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Saranac Lake 7, Seton Catholic 4

SARANAC LAKE – The Red Storm got their first win of the season with an 11-hit effort against Seton Catholic in CVAC softball.

Kelsey Blanchard pitched a full game for the win as Saranac Lake played error-free defense. Meanwhile, the Storm's bats were cracking with Mallory Cotter hitting a double and Chelsea LaFountain a triple. Sarah Drake, Jen Peryea, and Jackie Cummings each pitched in with an RBI.

Plattsburgh 11, Lake Placid 7

PLATTSBURGH – The Blue Bombers came up big with seven runs against a tough Plattsburgh softball team. Unfortunately, the Hornets were able to score just a few more.

Lake Placid got started early with two runs in the first, but soon fell behind as the Hornets were able to bat home some early walks, amassing nine runs by the end of the second inning.

With four runs in the fifth, the Bombers were poised for a comeback, but Carly Neale held on for Plattsburgh on the mound, finishing with six strikeouts.

Peru 6, AuSable Valley 4

PERU – AuSable Valley scored four runs on four hits, but couldn't catch up to the Indians in CVAC softball.

Peru tallied all of their six runs in the second inning, forcing the Patriots to beat the seven-strikeout effort of pitcher Kelly Kezar. Jena Finnegan hit a double, scoring two out of three AuSable Valley runs in the fifth, but it would be as close as the Patriots would get. Alexandra Hoey suffered the loss on the mound.

AuSable Valley 13, Lake Placid 11

LAKE PLACID – It took extra innings, but the Patriots ultimately prevailed against a determined Lake Placid squad in CVAC softball.

AuSable Valley found themselves down by three runs before battling back to tie the game 6-6 in the top of the fifth. Both teams were deadlocked until the Patriots scored three more runs in the eighth, only to have that lead erased by RBI hits from Chelsea Preston and Molly Ploof. Ploof finished 3-for-5, as did Megan Caudill.

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