Hartford sports round-up, April 21, 2022

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Hartford-Fort Edward softball pitcher Raeghan Liebig fires a pitch against Lake George last week. (Photo by Keith Harrington)

Hartford-Fort Edward wins, 9-8

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford-Fort Edward softball team finished just 3-9 last spring in a rebuilding year. The 2022 edition of the team is even younger and less experienced than last year’s squad but, 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 after the ball was caught and scampered home with the winning run.

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 a seemingly commanding lead.

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

Raeghan Liebig had a solid performance for Hartford-Fort Edward. Liebig was 4 for 4 at the plate and earned 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.

Hartford baseball team drops a pair

By Keith Harrington

It was a difficult week for the Hartford-Fort Edward baseball team as they dropped a pair of contests.

On Monday Argyle blanked the TanaForts, 8-0, in Adirondack League play. The Scots got a strong pitching performance from Carson Bartow in the victory.

Bartow went the distance to earn the win on the bump, scattering five hits and striking out six.

Argyle plated single runs in the first and second innings off Hartford-Fort Edward starter Drake Stewart to take a 2-0 lead. It turned out to be all the runs they needed.

The Scots added three runs in the fourth and three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Bartow had a pair of hits for the Scots. Lucas Kingsley was 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs for Argyle. Nate Stanley was 2 for 3 with a double. Caden Cuthburt drove in a pair of runs and Jared Montello doubled.

Ed Amell was 2 for 3 for HFE. JP Lavin doubled.

Drake Stewart struck out seven for the TanaForts.

Argyle raised its mark to 1-2, 2-2. Hartford-Fort Edward slipped to 1-2, 2-2.

On Wednesday, Hartford-Fort Edward was outmatched against a powerful Lake George club, 23-2, at Bob Wilkins Field. The Warriors pounded out 16 hits.

Lake George started innocently enough, leading just 2-0 after the first. The Warriors then exploded for nine runs in the second and nine more in the third to lead 20-0.

Hartford-Fort Edward scored its only two runs of the game in the bottom of the third.

JJ Salmon earned the win on the mound for the Warriors, yielding just a pair of hits.

Matthew Johnson was 3 for 3 at plate for Lake George with three RBIs. Brody McCabe was 2 for 2 and drove in a pair of runs. Salmon helped himself out by going 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs. Yogi Johnson was also 2 for 4 with four runs driven in. Max Dickinson had two hits and two RBIs.

Brendan Lamby, Luke Sheldon and Nate Hohman each tripled.

Bryce Tyler was 1 for 2 for the TanaForts. Lavin added a hit and an RBI.

Lake George moved to 4-0, 5-0. Hartford-Fort Edward is 1-3, 1-3.