Hartford sports round-up, April 14, 2022

Hartford-Fort Edward wins softball opener

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford-Fort Edward softball team finished just 3-9 last spring in a rebuilding year and the 2022 edition of the team is even younger and less experienced than last year’s squad.

However, after claiming the Tri-County Middle League title last summer, things seem to be looking up for the merged program. Hartford-Fort Edward opened the season in dramatic fashion last Monday, edging Corinth 9-8 in nine innings on their home diamond.

In the extra frame freshman Ava Nadeau launched a fly ball to the outfield. Olivia Lindridge tagged up when the ball was caught and scampered home with the winning run as Hartford-Fort Edward nabbed the walk-off victory.

Things got off to a rocky start for Hartford-Fort Edward. After falling behind 1-0 in the first, Corinth scored six runs to take seemingly a commanding lead.

Hartford-Fort Edward scored twice in the third and twice in the fourth to close the game. The Tomahawks also pushed a run across in the fourth to lead 7-5.

Corinth led 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t close it out as Hartford-Fort Edward managed to score a run to tie the game and force extra innings.

Raeghan Liebig had a solid performance for Hartford-Fort Edward, going 4 for 4 at the plate and earning the win in the circle with 11 strikeouts.

Nadeau was 3 for 4 with a pair of triples. Lindridge doubled.

Olivia Mann was 4 for 5 with a double and two triples for the Tomahawks. Tegan Grady was 2 for 4.

Hartford-Fort Edward was 1-0 after the win. Corinth fell to 0-2.

TanaForts top Tomahawks, 6-3

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford-Fort Edward baseball team won their second game of the young season as they defeated Corinth 6-3 in Adirondack League play. The TanaForts jumped to an early lead and held off the Tomahawks the rest of the way.

Hartford-Fort Edward scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on three more in the fifth. It turned out to be all they needed.

Corinth plated single runs in the second, fourth and seventh innings, but could not reel in the TanaForts.

Ed Amell led Hartford-Fort Edward at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs. Bryce Tyler went 2 for 4. JP Lavin also knocked in a pair of runs.

Drake Stewart earned the win on the mound for the TanaForts. Stewart pitched a complete game, yielding just six hits while striking out 10.

Mason Bownell was 3 for 4 for Corinth. Edward McGuire was 2 for 4 for the Tomahawks. Logan Dishon and Josh Colson both doubled.

Hartford-Fort Edward was 1-0, 2-0 after the win. Corinth fell to 0-1, 0-1.