Heuvelton Wins Thriller in Semifinal; Falls in State Championship

2014 SECTION X GIRLS SOFTBALL
Final Standings & Non League Stats

EAST DIVISION              W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-St. Lawrence Ctl.
Colton-Pierrepont
Norwood-Norfolk
Chateaugay
Madrid-Waddington
Parishville-Hopkinton
St. Regis Falls
Tupper Lake
14-0     -        3-0
11-3     3       0-0
  9-5     5       1-1
  8-6     6       0-1
  7-7     7       0-0
3-11   11       0-0
3-11   11       0-0
1-13   13       0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION       W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-Malone
Brushton-Moira
Ogdensburg
Massena
Canton
Gouverneur
Salmon River
Potsdam
14-0     -        3-2
11-3     3       1-0
  8-6     6       0-0
  8-6     6       1-4
  7-7     7       0-0
  5-9     9       0-0
3-11   11       0-0
0-14   14       0-0
WEST DIVISION             W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-Heuvelton
Hammond
Edwards-Knox
Lisbon
Morristown
Harrisville
Hermon-DeKalb
Clifton-Fine
14-0     -        2-0
10-4     4       0-0
  9-5     5       0-0
  9-5     5       0-0
  8-6     6       0-0
3-11   11       0-2
3-11   11       0-2
0-14   14       0-0

Heuvelton’s Alexis Sawyer (33) sends the ball deep to centerfield for a base hit and advances a runner into scoring position. The Heuvelton Bulldogs battled rallied three times to come back from the brink of elimination to beat Arkport 7-6 in the New York State semifinal. However, Heuvelton fell to Fort Ann 8-2 in the final. (Cody Jenne Photo) Game Gallery

 

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs

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SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

Class D NYS Semifinal - South Glens Falls
Heuvelton (X) 7, Arkport (V) 6 (10 innings)
Class D NYS Championship - South Glens Falls
Fort Ann (II) 8, Heuvelton (X) 2

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

Class C NYS Regional Final at Malta Recreation
Greenwich (II) 2, St. Lawrence Central (X) 0 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

Class D NYS Playoffs - Region Final SUNY Potsdam
Heuvelton (X) 4, Hamilton (III) 3

 

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

Class D Championship at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Heuvelton 3, (#2) Colton-Pierrepont 1

 

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

Class D Semifinals at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Heuvelton 14, (#4) Lisbon 1
(#2) Colton-Pierrepont 15, (#3) Hammond 0

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Section X Class D Quarterfinals
(#3) Hammond 4, (#6) Chateaugay 2
(#4) Lisbon 14, (#5) Edwards-Knox 5

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Class D Quarterfinals
(#1) Heuvelton 18, (#8) Madrid-Waddington 0
(#2) Colton-Pierrepont 10, (#7) Morristown 1

Heuvelton Repeats as Softball Class D Champs


The Heuvelton Bulldogs baseball and softball teams celebrate after both teams captured the Section X Class D Championship. The baseball team defeated the Harrisville Pirates 10-3, while the softball team won a hard-fought battle with the Colton-Pierrepont Colts 3-1. Both teams have won back-to-back Class D titles. (Cody Jenne Photo)

Colton-Pierrepont’s Mikayala Reed (2) sends the ball deep into leftfield, but the ball is caught to record the final out of the game. Colton-Pierrepont scored first, but top-seeded Heuvelton answered with three runs and a shutout pitching performance the rest of the way to beat the Colts 3-1 to successfully defend their Section X Class D championship at SUNY Potsdam. It was the sixth title for the Bulldogs. Heuvelton pitcher Paige McCormick held the second-seeded Colts to just three hits and two walks, while striking out 10 Colts batters and keeping their aggressive running off the base paths. Colton-Pierrepont closed out its season at 13-4. For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs will advance to state playoff action.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

heuvelton & c-p colts win quarterfinal contests

HAMMOND 4, CHATEAUGAY 2
After enduring a long two-county bus ride from Chateaugay to Hammond, the visiting Bulldogs were unable to advance past the host Red Devils in the section X class D quarterfinals. Hammond’s Courtney Bova drilled two hits, while Red Devil pitcher Mikayla Horton fanned six batters in a 4-2 victory. Hammond will now make the long trip to South Colton to face the Colton-Pierrepont Colts in the semifinal round on Thursday at 4:30 PM. Chateaugay brought down the curtain on an 8-8 season.

