POTSDAM - The Potsdam Central varsity baseball team relayed a pair of big innings into a 10-2 win over Massena Central in the lone NAC Central Division matchup completed on Wednesday.
Will Coleman limited the Raiders to just three hits in tossing a complete-game gem that included 16 strikeouts and four walks. Coleman and battery-partner Andrew Ace anchored a balanced Potsdam offense with three hits apiece. Coleman drilled a pair of doubled, scored three times and drove in a run while Ace drove in a solo run and scored another. Zack Rusaw highlighted the Massena effort with a two-out, two-run double.
SLC 6-2, B-M 5-6: In the opening game, Tyler Savage completed a 3-4, three-RBI day at the plate by driving in Nate McLaughlin with the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning. McLaughlin singled and scored twice in the contest while Hayden St. Hillaire went 2-2 with a double and an RBI to back Devin Euto, who struck out six pitching the victory.
Losing pitcher Zach Burnett doubled and scored two runs for the Panthers.
Jake St. Mary struck out five in a five-inning nightcap for B-M where Zach Burnett drove in three runs with a pair of doubles. Adam Martin doubled and scored for the winners.
McLaughlin and St. Hillaire both singled and scored for SLC and Zane Ramsdell went the distance on the mound.
Watertown 17, Gouverneur 3: Ryan Bajjaly went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in for the host Cyclones. Jared Bellinger and Steven Hatchell drove in two runs apiece for Watertown (3-2). Hunter Ayen doubled for Gouverneur.
Watertown 19, Gouverneur 9: Teniesha Gulledge supplied three hits for the Cyclones. Destiny Cronce added three hits, including a double, for Watertown (1-1).
Mackenzie Rowe produced three hits for Gouverneur (0-2).
Massena 21, Potsdam 1 (5 innings): Freshman Kaylynn Conto picked up the win striking out six. Mackenzie Young led the way offensively for Massena going 3-3 with a double and four runs scored. Bailey Dillabough went 2-4 with a double and four runs scored.
P-H 9-10, SRF 2-0: The Lady Panthers recieved a pair of strong outings from sophomore hurler Nicole White.
Im very happy with this start, noted first-year coach Justin Storie, who has taken over the P-H softball helm from former longtime mentor Evan Harper, who retired at the end of last season.
In the opener, White fanned six and aided her cause going 1-3 with three runs scored. Brittany Rondeau was 2-3 with two triples in the losing effort.
The nightcap saw White toss a one-hitter and Kodi Perkins anchor the P-H offense going 2-3 with a double.