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Oswego softball camp June 30-July 2

The 24th annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp will be held June 30 through July 2 at the Oswego High School fields.

The camp is for girls ages 9-16 who want to sharpen their skills and have some softball fun.

There will be nine hours of quality instruction throughout the three-day camp. Activities will include throwing, position play, base running, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding and mini-games. 

The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for players ages 13-16. The camp has a rain date of July 3.

The cost is $50 per player. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $40 each. Enrollment is limited to the first 60 players.

All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card.

Mike McCrobie, the Oswego High School varsity softball coach, will lead the group of instructors. He has guided the Lady Buccaneers to three Section III championships, six league titles and six times has been named league Coach of the Year. He was named New York State Coach of the Year in 1995.

Also providing instruction will be veteran coaches Ron Ahart and Brad Shannon. They have coached a variety of sports in the Oswego High athletic department for decades, and are currently coaching the successful JV and middle school softball teams respectively. 

The rest of the staff will be comprised of current and former Oswego High School players, including SUNY Cortland assistant coach and 2007 Oswego High grad Abby Martin.

In the past, the camp staff has consisted of Oswego High alumni who have gone on to play college softball and/or coach at various levels from youth to college. 

In past camps, returning alumni have included Erika Lazzaro and Emily Kolenda (Brockport State), Allie Yule (Mercyhurst College), Devynn Wilder (SUNY Cortland), Mollie Schneible (St. John Fisher), Samantha Todd (Cazenovia College), Jenna Wyman (Barry University), Susan Sugar (Le Moyne College), Katie Frawley (Illinois Wesleyan), Nikki Taylor (R.I.T.), Kelly Owings (Union College) and others.

Proceeds from the camp help defray the cost of the high school team’s bi-annual  spring trip south.

To receive an application or more information, contact Mike McCrobie at coachmccrobie@gmail.com or 343-8749.

Woes continue for Hannibal baseball

By Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity baseball team now has a record of 1-12 after losing its last three games.

Hannibal fell to county foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 11-3 in Game 1 of a May 7 doubleheader and then lost to APW again 11-3 in Game 2. Skaneateles beat the Warriors 9-4 on May 9.

In Game 1 of their doubleheader. APW jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Hannibal in the first inning. Then the Rebels added to their lead, outscoring Hannibal by three runs in the second for a score of 7-3.

Then APW finished the Warriors off by scoring four more runs in the third and fourth to cap off an 11-3 win.

The Rebels were led by Austin Appleby with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jason Bristol, Justin Bristol, Liam Dolan and Tim Kellogg with a hit each. Ty Christian is credited with an RBI. Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing four strikeouts while allowing three runs off of two hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. In relief, James Corey threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Sam McCraith with a hit and an RBI, followed by Jorge Padua with a hit and Jon Combes with an RBI.

On the mound, the Warriors were led by Jorge Padua, who allowed seven runs off four hits in two innings of work. In relief of Padua, Taber Carter threw two strikeouts while allowing four runs off of two hits in two innings pitched.

APW had a 2-1 lead over the Warriors in the first inning of Game 2 and then quickly expanded its lead, outscoring Hannibal 5-2 in the second inning for a 7-3 lead.

The Warriors were unable to get any closer. APW added four more runs during the third and fourth innings en route to an 11-3 win.

The Rebels were led by Justin Bristol with three hits, followed by Tim Kellogg and Austin Appleby with two hits. Coty Mattison and Liam Dolan each chipped in a hit.

Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing five strikeouts while allowing two runs off two hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Scott, Austin Appleby threw a strikeout while allowing one hit hit and a run in 2/3 of an inning pitched.

Leading the way for Hannibal was Jon Combes with two hits, followed by  Austin Mattison and Ethan Straub with a hit and an RBI each.

Colton Cannova and Kenny Maynes split time on the mound for the Warriors, combining to throw three strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off nine hits in four innings of work.

Fulton baseball tops Mexico and Bishop Ludden

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team won two of its last three games to push its record to 3-11.

The Red Raiders beat Bishop Ludden 10-6 on May 8 and county foe Mexico 11-3 on May 12. The loss came to Jamesville-DeWitt by a score of 15-2 on May 5.

In the JD game, the Red Rams built a 4-0 lead in the first two innings. After a scoreless third inning, JD blew the game wide open, scoring seven unanswered runs to take an 11-0 lead.

 Following a scoreless fifth inning, the Red Raiders cut into the lead scoring two runs. But that was as close as they would get as JD scored four more runs in the  seventh en route to a 15-2 win.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Chris Jones with a hit and an RBI, followed by Michael Bolster, Cameron Clark, Dan Coant and Jeremy Langdon with a hit each. Dillion Guernsey is credited with an RBI.

On the mound, the Red Raiders were led by George Lewis, who threw three strikeouts while allowing seven runs off eight hits in three innings of work. In relief, Charles Alton threw two strikeouts while allowing eight runs off 13 hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. Dillon Guernsey threw two strikeouts while allowing one  hit in 2/3 of an inning of work.

Fulton built an early lead in the Bishop Ludden game and then quickly added to their lead, outscoring Ludden 7-2 during the second and third innings.

But Bishop Ludden didn’t go away quietly. They outscored Fulton 4-1 during the final four innings to bring the lead down to four runs, but that’s as close as they got as Fulton won 10-6.

Fulton was led by Cameron Clark, Peter Ravesi and Cody Green each with two hits and an RBI, followed by Michael Bolster with a hit and two RBIs. Jon Cummins and Jake Seymour each had a hit and an RBI. Jeremy Langdon and Nick Summerville combined for a hit and an RBI. Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders, throwing five strikeouts while allowing six runs off 10 hits.

