By Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity softball team won its first 2 games of the season, beating Chittenango 16-6 on April 10 and then holding off county foe, Mexico, 4-2 on April 14.
In the Chittenango game, the Lady Raiders stormed ahead after falling behind 1-0 in the first inning.
They outscored Chittenango by 3 runs during the second inning to take a 5-3 lead. Fulton added to its lead during the next 3 innings, outscoring Chittenango, 5-1 during the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 10-4 lead.
Fulton didn’t let up and outscored Chittenango in the sixth and seventh innings en route to a 16-6 win.
Leading the way for Fulton were MiKayla Guernsey and Keisha Pierce, each with 3 hits and 4 RBIs.
They were followed by Cheyenne Laun and Maureen McCann with a hit and 2 RBI each. Anna Guernsey, Hannah Jones and Kassidy Kearns combined for 4 hits for the Lady Raiders.
On the mound, Fulton was led by Cheyenne Laun. In a complete game effort, Laun threw 9 strikeouts while allowing 6 runs off 3 hits.
In the Mexico game, the first three innings were scoreless.
Then Fulton jumped out to a 4-0 lead during the fourth inning. However, Mexico battled until the end.
After 2 scoreless innings, Mexico made it interesting. They scored 2 runs during the seventh inning to cut the Lady Raiders lead to 2 runs, but they couldn’t get any closer than that. Fulton won 4-2.
Mexico was led by Amylynn Holland with a hit and 2 RBIs. Following Holland was Madison Himes with 2 hits. Kennedy Lamb pitched a complete game for Mexico with 4 strikeouts while allowing 4 runs off 5 hits.
Leading the way for Fulton was MiKayla Guernsey with a hit and 2 RBIs, followed by Kassidy Kearns, Cheyenne Laun, Maureen McCann and Courtney Parker with a hit each.
On the mound, Cheyenne Laun pitched another complete game for Fulton, throwing 9 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs off 3 hits.