MADRID - Three games into the NAC East Division Baseball season, Madrid-Waddington Coach Justin Richards believes the race is going to be very competitive.
A race where the Jackets hold the lead at 3-0 after handing St. Lawrence Central its first loss in a precise 3-0 pitching duel between Zach Brock and M-Ws Josh Taber. Brock fanned seven in a two-hitter and Taber struck out 13 and walked two in a seven-hitter.
Its going to come down to the team that throws strikes and doesnt allow alot of free passes, said Coach Richards. We havent produced alot of hits but weve been getting solid pitching and not making the big mistake defensively. Both St. Lawrence and Brushton-Moira are good teams. Brushton-Moira issued 10 walks in that game we took advantage.
Brock supplied a double, single and one RBI and Jacob Barney connected a triple, a double and a single and drove in a run for M-W. Jonas Pandit (RBI) and Colin Peacock also singled.
Hayden St. Hilare connected for a double and a single for the Larries (3-1).
Meanwhile, St. Lawrence Central remained unbeaten in softball play with a 13-4 win against the homestanding Jackets.
SLC 13, M-W 4: Lindsay Thayer fired a 17 strikeout, one hitter for the Larries (4-0). Thayer allowed just one walk and was equally productive offensively with a 3-5 effort with a three run homerun in the third.
Haleigh Agans went 3-5 with a triple and four RBIs. Chelsea Savage went 3-4 with two runs scored. Marie Patenaude stroked a two run triple for 1-3 Madrid-Waddingtons lone hit.
Brushton-Moira 4, Canton 0: Emily OConnor fired a 13 strikeout, two walk, no hitter for the Panthers (3-1) against the Bears (1-2) whose pitcher Beth Pearson fanned eight, walked one and allowed six hits.
McKenzi Traynor smacked a double and a single for B-M. Ashley Debeer, Mika Uehara. Melissa Cox, and Lindsay McKernan each singled.
C-P 8, Chateaugay 7: Sabrina Johnson struck out 10 and allowed two walks and eight scattered hits in the victory over the Bulldogs (1-2) for the host Lady Colts (4-0). Morgan Doyle and Eve Whalen launched back to back homeruns leading the offense. Whalen also singled while Andrea Aldous ripped a single and Johnson and Hannah Hogle each stroked a double.
Rachael Young connected a homerun and a single for Chateaugay and Kim Reville added two singles.
Malone 35, Potsdam 0: Alexa Prue threw a no-hitter for the Huskies as Janelle Heden went 6-for-7 for Malone (4-0). Morgan Fountain and Emily Marshall each lined five hits for the Huskies. Brooke Collins, Erin McDonald, Katie Lamica and Alyssa McCauley all tallied three hits while Prue added two.
Potsdam 4, Malone 1: The Stoners (4-0) received a 17-strikeout performance from Will Coleman who didnt walk a batter in a five hitter. Will pitched well despite the weather out there, said Potsdam coach Chris Donah.
Trevor Kelleher smacked a solo homerun in the fifth inning for Potsdam. Coleman lined a double while Nathan Gingrich supplied a single. Jacob Moody fanned seven, allowed four walks, three hits and n earned runs in the setback for Malone (1-2). Jordan Yando connected for a double and a single.
B-M 13, Chateaugay 0: Jacob St. Mary threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 against Chateaugay (1-2). St. Mary finished with two hits and drove in two runs for Brushton-Moira (2-1). Adam Martin also lined two hits for the Panthers.