Warriors progressing toward league crown

LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George High School softball team is on track to meet its goal of leading the Adirondack League, considering its series of victories so far this year.

Friday, the Warriors beat Fort Ann, a tough, unbeaten league opponent, by a slim 2-1 margin, in eight innings.

The effort boosted their 2009 record to 4-0 in the league.

The win came only a day after a 4-0 win over Corinth, another top contender for the league championship.

Pitching the duration of both games for Lake George was 2008 Adirondack League MVP Katelyn Callahan.

A junior, she's the fast, powerful pitcher that's been among the most dominant players in the region for two seasons.

Callahan, who can throw a greater variety of pitches than last year - and at a similar blistering speed - tallied 17 strikeouts against Fort Ann and nearly as many in the game against Corinth, which was a one-hitter. In this contest, Callahan tallied two hits, including a double; and she scored twice to advance her effort. Sara Anderson also aided the offensive charge, getting on base three times.

Katelyn also pitched against the earlier league games April 21 against Fort Edward and April 20 against North Warren.

Against the latter, Callahan's bat was hot, whacking a home run, a double, and tallying three RBIs.

"Katelyn's been really consistent at the plate for us, batting in high 300s," Warrior Coach Kelly Collins said.

Against North Warren, Collins saved Callahan's arm for later in the week. She took Callahan out after a few innings, bringing in Chelsea Scott who was credited for the 18-0 win. The pitching duo had 12 strikeouts and no walks. Taylor Dawson contributed with a double, a single and two runs, while Nicole Bureau contributed four singles.

Against Fort Edward, Callahan had 11 strikeouts and she and Taylor Dawson hit a double apiece as the Warriors beat the Forts 15-0. Sara Anderson had a double and a triple.

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