Heuvelton, Lisbon Girls Note Win Streaks; Bears Rebound
Heuvelton and Lisbon both celebrated winning streaks in Friday's Northern Conference West Division softball action.
Heuvelton outscored Edwards-Knox 17-8 for its fifth straight win after an opening day loss to Hammond. Lisbon noted an important second straight win after an 0-6 start by trimming Morristown 9-7 and handling the Green Rockets only their second loss of the season.
Lisbon 9 - Morristown 7: A four-run fifth inning and the ability to defensively deny Morristown a big inning carried the Golden Knights to victory behind pitcher Emily Reynolds who had an RBI single in the game. Ava Bouchey, Gabby Taylor and Eliza McLear each stroked two singles and Grace Smith, Anna Hoffman, Grace Smith (RBI) and Erika Snyder all singled.
Maddy Gagnon lined three singles for Morristown and Kassidy Sullivan, Kylie O'Donnell and Hailey Ward each added two hits. Emma Showers doubled and Emilie O'Donnell, Mia Johnson and Kaitlyn Laddley each added singles.
Heuvelton 17 - E-K 8: In a contest where both teams utilized two talented young pitchers, Heuvelton prevailed with an outstanding hitting effort, which produced 10 runs in the second inning, led by a three-run homerun and two singles by Molly Williams who has committed to SUNY Potsdam to play college basketball. Katie Cunningham tripled and singled, Ally Trathen and Mikayla Ritchie each singled twice and Chasity Johnson, Carley Simmons all added singles.
Johnson pitched the first three and last two innings and Trathen handled the fourth and fifth frames. The duo combined for 10 strikeouts.
"We had great at bats in the first couple of innings. The girls worked hard and got on base. Molly Williams got us going early with a nice three-run blast. Chasity Johnson was solid on the the mound again tonight. She had a great week out there," said Heuvelton Assistant Coach Chris Showers.
"Katie Cunningham and Mikayla Ritchie have been working hard at hitting and it paid off for them as tonight they had some key hits. We did hit a wall in the fifth and lost our focus but we able to push through it and were able to close it out."
Kayleigh Allen started on the mound for E-K and Catey White relieved in the second inning.
Lucy Frary and Leeanne Hall combined for four and three singles for E-K and Wheat doubled and singled. Hailey and Dekoda Matthews and Sophia Vachez all came through with singles.
CANTON DOWNS ST. LAWRENCE
Canton 17 - SLC 2: Hadley Alguire was the winning pitcher and helped herself with two hits as the Golden Bears defeated St. Lawrence Central (4-5) in a Central Division game.
Canton (11-2, 8-1) moved into a tie for first place with Malone. Hadleigh Thorton rapped two doubles and a single andCate DeCoteau, Ava Hoy and Courtney Peters also finished with three hits for Canton and Sydnee Francis added two hits. Lexi Huiatt and Brooke Larrabee both connected for triples.
McKenna Bowles doubled for SLC and Rylee Daoust, Chantel McCarthy, Hannah Agans and Brionna Foster all singled.
"We played much better today. St. Lawrence Central is young and very well coached. We will read a lot about them next year. We are thin with a couple of injuries. I brought freshman Ava Hoy and sophomore Courtney Peters up from JV team today and they both played very well," said Canton Coach Mike Wentworth.
CHATEAUGAY GAINS NAC EAST WIN OVER P-H
Kaelyn Morgan tripled twice and drove in four runs as Chateaugay (4-3) defeated the Panthers 12-6 in an East game. Allison Johnston homered for Chateaugay, Chloe Champagne scored three runs and Avery McDonald struck out eight.
Cassidy Phippen and Keirsten Gardner each supplied two hits for the Panthers and Kelly Blooms scored two runs.