MADRID - Mixing pitches up and in and down and outside Colton-Pierreponts Sabrina Johnson kept the Madrid-Waddington off the scoreboard for the first two innings while her offense scored five runs in their first three at-bats in Tuesdays NAC East Softball game.
But it was the C-P defense in the end that secured an 8-5 win over the Jackets to lift the Colts to 2-0 on the season.
Johnson fanned seven, walked three and scattered six hits in the win and received a great defensive effort from catcher Morgan Doyle who finished 2-3 with a double, three runs scored and one RBI.
Colton-Pierrepont played very good defense and they put the ball in play bunting al ot. But we played well too, said M-W coach Tim Dashnaw.
The Colts led 8-2 after four before M-W came back with a run in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Kylie McKinley supplied two hits and two runs scored for the winners while Alexis VanBrocklin added a double and Andrea Aldous (run scored, RBI), Eve Whalen and Johnson each singled.
Blair Cryderman took the loss striking out two and allowing eight hits and five walks. Desiree Pryce recorded a 2-3 performance with a RBI and a run scored while Blair Cryderman finished 2-3 with a double and a run scored for M-W. Bridget Beldock (two runs scored) and Alison Fobare each connected for a single.
Both teams are slated to be back in action against East Division rivals this afternoon with C-P playing at St. Lawrence Central and M-W hosting Chateaugay. First pitch for both games is 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
In the other NAC varsity softball matchups Monday, Brushton-Moira gained an East Division sweep over St. Regis Falls by scores of 27-0 and 18-4 while West Division encounters saw Heuvelton overpower Morristown 20-5, Lisbon down Hermon-DeKalb 6-1 and Harrisville double Clifton-Fine 10-5. Tupper Lake at Chateaugay was postponed to April 23.
B-M 27-18, SRF 0-4: In Brushton, the host Lady Panthers opened up the season with a seven-run first inning and never looked back agains the young SRF girls in earning the lopsided victory in the season opener for both teams. Several games have already been switched around for both teams, with a bit of confusion as to whether Mondays twinbill would actually be played.
BMC rapped out 13 hits and took advantage of a dozen free passes to pull out game one of the double dip, scoring seven runs in the first, nine in the second and putting little doubt to the outcome with a 10-run third in support of winning pitcher Emily OConnor.
OConnor limited the lady Saints to just one hit, a single off the bat of Harlie Gardner, fanning 11 without issuing a walk. She helped her own cause with three hits in four at bats and had the lone extra base hit of the game, a triple.
Miranda Messinger added a 3-for-3 game while Jenna Dufrane and Rachel Tower had two hits each in the opener. Singles came off the bats of Kenzie Traynor, Paige DeBeer and Lindsay McKernan.
St. Regis Falls scored its first runs of the season in the second game, scoring two runs in the first and second innings, but it still wasnt enough as BMC opened up the nightcap with its second seven-run inning of the day.
The Panthers (2-0) tacked on six runs in the second and added two in the third and close out their second win of the season with a three-run fifth inning, as the two coaches, BMCs Amie Chase and SRFs Carolyn LaPage, agreed to play a pair of five-inning games.
Arielle Gary tossed the first two innings for the Panthers with OConnor throwing the final three frames. The duo combined on nine strikeouts, eight by OConnor, and just three walks, all from Gary while limiting the Saints to just six hits. Brittany Rondeau (11 walks) suffered the game two loss.
Ashley DeBeer paced the victors with a 3-for-4 contest as Gary and Messinger rapped a pair of singles each. Tower, Traynor and Meghan DeBeer had one single each during the win.
For the Saints (0-2), Rondeau, Kiana Stowell, Macy Fraser, Hana Northrup, Allie Parker and Brooklyn Haverstock singled.
The three NAC varsity baseball games played Monday took place in the West Division where Heuvelton outscored Morristown 15-7, Lisbon beat Hermon-DeKalb 6-4 and Harrisville dropped Clifton-Fine 17-7.