Ticonderoga came up a game short of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four, losing to the Section II champion Maple Hill, 7-0, in the Class C quarterfinals June 10.
Jaime Schultz paced Maple Hill, firing a two-hitter and striking out 14 Sentinels. Schultz is headed to Division I High Point in the fall, taking his 95 mph-plus fastball with him.
Jake Taylor had an infield hit in the third inning and Robert teRiele had a base hit in the seventh for the locals, who finish the season with a 17-3 record. The Sentinels also won their fifth straight Section VII Class C baseball championship.
Maple Hill got three runs in the third to take the lead on run-scoring hits by Nick Pappas and Mike Doughtie.
Ti errors contributed to two-run rallies in the fifth and sixth innings.
Ticonderoga advanced to the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament with a 7-6 comeback win against Norwood-Norfolk June 8.
Trailing 6-5 in the final inning, Steven Lenhart led off by being hit by a pitch. He stole second and tied the game on Todd Carr's RBI single. Carr, who took second on the throw, then scored the game-winning run on a base hit by Anthony Barnao.
Early it looked like Section X champion Norwood-Norfolk would advance. The Flyers scored in the first inning and added four more runs in the third for a 5-0 lead.
The Sentinels, the Section VII champion, got three runs back in the bottom of the third, taking advantage of two N-N errors and Tyler Bush's RBI single.
Ti got a run in the fourth on Lenhart's suicide squeeze bunt and knotted the game, 5-5, in the fifth on another N-N error.
Norwood-Norfolk scored in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead and set the stage for the Ti comeback.