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Johnson Hurls No Hitter For Potsdam

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CANTON - The SUNY Potsdam softball team (6-6) traveled down the road to face St. Lawrence University (7-7) in a North Country doubleheader Thursday afternoon.

The Bears split with the Saints, winning 1-0 and then falling 9-8 in extra innings. Junior pitcher Megan Johnson (Heuvelton, ) recorded her first career no-hitter and her sister, Heather Johnson, scored the lone run. Johnson struck out four and walked one to join teammate Ashley Thayer (Winthrop) as the only two pitchers to throw no hit games in a Potsdam uniform. Johnson oudueled the Saints’ Kyle Plimpton who struck out seven in three-hitter and allowed no earned runs.

Senior captain Heather Johnson (Heuvelton) got Potsdam off to a fast start with a double to left centerfield in the first inning. Carissa Cornwell plated Johnson to for the only run of the contest. The Saints threatened in the fourth inning after a walk and a miscue by the Bears put the tying run on third but a great throw to home would preserve the 1-0 advantage.

SLU won game two when Chelsea Cavellier scored from third on a bases-loaded walk to Cailyn Welsh in the bottom of the eighth inning. Cavellier and Aisha O’Connor each had two hits and Welsh doubles for the Saints who scored nine runs in the last three innings.

Heather Johnson went 3-for-4 who led 6-0 after three innings. Megan Johnson (double) and Brittany Thivierge each added two hits and St. Lawrence Central product Molly McCuin doubled.

Elizabeth McGinley pitched the victory over the Bears’ combination of Joran Sart (4.2 inn L) and SLC product Ashley Thayer (2.2 inn)

LADY ROOS ON ROLL Tina DeLuca and Allie Gibson led the Kangaroos at the plate and in the pitching circle in SUNY Canton’s doubleheader sweep of Wells (0-2) in Aurora 92, 18-2. The Lady Roos have won their last five games and nine of their last 11.

DeLuca won game two, striking out seven, and produced four hits in the doubleheader and drove in four runs. Gibson won game one for the Kangaroos (9-11), striking out nine, and produced two hits. Hallie Fenti homered in game one and Andrea Rogers went 3-for-4, including two home runs, and drove in five runs in game two.

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