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Canton softball team blanks Salmon River

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CANTON - Beth Pearson threw a five-inning, no-hitter and struck out eight to lead the Canton softball team to a 15-0 decision over Salmon River (1-10 overall, 1-9 division) in a Northern Athletic Conference Central Division game Friday.

Katie Christy went 3-for-3 for the Golden Bears (4-4, 4-2). Janelle Sovay went 2-for-2, including a double, and drove in four runs and Emma Rexford went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for Canton. Julia Bailey went 2-for-2 for the Golden Bears.

In the other NAC Central Division softball action on Friday, Gouverneur swept a twinbill from Potsdam by scores of 23-4, 19-5 and Franklin Academy outscored OFA 6-2.

Gouverneur 23-19, Potsdam 4-5: Mackenzie Rowe led the way for the Lady Wildcats in the sweep over visiting Potsdam going 4-5 with a triple and five RBI and pitching five innings allowing two hits in a 23-4 win and finishing the nightcap 3-3 with two RBI in a 19-5 win.

The Wildcats scored 13 runs in the first inning in game one as Taylor Andrews supplied a two-run single.

Kelsey Green and Erica Mason singled for Potsdam.

In game two, Taylor Andrews finished 3-3 with four RBI, Katie Andrews went 2-4 with two RBI and Megan Cook went 2-4 backing up Kortnee Bishop’s four hitter.

Jordan Emerson lined a triple for Potsdam while Mason (RBI),Green and Amy Oney each singled.

FA 6, OFA 2: In Malone, the host Lady Huskies clinched the Northern Athletic Conference Central Division title with a come-from-behind victory over the OFA in a game played in between the rain drops at Yonkoski Field in Malone.

FA’s Annie Sharlow picked up the win on the mound for the Huskies, limiting the Blue Devils to just two hits as the FA girls erased a 1-0 deficit and pulled away to their 10th victory of the season.

OFA took a 1-0 lead in the second inning to put the pressure on the undefeated Huskies. The FA girls responded in the home-half of the fourth inning with two runs to pull in front by one.

The Huskies, despite the rain, pushed four more runs across in the fifth innig to hole a 6-1 lead. OFA attempted to respond in the sixth, scoring once, but the threat ended as Sharlow fanned two batters and got the third on a pop up to stop the potential rally as FA improved to 10-0 and clinched the Central Division crown. The OFA Blue Devils fall to 6-3 in league play with three games remaining.

In pitching up the win, Sharlow allowed two hits with a pair of walks while striking out nine. The Blue Devils countered with Brittany Barr, who tossed the first four-plus innings and was lifted during Malone’s four-run fifth inning in favor of Felicity Barr. The duo combined to allow eight hits, one walk with six strikeouts.

The Huskies were led offensively by Erin McDonald and Morgan Fountain. McDonald finished with three runs batted on a 2-for-3 performance while Fountain stroked a pair of long doubles to left field. McDonald drove in a run in FA’s two-run fourth and had 2 RBIs in the four-run fifth.

Whitney Legacy added a 2-3 game while solo hits came off the bats of Janelle Heden and Brooke Collins.

Brittany Barr was 1-2 with a double for OFA while Maddie Bresett had the other Blue Devil hit, a single.

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