O’Leary makes boys tennis debut

LAKE PLACID – The Peru boys and girls tennis teams made quick work of Lake Placid on Monday in the Blue Bombers’ opening matches.

The Indians didn’t surrender a set in either the boys or girls match on the way to 5-0 victories.

Lake Placid junior Georgia O’Leary saw her first action playing against boys as she dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Johnny McAuliffe. O’Leary is the first girl to play for the Lake Placid boys team, and she was in the No. 1 position on Monday.

At second singles, David Knapik dropped the first set 6-4 before being swept in the second set. Nik Kobe lost 6-0, 6-0 at third singles against Connor Bond.

On the girls side, Victoria O’Leary lost her No. 1 singles match against Margaret Mitchell, 6-2, 6-1. Sophie Morelli fell 6-4, 6-3 against Kari Kusalonis at second singles.

BASEBALL

Saranac Lake 4, Peru 3

PERU – Brothers Trent and Tristin Fitzgerald shouldered the load on the pitching mound as the Saranac Lake baseball team picked up a 4-3 victory in its first game of the season on Monday.

Trent Fitzgerald threw the first five innings and left the game with the Red Storm ahead 4-0. He had a no-hitter going until the fourth inning. Tristin Fitzgerald pitched the sixth and seventh innings.

Peru scored all three of its run in the fifth inning.

Saranac Lake senior Brad Shumway collected two of his team’s four hits with a single and a double. The Indians had just three hits in the game.

Peru pitcher Conor Casey struck out 14 batters in the complete game loss. The Indians committed four errors in the field, while the Red Storm had none.

GOLF

Saranac Lake 4, AuSable Valley 2

AuSABLE FORKS – The Saranac Lake golf team won its first match of the season 4-2 over AuSable Valley on Monday.

Senior Dustin Fischer, junior Ethan Sawyer and senior Danny Strack were the low scorers of the day after carding 38s for the Red Storm. Sophomore Carley Sawyer wasn’t far behind with a 39-40 victory over Kyle Hart in the fourth position.

Danny Strack was Saranac Lake’s fourth scorer with a win at the No. 5 position.

Lucas Finnegan and Ian Rennie secured wins for the Patriots.

SOFTBALL

Minerva/Newcomb 11, Lake Placid 3

LAKE PLACID – The Minerva/Newcomb softball team built a 10-2 after three innings and held off Lake Placid the rest of the way for an 11-3 victory.

Cheyenne Williams had six strikeouts and gave up five hits to pick up a complete-game win in the pitcher’s circle.

Emily Barney pitched for Lake Placid and lasted for all seven innings, giving up 10 hits.

The Blue Bombers had five hits and five errors. Minerva/Newcomb had three errors.

Minerva/Newcomb scored six runs in the top of the first inning and added four more in the third. Lake Placid scored two in the first and one in the fourth.