Pine Valley baseball, softball lose in State semis

It was a clean sweep as Section 4’s Fort Ann knocked Pine Valley out in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class D semifinals for both baseball and softball Saturday.

On the baseball side, the Cardinals blanked the Panthers, 4-0, at Binghamton’s Conlan Field to move on and face Hancock in the State final. It marked the second straight season Pine Valley bowed out in the semifinals without scoring a run, as Oriskany blanked the Panthers last year.

Meanwhile, the Cinderella run of the Lady Panthers came to an end at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury via a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Lady Cardinals on the softball side.

For more information, read Sunday’s edition of the OBSERVER.