Crown Point defeated two local teams this week and went on to sweep the boys and girls MVAC Championships. The Lady Orange made it to the final, but couldn't hold on and fell 4-2. The Mountaineers lost a tight contest to Schroon Lake, who went on to fall to Crown Point for the title. Section VII Class D brackets were released this week and teams will move on to sectional play.
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KEENE - Schroon Lake moved onto the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference championship on May 20 with a 1-0 win over division III champs, the Mountaineers.
Anthony Vanderwalker scored on a balk in the second inning and Mountaineers couldn't rally against the Wildcats.
Wednesday's game came down to a pitching duel between the Wildcats' Lance Paradis and the Mountaineers' Tatsuki Miyazato. Paradis struck out nine, walked four and gave up three infield hits. Miyazato returned 14 to the dugout, walked one and allowed three hits.
"It was a great baseball game, with great pitching and no errors," said Schroon Lake coach Mike Sharp. "It's a shame it was decided on a balk, but we put ourselves in position to take advantage."
Minerva-Newcomb threatened the lead in the sixth when Miyazato singled and stole second. He was then tagged on the way to third off a ground ball.
No player on either team had two hits - three players rapped singles for both clubs.
Schroon Lake went on to give up the MVAC championship to Crown Point on May 22.
Section VII Class D baseball bracket
Quarterfinals - Friday, May 28
Elizabethtown/Lake Placid winner @ Schroon Lake (1), 4:30 p.m.
Willsboro (5) vs. Westport/Keene (4) winner @ Westport, 4:30 p.m.
Johnsburg/Chazy winner @ Crown Point, TBA
Moriah (6) vs. Minerva-Newcomb (3) @ Newcomb, 4:30 p.m.