Miles Austin helped Ticonderoga blank Moriah, 11-0, to win the Section VII Class C baseball championship May 30.
Ti wins section title
Ticonderoga blanked Moriah, 11-0, to win the Section VII Class C baseball championship May 30.
It’s the eighth straight section title for the Sentinels, who advance to the state Class C championship tournament. Ti will face the Section X champ Monday, June 4, at 4 p.m. at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Tanner Wright led Ticonderoga to its win against Moriah. Wright fired a four-hitter, striking out nine, on the mound.
Nate Lenhart had two hits and reached base four times for the Sentinels.
Joe Gonyeau and Jordan Woods each had two hits for the champs.
Woods and Quentin Austin each drove home two runs.
The Sentinels, ranked 17th in the state in Class C, improved to 13-6.
Dakota Marcotte had two of Moriah’s four hits.
Crown Point advances
Crown Point reached the Section VII Class D tournament championship baseball game with a 6-5 extra-inning win against Elizabethtown-Lewis May 30.
The Panthers will play Chazy for the section title today at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY-PLattsburgh. Chazy advanced by beating Indian Lake-Long Lake, 29-3.
Jaice Spring knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning for Crown Point. Mike DuShane led off with a walk. Jon Spaulding singled and Gabe Macey was walked intentionally to set the stage for Spring.
Mike DuShane had two hits to pace the Panther offense.
ELCS scored four runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead before Crown Point rallied with two in the bottom of the inning to go up, 5-4. ELCS then tied the game in the top of the seventh to force extra innings.
Nate Tabor was the winning pitcher in relief. He fanned eight in four innings of work.
Ticonderoga claims championship
Ticonderoga hung on to defeat Lake Placid, 6-5, in the Section VII CLass C tournament softball championship game May 30.
It’s the sixth straight section title for the Sentinels, who advance to the state Class C tournament. The Sentinels get a first-round bye and will host the winner of Section X-Section II playoff game June 6 at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Ticonderoga led 6-2 in the final inning against Lake Placid before the Bombers’ Serina Hayes belted a two-out, three-run home run to cut Lake Placid’s deficit to 6-5. It made the game interesting, but Lake Placid never got closer.
Jordan McKee got the pitching win for Ti.
Tied 1-1, the Sentinels scored twice to take the lead in the third inning on RBI hits by Megan Campney and Katie Palandrani.
Lake Placid got within 3-2, but Ti secured the victory with a three-run fifth inning. An error allowed two of those runs to score.
Andrea Rich reached base in all three of her plate appearances for the Sentinels, drawing two walks and adding a single.
Crown Point advances
Crown Point topped Keene, 6-3, to reach the Section VII Class D softball tournament championship game May 30.
The Panthers will face Elizabethtown-Lewis for the section crown Friday, June 1, at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Keene jumped to a 2-0 lead against the Panthers, but Crown Point got single runs in the second and fourth innings to knot the contest.
After Keene took a 3-2 lead, the Panthers exploded for four runs in the sixth for the win. Hailey White had a two-run double in the rally and Amanda Wolf drove home two runs with a single for the winners.
White had three hits and three RBI for the Panthers. Brittany Foote also had three hits, including a home run for the winners.
Wolf and winning pitcher Alexandra Macey each had two hits for Crown Point.