JERICHOâ€“After performing well in her final two regular season starts, coach Leslie Dunn opted to go with Taylor Blake out of the shute for the Falcons opening round game against Mount Mansfield.
â€śShe was great against Essex and MVU, so I figured we might as well go with her as she performs much better as a starter than as a reliever,â€ť said Dunn.
Blake gave it her all, but MMU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, so the coach brought in the ever-reliable Kayla Descheneau mid-way through the second to finish out the contest.
The Cougars tacked on two more runs in the second, as well as in the third, taking a 6-0 lead through three.
North Country got going in the sixth as two sac flies, one by Paige Leonard, the other by Kelsea Cutting, brought home Anna Bingham and Descheneau's courtesy runner Tori Kinney for the Falcons only tallies of the game.
While they didnâ€™t win, the coach had no complaints after the game.
â€śThey played hard and made only one error.
â€śWhile it was not the way we would have wanted to end the season, I am glad that we finished the year playing well.â€ť
Anna Bingham led the way with a double, a single and a run scored.
Blake took the loss for North Country.
Said Dunn of the 2012 campaign, â€śWe were pretty happy with the way this season went and we are looking forward to next year.â€ť
The Falcons wrapped up their season with a 5-12 record.
HINESBURGâ€“The Falcons managed only four hits and two runs while the Redhawks of CVU scored fourteen times to put an end to the North Country baseball season.
Wyatt Prue, Nate Stewart and Tyler Sanville all singled while Dan Decelles contributed a double. Stewart had the only two RBIâ€™s, leading Falcons offense.
Joel Lamarche took the loss for the visiting squad, but the eleven errors made by the defense did not help his cause.
The Falcons finished the year with a 3-14 record