After Early Lead, Ogdensburg Falls To Fredonia in N.Y. Semifinal

Final Standings & Non League Stats

EAST DIVISION            W-L-T  Pts  Non-Lg
St. Lawrence Ctl.
Tupper Lake
St. Regis Falls
13-1     -        2-1
10-4     3       0-0
10-4     3       0-1

  8-6     5       0-0
  5-9     8       0-0
  5-9     8       0-0
4-10     9       0-0
1-13   12       0-0
Salmon River
10-2     -        0-0
10-2     -        2-1

  8-4     2       1-1
  6-6     4       2-3
  3-9     7       0-1
  3-9     7       0-2
2-10     8       0-0
WEST DIVISION          W-L-T  Pts  Non-Lg
14-0     -        0-0
12-2     2       2-1
10-4     4       0-0
  7-7     7       0-0
  5-9     9       0-0
4-10   10       0-0
4-10   10       0-0
0-14   14       0-0

Ogdensburg second baseman Kinnon LaRose (6) tags out Fredonia’s Zach Buckley (23) on a razor-close play to record the final out of the fourth inning. After Ogdensburg chipped open a 2-0 lead, Fredonia banged out six runs in a pivotal third inning, en route to a 9-2 win in the N.Y. State Class B semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Section X Class B Playoffs

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N.Y.S. Class B Semifinals - at Union-Endicott HS
Fredonia (VI) 9, Ogdensburg (X) 2



N.Y.S. Class B Region II Championship
Ogdensburg (X) 3, Schalmont (II) 1 (9 innings)



Section X Class B Championship - Clarkson Univ.
(#1) Ogdensburg 6, (#2) Potsdam 5 (11 innings)


MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

(#1) Ogdensburg 8, (#4) Gouverneur 4


THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Section X Class B Semifinals - 4:30 p.m.
(#2) Potsdam 16, (#3) Salmon River 0


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Ogdensburg’s Andrew Cole went yard to deep centerfield for a two-run home run breaking a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Ogdensburg to a 3-1 victory over Section II’s Schalmont in the New York State Class B Region II Championship (state quarterfinal). The Blue Devils played errorless ball and pitcher Breton LaRose allowed just three hits while striking out 23 batters over a strong nine-inning performance to gain the win in a pitcher’s duel. The Sabres got their only run in the second inning off an off-speed pitch that first baseman Andrew Cote drilled out of the park for a solo home run. LaRose then fed Schalmont a steady diet of two-seam and four-seam fastballs, targeting his spots successfully to holding the Sabres scoreless over the final seven innings. Ogdensburg tied the ball game in the top of the fifth inning when Pat Cosmo drilled a single to right-center plating Dakota Brady. The game-winning rally in the ninth inning began when Zach Sharp drilled a double to deep centerfield and, on the very next pitch Andrew Cole also went to deep center for his two-run blast. The Blue Devils swiped four more bases while being caught stealing once. Including today’s game, O.F.A. has stolen 81 bases and been caught only two times all season. Ogdensburg will advance to the New York State Final Four on Saturday in Binghamton to face the winner of the Section V vs. VI matchup.

potsdam blanks salmon river in class b semifinal

Potsdam’s Devon Delaney dives back to first base underneath the tag of Salmon River’s T. Brooks on a pick off attempt during Thursday’s Section X Class B semifinal. The Sandstoners’ Ben Miller delivered a shutout performance as Potsdam eliminated the Shamrocks 16-0 to earn a berth in next week’s championship game.  (Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery

The Shamrocks' Jarid Gray wheels a pitch down the leftfield line in Thursday’s contest at Potsdam.  Potsdam pitcher Ben Miller shut down the Salmon River Shamrocks with a three-hitter in the Sandstoners’ 16-0 shut out in the Section X Class B semifinals. A ten-run, second-inning eruption blew the game open. At the plate, the second-seeded Sandstoners got three-hit performances from Miller, Brandon Noble and Trevor Keleher who lashed three hits apiece. Will Coleman also spanked two hits and knocked in two runs. Potsdam (13-4 overall) advances to the Class B title game next Wednesday at Clarkson University where they will face either Ogdensburg or Gouverneur who will playoff in a Memorial Day matinee in the Maple City. The Shamrocks closed out their 2013 campaign with a 3-11 mark.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Ogdensburg's Andrew Cole lashed a triple and a pair of singles to lead the offensive attack, while Breton LaRose hurled a one-hitter, struck out ten Wildcats and issued just one walk in five innings as the Blue Devils downed Gouverneur 8-4 in the Section Class B semifinals.  The Blue Devils also received a double and single from Konnor Murdock, while Kinnon LaRose singled twice.  O.F.A. improves to 12-2 overall and now advances for another clash with Potsdam for the Class B title.

