LISBON - If high school baseball had a groundskeepers Hall of Fame, Lisbon Centrals Elmer Parmeter will definitely be a candidate.
On Thursday, Heuvelton Athletic Director Dave Steele made a request to Lisbon Athletic Director and High School Principal Eric Burke, for HCS to use the LCS fields for Section 10 Class D baseball and softball games with Parishville-Hopkinton.
Parmeter, along with another member of the Lisbon custodial staff who lined the fields, made the Lisbon complex a Field of Dreams with an effort worthy of George Toma, a member of the Major League Baseball Groundskeepers Hall of Fame, who has tended to diamonds in Kansas City for 70 years.
I just really want to thank Eric for getting this set up and in such short notice, said Steele. I came over early today as our field was just in bad shape after the two days of rain and the showers this morning. These fields were under water but ours were much worse. Elmer (Parmeter) just did a great job making both the baseball and softball diamonds in terrific playing shape.
The No. 1 seed Bulldogs recorded 4-2 (baseball) and 17-2 (softball) wins against the Panthers.
Heuvelton 17, P-H 2: Kodie Perkins and Caitlin McGregor scored in the first inning for P-H on three errors and an RBI fielders choice by Marlee White.
We had a little rocky start but we came back with five in the first and second innings, said HCS coach Josie Cole whose team improved to 17-2.
The field was just in amazing shape and I really like to commend Elmer (Parmeter) and Lisbon for allowing us the use of their field.
Alexis Weidner settled down and fanned one batter in the five inning no-hitter.
Alexis Sawyer went 3-4 with a double while Paige McCormick delivered a two run homerun. Rachel Thornhill, Hannah Thornhill and Weidner all singled twice and Miranda Donnelly and Abby Basford each singled.
The Bulldogs took advantage on nine walks and four errors and will host Hammond at home on Tuesday in the semi-finals.
Heuvelton 4, P-H 2: Heuvelton senior Chris Power and P_H junior Mike Burns locked up in a pitchers duel where Heuvelton broke a 1-1 tie with a two run fifth inning started by a leadoff walk to Jon Sloan. Jack Palmer singled home Sloan with one-out single that dropped in front of the leftfielder. Aaron Cobb delivered a double past the centerfielder to score Palmer.
Power fanned 11 batters and allowed three walks and five hits as Heuvelton improved to 15-0 and will face No. 4 seed Madrid-Waddington at home on Tuesday.
Burns struck out five batters, walked five and allowed six hits but the 4-11 Panthers turned two double-plays.
Mike Guardino supplied three singles, scored the tying run in the third inning on a Power single and plated Cody Holland who reached on an infield error in the sixth.
Wyatt Snell lined a single in the first and lined a solo homerun down the leftfield line in the seventh for the Panthers. Preston Frank lined a single and scored on Mike Burns double in the top of the third.
Anthony Pullano and Tanner Wilson singled back-to-back in the sixth but HCS catcher Aaron Cobb snuffed the threat by picking a runner off firstbase.
Potsdam 16, Salmon River 0: Ben Miller fanned seven batters and allowed two hits to Burt Gray and Tee Brooks - in four innings and Will Coleman worked the fifth inning with two strikeouts in the shutout where 13-4 Potsdam scored 10 runs in the second inning.
Trevor Kelleher went 3-3 with a triple, RBI and four runs scored while Miller finished at 3-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Coleman was 2-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored while Brandon Noble recorded a 3-4 effort with three RBIs and two runs scored. Mark Maroney (RBI), Morgan Sutiff, Andrew Ace, Nate Gringrich, and Connor Prosper each singled.
Jarid Gray took the loss for Salmon River 3-11.
Potsdam awaits the winner of OFA and Gouverneur who will play On Monday at 2 p.m. for the Section 10 Class B banner.
St. Lawrence Central 14, Tupper Lake 0: Lindsay Thayer went 4-5 with two run triple, Noelle Rufa recorded a 3-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, and Haley Agens was 3-5 with two RBI and a run scored leading the 19-2 Larries in the Class C championship game.
Kelsey Newtown (3 innings, 9 strikeouts, 2 walks, 3 hits) and Thayer (4 innings, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, no hits) shared in the shutout.
Mallory McLear, Jordan Staves and Haley McCottery all singled for Tupper Lake (1-16).
Norwood-Norfolk 2, Brushton-Moira 1: Courtney Harvey tripled home Carlea Weaver, who singled, for the game-winning run in the sixth inning for Norwood-Norfolk (16-4). Katie Ames fanned two batters, walked one, hit one batter and allowed four scattered hits in pitching the win.
Emily OConnor fanned seven batters, walked two and allowed three hits in the setback. OConnor doubled home Rachel Tower in the first inning for the 12-5 Panthers. Megan Debeer and Ariel Gary each collected a hit for B-M.
Aleah Palmer also singled for N-N which tied the game in the second inning. Harvey walked, was advanced by Megan Stevenson and then scored on a saacrifice bunt by Jorgi LeBarge.
Chateaugay, Madrid-Waddington Ppp: The Madrid-Waddington at Chateaugay game, suspended on Wednesday with the Bulldogs leading 7-4 at the end of four innings, will have to wait until Tuesday to be completed.
The teams never got to take the field on Thursday because of unplayable conditions in Chateaugay.
The game will resume at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with Madrid-Waddington batting in the top of the fifth inning, next to the Tri-Town arena in Brasher Falls. The M-W/Chateaugay winner will then face Lisbon at 5 p.m. at the same facility.
Salmon River 15, Potsdam 0: Shamrock pitcher Emily Trembley fired her first no hitter for first year Head Coach Liz Duree who struck out six, walked four and hit three batters as SR advanced to play OFA on Tuesday.
Salmon River (2-11) took advantage of 17 walks with just four hits as Jordan Emerson was saddled with the loss for 1-16 Potsdam.
Offensively for the Shamrocks, Melanie Taylor finished 1-for-1 with a triple, walked four times and scored twice.
Tremblay (2 runs scored), Taylor Armstrong (2 walks, 2 RS) and Erica Martin ( 2 walks, 2 RS) all sinbgled for SR.