First Inning Woes Sink Potsdam 7-3 in State Class C Championship

Final Standings & Non-League Stats

EAST DIVISION           W-L-T  Pts  Non-Lg
St. Lawrence Central
St. Regis Falls
Tupper Lake
11-3     -        1-0
10-4     1       0-0
10-4     1       0-0
  9-5     2       0-0
  7-7     4       0-0
  5-9     6       0-0
4-10     7       0-0
0-14   11       0-0
  9-1     -       0-2
  7-3     2      3-1
  5-5     4      1-2
  4-6     5      2-3
  3-7     6      0-2
  2-8     7      1-2
WEST DIVISION         W-L-T  Pts  Non-Lg
  6-0     -       6-0
  2-4    4       1-3
  2-4    4       1-6
  2-4    4       0-2

The Potsdam Sandstoners celebrate winning the NYSPHSAA Class C semifinal defeating Section III’s Cooperstown 6-2. The Sandstoners jumped to a 3-0 lead after two innings and then scoring three runs in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead for the victory. Potsdam now advances to the championship vs. Section I’s North Salem.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Section X Class C Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class C Championship
North Salem (I) 7, Potsdam (X) 3


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

NYSPHSAA Class C Semifinals at NYSEG Stadium
Potsdam (X) 6, Cooperstown (III) 2



NYSPHSAA Class C Quarterfinal - Plattsburgh
Potsdam (X) 10, Ticonderoga (VII) 7



Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Canton
(#2) Potsdam 16, (#1) Norwood-Norfolk 2


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Section X Class C Semifinal - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 14, (#4) Tupper Lake 4


MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Section X Class C Semifinals - Home Higher Seed
(#2) Potsdam 12, (#3) St. Lawrence Central 2

Norwood-Norfolk downs tupper lake jacks 14-4

A Norwood-Norfolk batter launches the ball deep into center field for an RBI double, scoring a runner from third in the bottom of the first inning.  The Flyers captured the 14-4 victory over the Lumberjacks in the Section X Class C semifinals, earning a return to the championship game to take on the Potsdam Sandstoners. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Ryan Savage (8) dives back onto third base, but is tagged out on a pickoff play by Norwood-Norfolk’s third baseman to end the inning. Robert Voss pitched the win with 11 strikeouts, while going 2-for-3 at the plate, while Sean Derouchie delivered three hits and Caleb Bresett had two.


Potsdam first baseman Teddy Rice (22) slips a tag on a St. Lawrence Central baserunner in a pickoff attempt.  Potsdam chipped away with runs in five straight innings to pile up a 12-2 win over third-seeded St. Lawrence Central in the Section X Class C semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam freshman ace Keller McGowan struck out nine Larries as the second-seeded Sandstoners chipped away for two runs in the second, three in the third, then capitalized on Aaron Besaw's two-run single and Rice's bases-clearing double in the fifth to blow open a 10-0 lead.  Zach Woods also had two hits and two RBIs for Potsdam.

potsdam wins N.Y. semifinal over cooperstown 6-2

The Potsdam Sandstoners celebrate winning the NYSPHSAA Class C semifinal defeating Section III’s Cooperstown 6-2. The Sandstoners jumped to a 3-0 lead after two innings and then scoring three runs in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead for the victory. Potsdam now advances to the championship vs. Section I’s North Salem.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Solvane Fosiey (7) tags out the Cooperstown base runner attempting to steal second base in a key out in the first inning.  Cooperstown never stole another base.