One Bad Inning Sinks Blue Devils' State Hopes 9-2

Ogdensburg’s John Taylor (17) drives a ball deep into centerfield for a base hit to advance a runner into scoring position. After scoring a run in the second inning and another in the third to take a 2-0 lead, the Blue Devils gave up six runs to Fredonia in the bottom of the third frame. Fredonia went on to beat Ogdensburg 9-2 in the New York State Class B semifinals. Fredonia late went on to win the New York State Class B Championship 7-0.  In a scoreless game in the top of the second, Ogdensburg’s Andrew Cole laced the ball to short. The throw to first was low, allowing Cole to reach base. Brandon Arsenault then singled to right and Dakota Sharpe drilled a pitch that got past the Fredonia rightfielder to load the bases.  John Taylor hits a shot that was mishandled at short and Ogdensburg took a 1-0 lead.  Top of the third inning, Ogdensburg added to its lead.  Kinnon LaRose slapped the ball to leftfield, advancing Connor Murdock to second.       After Murdock was erased in a rundown at third base, Cole got aboard on an overthrow at first base, plating LaRose from second base.  Blue Devils went ahead 2-0. Bottom of third, Fredonia’s Weston Ley smacked a shot just out of the reach of OFA shortstop Pat Cosmo.  Nick Hart scored, trimming Ogdensburg’s lead to 2-1.  Cam Voss then drove the ball through the other side of the infield scoring Hart just ahead of the throw to the plate.  Game tied 2-2.  On the double steal from first and third, catcher John Taylor’s sweep tag was late and Fredonia takes the lead 3-2.  Trent Thompson then smashes a two-run double.  Fredonia erupted for six runs in the pivotal third inning to take a 6-2 lead.  Fredonia went on to defeat Ogdensburg 9-2 to advance to the New York State Championship.  Fredonia also defeated Clinton 7-0 to win the State Class B Championship. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Another Classic B Finale: O.F.A. Beat Potsdam in 11th

Section X Class B Champions - Ogdensburg Blue Devils. John Taylor drilled in RBI single to score Zack Sharp and deliver the Blue Devils to their second straight Section X Class B championship with a 6-5 win in the bottom of the 11th inning. Potsdam had scored twice in the top of the same frame.
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The Ogdensburg Blue Devils rapped out three runs on four hits in the bottom of the 11th inning.  For the sixth year in a row, the Potsdam Sandstoners and Ogdensburg Blue Devils hashed out the Section X Class B Baseball championship on the diamond and for the second time in three years battled well into extra innings. The Sandstoners broke out on top 2-0, but the Blue Devils rebounded with a pair of their own. Potsdam edged ahead 3-2 in top of the fifth inning. Zach Sharp singled in the game-tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it 3-3. Both teams played shutout baseball for four straight innings. Connor Prosper’s RBI double in the top of the 11th thrust Potsdam into a 5-3 lead and had the Blue Devils on the ropes. However, in the bottom of the 11th, Kinnon LaRose smacked in RBI single. After the Blue Devils loaded the bases, a sacrifice fly by Dakota Brady plated LaRose to tie the game at 5-5. John Taylor drilled in RBI single to score Sharp and deliver the Blue Devils to their second straight Section X Class B championship. Both teams collected nine hits apiece. With game tied 3-3 in the top of the seventh, Breton LaRose relieved starter Sean Pinkerton and provided three innings of relief to gain the win. 


