MORIAH - The Lake Placid softball team held off a late rally by Moriah to secure a 5-3 victory in a Section VII, Class C semfinal game Friday, May 25.
With the win, the Blue Bombers advanced to the championship game where they were scheduled to meet Ticonderoga at SUNY?Plattsburgh on Wednesday.
Lake Placid built a 5-1 lead with two runs in the first inning, one in the fifth and two more in the top of the sixth on Friday. The Vikings scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, but were held scoreless in their final at-bat to set the score at 5-3.
Lake Placid catcher Dani Balestrini tags out Emily Cutting of Moriah in a play at the plate during the first inning the Section VII, Class C semifinal game Friday, May 25 in Moriah. Balestrini received the throw from center fielder Haley Brandes.
Photo by Alicia Brandes
Senior Ayla Thompson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple to lead the way offensively for the Blue Bombers. Dani Balestrini had two RBI, a triple and reached base on each of her three plate appearances while scoring a run. Haley Brandes and Payton Barney accounted for the other two Lake Placid runs.
Lake Placid improved to 6-7 overall on the season with the victory.