OFA secured key rebound victories on the diamond while the OFA Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams were denied by Northern Conference leaders in Mondays action.
The Blue Devil baseball squad (1-1) blanked Canton 11-0 in its home opener bouncing back from a loss at Malone in its season-opener. The Lady Devils (2-1) also bounced back from a loss to Malone downing Canton 7-3 in their first road game.
In lacrosse action, the OFA Girls (1-3) were turned back by Potsdam (4-0) 6-5 and the OFA Boys (1-4) fell to Salmon River (6-0) 15-4.
Breton LaRose struck out seven and allowed two hits in four innings and Alex Farrell secured a save allowing just one hit and striking out three tossing three scoreless innings in relief as OFA Coach Tom Pinkerton picked up a victory in his first home game.
The Devils broke loose for four runs in the fourth inning and four in the fifth against a very young Canton squad sparked by Zach Sharpe who lined two singles and a double to drive in five runs and scored three times from the ninth spot in the batting order.
Breton LaRose threw very hard today and his curveball also looked very good. He is such a great competitor, said Pinkerton.
Alex Farrell is a very valuable relief pitcher and Zach Sharpe had a great day at the plate.
Andrew Cole singled and doubled for the Devils and Konnor Murdock (RBI) doubled and saved the shutout on defense by charging a bunt from thirdbase and tagging out the runner going towards home plate.
Singles in the OFA cause came from Kinnon LaRose, Chandler Barney, Farrell, Seth Pinkerton and DaKota Brady. Bryant Wentworth, starting pitcher Alex Hayes, Nathan Holmes and Daven Foote singled for Canton.
OFA JVs 6 - Tupper Lake 1: Jordan Miller struck out 14 in a three-hitter as the Devils stayed undefeated on the early season. The Devils, who scored four times in the fourth inning, were led offensively by a double and a single by Jake Sias and two singles by Nick Sweeney and Josh Carroll. Sebastian Quintilliani added a single.
CANTON - OFA (2-1 NAC Central) capitalized on four Canton errors and bunched three runs in the fourth inning and four in the sixth inning to drop Canton to 1-1 in the NAC Central in a 7-3 decision.
Brittany Barr struck out nine and allowed just one earned run pitching the victory while the Canton combination of Emma Rexford and Beth Pearson allowed four earned runs and combined for nine strikeouts.
Felicia Barr singled and doubled for OFA and Shannon Tooley singled and scored twice. Brittany Barr and Riley Luckie singled while Kaeli Mace singled twice and scored two runs for Canton. Pearson stroked a two-run single in the sixth inning for Canton.
POTSDAM - OFA didnt get a much-needed win at Potsdam but according to Coach Lauren Morley the Lady Devils definitely noted a turnabout in the 6-5 decisiom.
I told the girls they shouldnt be disappointed. We definitely turned things around, especially defensively. Nicole Hammond moved back into the defense and just did a great job, especially in terms of clearing the ball and running it upfield said Morley.
This was a low scoring game but it was very well played. Potsdam shows great hustle all of the time.
Mikayla Cole tallied four goals for the Stoners and Annette Rishe tallied two goals with one assist.
Nikki Holmes scored three goals for OFA and Kaitlin Sheppard tallied two goals with one assist. Nicole Hammond and Mackenzie Comeau each passed out an assist.
OFAs Erica Chase and Potsdams Kaitlin Bloom each collected 10 saves in goal.
FORT COVINGTON - Salmon River continued to record one-sided wins atop the NAC standings breaking away from an 8-4 halftime lead to a 16-5 win.
But not before OFA created some positives of their own according to Coach Matt Morley.
Compared to our game against Potsdam we did a much better job clearing from defense end and getting into our offense, said OFA Coach Matt Morley. And we did some nice stuff creating some chances.
Salmon Rivers offense featured seven goals and one assist from Skye Thomas and eight assists from Kyle Lewis. Kason Tarbell followed with three goals.
Nate Peo, Nick Perrigo (1 assists), Andrew Roddy (1 assist) and Austin Putman all scored single goals for OFA and Jake Garrison and Jordan McCormick each passed out one assist.
Spencer Lawrence collected 11 saves for OFA and Taz Oakes and Kobi Johnson each stopped four shots in the Salmon River goal.