In the Mexico game, Fulton built a 6-2 lead in the first inning and then put the game out of reach during the next three innings, scoring four unanswered runs during the second, third and fourth innings to extend its lead to 10-2. 

Both teams scored a run during the final three innings as the Red Raiders cruised to an 11-3 win.

Leading the way for Mexico was Alex Bailey with two hits and two RBIs, followed by Tyler Murphy with two hits and an RBI, Tyler Stever with two hits including a solo homerun, Anthony Moretti with two hits and John Bouck, Dante Turo and Caleb Wallis each with one hit.

Tyler Stever got the start on the mound for Mexico, throwing four strikeouts while allowing 10 runs off 13 hits in five innings pitched. In relief of Stever, John Washer threw a strikeout while allowing a run off two hits in two innings of work.

The Red Raiders were led by Cody Green with three hits and two RBIs, followed by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBis, Cameron Clark and Chris Jones each with two hits and an RBI, Michael Bolster with two hits, Jon Cummins with  a hit and two RBIs and Charles Alton, George Lewis, Peter Ravesi and Jake Seymour combined for three hits and three RBIs.

On the mound, Fulton was led by Dan Coant who threw five strikeouts while allowing two runs off six hits in four innings of work. In relief of Coant, Charles Alton threw a strikeout while allowing a run off  five hits in three innings pitched.

Fulton administrator named Advocate of the Year

The 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year Award was presented by the Oswego County BOCES School Library System, to Stephanie Maturo, director of technology in the Fulton school district. Pictured, left to right are: Marla Yudin, coordinator of the Oswego County BOCES School Library System; Sarah Fay, Volney Elementary school library media specialist; Bill Lynch, Fulton superintendent; Wendy Scalfaro, G. Ray Bodley High School library media specialist; Stephanie Maturo; Barbara Senecal, Fairgrieve Elementary school library media specialist; Betsy Connors, Fulton executive director of curriculum and assessment; and Teresa Burgdorf, Fulton Junior High School library media specialist.
The 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year Award was presented by the Oswego County BOCES School Library System, to Stephanie Maturo, director of technology in the Fulton school district. Pictured, left to right are: Marla Yudin, coordinator of the Oswego County BOCES School Library System; Sarah Fay, Volney Elementary school library media specialist; Bill Lynch, Fulton superintendent; Wendy Scalfaro, G. Ray Bodley High School library media specialist; Stephanie Maturo; Barbara Senecal, Fairgrieve Elementary school library media specialist; Betsy Connors, Fulton executive director of curriculum and assessment; and Teresa Burgdorf, Fulton Junior High School library media specialist.

The Oswego County BOCES School Library System named Stephanie Maturo the 2014 Administrator Advocate of the Year in a ceremony May 13. 

The award was created to honor a library advocate in an administrative position in an educational setting who has demonstrated innovative administrative initiatives in the area of school libraries and librarianship. 

Maturo is the director of technology in the Fulton City School District. Continue reading

More than 1,600 graduate from SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley addresses graduation candidates of Oswego’s School of Education on Saturday, in the third of three sessions of commencement at the Campus Center arena and convocation hall. Seated in the red robe, Dr. Linda Clement, 1971 alumna of SUNY Oswego and vice president of student affairs at University of Maryland, served as commencement speaker for education. As the college conferred degrees on more than 1,600 undergraduates and master’s candidates, Peter Bocko, class of 1975 and chief technology officer for Corning Inc.’s Glass Technologies Group, spoke at commencement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Mark Baum, a 1981 Oswego graduate and senior vice president of industry relations and chief collaboration officer for the Food Marketing Institute, addressed candidates in the School of Business and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts. To read the text of the commencement speakers’ remarks, visit oswego.edu/academics/commencement.
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley addresses graduation candidates of Oswego’s School of Education on Saturday, in the third of three sessions of commencement at the Campus Center arena and convocation hall. Seated in the red robe, Dr. Linda Clement, 1971 alumna of SUNY Oswego and vice president of student affairs at University of Maryland, served as commencement speaker for education. As the college conferred degrees on more than 1,600 undergraduates and master’s candidates, Peter Bocko, class of 1975 and chief technology officer for Corning Inc.’s Glass Technologies Group, spoke at commencement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Mark Baum, a 1981 Oswego graduate and senior vice president of industry relations and chief collaboration officer for the Food Marketing Institute, addressed candidates in the School of Business and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts. To read the text of the commencement speakers’ remarks, visit oswego.edu/academics/commencement.

Phoenix team striking out cancer

The Phoenix Lady Firebird’s “Strikeout Cancer” pitch tally climbed to 100 following a nine to eight win over Bishop Ludden on Tuesday. Varsity Softball Pitcher Megan Brown and her teammates are playing with a mission this season, the mission is to strikeout pediatric cancer and support Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Several donors have sponsored Brown and the team’s “Strikeout Cancer” campaign, pledging a per strikeout donation to the campaign. Brown, center, is pictured above with her two catchers, Alicia Midlar, left, and Isabella Garofalo following the team’s recent win and 100th strikeout of the season.
The Phoenix Lady Firebirds’ “Strikeout Cancer” pitch tally climbed to 100 following a nine to eight win over Bishop Ludden on Tuesday. Varsity Softball Pitcher Megan Brown and her teammates are playing with a mission this season, the mission is to strikeout pediatric cancer and support Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Several donors have sponsored Brown and the team’s “Strikeout Cancer” campaign, pledging a per strikeout donation to the campaign. Brown, center, is pictured above with her two catchers, Alicia Midlar, left, and Isabella Garofalo following the team’s recent win and 100th strikeout of the season.