PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Junior Mariners avenged an early-season loss Wednesday with an 8-3 victory over the Fourth Ward A’s in non-league baseball action at Lefty Wilson Field.
The Mariners (13-15) used the game as a tune-up for this weekend’s Vermont Outlaws Tournament. Clinton County will play two games Saturday, the first being a 10 a.m. contest against Ottawa.
Quenton Barber rapped out four hits for the Mariners, while Brandon Buksa added three, including a double.
Adam Goldfarb, Justin Stevens, Tanner Rascoe, Mitchell Cunningham and Andrew Kneussle chipped in with a single each. Clinton County finished with 12 hits in all.
Cunningham had a 2-run single, while Quenton Barber and Stevens added RBI hits in a 5-run first inning.
Seven pitchers were on the mound for an inning apiece for the Mariners.
“Our pitchers were excellent — everybody had good command,” said Mariners coach Gary Duquette. “We also played great defense. We made just one error and it didn’t hurt us.
“We avenged a loss to them early in the season.”
Tom Curran, Reilly Lawless, Joe Tolosky, Joe Kirkpatrick and Brandon Hatch rapped a single each for the A’s.
Mariners 8, A’s 1
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Mariners 510 001 x — 8 12 1
Kirkpatrick, Mesec (6) and Hatch. Meyer, J. Barber (2), Kneussle (3), Q. Barber (4), Rascoe (5), Buksa (6), Ja. Tolosky (7) and Altizer. WP- Q. Barber. LP- Kirkpatrick. 2B- Buksa (M).