St. Lawrence Central, Malone Bow in Close State Regional Finals

2013 SECTION X GIRLS SOFTBALL
Final Of Massena for third placeStandings & Non League Stats

EAST DIVISION              W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-St. Lawrence Ctl.
Norwood-Norfolk
Brushton-Moira
Chateaugay
Colton-Pierrepont
Madrid-Waddington
Parishville-Hopkinton
St. Regis Falls
Tupper Lake
15-1     -        3-1
12-4     3       3-0
12-4     3       0-0
11-5     4       0-0

  9-7     6       0-2
6-10     9       2-1
6-10     9       0-0
1-15   14       0-0
1-15   14       0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION       W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-Malone
Ogdensburg
Canton
Massena
Gouverneur
Salmon River
Potsdam
12-0     -        0-1
  8-4     4       0-0
  8-4     4       0-2
  7-5     5       0-0
  5-7     7       1-2
1-11   11       0-0
1-11   11       0-4
WEST DIVISION             W-L  GB  Non-Lg
x-Heuvelton
Lisbon
Edwards-Knox
Hammond
Harrisville
Morristown
Hermon-DeKalb
Clifton-Fine
14-0     -        2-2
10-4     4       0-0
  9-5     5       2-1
  9-5     5       0-2
  5-9     9       0-2
4-10   10       0-0
3-11   11       1-1
2-12   12       0-0

  St. Lawrence Central’s Brandi Thomas (blue) slides across home plate beating the throw to the Greenwich catcher Mariah Linette. St. Lawrence pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not score the equalizer. The Larries fell to Greenwich 5-4 in the State Class C Championship.(Tyler Perry photo)    Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

 

Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

N.Y.S. Class A Region II Championship
Troy (II) 3, Malone (X) 1

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Malone 1, (#2) Massena 0

Malone Squeezes Out 1-0 Win IN Class A Championship


Malone Huskies - 2013 Section X Class A Champions.  Malone plated the only run of the game on an error in the fourth inning of a 1-0 victory in the Section X Class A Softball Championship. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Kaleigh Sharlow (5) slides under Malone second baseman Erin McDonald (1) to get into scoring position for the Red Raiders. 
Malone mound ace Annie Sharlow held the Massena Red Raiders to just three hits and struck out eight in guiding the Huskies to a 1-0 win in the Section X Class A Championship. The Huskies’ lone touch at home plate came when Janelle Heden doubled, scrambled to third on a wild pitch, then scooted home on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Raiders were unable to capitalize on four Malone errors. Malone (13-1 overall) will roll past a first-round bye and into the New York State Class A quarterfinal on Wednesday. In a game to be played at SUNY Potsdam on Wednesday, the Huskies will host the winner of the Section II vs. Section III contest earlier in the week. Massena wrapped up its season at 7-6.

Malone Beaten By Troy 3-1 in n.y.s. Class A Region Final


The Malone Huskies’ Morgan Fountain (3) slides into third base beating the relay to third base to Troy’s Flying Horses Adrian Schufelt (45) for a triple. The Horses scored twice in the third inning and added a run in the fourth to defeat the Huskies 3-1 in the New York State Class A Region II Championship game.  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Troy’s Kaitlin Delsignore (7) slides in to third base racing against the pass thrown to the Malone Huskies Annie Sharlow (14). Delsignore had a pair of RBI triples knocking in two of three runs in Troy’s 3-1 victory over the Franklin Academy Huskies of Malone in the New York State Class A Region II Championship (NYS quarterfinal). After two scoreless innings, the Flying Horses hit the scoreboard first when Kylie Tucker reached on a bunt single. Delsignore laced her first triple to drive in Tucker. Then Alina Germinerio belted a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score the second run. Malone countered in the bottom of the inning when Morgan Fountain hit a one-out triple. She came home on a passed ball. Troy then offset the run in the next inning when Kylie Tucker reached on an error, stole second base, then scored on Delsignore’s second triple. Each teams produced seven hits. Troy played errorless softball to defend the win. Winning pitcher Hunter Levesque struck out eight. Malone pitcher Alyssa McCaulay struck out 10 in a losing effort. Malone closed its season at 13-2. (Tyler Perry photo)

 

Section X & New York State Class C Playoffs

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

N.Y.S. Class C Region II Championship
Greenwich (III) 5, St. Lawrence Central (X) 4

