By Rob Tetro
The Phoenix varsity softball team recently took on three county opponents in consecutive games and lost all three contests.
Phoenix now has a 3-10 overall record.
On May 3, Oswego cruised past the Lady Firebirds 11-1 in Game 1 of a tournament doubleheader. Arch rival Mexico topped Phoenix 10-6 in Game 2 of the tournament doubleheader.
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown cruised past the Lady Warriors 10-1 May 5.
In the Oswego game, the Lady Bucs took a 1-0 lead over the Lady Firebirds during the first inning. Oswego continued to add to its lead during the next two innings, scoring four unanswered runs during the second and third innings to take a 5-0 lead.
After a scoreless fourth inning, Oswego put the game out of reach, scoring six more runs during the fifth inning to expand its lead to 11-0.
The Lady Firebirds later scored one run, but the that was it as Oswego won 11-1.
Leading the way for Oswego was Whitney Daino with three hits and two RBIs, followed by Marguerite Dillon with a hit and two RBIs. Nora Culeton and Emily Lloyd each had a hit and an RBI and Natasha Mezza and Molly Malone added a hit each.
Hannah Gorman earned the win on the mound for Oswego, throwing three strikeouts while allowing a run off four hits in six innings pitched. In relief of Gorman, Elexis Rinoldo threw a strikeout in an inning of work.
Phoenix was led by Skyler Mace with a hit and an RBI, followed by Megan Brown, Shannon Dolan and Alicia Midlar with a hit each.
Megan Brown pitched the entire game for the Lady Firebirds, throwing nine strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off nine hits in six innings pitched.
Against Mexico, the Lady Tigers had a 4-0 lead after two innings. After both teams scored two runs during the third inning, Mexico still had a four-run lead at 6-2.
Mexico scored 2 more runs during the fourth inning to extend its lead to 8-2. Phoenix outscored Mexico 4-2 during the fifth inning to cut the lead to four runs. But Mexico held on for the 10-6 win.
Leading the way for Mexico was Kourtney Clark with three hits and an RBI, followed by Rachelle Morrison with two hits and two RBIs, Kennedy Lamb with two hits and an RBI, Bailey Wills with two hits and Kendra Harter, Amylynn Holland and Kalen Hyde each added a hit.
Kourtney Clark earned the win on the mound for Mexico, throwing two strikeouts while allowing two runs off four hits in three innings of work. In relief of Clark, Lamb threw two strikeouts while allowing four runs off of five hits in four innings pitched.
Phoenix was led by Shannon Dolan and Jada Jackowski with two hits each, followed by Kimberly Holbrook and Alicia Midlar with a hit and two RBIs each and Isabella Garofalo, Skyler Mace and Cheyenne Wilson with one hit each.
Cheyenne Wilson pitched a complete game for the Lady Firebirds, with two strikeouts while allowing 10 runs off 12 hits.
APW was trailing by one run after two innings, but then the Lady Rebels took over, coring five runs during both the third and fourth innings en route to a 10-1 win.
Leading the way for APW were DeShae Jones and Erin Stever wiht two hits and an RBI each, followed by Devin Jones with a hit and two RBIs, Bobbi-Ann Hoffman with a hit and an RBI and Sierra Spink with a hit.
On the mound, DeShae Jones earned the win for APW, throwing two strikeouts while allowing a run off three hits in four innings pitched. In relief of Jones, Amber Rice threw six strikeouts while allowing only a hit in three innings of work.
Phoenix was led by Megan Brown with two hits against APW, followed by Shannon Dolan and Isabella Garofalo with a hit each and Taylor Chesbro with an RBI.
Megan Brown began the game on the mound for the Lady Firebirds. In five innings pitched, Brown threw seven strikeouts while allowing 10 runs off seven hits. In relief of Brown, Cheyenne Wilson threw two strikeouts in two innings of work.