BRUSHTON - Junior Lindsey Thayer opened the 2013 NAC East Division season by tossing a no-hitter on Thursday as the St. Lawrence Central softball team steadily pulled away to an 11-0 win on the road over Brushton-Moira.
Thayer struck out 11 Panthers as the Larries scored in all but one inning to drop B-M to 2-1 on the season. Noelle Rufa and Hailey Agans supported Thayer with two hits each against losing pitcher Emily OConnor.
OConnor struck out 11 SLC batters but the defense let her down, committing nine errors to aid in the SLC victory.
In the other East Division game on Thursday, Chateaugay outscored Colton-Pierrepont 8-6. In Central Division action, Canton blanked Salmon River 15-0 and Franklin Academy outlasted OFA 1-0 while Potsdam at Gouverneur was postponed.
Chateaugay 8, C-P 6: At South Colton, Courtney Boyea struckout 12 and walked one in a seven hitter for the Bulldogs who scored five runs in the top of the fifth for a 8-3 lead. Emily Dwyer supplied three hits for the winners while Abby Barnes and Boyea each stroked two singles. Rachel Young, Abbey Barnes, Felicity Niles, Katie Secore, Gabby LaFleur and Kim Ravelle each singled once.
Sabrina Johnson fanned seven and walked two but nine errors hurt her cause. Kaitlin Miller belted a two run homerun for the Colts. Eve Whalen added a twice while Andrea Aldous connected for two singles. Morgan Doyle, Alexis VanBrocklin and Kylie McKinley each singled.
Canton 15, Salmon River 0: In Fort Covington, Beth Pearson went four innings and Emma Rexford worked the fifth in a combined one-hitter for the Lady Bears.
Emily Tremblay went the distance for Salmon River, striking out six but issued seven walks and hit one batter and surrendered eight hits in the season-opening loss.
Sierra White had the lone hit for the Shamrocks (0-1), a double while Katie Christy went 3-for-3 for the Golden Bears (2-2).
FA 1, OFA 0: In an early-season pitchers duel staged in Ogdensburg, Alyssa McCauley threw a no-hitter while Brittany Barr was saddled with the hard-luck loss. McCauley struck out 12 and allowed only three walks to the Blue Devils (1-1). Barr fanned seven and limited the Lady Huskies to just three hits.
Anne Sharlow drove in the only run for Malone (2-0) with a single in the fourth inning, scoring Whitney Legacy who had doubled.