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) St. Lawrence 1, (#2) Norwood-Norfolk 0 (9 inn.)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Section X Class C Semifinals - All 4:30 p.m.
(#1) St. Lawrence Central 14, (#4) Tupper Lake 0
(#2) Norwood-Norfolk 2, (#3) Brushton-Moira 1

N-N Flyers Squeeze Past B-M Panthers 2-1 in SemifinaL


Brushton Moira’s Miada McCarthy makes solid contact in Thursday’s closely-fought Section X Class C softball semifinal. The Flyers squeezed past the Brushton-Moira Panthers 2-1 in pitching duel and barnburner. Norwood-Norfolk advances to the Class C Championship game against St. Lawrence Central.

Norwood-Norfolk’s Courtney Harvey (9) slides in safely at second base underneath the tag of Brushton-Moira’s Jenna Dufrane.  The Flyers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, then held off the Panthers in the seventh for a 2-1 Class C semifinal win.  (Lee Buchanan photo) Game Gallery

LARRIES DOWN TUPPER LAKE IN CLASS C SEMIFINAL 14-0


St. Lawrence Central pitcher Lindsay Thayer kept Tupper Lake in check in a 14-0 win.   (C. Waters photo)  Game Gallery

While the Tupper Lake rightfielder is just getting to the ball (background), St. Lawrence Central’s Breanna Vatter (11) is already racing around second base, destined for a triple. The top-seeded Larries shut out the Jacks 14-0 in the C semifinals.

Greenwich Edges S.L.C. LARRIES 5-4 in Regional FINAL


Greenwich’s Sarah Heimsach (10) sprints into first base beating the pass to St. Lawrence’s first baseman Caitlyn Grow (15). Heimbach outdueled St. Lawrence Central pitcher Lindsay Thayer as the Witches outlasted the Larries 5-4 in the New York State Class C Region II Championship (NYS quarterfinal). After a scoreless first inning, Greenwich plated two runs after a pair of leadoff walks. Two outs later, Jasmine James lambasted a two RBI single to put the Witches ahead 2-0. In the bottom of the third, Brandi Thomas reached on an infield error, then later came around to score on a fielder’s choice. The Witches added to their lead in the fifth inning, when the Larries committed three errors. Heimbach and Mariah Linette each scored on infield error to open the 4-1 lead. Greenwich scored what proved to be a crucial insurance marker in the top of the seventh when Kaylee Nolan scored on a fielder’s choice to open a 5-2 margin. However, the Larries continued to battle in the bottom of the seventh. Kelsey Newtown opened with a walk, then dashed all the way to third base in a wild pitch. Noelle Rufa walked and later scored on Brandi Thomas’ infield ground out. Thayer reached base on it error, but was erased on a fielder’s choice to end the game. Heimbach scattered four Larries hits and struck out seven. Thayer fanned 15 Witches while scattering six hits. St. Lawrence Central closed its season in the state’s Elite Eight at 20-3. (Tyler Perry photo)
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St. Lawrence Outlasts N-N Flyers 1-0 in 9th Inning


Section X Class C Softball Champions - St. Lawrence Larries. In a scoreless deadlock, the Larries’ Elizabeth Lynch led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single, then two outs later came home to score the game winner on an infield error to walk off with a 1-0 win over Norwood-Norfolk for the title. Lynch arrived at first via a single, stole second, reached third base on an error, then scampered home on an infield miscue to seal the victory. Norwood-Norfolk finished a stellar season at 16-5 overall. St. Lawrence Central (20-2 overall) return to the New York State Region II softball playoffs with a first-round bye, before hosting the winner of the Section II vs. Section VII state opening round on Wednesday at SUNY Potsdam.

