Salmon River Shamrocks girls take third straight Section 10 crown; Massena softball moves to state play
By Andy Gardner.
The Salmon River Shamrocks easily clinched a third consecutive Section 10 title over the Canton Golden Bears and are headed to state finals.
They advanced in the Class D bracket at Jamesville-Dewitt on Thursday, June 2.
The Shamrocks built a 14-1 lead in the Thursday, May 26 game at Potsdam High School by halftime and went on to win 18-4. Section 10 MVP Wynter Jock led the Shamrocks offense with six goals and an assist. Tallis Tarbell scored four goals. Joryan Adams scored three goals with four helpers. Jianna Lazore scored twice and helped set up four other plays. Goalie Kimora Swamp turned aside five shots. Vivian Coburn led the Golden Bears with a trio of goals.
The Shamrocks reached the Section 10 banner game after having defeated Potsdam 26-5 in Section 10 semifinals/
Joryan Adams scored nine goals with three helpers. Wynter Jock tallied six goals and four assists. Jianna Lazore and Ariyah Lafrance both scored five goals with four assists.
On Wednesday, May 25, the Massena Raiders won the Section 10 Class A championship game at St. Lawrence University.
The final score was 2-1 over the Franklin Academy Huskies. This year will be the first NYSPHSAA softball playoffs since the spring of 2019. Massena advances to Malta on Thursday, June 2 to play the Section 2 Class A champs.
Massena hurler Isabelle Wilson pitched a complete game fanning eight batters, walking five and allowing two hits. Malone's Mackenzie Lane struck out nine, walked two and gave up five hits.
The first three Raider batters reached base, with two caught in stealing attempts and a fourth struck out. Malone's Grace St. Mary in the bottom of the first was walked. She stole second and then moved to third base on a wild pitch. Three batters later, she crossed home plate on a second wild pitch.
After a scoreless second inning with three strikeouts from Wilson, Massena scored their two runs in the top of the third. Joslynn Bay led off with a single and then reached second on a ground ball out. Nylah Tillman then batted and reeled an RBI single. Maddie Tusa then reached base after batting a single. Up next, Wilson drew a walk. With the bases loaded, Tillman scored what would hold up as the game-winning run when a pitch hit Kristen Oliver.
Malone's hits came off of a bunt single from St. Mary and a single linedrive were Malone's two hits.