Ticonderoga There were snow flurries. The temperature was about 30 degrees with a cold wind. It was a perfect opening day for the Ticonderoga High School baseball team.
The Sentinels won their season-opening tournament March 31, taking wins from AuSable Valley and Peru.
Ti edged Peru in the championship game, 4-3, on Doug Wilson’s single.
Jordan Woods staked the home squad to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run single. After Peru rallied for three runs and the lead in the bottom of the first, Ti scored the winning runs in the third frame as Wilson lashed his base knock.
Quentin Austin worked the first four innings to get the mound win. Nate Lenhart closed the game to earn a save for Ti.
Miles Austin had two hits for the winners.
Ticonderoga advanced to the title tilt with a dramatic eight-inning 9-8 win against AuSable Valley in the first round.
Lenhart singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Miles Austin to give Ti the win.
The Sentinels trailed most the game, rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and force extra innings. Joe Gonyeau had the big blow, a two-run single that tied the game.
Wilson had four hits in the game.
Tanner Wright, working in relief of Woods, gained the pitching win.
Peru reached the championship game by beating Moriah, 8-6.
Moriah scored six times in the opening inning, but couldn’t hold on. Jeff Greenough suffered the mound loss.
AuSable Valley topped Moriah, 8-2, to win the consolation game.
Moriah struck early again, scoring twice in the first inning, but the Viking bats then fell silent.
Tim Breeyear, who had two hits for the local nine, took the pitching loss for Moriah.