Potsdam freshman pitcher Keller McGowan delivered a complete-game, while his Sandstoner teammates rocked Ticonderoga pitching for 10 runs on 11 hits, in collecting a 10-7 victory in the New York State Class C quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh and earning Potsdam’s first-ever berth to a New York State Final Four. The Potsdam win comes just two days after the Sentinels stunned the #2-ranked Hoosic Falls 1-0 to reach the quarterfinal. In the pivotal third inning, the Sandstoners racked up six runs. Don Johnson started the inning with a double and was driven home by James Robinson. Later in the frame, Jacob Keleher clocked a bases-clearing triple, propelling Potsdam to a 6-1 lead. Ticonderoga answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Both teams tallied three times in the fifth. Rice scored on a two-out double in the sixth to extend Potsdam’s lead to 10-6. Robinson and Keleher each finished the day with a pair of hits, while Teddy Rice went 3-for-3 with a double and Zach Woods contributed a pair of RBI singles. For Ticonderoga, Sam DuShane tripled and scored three times, while Evan Graney hit two singles and scored two runs. Potsdam will now face Section III’s Coopers town in the state semifinal at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. The state championship will be played Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Binghamton University.  

POTSDAM wins class c title over norwood-norfolk

Norwood-Norfolk's Luke Allen (12) drives the ball into the gap in center field for a base hit and to move a runner into scoring position. The Sandstoners tallied six runs in the second inning and led 13-0 after the first five innings, en route to capturing the Section X Class C Championship 16-2 over the Flyers. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

A Potsdam runner slides safely into third base for a steal.  The Sandstoners gained a 1-0 lead before the top-seeded Flyers had a chance to bat.  Potsdam tacked on six in the second, three in the fourth and three more in the fifth for a nearly insurmountable 13-1 lead.  Potsdam's James Robinson went 5-for-6 with a triple and a double to lead the Sandstoners' 23-hit attack.  Aaron Besaw and Trevor Keleher each stroked two doubles.  David Lucht stroked three hits.  Sylvain Foisy drove in three runs.  Besaw scattered just five N-N hits.  The Flyers finished their season 15-4 overall.


Section X Class D Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class D Opening Round at SUNY Canton
Fort Ann (II) 7, Heuvelton (X) 1


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

Section X Class D Championship - Higher Seed
(#1) Heuvelton 7, (#3) Madrid-Waddington 0



Section X Class D Semifinals - Home Higher Seed
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 11, (#2) Brushton-Moira 5


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Brushton-Moira 19, (#7) Hammond 1
Section X Class D Semifinals - Home Higher Seed
(#1) Heuvelton 15, (#5) Chateaugay 6


MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Section X Class D Quarterfinals- Home Higher Seed
(#1) Heuvelton 20, (#8) Edwards-Knox 2
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 14, (#6) St. Regis Falls 4
(#5) Chateaugay 5, (#4) Parishville-Hopkinton 3


Brushton-Moira’s Justin Kennedy (0) slides into home plate, beating out the tag from Hammond catcher Brett Gleason to score and extend B-M's lead to 10-1 over the Red Devils in the bottom of the third. The Panthers scored eight runs in the inning en route to a 19-1 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hammond’s second baseman makes the catch on the in field fly to record the third and final out of the third inning.  Brushton-Moira winning pitcher was Justin Kennedy who relieved starter Cameron Johnston in the third, due to pitch count. Three B-M pitchers combined to give up four hits, striking out seven and walking just one. Gage Martin led the Panther offense going 6-for-6 with four runs scored. Kennedy went 4-for-6, scoring four times and driving in three. Brandon Wilcox contributed going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored.  For Hammond, Gavin Barney went 2 for 3, while Christian Meyer went 2-for-2 and scored the lone run for Hammond that closed its season at 3-8 overall.

madrid-waddington TAKES DOWN st. regis falls 14-4

A Madrid-Waddington hitter makes contact and drills a base hit to drive home the run from third base. The Yellow Jackets jumped to a quick lead and held off the Saints in a 14-4 win in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Francesco Palumbo photo) Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls’ Spencer Reuss rips the ball past the Madrid-Waddington shortstop and into left field for a base hit and to advance a runner into scoring position.  M-W's Dan Dominy led the way with a pair of hits and two RBI's propelling the #3-seeded Jackets into the semifinals.  Nate Plumley also stroked two hits for Madrid-Waddington, while Alex White contributed two hits for the Saints who finished 4-11 overall.

