Lake Placid softball overpowers Saranac

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to complete an 11-10 comeback victory over Saranac under the lights at the Jim Kordziel fields.

Hanna Potter delivered the game-winning, walk-off hit when she brought in two runs with a double to deep left field. Potter went 2-for-4 from the plate in the game.

The Blue Bombers led 2-0 after the first inning, then took an 8-4 lead with six runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Chiefs responded with six runs in the top of the fifth for a 10-8 advantage.

Neither team was able to muster a run from there, until the Bombers came up with three with their backs against the wall in the bottom of the seventh. Serina Hayes led off the seventh-inning rally with a single. Lizzie Bimonte followed suit with a single of her own, before Kelsey Taylor brought in Hayes with another single. Bimonte and Taylor then came in on Potter’s clutch double.

Hayes recorded the victory after entering in relief of Brooke Reid in the fifth inning. Hayes went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Saranac’s starting pitcher Kourtnie Campbell pitched into the fourth inning before being chased by the Blue Bombers’ offense. Campbell went 3-for-3 offensively.

Lake Placid outhit Saranac 10-6.


Saranac Lake 14, Northern Adirondack 12

ELLENBURG – The Saranac Lake baseball team outslugged Northern Adirondack on Monday and walked away with a 14-12 victory.

Logan Wood and Nick Bayruns went deep with home runs, while Grant Strack hit a triple and two singles to pace the Red Storm.

Saranac Lake led 9-0 after the top of the fourth inning and was up 10-1 through 5 1/2. The Bobcats’ bats came to life in the fifth as Northern Adirondack reduced the deficit to 10-8 after posting seven runs.

The Bobcats tied the game at 10-10 with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Red Storm responded with four in the top of the seventh.

Trent Fitzgerald earned the win on the mound for Saranac Lake after entering in the fifth in relief. Strack picked up the save after throwing the bottom of the seventh.

Saranac 15, Lake Placid 2

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid baseball team fell behind early and never recovered Monday as Saranac dealt the Blue Bombers a 15-2 defeat.

Alex Brandes had two of Lake Placid’s five hits with a single and a double. Brandes was also responsible for driving in both of Lake Placid’s two runs.

Saranac pitcher Jeremy Barber struck out 10 batters and gave up three hits in five innings of work. The Chiefs outhit the Blue Bombers 7-5, but Lake Placid was hampered by 10 errors in the field.

Austin Medeiros, Michael Conway and Caleb Keysor each had two RBI for Saranac. The Chiefs benefitted from 13 walks by the Lake Placid pitching staff.


Saranac Lake 4 1/2, Moriah 1 1/2

PORT HENRY – After starting off the season with a rare loss, Saranac Lake’s golfers won their sixth straight match Monday, topping Moriah 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 on the Vikings home course in Port Henry.

On a day that saw every golfer competing shoot rounds of 47 or lower, the Red Storm swept the top three matchups and won the sixth to improve to 6-1 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.

For the second match in a row, Saranac Lake junior Dustin Fischer earned medalist honors playing in the second spot. Fischer shot a four-over par 36 on the nine-hole course to earn a 10-stroke win over Derek Brassard.

Ethan Sawyer had the second-lowest round for the Red Storm, carding a 40 to top Dylan Scozzafava by six shots in the top pairing of the day.

Blake Gregory and Carley Sawyer also posted wins for the Red Storm. At No. 3, Gregory beat Kyle Wilson 43-45, and Carley Sawyer fired a 41 for a five-stroke win over Joey Stall in the sixth match.

Austin Ecret picked up a half point for Saranac Lake, tying Wesley Belzer at No. 4 as both players carded 47s. Travis Nephew earned the Vikings win in a tight No. 5 match, edging Saranac Lake’s Teddy Yanchitis 44-45.

Saranac Lake plays again today as Beekmantown visits the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray Brook.