HEUVELTON 18, MADRID-WADDINGTON 0

Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick tossed her third no-hitter of the season in delivering the Bulldogs to an 18-0 victory over the #8-seeded Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. The foursome of McCormick, Kristi Donnelly, Alexis Sawyer and Nathalie Barr all spanked three hits for the Bulldogs, who will advance to face either Edwards-Knox or Lisbon in the Class D semifinals at 4:30 PM on Thursday. Madrid-Waddington ended its 2014 campaign at 7-8 overall.

COLTON-PIERREPONT 10, MORRISTOWN 1
Colton-Pierrepont pitcher Sabrina Johnson twirled a three-hitter in anchoring a 10-1 Colts’ victory over the #7-seeded Morristown Green Rockets in a Section X class D quarterfinal at South Colton. Eve Whalen smacked four hits to lead the Colts offensively. Second-seeded Colton- Pierrepont advances to face either Hammond or Chateaugay in the Class D semifinal round at 4:30 PM on Thursday. The Green Rockets wrapped up their season at 8-7 overall.

Heuvelton Repeats as Softball Class D Champs


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate winning the New York State Class D Region II Championship narrowly defeating the top-ranked team in the state, the Hamilton Raiders, 4-3 in eight innings. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Natalie Barr (8) beats the tag by the Hamilton second baseman to advance into scoring position. In a battle of undefeated champions, it took eight innings, but the Section X Heuvelton Bulldogs pulled off a dramatic 4-3 victory over the state’s top-ranked team Hamilton in the New York State Region II Class D Championship (state quarterfinal) at SUNY Potsdam. Paige McCormick scattered eight hits and fanned 12 batters over the first five innings. Alexis Weider, who had been in a vehicle rollover earlier in the week, pitched a crucial strikeout to stymie Hamilton’s bases-loaded threat in the sixth inning. Hannah Thornhill got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fist inning with a long towering two-run home run to leftfield. With the Bulldogs down a run, Logan Tallman got the winning rally started in extra innings when she notched her second hit of the game off Becca Rogers who also fanned 12 and surrendered just four hits. Alexis Sawyer then singled and Hannah Thornhill worked a walk. Tallman tied the game 3-3 on a wild pitch. McCormick then hit a sacrifice fly to win the contest. Heuvelton (20-0) advances to face Section V Champion Arkport-Pine Valley in the New York State Final Four on June 14th at 9:00 a.m. in South Glens Falls.

LISBON OUTBURST SINKS E-K COUGARS IN QUARTERFINALS


Lisbon’s Rileigh Mee (5) dodges a pitch up and in, while the Edwards-Knox catcher corrals the pitch. The Golden Knights rallied past the E-K Cougars 14-5 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Camron Waters photo)  Game Gallery

A Lisbon base runner Clare Donaldson (14) beats the throw to third base (4). The Lisbon Golden Knights earned a berth in the Section X Class D Final Four, by knocking off the Edwards-Knox Cougars 14-5 in the quarterfinal round. Alysha Murray picked up the mound win and contributed two hits for Lisbon. The Golden Knights advance to face undefeated, top-seeded Heuvelton in the Class B semifinals at 4:30 PM on Thursday. Makayla Bacon cracked a home run for the Cougars who closed their season at 9-6 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

Class C NYS Playoffs Round 1 at SUNY Plattsbg.
St. Lawrence Central (X) 9,Ticonderoga (VII) 0

 

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

Class C Championship at SUNY Potsdam
(#2) St. Lawrence Central 6, (#1) Brushton-Moira 3

