It’s the sixth straight section title for the Sentinels, who advance to the state Class C tournament. The Sentinels get a first-round bye and will host the winner of Section X-Section II playoff game June 6 at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Ticonderoga led 6-2 in the final inning against Lake Placid before the Bombers’ Serina Hayes belted a two-out, three-run home run to cut Lake Placid’s deficit to 6-5. It made the game interesting, but Lake Placid never got closer.
Jordan McKee got the pitching win for Ti.
Tied 1-1, the Sentinels scored twice to take the lead in the third inning on RBI hits by Megan Campney and Katie Palandrani.
Lake Placid got within 3-2, but Ti secured the victory with a three-run fifth inning. An error allowed two of those runs to score.
Andrea Rich reached base in all three of her plate appearances for the Sentinels, drawing two walks and adding a single.
Crown Point advances
Crown Point topped Keene, 6-3, to reach the Section VII Class D softball tournament championship game May 30.
The Panthers will face Elizabethtown-Lewis for the section crown Friday, June 1, at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Keene jumped to a 2-0 lead against the Panthers, but Crown Point got single runs in the second and fourth innings to knot the contest.
After Keene took a 3-2 lead, the Panthers exploded for four runs in the sixth for the win. Hailey White had a two-run double in the rally and Amanda Wolf drove home two runs with a single for the winners.
White had three hits and three RBI for the Panthers. Brittany Foote also had three hits, including a home run for the winners.
Wolf and winning pitcher Alexandra Macey each had two hits for Crown Point.