Section X Class D Playoffs

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N.Y.S. Class D Region II Championship - Clarkson
Fort Ann (II) 20, Heuvelton (X) 0


MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

N.Y.S. Class D Region II Semifinal - SUNY Canton
Heuvelton (X) 4, Lake Placid (VII) 3


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Canton
(#1) Heuvelton 11, (#3) Morristown 1


TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Section X Class D Semifinals - All at 4:30 p.m.
(#3) Morristown 10, (#2) Harrisville 5
(#1) Heuvelton 7, (#4) Madrid-Waddington 4


THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - All at 4:30 p.m.
(#1) Heuvelton 4, (#8) Parishville-Hopkinton 2



Section X Class D Quarterfinals
(#3) Morristown 23, (#6) Chateaugay 5
(#2) Harrisville 13, (#7) Clifton-Fine 2
(#4) Madrid-Waddington 6, (#5) Edwards-Knox 1
(#8) Parishville-Hopk. at (#1) Heuvelton, ppd. to 5/23

Heuvelton Fights Off M-W Jackets 7-4 in D Semifinal

Heuvelton gets a stolen base on a mishandled ball at second base in the Section X Class D semifinal against the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets. Top-seeded Heuvelton pulled out a 7-4 win over the fourth-seeded Jackets to advance to the Class D championship on Thursday against the Morristown Green Rockets.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

The umpire calls the Heuvelton runner safe at home, tying the game a 1-1.  The top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs out slug the mattered Waddington yellow jackets 7-4 in a Class B semifinal clash. Heuvelton’s Mike Guardino produced a pair of hits to lead the 16-0 Bulldogs to a date with the third-seeded Morristown Green rockets for the title on Thursday at SUNY Canton. The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets were led by Zach Brock and Harrison VanBuren with two hits apiece. Madrid-Waddington closed its season at 7-7 overall.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Morristown pitcher Bobby Simmons struck out nine Pirates in delivering the third-seeded Morristown Green Rockets (12-4 overall) to a 10-5 victory in the Section X Class D semifinals. Three Morristown batters – Lucas King, Karter VanArnam and Dakota Marshall – delivered three hits apiece. Twill he Harrisville Pirates close their season at 15-4. Jared Dreythaler, Nick Weir and Justin Hartle all had a pair of singles.


Logan Thomas (27) the DH for Harrisville, crushes a high inside pitch to left field. The Pirates’ hot bats powered through the Eagles pitching in an offensive clinic to claim a 13-2 victory.   (Lee Buchanan Photo)  Game Gallery

Clifton-Fine's Matt Rowe (3) takes a big cut at a fastball late in Wednesday afternoon’s Class D Playoff Game. Harrisville batters smacked six hits and scored six runs in the sixth inning to ensure a 13-2 win over the Clifton-Fine Eagles in the section X class D quarterfinals. Pirate pitcher Justin Hartle struck out four batters, surrendered just two walks and scattered nine hits in leading the victory. Jared Dreythaler had two hits including a triple and two runs scored. Nathan Weaver and Nick Weir also had two hits and two runs scored. Also ripping two hits each were Chris Sullivan, Tim Fowler and Joe Butts. Clifton-Fine’s two runs came in their final at-bats in the seventh inning when Logan Hayes spoiled the shutout bid with a two-run homer. For the Eagles (5-10 overall),  Dawson Kerr, Matt Russell and Andrew Hartman all had two hits a piece.


Morristown’s Jeff Fox (10) came on in relief in the final inning to seal the Rockets’ win.  (Cody Jenne Photo)  Game Gallery

CChateauguay’s Cody Smith (7) makes contact to send the ball down the leftfield line and advance a runner into scoring position. Morristown pounded Chateaugay for ten runs in the second inning and nine more in the third, in rolling to a 23-5 victory over the Chateaugay Bulldogs. Devin Delmage smashed a grand slam home run and double to knock in six runs. John Love also blasted a two-run home run. Morristown pitcher Bobby Simmon surrendered just two runs in five innings, while striking out five and allowing three hits to gain the win. Jake Fox and Dakota Marshall came on in relief to close the door on the Bulldogs’ season. Simmons, Marshall, Luke King, Karter VanArnam and Ryan Vollmer all had two hits each. For Chateaugay (5-10 overall), Corey hit smacked two hits, while Nick Ashline, Nick Kenny, Greg Holmes, Matt Swanson and Zach Cowan had one hit each. 

