by Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity softball team ended the regular season with a 10-6 overall record, earning the Lady Raiders a fourth seed in the Section III Class A playoffs.
Following an opening round bye, Fulton took on New Hartford, the fifth seed, May 27.
After a back-and-forth game, The Lady Raiders scored three runs during the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out an 8-7 win over New Hartford.
Fulton took on top seed Oneida on yesterday in Liverpool.
The Lady Raiders got off to a quick start. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead during the bottom of the first inning. However, New Hartford came ready to battle. They tied the game at 2-2 during the top of the second inning.
Fulton answered back with a run during the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead. Following a scoreless third inning, New Hartford tied the game at 3-3 during the top of the fourth inning.
The Lady Raiders retook the lead during the bottom of the fifth inning. They scored two runs to take a 5-3 lead.
Once again, New Hartford battled on. They delivered what could have been a crucial blow during the top of the sixth inning. They scored four runs to storm ahead to take a 7-5 lead.
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