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Ticonderoga eyes Final Four berths in baseball, softball

Crown Point teams eliminated from state tournament

Tanner Wright hurled a gem for Ti against Section X champion Norwood-Norfolk, allowing four hits and fanning five in posting the 1-0 win. Ticonderoga plays in today’s regional final in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament.

Tanner Wright hurled a gem for Ti against Section X champion Norwood-Norfolk, allowing four hits and fanning five in posting the 1-0 win. Ticonderoga plays in today’s regional final in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Baseball

Ticonderoga advances

Ticonderoga advanced to today’s regional final in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament with a 1-0 win against Norwood-Norfolk June 5.

The Sentinels, the Section VII champion, will face Section II champion Voorheesville today at 4 p.m. at SUNY-Plattsburgh. The winner moves on to the state Final Four.

Tanner Wright hurled a gem for Ti against Section X champion Norwood-Norfolk, allowing four hits and fanning five in posting the shut out.

Ti got the game’s only run in the first inning when Nate Lenhart singled. He advanced on a sacrifice by Troy Granger and moved to third base on a ground out by Miles Austin. Lenhart then scored on a wild pitch.

The Sentinels had just two hits in the contest off losing pitcher Jordan Lashomb. Quentin Austin had the other Sentinel hit, a single in the fifth inning.

Crown Point eliminated

Crown Point was eliminated from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D baseball tournament by Fort Ann, 9-0, June 5.

The Panthers, the Section VII champion, entered the game undefeated, but Fort Ann’s Robert Sprague twirled a two-hit shut out to end their season with a 15-1 record.

Tanner Macey and Dan Groshans managed the Crown Point base knocks.

Jeff Johnson had three hits and drove in three runs for the winners.

Softball

Crown Point falls

Crown Point was beaten in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D baseball tournament by Fort Ann, 9-1, June 5.

The win advances the Section II champion to this weekend’s state Final Four.

Fort Ann scored five runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the fifth to claim the victory.

Crown Point took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth frame as Hailey White reached on an infield hit, stole second base and scored on a hit by Ellen Kiely.

Ticonderoga plays today

Ticonderoga will face Greenwich in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C regional softball final today at SUNY-Plattsburgh at 4 p.m.

The Sentinels had a bye in the opening round of the state tournament. The winner will advance to the state Final Four this weekend in Queensbury.

Greenwich is 17-8 on the season and is the Section II champion.

Ticonderoga, the Section VII champion, is 13-3 on the campaign.

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