M-W Jackets Eliminate
Edwards-Knox 6-1 IN OPENER

Edwards-Knox’s Tyler Sharpsteen slides safely under the tag of Madrid-Waddington second baseman Tanner Uppstrom. The #4-seeded Yellow Jackets defeated the #5-seeded Edwards-Knox Cougars 6-1 in a Section X Class D quarterfinal and await the winner of the Heuvelton vs. Parishville-Hopkinton matchup. (Tyler Perry Photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox’s Terry Hall (2) makes a dash to first base trying to beat the throw. The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets made best use of just two first-inning hits, parlaying those into five runs that were the deciding factor in a 6-1 win over Edwards-Knox in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. The #4-seeded Jackets took advantage of three walks and two hit batsmen to stake mound ace Greg Thompson to a 5-0 lead. The fireballer twirled a five hitter and struck out nine batters in eliminating the fifth-seeded Cougars. The Jackets loaded the bases in the first inning in advance of Jake Barney’s bases-clearing triple to leftfield. With the sacks juiced just three batters later, Tanner Uppstrom drew an RBI walk. The fifth run scored on a passed ball. Edwards-Knox got on the board in the third inning when Kaden Dandrow scored off Tyler Sharpstein’s RBI single. Darren Clark, Nick Davison and Jeremiah Randall drove singles to account for the Cougars’ other hits. The Jackets completed the scoring when James Miller singled to drive in Michael Thew.

Heuvelton Suffers ONLY Loss of Season in States

Fort Ann’s Nick Mattison (12) slides into second base, after a wild throw is seen bounding past Heuvelton’s second baseman Mike Martin (6). The Cardinals pounced on Heuvelton for nine runs in the first two innings and went on win 20-0 in the N.Y. State Class D quarterfinal. Heuvelton closes at 18-1 overall.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Fort Ann’s Nick Mattison (12) makes contact and sends the ball into centerfield for a base hit.  The Section II Champion Cardinals showcased their aggressive hitting and base running attack to overwhelm the previously-undefeated Heuvelton Bulldogs 20-0 in the New York State Class D Region II championship (and state quarterfinal) held on Tuesday at Clarkson University’s Jack Phillips Stadium. Fort Ann scored three runs in the first inning, six in the second, four more in the third, another in the fourth and six more in the fifth inning. Cardinals starting pitcher George Lohoisky held Heuvelton to just two hits and pitched to just two batters over regulation through the first four innings. Lefty Devon Heydrick came on in relief to throw hitless ball and craft six strikeouts over the final three innings. Mike Guardino and Jack Palmer had the lone hits for Heuvelton. The closest the Bulldogs came to breaking the shutout came in the fourth inning, when Lucas Brown rounded third base on a ball hit deep in the hole at short and was cut down with a perfect throw to the plate. Heuvelton closed its season at 18-1.


Heuvelton’s Mike Martin (6) slides into second as Lake Placid’s Ryan Meyer (13) looks to turn the double play. Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the fifth, the Bulldogs’ Matt Guardino drilled a line drive double to knock in two runs. The Bulldogs beat Lake Placid 4-3 in the N.Y. State Region II semifinal game. (Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Lake Placid’s Alex Brandes (13) slides into second base and avoids the tag from Heuvelton's Mike Martin (6).  After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, the Bulldogs chipped away for a run in the bottom of the frame, then took the lead with a pair of runs off an RBI double by Matt Guardino in the fifth.  Jack Palmer's RBI double in the sixth inning provided much-needed insurance to counter Lake Placid's run in the seventh inning and give Heuvelton a 4-3 win in the New York State Region II Class D semifinal at SUNY Canton.  Heuvelton advances to the host Section II's Fort Ann in the Region II Championship at Clarkson University, starting at 4:30 Tuesday.  (Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton Crowned Class D Champions in 11-1 Victory

Section X Class D Champions - Heuvelton Bulldogs. The top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs broke away from a close 4-1 game in the fifth inning to score seven times over the final two innings to beat the third-seeded Morristown Green Rockets 11-1 and claim the 2013 Section X Class D Championship at SUNY Canton.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

A seven-run outburst in the fifth inning blew open an otherwise close game between the top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs and the third-seeded Morristown Green Rockets in the Section X Class D Baseball Championship. The Bulldogs ascended to the championship throne for the first time since 2006 with a runaway 19-4 victory. Mike Guardino led the Bulldogs with four hits, while Mike Martin chipped in a pair of doubles. Karter VanArnam, Lucas King and Dakota Marshall each had a pair of hits for the Green Rockets who finished their season at 12-5 overall. Heuvelton improved to 17-0 overall and will enter the sState regional playoffs to face the Section VII Champion (Lake Placid or Chazy) on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Canton.