heuvelton RACKS UP 20-2 win over edwards-knox

Heuvelton’s Noah Steele (13) launches the ball deep into center field for a double in the second inning. The Bulldogs jumped to a quick 7-0 lead and continued to ride the wave of momentum capturing the 20-2 victory over the Cougars.  Steele contributed two singles and three RBI's in the Bulldogs' win.  (Francesco Palumbo photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox batter Matthew Hall (14) drives the ball down the right-field line for a single in the third inning.  Tyler Jandreau lined a  pair of singles to lead E-K.  Heuvelton had strong performances from Andrew Woodward who singled three times and collected four RBIs, and a two-hit day from Jon Trathen.  E-K folded its season at 2-7 overall.


Chateaugay third baseman Garrett Johnson (16) will be late with the tag on Parishville-Hopkinton's Lucas Snell (10) during the second inning of the Section X Class D quarterfinal.  After two scoreless innings, fifth-seeded Chateaugay erupted for three runs in the top of the third. After #4-seeded Parishville-Hopkinton cut the lead to 3-2, Chateaugay tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth. Kiernan Gibson (below) pitched the win as Chateaugay beat the Panthers 5-3.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Chateaugay's Jonah McDonald struck the key blow with a bases-loaded triple to open a 3-0 lead in the third.  Garrett Hayes had a pair of hits for Parishville-Hopkinton, while Snell had a double.  The Panthers end the season 7-8 overall.


Heuvelton's Jack Lake (15) grounds out to second base in the fourth inning.  The story of the game was Fort Ann pitcher Tyler Mattison who retired the first 18 Heuvelton batters, pitching a perfect game when he was relieved in the 7th inning due to pitch count.  Fort Ann went on to beat Heuvelton 7-1 in the New York State Class D opening round.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Fort Ann's Nick Strainer dashes home to score the second run of the game in the second inning for a 2-0 Cardinals' lead.  Mattison fanned nine Bulldogs and added his own cause with three RBIs, in delivering Heuvelton’s first loss of the season (15-1 overall). Fort Ann produced a run in the first inning, after the first two batters went quietly. Mattison drove home Jerry Johnson who reached on Heuvelton’s only error of the game. The Cardinals tacked on two runs in the third, including a bold steal of home plate by Johnson, upping the lead to 3-0. While Mattison was pitching a perfect game through six innings, the Cards put the game virtually out of reach with a four-run sixth. With the consideration to pitch count and eligibility ahead in the playoffs, Mattison was relieved to start the seventh. The Bulldogs promptly broke up the perfect game when Cole Piercey walked, dashed to third on a muffed infield fly, then scooted home on Jon Trathen’s sacrifice fly.


Heuvelton's Jack Lake turns on an inside pitch for a single in the second inning, one of five hits in the frame that produced two runs.  Heuvelton scored twice in three separate innings to chip away for a 6-0 win over Madrid-Waddington in the Section X Class D Championship.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington's Shane Tiernan (9) lifts an infield pop up.  Heuvelton senior pitcher Collin Trathen allowed just two walks and struck out seven batters in fashioning a four-hit shutout to anchor the Bulldogs to a 6-0 win over the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets for their fifth-straight Section X Class D championship. After two scoreless innings, Madrid-Waddington threatened to score first. Ryan VanPatten and Dan Dominy led off the inning with singles. However, VanPatten was tagged out at home plate in a rundown, and Trathen ended the threat with a pair of strikeouts. The Bulldogs programmed two runs into each of the third, fourth and sixth innings. In the second frame, Trathen and Keegan Kelley ripped back-to-back doubles, combined with three singles to plate the first two runs. Kelley then delivered two more runners with an RBI single in the fourth. Heuvelton added two insurance scores in the sixth when Kelley drive in one run with his third hit of the game, and Trathen lifted a long sacrifice fly to center field. Loren Putman also had three hits for Heuvelton. Madrid-Waddington finished its season at 11-6 overall.


