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The OFA Baseball and Softball teams combined for a 3-4 day in NAC Central Division action with Salmon River on Thursday.

Playing their home opener at Heuvelton against the Salmon River the Lady Devils (3-2) won the second game 13-2 after losing the first game 6-4 to a Salmon River rally.

OFA climbed to 4-2 in Central action in 13-3, 8-4 victories.

Salmon River 6 - OFA 4: Kera Ghostlaw’s second single of the game broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the sixth inning. Winning pitcher Melanie Taylor and Jenny Dejung both singled twice for the Shamrocks and Sierra White rapped a double.

Riley Luckie (RBI) and Kristen Snyder singled twice for OFA and Madi Bresett, Jill Lincoln and Kayli Downie singled.

OFA 13 - Salmon River 2: Chelsea Raven scattered seven hits in her first varsity start and Kristen Snyder (2 RBIs) rapped a homerun and a pair of singles to lead the offensive support.

“Chelsea Raven pitched very well and Kirsten Snyder had a big game at the plate. We still had some mistakes on easy plays but we bounced back well,” said OFA Coach Mark Henry.

Riley Luckie stroked a pair of RBI singles for OFA, Cheyenne Tyo also singled twice and Taylor Perry tripled in a seven-run fourth inning. Jill Lincoln, Madi Bresett and Mollee Ahrens all singled.

Melanie Taylor tripled for Salmon River and Kera Ghostlaw, Sierra White, losing pitcher Brittany Brooks, Cierra Hill and Jenny Dejung all singled.

BASEBALL

OFA 14 - Salmon River 4: Jon Tayler stroked three singles and drove in five runs and Peyton Lalone also singled three times to lead the offensive support of winning pitcher Jordan Miller who struck out seven in five innings. Zach Barr closed out the sixth inning.

“Once he settled down Jordan Miller pitched very well,” said OFA Coach Tom Pinkerton after the Devils erased a 2-0 Salmon River lead with an eight-run third inning.

DaKota Brady singled twice and Miller and Jon Rogers added singles.

Jordan Wood rapped two singles and a double for Salmon River and Justin Bigness and Zach Smith both singled twice.

OFA 8 - Salmon River 3: Jn Rogers delivered a three-run double in a four-run top of the sixth inning as the Devils pulled away. Sebastian Quintilliani struck out nine batters in the five innings and Seth Pinkerton closed by striking out the side the bottom of the sixth.

“It was a good day for us. We hustled and worked hard and Peyton Lalone did a nice job in his first game behind the plate this season. Jon Tayler is just killing the ball right now” said OFA Coach Tom Pinkerton.

“Seth Pinkerton seemed very comfortable on the mound for the first time since his back injury and threw very well. Jon Rogers had a very big hit in the second game and he is starting to come on at the plate.”

Justin Bigness lined three hits for Salmon River, Jordan Wood rapped two doubles and a single to complete a six-hit day and Zach Smith singled and tossed a complete game.

CENTRAL SOFTBALL

Canton 6, Massena 0: Beth Pearson went four-for-four with a double and fired a three-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and just one walk. Amber Thomas started and took the loss with Vanessa Kirkey pitching five effective innings in relief for Massena.

Also for the Bears (2-3), Lauren Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, Sienna Wilmart went 2-for-2 while Ashley Mead, Cindy Flanagan and Kali Frank all singled.

For the Raiders, Kirkey, Bailey Dillabough and Southwick all singled.

Potsdam 2 - Massena 1: Ben Miller struck out eight to lead the Potsdam baseball team to 5-0 NAC Central record.

Miller also drove in a run with a double for the Sandstoners and Isaac Ward led Massena (5-1) with three hits. Jacob Vierno struck out eight in a complete game for for the Red Raiders.

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