All local teams dove head first into some heated league play this week. The Mountaineers topped the Jaguars and Johnsburg went on to beat the Orange later in the week. For the girls, the Orange tallied an impressive win over Keene on April 29. Minerva-Newcomb fell to both Johnsburg and Bolton, but rallied to beat Wells later in the week. Johnsburg fell to the Lady Orange on May 3.
JOHNSBURG - Brandon Poulton struck out 12 in seven innings, and teammates Tatsuki Myazato and Morgan Wilson each had two hits as the Mountaineers topped Johnsburg on April 29.
The Jaguars' Sean O'Neill and Taylor Ordway had the lone extra base hits of the game with one double apiece. O'Neill had two hits and pitchers Ben Richards and Kevin Conner combined for 13 strikeouts.
MINERVA - Tatsuki Miyazoto had his second consecutive 16-strikeout performance for the Mountaineers as they soared past the Eagles of Bolton on April 30.
Morgan Winslow led Minerva-Newcomb's hitting attack with two singles.
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INDIAN LAKE - Johnsburg's Sean O'Neill hit a double and Ben Richards pitched four innings for the win as the Jaguars defeated Indian Lake-Long Lake on May 1.
Hank Evatt homered for the Orange and Kevin Boya doubled and Connor Burgess tallied a double and a triple.
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KEENE VALLEY - Freshman Emma Gray pitched a three-hitter in her first varsity start from the circle as Indian Lake-Long Lake crushed Keene on April 29.
Gray struck out 10 batters, only gave up three hits and had two singles and an RBI at the plate for the Orange.
Murphy Farrell went 4 for 5 with four RBIs, Kaylie Miller tripled and Carli Reynolds added a double, single and two RBIs for the winners.