BRASHER FALLS - Junior Lindsey Thayer struckout 17 and allowed just one hit in helping to lead the St. Lawrence Central varsity softball team to a 9-0 NAC East Division win over Colton-Pierrepont on Tuesday.
Thayer only allowed three baserunners, she walked one and hit a batter and allowed just a one-out single to Sabrina Johnson in the top of the seventh inning for the win. Johnson struckout two and walked three going the distance in the taking the loss.
Elizabeth Lynch sparked the SLC offense going 3-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Haleigh Agans doubled, tripled, scored twice and drove in a solo run. Tera Douglas and Breanna Vatter both went 2-3 with an RBI. Thayer (2 runs scored) was 2-4 along with Noelle Rufa (r4un scored). Chelsea Savage (2RBI, run scored) and Brandi Thomas (double, RBI, run scored) both had solo hits.
The Lady Larries got the only run they needed in the bottom of the first where Thomas doubled home Rufa then went on to produce runs in all but the fourth inning.
Now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the East, SLC is slated to host a double-header today against Chateaugay starting at 4 p.m. at the diamond next to the Tri-Town Arena. C-P (5-4, 5-2) is slated to play this afternoon on the road against Norwood-Norfolk.
In the other East Division action on Tuesday, Parishville-Hopkinton split a twinbill with Brushton-Moira, taking the opening game 3-2 while falling 5-1 in the nightcap and St. Regis Falls outlasted Tupper Lake 20-19 while the lone Central Division game of the day saw Franklin Academy post a 9-2 Central Division decision over Gouverneur.
P-H 3-1, B-M 2-5: In the first game, P-H pushed all three runs across in the top of the first inning, then played some outstanding defense while limiting the hot-hitting B-M squad to just two runs in the fourth inning.
Nicole White earned the win in the win in the opener while Emily OConnor was the victor on the mound in the nightcap. OConnor struck out a total of 14 batters during the two, five-inning games with only one walk.
Micaela McCarthy had two of the eight B-M hits in the first game which included a triple while Paige DeBeer homered for her lone hit in the first game. OConnor added two hits to help the winning cause while solo hits came off the bats of Jenna Dufrane, Arielle Gary and Mellissa Cox.
Caitlin McGregory had two hits for the P-H Panthers in the opener.
Brushton-Moira scored all five of its runs in the fourth inning, erasing a 1-0 deficit to pull off the two-game split.
The B-M bats returned to life in the nightcap with a dozen hits. OConnor led the way with a 3-for-3 game while Dufrane and Kenzie Traynor had two hits apiece. Megan DeBeer (2 RBIs) ripped a three-bagger while singles came from Gary, Cox, Paige DeBeer and Rachel Tower.
Kodi Perkins paced the P-H Panthers with a pair of hits, a two-out triple in the fifth inning and a homerun in the third which accounted for the only run for Parishville-Hopkinton.
SRF 20, Tupper Lake 19: The Lady Saints trailed by four runs going into their final at bat of the game and proceeded to load up the sacks with base runners. Lead-off power hitter Brittany Rondeau stepped into the batters box. The senior didnt disappoint and ripped a shot to straight-away center, which allowed the SRF baserunners to score with Rondeau touching home plate with the walk-off, game-winning run.
Rondeau paced the Saints with a 6-for-6 performance which included a pair of home runs and a pair of doubles. She drove in almost half of the SRF runs with her perfect game at the plate and made a winner out of pitcher Madison Greenwood, who went the distance on the mound for the Saints. Greenwood struck out two Tupper Lake batters but issued 10 walks.
Lizzie Zurek (4 strikeouts, 12 walks, 2 hit batters) suffered the hard-luck loss on the mound for the Tupper Lake squad, which is still searching for its first victory of the season (0-5 overall, 0-4 league).
Kiana Stowell added two hits to the SRF victory as Greenwood drove in a pair of runs with a single. Other base hits for the Saints came off the bat of Harley Gardner, Makalya Moore, Brooklyn Haverstock and Taryn Sheldon.
FA 9, Gouverneur 2: It wasnt Alissa McCauley on the mound this time for FA, it was Annie Sharlow. But the outcome was the same – a no-hitter.
Sharlow (11 strikeouts) was in command against the visiting Gouverneur Wildcats on Tuesday and tossed the teams third no-hitter of the 2013 season as the lady Huskies, now 5-0, defeated the Wildcats 9-2. The two Gouverneur runs came in the seventh inning with both runs unearned due to FA miscues in the field.
Kenzie Rowe (5 strikeouts) allowed 10 Malone hits and was saddled with the loss.
Sharlow also wielded a hot stick at the plate, going 3-4 with a triple while Erin McDonald added two hits to the win. Katie Lamica ripped a triple and drove in a pair of runs while Whitney Legacy drove in a pair of runs. McCauley, Emily Marshall and Brooke Collins added RBI hits while Janelle Heden rounded out the FA offensive with a single in four at bats.
N-N 35, Tupper Lake 2: In a game played on Monday, Katie Ames fanned six for the win.
Courtney Harvey led a potent Lady Flyer offense going 5-6 with five runs scored. Mickey Frego was 4-6 with four runs scored and Jorji Labarge went 3-4 with three runs scored.
Sidney Kulzer and Allison Richards both went 2-3 with a run scored in the losing effort.
The Lady Flyers (6-1, 5-1) are slated to host Colton-Pierrepont on Thursday.