Heuvelton Battles Past Upstart P-H Panthers 4-2

Heuvelton pitcher Chris Power deals a heater against Parishville-Hopkinton in the Class C quarterfinal. The #8-seeded Panthers broke out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning, but top-seeded Heuvelton bounced back to tie, then score a 4-2 victory.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton's Mike Burns blasts a double to drive in the first run of the game in the third inning.  After some early struggles, Heuvelton’s Chris Power settled in to strike out 11 Parishville-Hopkinton batters and the Bulldogs pulled from behind to post a 4-2 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Power was locked in a pitching duel with Panthers’ ace Michael Burns. Both hurlers scattered just six hits. Heuvelton plated two runs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie, then added an insurance marker in the sixth frame. Mike Guardino led the Heuvelton offense with three hits. Parishville-Hopkinton scored in the third and seventh innings. Top-seeded Heuvelton (15-0 overall) advances to face #4-seeded Madrid-Waddington in the semifinal round.  The Panthers closed their season with a 4-11 record.


Section X Class C Playoffs

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

N.Y.S. Class C Region II Semifinal - at Amsterdam
Voorheesville (II) 6, Norwood-Norfolk 1


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Section X Class C Championship - Clarkson Univ.
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 18, (#2) Brushton-Moira 5


TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Section X Class C Play-In Game - 4:30 p.m.
(#5) Canton 12, (#4) Tupper Lake 4
Section X Class C Semifinals - All at 4:30 p.m.
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 10, (#5) Canton 3
(#2) Brushton-Moira 5, (#3) St. Lawrence Central 1


Brushton-Moira’s Jake St. Mary (7) slides safely under St. Lawrence third baseman Barney (23) to get into scoring position for the Panthers. Brushton-Moira went on to beat the Larries 5-1 and advance to face Norwood-Norfolk in the Class C Championship. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence’s Hayden St. Hillaire (17) slides into second base, beating the throw from the pitcher to barrel in for a double. Brushton-Moira’s Jake St. Mary twirled a one-hit victory in leading the Panthers to a 5-1 win over the St. Lawrence Central Larries. The Panthers made best use of only six hits in the game, while improving their season record to 11-4. Zach Burnett smacked a solo home run in the fifth inning. Austin Tavernia stroked an RBI triple, while Bobby Hooker and Bryan Aubrey collected RBIs in the fourth inning.  The Larries, who closed their season at 10-6 overall, were led by Tyler Savage who had a single and double.


Canton’s Bryant Wentworth (23) beats the catcher's throw back to Tupper Lake’s Mitch Keniston (23) at home plate.  The fifth-seeded Canton Golden Bears clawed their way past the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks 12-4 in the Section X Class C play-in round game.  (Camron Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Francesco Palumbo (26) slides into third hard to beat the relay throw. Canton batted its way to a 6-0 lead by the fourth inning. The Bears Avery Slack struck out eight Lumberjacks in pitching the road victory. Bryant Wentworth had four hits and drove in two runs, while Mike Cougar had two hits to lead the Bears. Tupper Lake finished its season at 5-10.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Norwood-Norfolk Flyers closed out a strong season with only its third loss in 20 games, following a 6-1 setback to Section III Champion Voorheesville in the New York State Class C regional semifinal in Amsterdam, NY. Voorheesville jumped on the Flyers for three runs in the first inning. The Flyers keep the game close with a run in the fourth, but the Blackbirds added three insurance runs in the fifth that doomed the Section X team. Tristen Harvey’s RBI single in the fourth accounted for Norwood-Norfolk’s lone run.