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Section X Class C Semifinals
(#1) Brushton-Moira 23, (#4) Tupper Lake 0
(#2) St. Lawrence Central 5, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 2

B-M PANTHERS & SLC LARRIES ADVANCE TO FINAL CLASH

ST. LAWRENCE 5, NORWOOD-NORFOLK 2
St. Lawrence Central’s undefeated season continued into the playoffs behind the four-hit pitching of Lindsay Thayer who struck out nine in leading the #2-seeded Larries to a 5-2 decision over #3-seeded Norwood-Norfolk in the Section X Class C semifinals. The Larries, now 18-0, received two-hit performances from Thayer, Liz Lynch and Riley Barton. Katrina Durant rapped a home run for the Flyers. St. Lawrence Central will face top-seeded Brushton-Moira in the Class C championship game at 4:30 PM on Thursday at SUNY Potsdam. Norwood-Norfolk ended its season at 10-7 overall.

BRUSHTON-MOIRA 23, TUPPER LAKE 0
Top-seeded Brushton-Moira crushed Tupper Lake 23-0 in the Section X Class C semifinals, behind the four-hit pitching of Emily O’Connor. O’Connor struck out ten willC Lumberjacks, while delivering three base hits for the Panthers. Kenzie Traynor and Mika Uehara also had three-hit performances for Brushton-Moira. The Panthers advance to face second-seeded St. Lawrence Central for the Class C championship on Thursday at 4:30 PM at SUNY Potsdam. Tupper Lake ended its season at 1-14 overall.

LARRIES FALL TO GREENWICH IN STATE QUARTERFINAL 2-0

GREENWICH 2, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0
The St. Lawrence Central Larries’ spectacular softball season came to a quiet close at the hands of Greenwich freshman pitching phenom Rachel Hall. Hall pitched hitless softball, struck out eight Larries and surrendered just three walks in blanking the Section X Champion Larries 2-0 in the New York State Class C Region II championship (state quarterfinal) for the fourth consecutive year. Greenwich got on the scoreboard in the third inning when Gabby Vandewater’s bunt brought home a run. The Witches picked up an insurance run in the sixth inning when Sam Whitehouse doubled, then came around to score on Kali Nolan’s infield grounder. For St. Lawrence Central, the season ended with its first defeat in the final record of 20-1.

Larries Outlast Panthers
6-3 For Class C Title


 St. Lawrence Central’s Chelsea Savage (13) slides into third base and beats the throw to Brushton-Moira third baseman Paige DeBeer (18). St. Lawrence Central pitcher Lindsay Thayer struck out 13 batters, while surrendering just one walk and five hits in guiding the Larries to a 6-3 victory over top-seeded Brushton-Moira for the Larries’ third straight Section X Class C championship. Thayer also delivered three hits including a double, one RBI in three runs scored. After a scoreless game through two innings, St. Lawrence Central scored a pair of runs in the third. However, the Panthers tied the game in the bottom of the inning. SLC restored the lead in the fifth inning, then added to their lead with another pair of runs in the sixth. Brushton-Moira pitcher Emily O’Connor struck out 11, but gave up seven hits in the loss. The Panthers closed out their season at 13-4, in its first year in the Central Division of the Northern Athletic Conference. St. Lawrence Central advances to face Section VII champion Ticonderoga on June 5th at 4:30 PM at SUNY Plattsburgh.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

 

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs

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SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

Class B NYS Regional Final at SUNY Potsdam
Mechanicville (II) 10, Ogdensburg (X) 0

 

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

Class B Championship at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Ogdensburg 21, (#2) Canton 1

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Section X Class B Semifinals
(#2) Canton 5, (#3) Gouverneur 0
(#1) Ogdensburg 13, (#4) Salmon River 4

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Section X Class B Play-In Game
((#4) Salmon River 15, (#5) Potsdam 7

