the mound for the Burghers. Warrensburg advanced to 4-2 for the season with the victory.