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Softball picks up first win of season

April 27, 2012
By the News staff ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Serina Hayes scored the winning run in the eighth inning as the Lake Placid softball team picked up its first victory of the season Saturday, April 21 with an 11-10 win over AuSable Valley.

After AuSable Valley took the lead with five runs in the top of the seventh, the Blue Bombers responded with three in the bottom half to send the game to extra innings. The Patriots were unable to score in the top of the eighth, setting the stage for Lake Placid to put the game away.

In the eighth, Hayes reached first base on an error and stole second. She moved to third on a passed ball, then came home with the winning run on another passed ball.

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Photo by Alicia Brandes
Lake Placid junior Kelsey Taylor slides safely into second base for a stolen base during the Blue Bombers’ 11-10 victory over AuSable Valley at the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid on Saturday, April 21.

Hayes was credited with the pitching win after two innings of work in relief of Brooke Reid. Hayes, Reid and Dani Balestrini each doubled in the game.

Lake Placid improved to 1-1 on the season with the victory.

AuSable Valley pitcher Madison Rondeau took the loss after striking out 12 batters in eight innings of work.



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