SALMON RIVER ADVANCES, POTSDAM OUSTED IN PLAY-IN


A Canton runner slides hard at home plate, beating the throw back to Gouverneur pitcher Mackenzie Rowe after a passed ball.  (Camron Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Beth Pierson (17) creeps towards home, while keeping an eye on the Gouverneur defense. Pearson surrendered just five hits and struck out seven Wildcats as the Golden Bears shut out Gouverneur 5-0 in the Section X Class B semifinals. Canton’s Ciarra Wilmart made the best of two hits with two RBIs. Wildcat hurler Mackenzie Rowe countered by fanning 17 Golden Bears, but Gouverneur failed to capitalize on runners in all seven innings. Alyssa Whitton and Alexa Rowe slapped two hits each to lead Gouverneur. Canton advances to the Class B championship game to face top-seeded Ogdensburg on Friday at 5:30 PM at SUNY Canton. The Wildcats wrapped up at 5-10 overall.

O.F.A. Softball Season Ends at Hands of Mechanicville


Ogdensburg’s Cheyenne Tyo (7) tags Mechanicville’s Devon Scott (17) who slid just under the tag and was called safe. The Raiders took a 6-0 lead over the Blue Devils in the fourth inning. The Mechanicville Raiders went on to defeat the O.F.A. 10-0 in the New York State Class B Region II Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Riley Luckie (11) makes contact and sends the ball into centerfield for one of just five hits the Blue Devils could muster. Ogdensburg suffered through 12 errors and were unable to string together enough hits to mount any scoring, bowing to perennial state contender Mechanicville 10-0 in the New York State Class B Region II championship. The Red Raiders’ Kirsten Alonso fanned seven Blue Devils and allowed just five hits in sinking O.F.A. The Devils finished with a 10-7 record overall this season.

OGDENSBURG ROLLS TO 13-4 WIN VS. SHAMROCKS IN SEMIS

OGDENSBURG 13, SALMON RIVER 4
A trio of three-hit performances led the top-seeded Ogdensburg Blue Devils to a 13-4 victory over the Salmon River Shamrocks in the Section X Class B semifinals. Alicia Sharpe, Taylor Perry and Riley Luckie all rapped three hits for the Blue Devils. Taylor Armstrong led the Shamrocks with two hits. O.F.A. will return to the Class B championship against #2-seeded Canton on Friday at 5:30 PM at SUNY Potsdam. The Shamrock season came to a close at 4-12 overall.

SALMON RIVER ADVANCES, POTSDAM OUSTED IN PLAY-IN

SALMON RIVER 15, POTSDAM 7
Salmon River’s Brittany Brooks cranked out four hits and was winning pitcher in the Shamrocks’ 15-7 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Class B play-in game at Fort Covington. Sierra White collected five hits, including a pair of doubles, and Taylor Armstrong also had a pair of hits in the game. The Shamrocks now advance to face top-seeded Ogdensburg in the Class B semifinals. The Sandstoners finished out their season at 0-15.

 

Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014

Class A NYS Playoffs - Round 1 at Gillette Field
Oneida (III) 15, Malone (X) 3

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Class A Championship at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Malone 12, (#2) Massena 7


A pivotal four-run fourth inning broke open a two-run game and carried the Franklin Academy Huskies of Malone to a 12-7 victory over the Massena Red Raiders in the Section X Class A championship at SUNY Potsdam. The Huskies, now 18-2 overall, were led by Erin McDonald’s two-hit performance. Whitney Legacy dropped a sacrifice bunt and reach first on infield error that sparked the four-run rally that broke open a 6-4 game. Chelsea Streeter pace the Red Raiders with three hits.

Malone Beats Massena 12-7 in Class A Championship


Malone's Whitney Legacy (8) drags a bunt toward first base to squeeze in a run from third base to open a 7-4 lead over Massena. The Huskies tallied four runs in the third inning to open a 10-4 lead, en route to a 12-7 victory to claim the Section X Class A Girls Softball Championship at SUNY Potsdam.  The Huskies will face a Section III opponent in the opening round of the New York State playoffs on Thursday, June 5, at Cicero-North Syracuse. Massena ended its season with a 9-11 overall record.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery