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Bombers softball wins one of first four; golf sweeps opener

High School Roundup

April 29, 2013
Lake Placid News

PLATTSBURGH - The Plattsburgh softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning April 23 to secure an 8-6 victory over Lake Placid.

Brooke Reid was the top hitter for the Blue Bombers with a 2-for-4 performance. Payton Barney chipped in with a double.

Cieara Duquette scored three runs to pace the Hornets, who improved to 3-1 with the victory.

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Lake Placid senior Kelsey Taylor slides safely into home plate as Kendra Niemann of AuSable Valley awaits the throw during an April 19 game.

The Blue Bombers (1-3) tied the game at 6-6 with three runs in the top of the sixth, but Plattsburgh responded with two of their own in the bottom of the inning.


April 22

Saranac 10, Lake Placid 4

PICKETTS CORNERS - The Saranac softball team remained unbeaten behind a strong effort from ace Kourtnie Campbell on April 22.

Campbell struck out seven batters and walked just two as the Chiefs upped their record in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference to 4-0.

The Blue Bombers plated one run in their first at-bat, but host Saranac answered with four in the bottom of the inning and never looked back. Lake Placid scored once in the top of the third to make it a 4-2 contest, but the Chiefs responded again, scoring two in the bottom to up their edge to 6-2. Saranac added two more runs in the sixth and Lake Placid tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to make it a 10-4 final.

The Blue Bombers struggled at the plate with just four hits, including two singles from senior Brooke Reid, who also took the loss in the pitcher's circle. Reid walked eight and struck out three.

Summer Gillespie and Brette Campbell collected two hits each for Saranac and teammate Tori Trim rapped out a double for the lone extra-base hit in the game.


April 19

Lake Placid 12, AuSable Valley 10

CLINTONVILLE - The Lake Placid softball team took advantage of eight AuSable Valley errors to capture a 12-10 victory on April 19.

The Patriots took a 9-8 lead going into the top of the sixth inning, but the Blue Bombers responded with a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to take control.

Serina Hayes doubled, tripled and earned the pitching victory for the Blue Bombers.

Kendra Niemann had two singles and a double to lead the way for AuSable Valley.


April 17

Ticonderoga 6, Lake Placid 3

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga softball team scored three runs in the third and three more in the fifth to secure a 6-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Lake Placid on April 17.

Serina Hayes, a senior, shouldered the pitching duties for the Blue Bombers, striking out nine in the losing effort. Hayes and teammate Lizzie Bimonte each had a triple, while Kelsey Taylor doubled to lead Lake Placid offensively.

The Blue Bombers scored single runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings with a total of five hits.

Logan Mars went 2-for-3 with a home run, Andrea Rich had a double and a triple and Meg Campney singled twice to lead the Sentinels offensively. Ticonderoga had 10 hits in the game.



Lake Placid 6, Seton Catholic 0

PERU - The Lake Placid golf team opened its season with a 6-0 sweep of Seton Catholic in windy conditions at the Barracks Golf Course on April 23.

Lake Placid sophomore Kiefer Casler was the low scorer on the day with his round of 45 that included two pars and one birdie. Miles Lussi wasn't far behind with his 47, while Ryan Kane carded a 48.

Pat Kane and Lucas Strack each shot 51 for the Blue Bombers, while Troy Jacques shot 55.

Nic Favreau and David LaFountain shot 53s to lead the way for Seton Catholic.

The Blue Bombers continue their season Monday at Beekmantown.



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