St. Lawrence’s Catlin Grow (15) just beats the throw to Norwood-Norfolk first baseman Jorji LaBarge (2) and moves the runner into scoring position for the Larries. St. Lawrence won the Section X Class C Championship in a 1-0 win over the Flyers in nine innings. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

 

Section X & New York State Class D Playoffs

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TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

N.Y.S. Class D Region II Final - Gillette Fd, Syracuse
Hamilton (III) 14, Heuvelton (X) 0

 

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Heuvelton 4, (#2) Chateaugay 1
 

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Section X Class D Quarterfinal - at Higher Seed
(#2) Chateaugay 14, (#7) Madrid-Waddington 4
Section X Class D Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Chateaugay 7, (#3) Lisbon 6
(#1) Heuvelton 2, (#5) Hammond 0
 

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Section X Class D Quarterfinals
(#1) Heuvelton 17, (#8) Parishville-Hopkinton 2

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Section X Class D Quarterfinals
(#3) Lisbon 4, (#6) Colton-Pierrepont 3 (10 innings)
(#5) Hammond 4, (#4) Edwards-Knox 3

Heuvelton eliminates hammond in SEMIFINAL 2-0


Hammond’s Taylor Bowman (25) is out on a force play at third base, in a race to the bag against Heuvelton’s Rachel Thornhill (10). In a tight pitcher’s duel, the top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs shut out the #4-seeded Hammond Red Devils 2-0 in the Section X Class D semifinals.  (Tyler Perry photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s A. Sawyer (33) lines a ground single. The Bulldogs plated broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, marking the game’s only runs.  Heuvelton’s Logan Tallman and Alexis Weidner tossed a combined two-hit shutout, outdueling a strong pitching performance by Hammond’s Makayla Horton as the Bulldogs outscored the #5-rated Red Devils 2-0 in the Section X Class D semifinals. Top-seeded Heuvelton (18-2 overall) advances play #2-seeded Chateaugay for the Class D championship on Thursday at SUNY Potsdam. Hammond closed out its 2013 campaign at 10-6 overall.
 

 Lisbon Outlasts Colts in 10th Inning Playoff Win 4-3

A Colton-Pierrepont baserunner is nearly picked off on a close play at first base, during Wednesday's Section X
Class D quarterfinal.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery
Lisbon pitcher Alisha Murray pitched a seven-hitter, struck out six and issued no walks.  The Lisbon Golden Knights bounced back from a 3-1 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, then scored the lone run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Colton- Pierrepont Colts 4-3 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals. Sam Gladle was placed on second base to open the inning under the state’s extra-inning speed-up rules. Natalia Pitts then singled and Gabby Walker smacked a single to drive in Gladle with the walk-off run. Colton-Pierrepont notched two runs in the top of the first inning. Andrea Aldous scored a run in the first and third innings to lead the Colts offense. Lisbon scored in the bottom of the first inning on a single by Walker which started a two-run sixth inning rally for Lisbon. The #3-seeded Golden Knights were led by Deb Walker with three singles, Pitts with a double and a single and Sierra Dobbs with two singles. Aldous had two singles and Eve Whalen a pair of singles for the Colts. The Knights improved to 11-4 and await the completion of the Chateaugay vs. Madrid-Waddington game that was suspended due to heavy rain that produced poor field conditions after four innings. Colton-Pierrepont’s Sabrina Johnson also had a stellar pitching performance, striking out five batters and going the full 10 innings.

HEUVELTON TAKES OUT P-H PANTHERS IN CLASS D PLAYOFF


Heuvelton's Casey Donnelly (4) drives the ball deep into center field to earn a triple . (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Hannah Thornhill (27) slides her hand across home plate under Parishville-Hopkinton pitcher Nicole White (1) to get a run across in the top of the second inning.  The top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs went on to capture a 17-2 win from the #8-seeded Panthers in the  Class D quarterfinal game in Lisbon.

HEUVELTON TAKES OUT P-H PANTHERS IN CLASS D PLAYOFF


Heuvelton's Casey Donnelly (4) drives the ball deep into center field to earn a triple . (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Hannah Thornhill (27) slides her hand across home plate under Parishville-Hopkinton pitcher Nicole White (1) to get a run across in the top of the second inning.  The top-seeded Heuvelton Bulldogs went on to capture a 17-2 win from the #8-seeded Panthers in the  Class D quarterfinal game in Lisbon.

HEUVELTON'S FIRST LOSS COMES IN N.Y. QUARTERFINAL

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
After a scoreless deadlock through four full innings, Section III champion Hamilton scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning, four more in the sixth and four more in the seventh frame to defeat the Section X champion Heuvelton Bulldogs 14-0 in the New York State Class D Region II Championship (New York State quarterfinal) at Gillette Park in Cicero. Hamilton racked up 14 hits and capitalized on three Heuvelton errors in scoring the victory. Hamilton pitcher Rebecca Rogers scattered five hits and struck out 12 Heuvelton batters en route to the win. Rogers aided her own cause with two hits, four RBIs and one run scored, while Kelby Watkins went 3-for-4. For Heuvelton, Alexis Sawyer and Hannah Thornhill had two hit hits apiece, while Rachel Thornhill smacked the other hit. The loss was the first of the season for the Bulldogs will close the year at 17-1.

