BRASHER FALLS - After closing out last week with a perfect five-inning win on the road over Tupper Lake, the St. Lawrence Central varsity softball team opened this week by pulling away to a convincing 15-3 NAC win at home over Parishville-Hopkinton on Monday.
Junior Lindsey Thayer, who pitched her first varsity career perfect game in a 23-0 win over the Lumberjacks where she fanned 11 of the 15 batters she faced, allowed just one run over the first three innings to pick up the win over the P-H. Kelsi Newtown gave up just two more runs over the final four innings in relief. Nicole White went the distance in taking the loss.
Noel Rufa sparked the SLC offense going 3-3 with three runs scored an an RBI as the Lady Larries carried a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning where they broke the game open with a six-run rally. Haleigh Ganes was 2-3 with a three-run homerun, three runs scored an a total of four RBis. Chelsea Savage went 2-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored while Brandi Thomas singled twice and came around to score a pair of runs. Morgan Villnave, Tera Douglas and Breanna Vatter all singled and scored a run.
White singled and scored in the losing cause. Caitlin McGregor, Kodi Perkins and Mary Coventry had the other P-H hits while Cassara Cole and Marissa Paradis came home with the other runs.
The Lady Larries, now 11-2 overall and in sole possession of first place atop the North Division standings, are slated to host Tupper Lake today starting at 4:30 p.m. P-H is slated to host Norwood-Norfolk in a Wednesday twinbill starting at 4 p.m. at the Firemans Field.
In other NAC matchups on Monday, Norwood-Norfolk swept past St. Regis Falls by scores of 23-1 and 8-3, Colton-Pierrepont outlasted Madrid-Waddington 11-9 and Chateaugay beat Tupper Lake 20-3 in five innings.
N-N 23-8, SRF 1-3: At St. Regis Falls, Micky Fregoe went 4-4 with six RBIs, four runs scored and a triple while Leah Palmeteer went 3-4 with four runs scored and three RBI to spark the Lady Flyers to the lopsided win in the opening game. Cortney Harvey (3-3) and Megan Stevenson (2-3 4 RBI, 2B) also contributed to Katie Ames and Gabby Coles combined four hitter.
In game two, Carlea Weaver belted a homerun and a triple and Alisabeth Furnance (2-3 double, Miranda Langtry (2-2, 2 runs scored) each provided multiple hits as Courtney Wagstaff pitched the win allowing four hits.
C-P 11, M-W 9: At Swift Field, the Lady Colts held on for the win at home over the Yellowjackets.
C-P used an eighth-run surge in the third inning to open a 10-0 lead and eventually went ahead 11-1 before the M-W generated the final eight runs of the game and sent the potential tying run to the play in the seventh inning before falling short.
Sabrina Johnson fanned 10, walked four and limited M-W to just three hits in notching the win. Morgan Doyle belted a two run homerun while Eve Whalen singled twice and Kylie McKinley doubled. Hailey Hennessy chipped in a single.
Taylor Marcellus lined a double for M-W. Bridget Beldock and Desiree Pryce each singled.
Chateaugay 20, Tupper Lake 3 (5 innings): Courtney Boyea pitched the win, scattering four hits, as the Lady Bulldogs broke the game open with a 12-run barrage in the top of the second inning. Abby Barnes and Kim Reville both slugged homeruns to highlight a potent Chateaugay offense. Boyea aided her cause by launching a double.