Hartford sports round-up, May 5, 2022

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A Hartford-Fort Edward batter waits for a pitch in last week’s game against Granville at Bob Wilkins Field. (Photo by Keith Harrington)

After narrow loss, TanaForts win two

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford-Fort Edward baseball team narrowly fell to Granville but the TanaForts won their other two games of the week, sweeping North Warren and Warrensburg in Adirondack League action.

On Monday at North Warren, Hartford-Fort Edward scored early and often on their way to a 15-1 win over the Cougars.

The TanaForts took a 3-0 lead in the first, then tacked on five in the second and four in the third to build a 12-1 advantage.

Hartford-Fort Edward plated two more runs and another in the fifth to close out the scoring.

Drake Stewart fired a complete game on the hill for the TanaForts. Stewart gave up just three hits and struck out seven. Stewart was also 2 for 4 at the plate.

Bryce Tyler and Ed Amell both doubled for Hartford-Fort Edward. Cole Gauthier was 2 for 3 with four RBIs.

For the Cougars, Wesley Bolton was 2 fo2. Connor Jennings was 1 for 3.

Hartford-Fort Edward moved to 2-3, 4-3 with the win. North Warren is 1-3, 1-3.

It took eight innings to get the job done, but Hartford-Fort Edward came away with an extra innings win over Warrensburg in league baseball.

Tyler was the winning pitcher for Hartford-Fort Edward. He went seven innings, scattering eight hits and striking out eight. Tyler was also 3 for 4 with a double.

Tyler capped off his stellar performance by scoring the winning run in the top of the eighth to lead the TanaForts.

Drake Stewart pitched the eighth to earn the save for the TanaForts. Ed Amell drove in a pair of runs.

Brady Cheney pitched well for the Burghers, giving up just four hits and striking out 12. Cheney also had two RBIs.

Caleb Remington and Evan LaPell had two hits each for Warrensburg.

Hartford-Fort Edward improved to 3-4, 4-5. Warrensburg is 2-6, 4-6.

Hartford-Fort Edward wins in a walk-off, 9-8

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 as Ava Nadeau launched a fly ball to the outfield and Olivia Lindridge tagged up and scampered home with the winning run for 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 in the second to take a seemingly commanding lead.

Hartford-Fort Edward scored twice in the third and two more 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. Hartford-Fort Edward managed to score a run to tie the game up 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.