Brushton-Moira’s Justyn Kennedy (10) drives the ballinto the gap between left and center fields for a base hit in the third inning. Madrid-Waddington jumped to a strong 6-0 lead in the first two innings, then held off the Panthers comeback attempt to capture the 11-5 victory and advance to the Section X Class D Championship against the Heuvelton Bulldogs. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

A Brushton-Moira runner races to beat the throw from second base to earn an infield single.  The Jackets plated their first three batters, added two more runs in the second and three more in the fifth, en route to the11-5 win.  M-W leadoff batter Nate Plumley went 5-for-5, Braydon Bush added three hits and Shane Tiernan clobbered two hits.  Between the three, they scored eight of the 11 runs.  Brushton-Moira closed the gap to 6-4 in the second inning, but could get no closer, closing their season at 11-5 overall.  Gage Martin scored twice for B-M.

 heuvelton storms past Chateaugay in semifinal 15-6

Heuvelton's Andrew Woodward (22) lines the ball toward second base and advances a runner to third.  After two scoreless innings, visiting Chateaugay edged out to a 3-2 lead in the fourth.  However, Heuvelton racked up six runs in the 4th inning and six more in the 5th, en route to a 15-6 triumph over Chateaugay in the Section X Class D semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Chateauguay's Jonah McDonald throws a strikeout pitch to retire the side in the second inning.  For Heuvelton, Jack Lake connected for a single and a double, while Colin Trathen added a two-RBI single.  Chateaugay closed its season at 6-10 overall.


Section X Class B Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class B Quarterfinal - SUNY Canton
Albany Academy (II) 3, Ogdensburg (X) 1 (10 inn.)  



NYSPHSAA Class B Opening Round at Plattsburgh
Ogdensburg (X) 11, Saranac Central (VII) 6
NYSPHSAA Class D Opening Round at SUNY Canton
Fort Ann (II) 7, Heuvelton (X) 1



Section X Class B Championship - St. Lawrence
(#1) Ogdensburg 17, (#2) Canton 1


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Section X Class B Semifinal - Home of Higher Seed
(#2) Canton 7, (#3) Gouverneur 0


A four-run, sixth-inning outburst finally gave the Blue Devils some breathing room, opening up a 10-5 lead and propelling Ogdensburg to an 11-6 win over Section VII’s Saranac Central in the opening round of the New York State Class B baseball playoffs. After a 5-5 tie through four innings, O.F.A. scored a run in the fifth, four in the sixth and another run in the seventh inning, then fended off the Chiefs’ final gasp in the seventh to seal the state win. Jackson Troiano singled, doubled and pitched three innings. Ethan Baldwin threw three innings, had a pair of hits and scored twice. Justyn McCormick also tossed an inning of relief. Avery Love scored two runs after two walks and a single. Joe Dalton had a hit and three RBIs. Will Kroeger snagged a pair of crucial running catches in left field for the final two outs of the game. Dylan Stoughton singled and doubled to lead Saranac Central. Ogdensburg will host Section II’s Albany Academy (18-4) in the state quarterfinal round on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at SUNY Canton.


A Canton base runner Jake Kiah dives at home plate, beating the tag from Gouverneur catcher Daniel Whitton (5) to score the Bears' fourth run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Canton defeated the Wildcats 7-0, behind the one-hit, shutout performance by pitcher Jack Finnerty.  With the win, the Bears advance to the Section X Class B Championship for the first time since 2007. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur's Ryan Finch (12) dives headfirst into second base in sixth inning action.  Dylan Scanlon had a key triple and Jake Kiah contributed a double in the Bears' win.  Canton advances to face O.F.A. for the Class B title.  Gouverneur polished off its season at 3-11 overall.

