by Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity baseball team went lost three of its last four games.
Christian Brothers Academy pulled away for an impressive win over Fulton May 7 while Cortland got off to a solid start en route to a double digit run win May 9.
Fulton fought back with an impressive performance against Homer May 13. The Red Raiders scored all five of their runs during the sixth inning to come away with its second win of the season.
Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, they were unable to build off of the momentum they gained during their previous game when they took on East Syracuse-Minoa May 14.
East Syracuse-Minoa scored nine runs during the game’s first two innings to set the tone for a win over the Red Raiders.
Christian Brothers Academy got off to a decent start when it took on Fulton.
After the first inning, Christian Brothers Academy jumped out to a 4-0 lead. After a scoreless second inning, Christian Brothers Academy scored a run in each of the following three innings to expand its lead to 7-0.
Following a scoreless sixth inning, Christian Brothers Academy put the game out of reach during the seventh inning. It scored 12 more runs to cap off a 19-0 win over Fulton.
Leading the way for the Red Raiders were Cody Green, Peter Ravesi, Adam Briggs and Jeremy Langdon, who all had hits in the game.
On the mound, Jake Crucitti got the start for Fulton. Crucitti had two strikeouts while allowing seven runs and five hits. In relief of Crucitti, Ron Smith had one strikeout while allowing 12 runs on 10 hits.
It didn’t get any easier when the Red Raiders took on Cortland. Cortland scored 11 unanswered runs during the first 3 innings of the game. However, Fulton battled back during the following 3 innings. They outscored Cortland by five runs to cut their lead to 13-7.
Cortland delivered a crucial blow during the sixth inning. Cortland erupted for six runs to wrap up a 19-7 win over Fulton.
The Red Raiders were led by Jon Cummins, who had two hits and three RBIs, including a home run. Cody Dick finished with two hits and two RBIs. Briggs, Chris Jones and Daniel Coant added two hits each.
Crucitti, Smith and Michael Bolster chipped in a hit each for Fulton.
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