Class D Championship: Heuvelton Tips Chateaugay


Chateaugay’s Alexis Beach (10) tries to lay down a bunt on the fastball thrown by Heuvelton pitcher Lexi Weidner (22).  (Camron Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Hannah Thornhill’s first hit left the yard springing Heuvelton to a 2-0 lead for the Chateaugay Bulldogs in the Section X class D championship game at SUNY Potsdam.  Thornhill’s two-run home run proved to be the game-winner as the West Bulldogs defeated the East Bulldogs 4-1 in the Section X Class D championship game. Heuvelton, now 19-2 overall, was led by Logan Tallman who stroked three hits. Heuvelton will draw first-round bye in the opening of the 2013 state championships, then go on the road to face the Section III champion in the state quarterfinals on Tuesday.

 

Chateaugay earns walkoff SEMIFINAL win VS. lisbon 7-6


Lisbon’s Gabby Walker (22) beats the tag by second baseman Hannah Cook (11)to set up a run. The #2 seeded Chateaugay Bulldogs nailed down the game-winning run in their final at-bat in a walk-off 7-6 victory over the #3-seeded Lisbon Golden Knights in the Section X Class D semifinals. 
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Chateaugay’s Courtney Boyea (5) drives the ball down the left field line for a single and put a runner on third base.  The Lisbon Golden Knights clung to a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, but Chateaugay’s Abby Barnes turned into batting heroine with a home run each of the final two inning, including slammed a three-run, game-winning walkoff blast in the bottom of the seventh to send the elated Bulldogs to the Section X Class D championship, following a 7-6 stunning comeback in neutral Brasher Falls. The homerun turned Chateaugay starter Courtney Boyea into a winning pitcher. Boyea also rapped three hits for the Bulldogs, who improved to 13-5 and earned a finals berth against top-seed Heuvelton. The Knights finished a strong season at 11-5.  (Cody Jenne photo)

 

Chateaugay downs
Madrid-waddington 14-4

Madrid-Waddigton’s Mariah Patenaude (3) slides under Chateaugay’s second baseman Hannah Cook (11) to just beat the throw.  The Bulldogs went on to down the Yellow Jackets 14-4.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Chateaugay’s Courtney Boyea (5) drives the ball deep into center field for an RBI triple early in the bottom half
of the seventh inning.  Chateaugay and Madrid-Waddington returned to the top of the fifth inning and completed the final three frames of a Section X Class D quarterfinal game suspended a week earlier, then postponed again due to rain. Chateaugay’s Courtney Boyea sliced two hits in blowing open a 7-4 suspended lead into a 14-4 victory for the #2-seeded Bulldogs with seven unanswered runs in a game played at neutral Brasher Falls. The #7-seeded Yellow Jackets closed their 2013 season at 7-13 overall.

 

Hammond Edges Edwards-Knox 4-3 in quarterfinal


Hammond’s Taylor Bowman (25) slaps a line drive to leftfield for a base knock. The #5-seeded seated Red Devils outlasted Edwards-Knox 4-3 in the Section X Class D quarterfinal. Hammond awaits the winner of the Heuvelton vs. Parishville-Hopkinton game that was postponed on Wednesday due to wet field conditions.  (Lee Buchanan photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox’s Kate Rowe (19) pulls the ball down the leftfield line.  The Hammond Red Devils went on the road and outdueled the Edwards-Knox Cougars in the final two innings of a thrilling 4-3 victory. Edwards-Knox plated a first-inning run that held up till the top of the sixth. The Devils scored twice in the sixth, twice in the seventh inning and appeared to be on the verge of victory, before the Cougars pushed across a pair of runs in their last at-bats, but could not produce the tying run. Alyssa Crosby rapped two singles and delivered an RBI triple, while Brianna Langtry chipped in a double and single to pace the Devils (10-5 overall). Katrina Moore slugged two hits for the Cougars who closed their campaign at 11-7 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

