Fulton graduates star for Oswego State teams

Oswego State freshman Tori Troivato of Fulton fell a single shy of hitting a cycle during the Lakers’ 7-5 loss to Hope as the Oswego State softball team (3-7) closed out its spring break.

Trovato hit a double, a triple and a homerun in the game.

Prior to the loss to Hope, the Lakers topped the Lawrence Vikings 8-5.

The Lakers put together a three-run first inning with an RBI single by Dee Apps and a two-RBI triple from Nicole Ouellette. Oswego State tacked on another run in the second when Trovato scored following a Sammie Schroeter RBI single.

With the Lakers leading 4-1 through three frames, Oswego State turned in another three-run inning in the fourth. After Katie Bredin and Schroeter reached, Apps produced a key double to plate both players. Apps came around to score following Alexis Nasca’s single to put the Lakers ahead 7-2. Lawrence cut into the margin by scoring three runs, as it trailed 7-5 midway through the sixth inning. However, Schroeter halted the momentum with an RBI double in the next at-bat as Oswego State closed out the 8-5 win.

In the second game, both squads came out on fire as Hope held a 3-2 lead after the first inning when Alexandra McKay drove in Trovato and Schroeter.

Heading into the fifth inning, Oswego State trailed 6-2 until Trovato blasted a solo homerun and Apps registered a RBI hit to cut the deficit in half. Each team scored again before the end of the game, as Bredin brought around Trovato, who hit a double.

The Lakers have some time off before returning to the diamond on Friday, March 29 at Cortland for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Women’s lacrosse

The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (2-2) bounced back from a three-goal loss the day before with a 22-5 victory over Centre College last Monday.

Thirteen different Lakers scored in the win as Erannan Shattuck paced the offense with four goals and two assists.

Oswego State stormed out to a 13-4 lead at halftime before closing out the game with nine goals in the second half.

Lindsey Eggers added a hat trick, while Courtney Cosentino  Mackenzie Kjerstad of Baldwinsville, Candace Tarana and Esther Gabriel tallied two goals each.

Other Laker goal scorers included Michelle Ruskey, Becky Guess, Shelly Bateman of Fulton, Corinne Marsh, Danielle Citro, Jayme McCreary and Brittany Koelmel.

Nikki Greco and Lauren Marois combined to make 10 saves in the victory.

Men’s baseball

The Oswego State baseball team (9-4, 2-1 SUNYAC) bounced back from an 8-7 walk-off loss to Brockport (10-5, 1-2 SUNYAC) by defeating the Golden Eagles 9-3 in the final game of a three-game series to close out spring break for both teams.

Saturday’s competition started with both squads picking up where they left off Friday afternoon in a game halted by rain.

When play resumed, Brockport had the bases loaded with one out, trailing 7-5, in its final at-bat. The Golden Eagles drew a walk to pull within one run before the game was tied following a wild pitch.

The next Brockport batter was walked as well to load the bases again. Kyle Tracy was then hit by a pitch to bring across the game winning run.

Miles Kelly suffered the loss despite working a third of an inning, while Bradley Westling picked up the win after 1.1. innings of work.

The loss did not dishearten Oswego State at the start of the third game. Tim Smith roped a triple to the gap in right center field to plate Mike Stark.

Smith scored during the next at-bat when Jordan Giller grounded out to the shortstop to put the Lakers ahead 2-0 at the end of one.

After Brockport scored an unearned run in the third, the Golden Eagles capitalized on a leadoff walk by Nick Bunce in the fourth. Dan Hurlimann hit a double to bring in Bunce from first, and later scored himself following back-to-back Laker defensive errors to put Brockport in front 3-2.

Oswego State’s Ed Charles fueled a four-run rally in the fifth when he started the stanza with a triple. He touched home when Scott Buniak delivered a shot into right field.

Two outs later, Giller and Michael Mascari were hit by pitches to load the bases before Brian Hamilton cleared them with a triple into left center as the Lakers went ahead 6-3.

Brockport nearly got a run back in its portion of the fifth, but Kyle Tracy was gunned down at home plate by Buniak.

Buniak followed up the play by scoring in the sixth and drove in Alex Jurczynski to give Oswego State an 8-3 advantage.

After the Lakers tacked on another run in the ninth courtesy of Hamilton’s fifth RBI of the game, Ryan Donovan sat the Golden Eagles down in order to seal the victory.

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