The St. Lawrence Central and Colton-Pierrepont Central varsity girls softball teams fashioned NAC East Division wins on Tuesday.
SLC 13, Madrid-Waddington 4: In Madrid, senior Lindsey Thayer fired a one-hitter that included 17 strikeouts as the Lady Larries steadily pulled away for the win. Thayer allowed just one walk and was equally productive offensively with a 3-5 effort with a three-run homerun in the third. Haleigh Agans went 3-5 with a triple and four RBI. Chelsea Savage went 3-4 with two runs scored. Other Larries contributions came from Tera Douglas (1-4), Hailee Weegar (2-2 4 runs scored) and Natasha Barnhart (1-3 triple, 2 RBI).
Mariah Patenaude stroked a two run triple for Madrid-Waddingtons lone hit. Sadie Newcombe (2IP, 2K, 2BB) took the loss. Desiree Pryce (3IP, 1K, 6W) and Sam Dugan (2IP, 3K, 2W, 1Hit). pitched in relief.
C-P 8, Chateaugay 7: At Swift Field in South Colton,Sabrina Johnson struckout 10 and allowed two walks and eight scattered hits in the victory over the Bulldogs for the host Lady Colts. Morgan Doyle and Eve Whalen launched back-to-back homeruns leading the way. Whalen also singled while Andrea Aldous ripped a single and Johnson and Hannah Hogle each stroked a double
Rachael Young connected a homerun and a single for Chateaugay. Kim Reville added two singles while Holly Zeldenrust, Katie Secore, Hannah Cook and Madison Breen each singled.
Other NAC softball action on Tuesday saw Parishville-Hopkinton rally to gain a 32-17 East Division decision in eighth innings over St. Regis Falls while a pair of Central Division matchups saw Franklin Academy down Potsdam 35-0 in five innings and Brushton-Moira blank Canton 4-0.
P-H 32, SRF 17 (8 innings): The St. Regis Falls girls varsity softball team held a 14-5 lead after three innings, but fell short in their bid for their first win of the season against visiting P-H. The Panthers scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 16-16, then erupted for 16 runs in the top of the eighth inning to keep the lady Saints winless on the year.
SRF coach Carolyn Lapage had high hopes that eighth-grader Madison Austen was the answer the Saints were looking for in the circle, but she also has had issues getting the ball over the plate. Lapage used three pitchers against the Panthers, to no avail.On the plus side, Austen did help the SRF effort early on, belting her first career varsity home run, coming with the bases loaded, while eighth-grader Kerrigan Rondeau also ripped a four-bagger. Hana Northrup and Madison Greenwood added two singles each to the SRF offense, while the other four hits for the Saints were individual singles.
B-M 4, Canton 0: Emily OConnor joined the no-hitter club on Tuesday, twirling her no-hitter against the Canton Golden Bears. The BMC hurler struck out 13 and walked two – her most in one game this season. Beth Pearson suffered the loss. The Canton pitcher struck out eight, walked one and allowed just six hits during the setback. Kenzie Traynor singled and double for the 2-1 Panthers (3-1 overall), while Ashley DeBeer, Mika Uehara, Melissa Cox and Lindsay McKernan each added a single.
FA 35, Potsdam 0: In Potsdam, the Lady Huskies scored 16 runs in the second inning and never looked back for the win. Janelle Heden paced the FA offensive output with a 6-7 game that included a pair of doubles, while Morgan Fountain and Emily Marshall rapped five hits each. Marshall doubled and tripled while Fountain added a two-bagger to the win.
Prue fanned nine and walked one in tossing the no-hitter. She also helped her own cause at the dish, smacking a single and a double in three official at bats, while Brooke Collins, Erin McDonald, Katie Lamica and Alissa McCauley produced three hits apiece.
Kelsie Green struck out one and walked four in the circle for Potsdam (0-4). Sam Robitaille was the lone Lady Sandstoner to reach base after drawing a fifth-inning walk.