LP squads open season with wins
The Lake Placid baseball and softball teams started their seasons with victories on the road Monday.
Despite picking up just two hits, the Blue Bombers boys came through with a 4-3 win over Northern Adirondack in a matchup that saw Lake Placid rally with two runs in the top of the seventh and then hold off a Bobcats’ threat in the bottom of the inning.
In a game where pitchers on both teams combined to fan 30 batters, Foster Wood belted the big hit for the winners with a two-run single in the top of the seventh. Trailing 4-3, NAC got a runner to second base in its final at bat but he was left stranded.
Lake Placid utilized three pitchers who combined for 14 strikeouts. Matt Brandes started the game, Pj Colby entered the contest in the third inning and Schyler Jordon finished the job, throwing the final two innings to earn the win.
Cody Lambert was the Bobcats starting pitcher and worked until the fifth inning. He also led NAC’s six-hit effort with three hits, including a double.
The Blue Bombers were next slated to play at home Thursday against Moriah.
Lake Placid 17, Moriah 12
The Lake Placid softball team rode a 17-hit attack and error-free defense to a 17-12 victory over Moriah on Monday in Port Henry.
Chelsea Moore paced the Blue Bombers offense with four hits, Dariana Patterson followed with three hits and Danaya Patterson and Grace Crawford added two apiece in the win.
Crawford also took over in the pitcher’s circle in the fifth inning and came through with the win.
The Vikings grabbed a 6-0 lead two innings into the game, but Lake Placid rallied with a seven-run top of the third and led the rest of the way.
The Blue Bombers are scheduled to play their home-opener today against Ticonderoga at the Lake Placid Show Grounds starting at 4:30 p.m.
Lake Placid 250, Tupper Lake 316
TUPPER LAKE — In a tuneup for the upcoming Champlain Valley Athletic Conference golf season, Lake Placid notched a non-league victory Thursday, May 6 with a 250-316 triumph over Tupper Lake.
Playing on the Lumberjacks home course at the Tupper Lake Country Club, the Blue Bombers won five matches and finished even in a sixth match on the way to the win.
Playing in the first and second positions, Lake Placid’s Jack Armstrong and Brady Trembley finished as co-medalists with match-low rounds of 46 on the par-35 front nine.
Chris Byrne, Drew Ferebee and Alex Wright also picked up wins for Lake Placid. Grady Draper of the Blue Bombers and Tupper Lake’s Brandon Boudreau finished tied in the third spot with 59s.
Taran Dubey shot the low round for Tupper Lake with a 50 in his four-stroke loss to Trembley.