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Massena and Salmon River Baseball, Softball Regular Seasons


Skyler Trumble steals third base while playing against Potsdam on May 11.

Massena and Salmon River's baseball and softball teams saw mixed results in more than a dozen combined games for the four squads over the week of May 6 to 12.

The Lady Raiders edged past hosts Potsdam by a single run on May 11. Massena pitcher Ieronhenehtha Point struck out two batters and walked three, giving up 12 hits and seven errors. For Potsdam, Taylor Benda struck out two, walked one and allowed five hits. Brittany Streeter and Skyler Trumble each batted singles and scored two runs. At the bat, Point knocked a double and crossed home plate once. Natasha Gardner hit a double with an RBI. Sydnee Carroll and Jessica Amo each knocked singles. For Potsdam, Alex Quinn had three hits, including a double and one run scored.

On the same day, the Massena baseball team shut out the host Sandstoners 4-0. On the mound, Merrick Taraska struck out four, walked one and scattered five hits for a complete-game shutout win. For Potsdam, Keller McGowan struck out seven, walked one and gave up one earned run. Josh Sheets scored the only run the Raiders needed in their first at-bat. He got on base, stole second and then third and went to score after being driven in by an Engstrom single. In the second, four straight Massena batters got on base, driving in two insurance runs. Sheets got on base in the fifth inning and went on to score on an error.

In other Raiders and Shamrocks action, Massena dropped a 14-4 game to Franklin Academy on May 7 in Massena. While trailing 4-1, Malone rallied for eight runs in the third inning to retake the game. Engstrom batted in two Massena runs. Chris Paige singled and scored once. He also was on the mound for the first four innings, striking out five, walking two and giving up seven hits. Josh Sheets tallied an RBI.

On May 10, Massena and Salmon River's baseball teams played with the visiting Raiders taking a 10-0 win in a game that lasted five innings. David Dubray pitched for the win and struck out 15 batters while the Shamrocks had one hit, a Logan Foster single. For Salmon River, Cameron Cartier pitched two innings and allowed five runs on five hits. Conner Lewis pitched the third inning and Tim Cook pitched the fourth and fifth, striking out two batters. For Massena, Chris Paige rapped a pair of singles. Garrett Engstrom and Alex Rusaw each hit doubles. Matt Phillips, Robbie Southwick, Zach Monacelli, Josh Sheets and Jarrett Reed each had solo hits.

On May 6, Salmon River baseball fell 12-0 to Malone and then 12-10 to Canton on May 8.

That same day, Massena split a doubleheader with Gouverneur. They won the first game 12-0 and lost the second 4-2. In game one, Taraska pitched the first four innings and Phillips took over for the shutout where they allowed a combined six hits. Massena runners reached home plate seven times in the third inning. Paige singled with an RBI and three runs scored. Engstrom singled, doubled, and drove home three runners. In game two, Gouverneur's Mason Pankey knocked a two-run homer in the fifth inning when the score was tied 2-2, which would earn his team the game. Connor Fenlong struck out 14 batters in a one-hitter. Engstrom made Massena's only hit of the game, a first-inning home run.

Salmon River softball weathered three doubleheaders that week. They played Malone twice on May 11, with a 12-5 final in game one and 16-4 in game two. Lauren Martin walked six and struck out two batters in the opening game. Talon Wylie fanned three and walked three in the closer. Salmon River had an early advantage, leading 2-1 in the second inning and rallying for three runs in the third. For the Lady Shamrocks, Mary Gray knocked two singles. Wylie, Katrina Oakes and Sierra Brockway hit a single each. In game two, Oakes, Wylie and Gray each hit the ball twice. Martin, Carli Cartier and Jasmine Dunn all hit singles. Salmon River also met St. Lawrence Central for a May 10 twinbill that saw the Larries take both games 16-0 each time. Makiah Ramsdell pitched back-to-back no hitters. Two nights earlier, the Lady Shamrocks dropped both games of a doubleheader with Canton, 25-0 and 20-5.

Sydnee Carroll raps a base hit against Potsdam on May 11.

Massena's softball team took a narrow win over Gouverneur and lost by a single run to Malone. The game against the Lady Wildcats ended in an 11-10 final tally on May 8. Sydnee Carroll and Ieronhenehtha Point each pitched for the win and gave up a combined 17 hits as the squad scored seven times in the opening inning. Alyssa Eubank and Alex Currier hit a single and a home run. Brittany Streeter rapped two singles. Two nights later, Massena fell 2-1 to the Lady Huskies. Brittany Condon struck out five batters and walked nine while allowing five hits. Streeter, Eubank and Condon accounted for the hits while Logan Deshaies scored their run.

On the baseball diamond, Massena took an 8-2 May 10 win over Ogdensburg and Salmon River, the same day, lost 10-0 to Malone. At Massena, Ogdensburg was leading 2-1 after two innings before the Raiders rallied for five runs in the third. Engstrom struck our four with no walks while scattering three hits. Neither of the Blue Devils' runs were earned. Engstrom had three hits with three RBIs. Phillips hit twice and drove home two batters. Paige batted a triple. Jared Barr rapped three of four OFA hits.

In the Salmon game, Donovan Lauzon took the loss. Ian French relieved him in the fourth inning. Cameron Cartier connected for their only hit, a single in the opening inning.


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