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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.

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.

2 more signups this week for Kiwanis baseball

Two final sign up events for the 2014 season have been announced by Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Director Derek Lyons.

Sign ups will be done from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday May 22 at Lanigan Elementary School and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the same night at Granby Elementary School.

Lyons said Kiwanis Baseball will be heading in a new direction this season.

He and his group of supporters will be striving to turn its Kiwanis baseball and softball programs into more of a learning experience. Fulton varsity baseball and softball coaches will be used to help players learn the proper mechanics and throwing, catching, fielding and batting techniques.

Lyons said games will still be held but the program will focus more on skills development.

The 2014 Kiwanis Baseball Season will begin the week of June 30 and end the week of Aug. 4. Participants can expect activities two nights a week, which include a practice session of station work with varsity and junior varsity coaches.

Games will be played following the practice sessions and on another night of the week as well.

This season, Kiwanis will feature five different leagues. They are:

** T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6)

** Grasshopper Minor League (coaches and umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9)

** Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

** Girls Softball Minor, in which coaches and umpires pitch to girls ages 7-9

** Girls Softball Major, girls ages 10-12.

In terms of participation eligibility, the ages indicated are based on how old a player is on June 24.

Brian Dick golf tournament June 14

The fourth annual Brian Dick Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 14.

People can sign up now to participate. All proceeds go towards the Brian Dick Memorial Scholarship at John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix.

The tournament is captain and crew format with four-person teams. The cost is $75 a person or $300 a team. This includes green fees, cart, hot dog, beverage at the turn, dinner after at Tavern on the Lock, skins, red tee, mulligan and extra putt (each player gets one extra putt to use during the round).

The event will be at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo.

For information, call Nicole “Coco” Doty at 532-8489 or Gordy Dick at 561-9046  by June 1.