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Ticonderoga continues winning ways with Section VII/Class C crown

Ticonderoga continued its dominance of Section VII baseball, winning its seventh straight Section VIIClass C championship May 31.

The Sentinels downed Northern Adirondack, 11-5, in the section title game.

Ti struggled early, trailing 5-2 in the second inning. From there it was all Ticonderoga. The Sentinels scored a pair in the home second to make it 5-4 and took the lead with two more runs in the fourth. A single tally in the fifth padded the lead and the locals iced the game with a four-run rally in the sixth.

Dan Morrison paced the Ti offense with four hits. He also stole home in the game. Tyler Tucker and Nate Lenhart each had a pair of knocks for the Sentinels.

Tanner Purkey gave up five runs in the second inning, but settled down to gain the mound win. He fanned nine in five innings. Lenhart finished the game in relief.

Class C Regionals

Fort Plain 5, Ticonderoga 4

The Sentinels scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to force extras against Fort Plain in the state regionals June 6.

However, Fort Plain scored the only other run of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, advancing to the regional championships.

Tanner Purkey, Bobby Grey and Doug Wilson each collected RBI's in the key seventh inning, rallying from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game.

Purkey pitched the first five innings for the Sentinels, while Tyler Tucker came in for the final four innings.

Class D semifinals

Westport/Keene 10, Schroon Lake 4

Schroon Lake was eliminated from the Section VII Class D baseball tournament May 31, falling to Westport-Keene, 10-4.

The Wildcats took a 3-2 lead in the third inning, but that advanatge was short-lived. Westport-Keene took the lead back in the home half of the frame and never looked back.

Lance Paradis led the Schroon attack with three hits.

Chazy 15, Crown Point 3

Crown Point was eliminated from the Section VII Class D baseball tournament May 31, losing to Chazy, 15-3.

Ricky Osier scattered seven hits for Chazy. At the plate he had two hits and scored four times.

John Tregan and Kaleb Snide combined for to drive in 10 runs for the winners.

Gabe Macey had two hits for Crown Point.

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