Border Country Sports Report-April 11th

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Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I’m Keith Harrington.

Granville Softball Blanks Riverhawks

Most coaches agree the Adirondack League softball race is wide open this spring. However, the consensus is that if any team is worthy of being given the moniker as favorite, it could be Granville. The Golden Horde has the most returning players and a duo of experienced pitchers.

Granville flexed their muscles in their league opener Wednesday afternoon, blanking Corinth 12-0 at the Ken Burch Complex. It was the second straight win to start the season for the Golden Horde.

Senior Lauren Bascom led Granville, firing a no-hitter in the circle. Bascom struck out 12 in the five-inning gem.

Haylie Barber and Megan Decker both tripled for the Golden Horde. Lilly Baker doubled twice. Bascom and Makenna McKnight also contributed doubles.

Tegan Grady had eight Ks for the Riverhawks.

Granville is 1-0, 2-0.

Riverhawks Hold off Golden Horde

Corinth jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held off Granville 5-3 in Adirondack League baseball at Ken Burch Field in Granville.

The Riverhawks plated two runs in the first and three in the third to take command early. The Golden Horde scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull within two runs but could not complete the comeback.

Eddie McGuire earned the win on the mound, yielding five hits while striking out three.

McGuire and Logan Dishon both doubled for the Riverhawks. McGuire and Josh Colson each drove in a pair of runs. Dareck Graham and Kaden Wright also had hits for Corinth.

Liam Farrell had two hits and an RBI for Granville. Farrell struck out 10 while taking the loss on the mound for the Golden Horde. Will Jennings also struck out five in two innings of work.

Jennings and Evan Norton doubled for Granville.

Corinth is 1-0. Granville is 0-1, 1-1.

Lake George Rolls Over North Warren

The Lake George softball team rolled over North Warren 14-2 in five innings Wednesday in their Adirondack League opener.

Mollie Johnson and Alex Cavalier each had two hits to lead the Lakers.

Johnson had three RBIs. Cavalier had two RBIs and Shannon Briggs doubled for Lake George.

Amelia Gates picked up the pitching win for the Lakers.

Lake George is 1-0, 1-0.

Warrensburg Stays Perfect

The Warrensburg baseball team kept their record perfect, defeating a tough Hadley-Luzerne team 5-0 in their Adirondack League opener.

Brady Cheney fired a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts in six innings on the bump for the Burghers.

The contest was tied 0-0 until Warrensburg plated four runs as Cheney and Matt Case hooked up in a pitching battle.

Owen Jones paced the Burghers at the plate with a double, single, and an RBI. Caleb Remington added an RBI triple. Stevie Schloss chipped in a double and an RBI.

Schloss came on in the seventh to strike out two and finish the job for the Burghers.

Case struck out 12 for the Eagles.

Warrensburg is now 1-0, 5-0.

North Warren Defeats Lakers

North Warren started the season in impressive fashion, blanking defending Adirondack League champion Lake George 14-0.

Wyatt Jennings fired a four-hitter with 14 Ks for the Cougars.

Daniel Mattison added a base hit, two RBIs, and scored a run for North Warren.

Nick Jeckel had two hits and three stolen bases for Lake George.

North Warren is 1-0. Lake George is 0-1.

Photo Credit-Kim Bascom