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Lake George's defense shines in shutout showdown

FORT ANN - In a dual of two seasoned pitchers, Lake George sensation Katelyn Callahan kept her pitches sizzling and her demeanor cool Aug. 23 to defeat Fort Ann 3-0.

The crucial Adirondack League showdown left Lake George undefeated, while proving that Callahan's teammates have solid defensive skills to back up their acclaimed four-year starter.

With the win, the Warriors advanced to 6-0 for the season, which fans are hoping will be a stellar campaign.

Fort Ann did manage six hits, but the Warrior defense showed their talent in keeping runners away from home base as they scooped up nine ground balls for outs.

Callahan's exceedingly fast pitches, known to be perplexing, stayed predominantly in the strike zone - or they tricked Cardinal batters to swing - as Callahan didn't walk a single batter.

Whether it was her blazing fastball, crazy curve, baffling screwball or her perplexing riser, she kept them on target and kept control of the competition.

Cardinal Pitcher Kindra Monahan demonstrated her throwing ability, too, as she contained Lake George to six hits.

Balancing out her famed pitching, Callahan also hit well, tallying a single and an RBI double that scored the final run in the fifth inning. Teammate Molly Blackmon, also a Senior, slammed a deep double that allowed two runs to score in the second inning.

Also showing their talent for the Warriors was a trio of infielders in a suspenseful double play. Junior shortstop Erin Blunt snagged a ground ball and threw it to Senior First Baseman Taylor Dawson, who relayed it without hesitation to Sophomore Rebecca Kandora at third base, who tagged a sliding runner in a millisecond before she touched the base.

The Warrior defense shined, and it showed up not only with the shutout, but the fact that the game included no errors attributed to Lake George.

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