BOLTON LANDING - It was nothing short of a merry-go-round - and the Orange were loving the ride. With nine hits, numerous walks and nine Bolton errors, runners on base were easy to come by for Indian Lake/Long Lake as they hammered the Bolton Eagles 16-3 Monday, May 11.
Pitcher Jordan Monthony struck out 11 Eagles while working six scoreless innings. He scattered 7 hits.
"Jordan pitched a great game," Orange Coach John Reynolds said. "That has been our strength all season. We have three quality starters."
Monthony is paired with team ace Alex Smith and number three starter Jordan Wallace.
Offensively, the Orange pounded the ball - running the Bolton outfield all night long.
"I think we hit some of the longest doubles in history tonight," Reynolds said of the Bolton field with atypical ground-rules.
Monthony drove in five with two doubles, Wallace drove in three and Kris Baines and Smith added two additional RBIs.
"I still would like to see a few more guys putting the ball into play," Reynolds said.
The win propels the undefeated Orange to 10-0 overall with big games against fellow MVAC powerhouses Crown Point and Schroon Lake after press time.
Jags up-end Keene
KEENE - AJ Heid scattered five hits over five innings and closer Josh Harvey struck out four over the final two innings as Johnsburg outlasted Keene 7-6 Monday, May 11.
Kevin Conner drove in the deciding run with an RBI double in the sixth.
Crown Point downs Minerva-Newcomb
CROWN POINT - Mountaineer Brandon Poulton took a tough loss Monday, May 11 allowing only three hits and striking out eight.
Crown Point scored two runs in the first and maintained a slim lead throughout. They won 4-2 powered by the 12 strikeout performance of Nathan Tabor.
Brandon Tokarz, Sam Kelly and Devon Tokarz all had doubles for Minerva-Newcomb.