Lumberjacks’ streak ends at 6
TUPPER LAKE – The Tupper Lake baseball team’s six-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday against a tough Brushton-Moira team.
The Panthers won 11-1 to improve to 7-1 on the season, while Tupper Lake fell to 6-3.
Brushton scored three runs in the fourth and four in the sixth in the win. Pitcher Jacob St. Mary, a four-year starter, picked up the win, allowing only three hits. He also had a single and a triple and scored two runs, batting in the No. 3 hole.
“Our pitching was awesome,” Panthers coach Missy Hastings-Levine said.
Tupper Lake got on the board early in the game with some aggressive running. Leadoff hitter Mitch Keniston struck out to lead off the game but reached first base after the ball got away from catcher Bryan Aubrey.
Keniston then stole second and third and scored on an error. The run tied the game at 1-1, but the Lumberjacks couldn’t muster much offense after that against St. Mary. The senior struck out four batters in the first inning and 13 overall, including nine batters in the first three innings.
“They’re 7-1 now. They’re pretty tough,” Lumberjacks coach Travis Dupuis said. “They were in the championship last year. They’re usually around the championships. They’re a good team.”
The loss ended a hot streak for Tupper Lake, which has been getting some strong pitching recently from starters Keniston, Brad St. Pierre and Devon Larson, along with steady work out of the pen from Noah Santana.
“We were getting good pitching, good fielding behind them,” Dupuis said. “We were getting a lot of ground balls and good plays on the infield and then we were able to put up some runs, so that we were able to win the games.”
Larson picked up the loss in this game.
Adam Martin, Alex Burnett, Taylor Tallman and Jon Kennedy each had two singles for the Panthers. Aubrey had a double.
Alex Gagnier had a double for the Lumberjacks.
The Lumberjacks return to action today when they travel to Norwood-Norfolk.
“It’s a little bump in the road,” Dupuis said. “We just have to regroup and get ready to play tomorrow. Tomorrow we are down in Norwood, another good team but we can play with them. We can beat them.”
Colton-Pierrepont 18, Tupper Lake 1
TUPPER LAKE – The Tupper Lake softball team lost to Colton-Pierrepont 18-1 in a five-inning game Tuesday.
Lumberjacks freshman Sarah McGowan had a strong game on the mound. She came in as a relief pitcher and allowed only three runs. She also had one walk and one strikeout.
Morgan Doyle of Colton-Pierrepont connected for a triple.
The Tupper Lake baseball and softball teams are on the road today against Norwood-Norfolk.