Potsdam Central generated a convincing twinbill sweep at home over Canton while Massena Central doubled Franklin Academy 6-3 on the road in NAC Central Division varsity baseball action on Monday.
Potsdam 9-9, Canton 0-1: In Potsdam, senior righty Will Coleman started both six-inning games against the Bears en route to earning a pair of winnning decisions.
He went the first four innings in the opening game, striking out six and walking none while allowing just two hits. Morgan Sutliffe came on to provide two innings of scoreless relief that included four strikeouts and three walks.
Avery Slack (6K, 4BB) went the distance in taking the loss.
Coleman also had a strong game at the plate going 2-2, including a three-run triple in the fourth inning where the Sandstoners doubled their score after having built a 4-0 lead through the first three frames. Trevor Keleher was 2-4 with two runs scored. Devon Delaney singled and scored a pair of runs. Nate Gingrich singled and scored a solo run. Jacob Keleher also scored once.
Alex Hayes, Bradon Dombrose and Alden Slack had the Canton hits.
The nightcap saw the Sandstoners go ahead 4-0 after two innings as Coleman went the first three innings on the hill, striking out five and walking one. Connor Prosper (2IP, 2K, 2BB) and Trevor Keleher (1IP, 3K, 1BB) came on to pitch in relief. Alden Slack (5K, 5BB) took the loss.
Ben Miller led the way offensively for Potsdam with three hits, including a three-run homerun over the rightfield fence in the first inning and a double. Trevor Keleher had two hits, drove in two runs and scored once. Sutliffe singled and scored a pair of runs. Gingrich had an RBI and two runs scored. Delaney singled and Prosper came around to score a run.
Tommy Christy highlighted the Canton offense with an RBI-single the brought home Avery Slack with the only run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jake Corbine and Dan Scanlon had the other two hits for the Bears.
The Sandstoners (8-1, 8-0) will look to keep their unbeaten division-leading record in tact on Wednesday with a game at Gouverneur.
Massena 6, FA 3: In Malone, the host Huskies had revenge on their collective minds, maybe a bit too much, as the Raiders took full advantage of a pair of FA miscues in the opening inning to score four runs the win. Massena defeated the Huskies 4-3 in nine innings in the season opener on April 23.
FA cut its deficit to one run, 4-3, with a three-run third, but could not get any closer as the Raiders tacked on two runs in the fourth to move to 6-1 on the season. The loss drops the Huskies to 5-3 in NAC Central Division action and 6-4 overall.
The Huskies found themselves digging out of a four-run hole before they even came to bat as Massena crossed the plate four times in the opening inning.
Bailey Hewlett reached on the Huskies first error of the frame and took third on Connor Paquins double to left. Isaac Ward followed with a sharp grounder to short and stood safely on first as the ball was bobbled in the field, which allowed Hewlett to score and Paquin to take third. Paquin scooted across with the second Massena run on a fielders choice off the bat of Isaiah Dillabough. Dillabough moved to second on a Tyler Haas single and the two runners moved up on Patrick Mannings single to center. Dillabough scored the third run of the frame for Massena on a wild pitch by FA pitcher Austin Lamay, then Haas capped the Raiders four-run inning on a groundout.
The Huskies did manage to make some offensive noise in the third inning, as Jon Brown worked winning pitcher Rory Corcoran (12 strikeouts, 4 walks) for a one-out walk and raced to third on an Alex Johnson double. Both runners scored on Jordan Yandos double to left, with Yando taking third on a wild pitch and then scored on Massenas only error of the game. And that was it for the FA offense, as the Huskies managed only two hits over the remainder of the contest.
The Raiders capped the games scoring with two runs in the fourth. Paquin drove in Logan DeShane with a base hit, then scored the games final run on a single by Dillabough.
In suffering the loss on the hill, Lamay served up seven hits with one walk, hit one Massena batter and struck out three. The Huskies committed a pair of errors, both in the first inning, behind him, but had several mental mistakes in the field which dont show up in the scorebook.
Offensively, Manning pace the Red Raiders with two hits, while Paquin had the double and scored twice. Singles came off the bats of Hewlett, Dillabough, Haas and DeShane.
The other Central baseball game on Monday saw OFA outscore Gouverneur 15-3.
In the two NAC East baseball matchups on Monday, Madrid-Waddington outscored Norwood-Norfolk 9-3 while Tupper Lake overpowered Parishville-Hopkinton 17-0.
M-W 9, N-N 3: At Vern Burrows Field in Norfolk, the visiting Yellowjackets connected for four RBI-hits in the top of the second inning then added three more runs in the third before going on to down the Flyers.
Harrison VanBuren went the distance for the win, striking out two and walking four while limiting the Flyers to just two hits. Zach Brown (7K, 2BB) went the first four innings in taking the loss. Zach Benware (3K, 1BB, 1H) closed out the mound effort.
VanBuren also played a lead role offensively going 3-4 with a double, triple two runs scored and an RBI. Zach Brock singled, doubled and drove in a run.
Brown singled and scored a run for N-N. Benware had the other hit while Coby Munson and Peter Jarvis came around to score the other runs.
The two teams are slated to square off again this afternoon in Madrid starting at 4 p.m.
Tupper Lake 17, P-H 0: In Parishville, the Lumberjacks took early control with seven runs in their first at-bat. Devin Larson pitched the first three innings for the win with Broyce Guerette going the other three in the combined one-hitter.
Justin Frank and Lucas Snell shared mound duties for P-H. Franks fourth-inning single was the lone Panthers hit.
Offensively for Tupper Lake, Larson rapped two doubles and scored three runs. Mitch Keniston singled, doubled and scored twice.