BRASHER FALLS - One late rally turned back another on Monday as St. Lawrence Central closed out the NAC East Division season with an 8-4 win at home over Madrid-Waddington.
The Larries gradually worked their way to a 5-1 lead through five innings before the Yellowjackets made it a one-run game with a three-run surge in the sixth. The Larries then countered with a three-run surge of their own in the bottom half of the inning to seal the win.
Devon Euto was the winning pitcher, striking out five and walking six while allowing one hit through the first five innings. Kris Tabor (2K, 2BB, 3H) pitched the sixth inning in relief and Hayden St. Hilaire (1K, 1BB, 1H) pitched a scoreless seventh. Zach Brock (5K, 3W) went the distance in taking the loss.
Tyler Savage led the way offensively for SLC going 3-4 with two runs scored. St. Hilaire was 2-4 with a run scored and RBI-double. David Barney and Euto (2 runs scored, triple) contributed two hits apiece while Nate McLaughlin went 1-3 with a run scored and RBI.
Greg Thompson had two of the five M-W hits and scored a run. Tanner Uppstrom and Jimmy Miller both went 1-3 with a run scored.
The Larries (10-5) are now head into the Section 10 Class C tournament which opens on Thursday while the Yellowjackets will be competing in the Class D playoffs which get underway on Wednesday.
B-M 23, Chateaugay 6 (5 innings): In Brushton, the host Panthers stood by and watched the visiting Bulldogs take an early 6-0 lead in the first inning, but countered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning before tying the game at 6-6 with two runs in the second and took their first lead of the game with a six-run third. The Panthers salted away the victory with 11 runs in the fourth inning with the Bulldogs opting out after the fifth inning.
Adam Martin powered the 18-hit BMC output with a home run away from the cycle as Martin rapped a single, double and triple in support of winning pitcher Trent Gary. Alex Burnett and B-Ms lone senior Bobby Hooker also took to the hill with Burnett toeing the slab in the fourth and Hooker making his final home appearance in the fifth.
Hooker also had a big game at the dish with the big blow in the fourth inning, a three-run home run. Hooker finished with four runs batted in as he also stroke da single and double while Austin Tavernier singled and doubled. Jake St. Mary also singled and doubled while Zach Burnett ripped a pair of singles and stroked a two-bagger for the winners. Bryan Aubrey had two hits while Gary helped his own cause with a base hit.
For Chateaugay, Kelly Gibson opened the game on the mound with Matt Swanston coming out from behind the plate to relieve in the bottom of the first inning. Swanston lasted until the fourth inning, when Chateaugay Coach Ron Boyea called for Zach Cowan.
Chateaugays four hits came off the bats of Corey Hill, Nick Ashline and Chris Cluff, who had a double each, as Cody Smith added a single to the Bulldog effort.