N.Y.S. Class B Region II Semifinal - SUNY Potsdam
Chatham (II) 12, Canton (X) 0

 

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Canton 7, (#1) Ogdensburg 6

 

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Section X Class B Semifinals
(#1) Ogdensburg 13, (#4) Salmon River 4
(#2) Canton 8,(#3) Gouverneur 4

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Section X Class B Play-in Game
(#4) Salmon River 14, (#5) Potsdam 0

Canton OUSTs gouverneur 8-4 IN CLASS B SEMIFINAL


Gouverneur’s T. Andrews (7) races to first base trying to beat the pass to canton’s first baseman Kali Mace (23) but was unable to beat the throw in time. The Golden Bears of Canton went on to down the Gouverneur Wildcats 8-4.
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Gouverneur’s Leanne Cook slides safely into home plate in front of Canton pitcher Emma Rexfod on a wild pitch. A grand slam homerun from the bat of Stacy Barr ignited the Ogdensburg Blue Devil offense and set the tone for a strong 13-4 victory over the Salmon River Shamrocks in the Section X Class B semifinals. Barr had three hits in the game. The #1-seeded Devils received a strong pitching anchor from Brittany Barr who struck out 11 Shamrocks in the win. Ogdensburg improved to 9-4 and advances to the Class B final against #2-seeded Canton. The fourth-seeded Shamrocks end their season at 2-12 overall.

Salmon river wins play-in game over potsdam 14-0


Potsdam's Kelsey Green (12) just beat the throw to first base in Wednesday's game at Salmon River.   Game Gallery

Salmon River pitching shut out the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Class B play-in game. After the teams split their regular-season games, the Shamrocks defeated Potsdam 14-0 to advance to the semifinals.  (Camron Waters photo) 

CANTON BATS QUIETED BY CHATHAM IN REGIONAL SEMI


Canton’s Beth Pearson (17) bunts down the third baseline for an infield single. The Bears were held to just three hits and were shutout by Chatham12-0 in the New York State Class B Region II Softball semifinals.  Chatham pitcher Kayla Doty twirled a three-hitter and struck out 14 Canton batters in a 12-0 shutout in the New York State Class B regional semifinal at SUNY Potsdam. Canton bunched two of the three hits in the fourth inning, but were unable to plate for their best shot. Canton closed its season at 10-7. (Cody Jenne photo)
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Canton Pulls Out 7-6 Win in Class C Championship


Ogdensburg’s Felicia Barr (11) hits a “nubber” to the shortstop and beats out the throw to first base. In the nail biter that was tied 4-4 in the fifth inning and 6-6 through six innings, Canton tallied an unearned run in the top of the seventh to edge the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 7-6 for the Section X Class B Championship.
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Canton’s Tara Facey (24) smacks a double into the gap. The second-seeded Canton Golden Bears manufactured two runs in their final at-bats in the top of the seventh inning, to overcome a 6-5 deficit, then hold off the Ogdensburg Blue Devils for a 7-6 victory in the Section X Class B Softball Championship held at SUNY Potsdam. Kaeli Mace’s infield single launched the final Canton rally in a tightly-contested finale. Beth Pearson cranked an RBI double, then touched home plate with the go-ahead run on Lauren Smith’s clutch single. Pearson and Katie Christy both stroked two hits for the Bears. Stacy and Felicity Barr each connected for a pair of hits for the top-seeded Blue Devils who closed out their campaign at 9-5 overall. Canton improved to 10-6 overall and advance to the opening round of the New York State regional playoffs on Monday to face the Section II Champions (Tamarac or Chatham).
 

Ogdensburg advances over salmon river 13-4 IN SEMIS


Salmon River steals second base as the ball scoots into centerfield past Ogdensburg's second baseman.   The top-seeded Devils received a strong pitching anchor from Brittany Barr who struck out 11 Shamrocks in the sectional victory.  (Eric Foote photo) Game Gallery

Ogdensburg head coach Meg Bartell signals for one her runners to head home to score. A grand slam homerun from the bat of Stacy Barr ignited the Ogdensburg Blue Devil offense and set the tone for a strong 13-4 victory over the Salmon River Shamrocks in the Section X Class B semifinals. Barr had three hits in the game. Ogdensburg improved to 9-4 and advances to the Class B final against #2-seeded Canton. The fourth-seeded Shamrocks end their season at 2-12 overall.