Lumberjacks baseball falls in the rain

TUPPER LAKE – The Tupper Lake baseball team fell to Norwood-Norfolk 10-4 in five innings Tuesday.

The umpires ended the game in the top of the sixth inning due to weather and darkness. It rained throughout the game on this chilly day.

Norwood did most of its damage in the third inning, scoring six runs off Lumberjacks starting pitcher Devin Larson.

Heading into the inning, Tupper Lake held a 4-1 advantage. In the first inning, sophomore John Bouck doubled and scored to get things going on offense for the Lumberjacks. Larson also singled and scored in the inning.

In the second inning, Anson Gagnier led off with a double for the Lumberjacks, eventually coming around to score. Noah Santana also scored in the inning after hitting a triple.

After the second inning, the Lumberjacks failed to get on base.

“We did kind of what we wanted,” Tupper Lake coach Travis Dupuis said. “We jumped to an early lead, and they kind of just battled back and then we made a couple of errors in the field. They were able to take advantage of them and take the lead.”

Dupuis said the Lumberjacks’ offense has been doing well this season, though he wished his team could have generated more offense after the first two innings.

“So far, John Bouck, one of our sophomore players, has been hitting the ball really well,” Dupuis said. “I think he’s probably our best hitter right now on the team. Mitch Keniston, Devin Larson, Anson Gagnier have been putting the ball in play a lot too.”

The Lumberjacks were also victimized by some costly errors in this game that allowed the Flyer to extend some innings.

“They’d get a guy on base and then we’d get an error and then they’d get a guy on third and it would lead to a run or two each time we made an error,” Dupuis said. “They were big. They hurt us a lot today.”

Zeb Brown, who batted lead-off for Norwood, picked up the win for the Flyers. He struck out the side in the fourth inning and finished with eight strikeouts. Colby Munson had two singles and scored one run for the Flyers.

The Lumberjacks fell to 0-2 with the loss.

Tupper Lake returns to action on Thursday when it travels to St. Lawrence Central.