PLATTSBURGH-The last time he saw the Beagles, Chazy sophomore pitcher Kyle Bissonette walked four batters and got only one out on a pickoff play.
In his second outing against them in the Class D championship game June 2, Bissonette again walked four Westport/Keene batters - over seven innings of championship work.
Bissonette surrendered only two hits and one unearned run while striking out nine to lead the Eagles to their first sectional baseball title in school history.
"I wanted to come out, throw my hardest, work ahead in the count and stay positive," Bissonette said. "I wanted to play as hard as I could. I was amped up for this game and wanted to be better than I was the last time I faced these guys."
"I was proud of Kyle for him to come back and throw the way that he did," Chazy head coach Brian Norcross said."
The top of the Eagles' lineup did most of the damage against the Beagles, with Ricky Osier scoring two runs, Kaleb Snide scoring twice and driving in the opening run of the game on a first inning double, and John Tregan driving in the final run of the game on a single in the third inning.
"He (Beagles pitcher Sam Earl) threw me a curve ball and I jumped on it late and it was the perfect hit to allow Ricky to score," Snide said about his double. "Winning a sectional title in baseball is something that has never been done here, and it is great to be part of the team that finally accomplished that goal."
"I am so proud of these 13 kids," Norcross said. "They worked hard to accomplish something that has never been done at Chazy, they should be proud of that."
Nathan Reynolds also connected on a double for the Eagles, driving in Kyle McCarthy, who had reached on a single in the second inning.