N-N Flyers Win Class C Title Game vs. Brushton-Moira

Section X Class C Champions -Norwood-Norfolk Flyers. Brushton-Moira’s Wake St. Mary (7) slides into home trying to get the score past Norwood-Norfolk Catcher Kyle Sawyer. The Flyers went on to down the Brushton-Moira Panthers 18-5 to capture the Section X Class C Championship at Clarkson University.  (Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Chris Prashaw (15) makes contact with the ball ans sends it down into center field for a base hit and to put a runner into scoring position on third. The Norwood-Norfolk Flyers won their ninth title in the last eleven years with a resounding 18-5 victory over the Brushton-Moira Panthers in the Section X Class C Baseball Championship at Clarkson University. Everything tilted the Flyers way for most of the game, as Norwood-Norfolk (17-2 overall) capitalized on ten Panther errors and scored six, one, four and two runs over the first four frames. After the Flyers disposed of the Panthers with an inning-ending double play, initiated by pitcher Cody Smith, Norwood-Norfolk pounced on five B-M miscues to push across six runs on just three hits. Smith was later named the 2013 Jim Pinkerton Award recipient for top overall player in Section X. Smith aided his own cause with three hits. Reliever Brandon Short also produced three hits, while Troy Kovach and Tristan Harvey slapped two safeties each. The Panthers were led by Bob Hooker who rapped two base hits and contributed an RBI. The Panthers closed their season at 11-5 overall.
(Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery



Norwood-Norfolk’s Cody Smith (8) laces a shot through the Canton infield amidst the Flyers three-run rally in the third inning of the Class C semifinal. (Camron Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Alex Hayes (15) beats the pickoff tag from Norwood-Norfolk first baseman Brandon Short.Troy Kovach tossed it two-hitter over four innings and fanned six Golden Bears in leading the Flyers to a 10-3 victory over Canton in the Section X Class C semifinals. Brandon Short collected three hits, including a two-run double to break the game open, and jumping the top-seeded Flyers to a 6-1 lead in the fourth inning. Kyler McIntyre had two hits, while Michael Labar added a double. Canton closed its season with a 3-11 record. Norwood-Norfolk advances to face #2-seeded Brushton-Moira in the title game. 


Section X Class A Playoffs

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

N.Y.S. Class A Region II Semifinal - Clarkson
Queensbury (II) 12, Massena (X) 0


TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Section X Class A Championship - Clarkson Univ.
(#2) Massena 7, (#1) Malone 3

Quick-Scoring Massena Wins Class A Baseball Title

Massena’s Connor Paquin (22) laces a shot off of Malone ace Brandon Welch (16). Massena chipped away for a run in the first inning, three runs in the second and two runs in the third inning to build a 6-0 lead. Second-seeded Massena won the Section X Class A Championship with a 7-3 win over Malone.
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Massena's Connor Paquin dives back safely on a pickoff attempt to Malone first baseman Alex Johnson (15). 

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Massena scratched for a run in the first inning, added three runs in the second inning and two more in the third frame to build a 6-0 lead, en route to a 7-3 victory to claim the Section X Class A championship at Clarkson University. Malone tried to rally several times, including a three-run upsurge in the fourth inning to close within three runs, but were turned back several times by the pitching of Rory Corcoran and Joe LaBelle. The Huskies’ attempt to rally in the fifth inning with runners at second and third ended when Massena’s second baseman snagged a line drive that appeared to be headed to centerfield for a base hit. Malone again loaded the bases in the seventh inning, but again were unable to capitalize. Massena (10-9 overall) will now advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A playoffs starting Monday at Clarkson University vs. The Section II Champion.


Queensbury’s Alston Moses (10) lines the ball into the gap in centerfield for an RBI double. The Queensbury Spartans went on to down the Massena Red Raiders 12-0 in the New York State Class A Region II Semifinals at Clarkson University. The loss closed the Red Raiders’ 2013 campaign at 10-10 overall.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Isaiah Dillabough (4) slides into second base trying to break up a double-play relay from Queensbury second baseman Charue Petz (7). The Massena Red Raiders struggled for hits and lost 12-0 to the Section II Champion Queensbury Spartans in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal at Clarkson University.  The Massena baseball season came to a rapid close at the hands of the Queensbury Spartans in the New York State Class A Region II baseball semifinal. Queensbury scored six times in the first three innings to gain a sturdy advantage, then blew the game open with six more runs in the sixth inning alone in 12-0 shutout over the Raiders. The barrage chased Massena starter Tyler Haas, in favor of Joe LaBelle who allowed the final two runs. Zach Parsons got the mound win for Queensbury (19-4). Spartan pitchers scattered three hits – one each to Isaiah Dillabough in the fourth inning, and J.P. Reagan and LaBelle in the fifth. Massena’s season came to an end with an even 10-10 record.