Kevin Russell struck out 10 batters and the Beagles held off a late inning surge to beat the Wildcats, 8-6, May 14.
Dylan Boyle supplied a three-run homer of the inside the park variety, totaling four runs batted in on the day. Sam Earl and David Quaglietta tripled in the win, while Russell added a double.
When asked about the closeness of the game, Markwica said, "I knew it would be close. That's a really good baseball team. They never laid down on us."
Markwica said he was proud of the defensive effort of his team in the game, noting errors were kept to a minimum, unlike other recent outings. He also said the team stepped up its offense in the win.
"Today, we broke the sticks out," he said, and gave credit to his veteran pitcher.
PHS4, Saranac Lake 2
Timmy Curran drove home two with a double in the sixth inning as the Hornets got past the Red Storm May 10.
Curran also hit a double earlier in the game, while Anthony Porcelli hit a solo home run and Brian Latulipe also had a double. Robbie Knowles got the win in relief for the Hornets, while Porcelli pitched the seventh inning for the save.
Chris Dorman had a double for the Red Storm, while Tyler O'Neil worked six innings on the mound in the loss.
Ti 9, Lake Placid 4
The Sentinels scored five runs in the sixth inning to get past the Blue Bombers May 10.
Ryan Meyer had a double in the loss, while pitching the final two innings in relief.
Willsboro 18, ELCS 3
The Warriors scored eight runs in the fourth inning to race past the Lions May 10.
Clay Sherman hit three doubles in the game while Clayton Cross added a double. Both players drove home two runs apiece.