O.F.A. falls in extra innings to cadets 3-1 IN n.y. q-final

Ogdensburg’s Avery Love (2) drives the ball back past the Albany Academy pitcher and up through the middle to earn a single and to advance a runner to third base. The Blue Devils and Cadets battled a 1-1 tie into extra innings, before Albany tallied two runs in the tenth to capture the 3-1 state quarterfinal victory.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Joey Dalton (15) slides onto second base beating out the tag from the Albany Academy second baseman for the steal in the bottom of the third inning.  Jackson Troiano singled, swiped second and scored on a throwing error in the fourth inning for OFA's lone run. Albany Academy scored twice in the top of the 10th inning when Justin Geary drilled a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded, powering the Cadets to a 3-1 win over Ogdensburg. OFA pitchers Ethan Baldwin, who reached his pitch-count limit in the 9th, and reliever Justyn McCormick pitched a gem of game in a dueling performance against Albany southpaw Ben Siler. Siler allowed just three Blue Devils hits and struck out 12, before he reached his pitch limit in the 10th and DJ Birch relieved for the final out. OFA finished its season at 11-4 overall.

ogdensburg downs canton 17-1 to win class b title

Ogdensburg's Jackson Troiano (8) grounds a sharply-hit ball into right field for a base hit.  The top-seeded Blue Devils capitalized on a nine-run second inning in defeat the #2-seeded Canton Golden Bears 17-1 and capture the Section X Class B Championship. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Canton's catcher stretches to his left to make the catch on a foul pop up.  O.F.A. pitcher Ethan Baldwin struck out 11 and held Canton to just one run and one hit, before giving way to relief in the seventh. Jared Barr cranked a pair of doubles and two singles, after a .school-record .609 batting average during the regular season.  Joe Dalton delivered three hits.  Jackson Troiano had two hits, including a triple.  Baldwin aided his own cause with a double and a single.  Curtis Hitchman connected for both hits for Canton that polished off its 2017 campaign at 4-10 overall.  The Class B title was the fifth in a row for the Blue Devils.  OFA first-year head coach Larry Mehaffy was named Central Division Coach of the Year. 


Section X Class A Playoffs

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Section X Class A Championship - Norw-Norfolk
(#1) Malone 3, (#2) Massena 2


The Malone Huskies got quality complete-game pitching from Zach Monica, but could not deliver the key hits needed to overcome Whitesboro in a 4-2 loss in the New York State Class A quarterfinals. The Warriors struck immediately with three scores in the bottom of the first, providing all the run power they needed to advance. The Huskies’ runs came in the third inning when Ethan Dumas reached on an infield hot, then Monica and Jordan Boyea loaded the bases with back-to-back walks. One out later, Jordan Scharf singled to right, plating Dumas and Boyea. An inning later, Whiteboro produced an insurance run on a passed ball. The Huskies, who were held to just two hits, still managed to put runners on base in the final three innings, but were unable to capitalize, closing tout its season at 11-5 overall.

malone edges massena 3-2 to CLAIM class a title

Malone's Jordan Boyea (6) drives the ball into the gap in centerfield for a base hit and advance a runner into scoring position in the second inning.  The Huskies, on the power of solo home runs by Zach Monica and Lane Fountain, narrowly defeated the Red Raiders 3-2 to win the Section X Class A Championship. Malone opened a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Jordan Scharf stole second and came home on a wild pitch.  Massena took a 2-1 lead in the third, taking advantage of two Huskies errors.  Chris Paige led Massena with two hits.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Massena's Cody Peets (14) stretches for the force at first from the Raiders shortstop.  The game also featured a pitchers' duel between Malone's Zach Monica who gave up just four hits and Massena's Nate Bressard who scattered just seven hits.  Monica was honored with the 2017 Jim Pinkerton Award following the game, honoring an all-round player.