CANTON - The Lake Placid baseball team's comeback bid came up just short Saturday in a 4-3 NYSPHSAA regional final loss to Heuvelton at St. Lawrence University.
After scoring three runs in the top of the sixth inning, the Blue Bombers put runners on second and third with one out in the seventh. Ryan Damp hit a pop fly to right field that was bobbled then caught by Joseph McDonnell.
Lake Placid sophomore Davis Moore took off for home from third base and touched home with the potential game-tying run, but was later called out because he left the base too early. The game ended with the double play.
Lake Placid freshman Kamm Cassidy lays down a bunt to advance Shane McNierney to second base and Davis Moore to third during the seventh inning of Saturday’s NYSPHSAA Class D quarterfinal game in Canton
Photo by Alicia Brandes
The Bulldogs advanced to the state semifinals where they will meet Section IV's Hancock on Saturday at 1 p.m. Lake Placid finished the season with a 5-10 overall record.
Tucker Angelopoulos delivered for the Blue Bombers in the sixth inning when he rapped a two-run double. Lake Placid had two of its six hits in the inning.
Heuvelton scored two runs in the second inning and single runs in the third and fourth. The Bulldogs had 13 hits for the game.
Chris Williams started the game on the mound for the Blue Bombers, before being relieved by Shane McNierney in the fourth and Kamm Cassidy in the fifth.
Jack Palmer earned the win on the mound for Heuvelton after working five-plus innings.
The Blue Bombers came into the game as the No. 8 seed after capturing the Section VII, Class D title with a victory over Moriah. It was their second-straight sectional title.
Heuvelton (19-2) was the No. 2 seed and carries an 18- game winning streak into the state semifinals in Binghamton.