Patriots silence Indians' bats, but are unable to rally in seventh

Peru 5, Lake Placid 3

Justus Ruff did it on the mound and with the bat for the Indians, collecting three hits and earning the win in relief against the Blue Bombers May 2.

Nick Demarais started for the Indians, and Will Flynn picked up the save in relief. The trio combined for 14 strikeouts.

Jared McLean had two hits for the Indians, including a double.

Chris Orsi struck out six batters in seven innings in the loss, allowing six hits. Orsi, Ryan Meyer, Daryl Brier and Mario Gonzalez each had a hit for the Blue Bombers.


Matt Letourneau collected three hits, including a double, while driving in four runs as the Cougars blanked the Patriots May 2.

Logan Miller added a triple as part of a three-hit performance, while Steven Carder added a triple and Jamie Davison collected a double and a single.

Liam McDonough pitched a solid six innings for the Cougars, with Carder finishing out the game.

Austin House collected three hits, including a double, for the Patriots, while T.J. Burl added two hits and Kodie Simpson, Dave Warner and Shane Douglas saw time on the mound.

Westport 10, Johnsburg 8

Kevin Russell may have set a New York State record against the Jaguars, striking out more batters than outs in a regulation seven-inning high school game.

Russell, in picking up his second win of the season, struck out 22 Johnsburg batters. There are 21 outs in a seven-inning game. As part of the performance, Russell may have also set a record when he struck out five batters in one three-out inning.

Sam Earl, who had struck out 18 in a no-hit effort the game before, had a double and triple for the Beagles offense. Max VanWie added a triple and Cooper Sayward hit a double in the win.

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