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Fulton softball team wins first two games of the season

Complete` game win – Fulton’s Cheyenne Laun delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Cortland. Laun pitched the entire game for Fulton. She struck out seven while giving up six runs on 10 hits as the Lady Raiders won 7-6 in nine innings.    –Valley News photo by Hal Henty
Complete` game win – Fulton’s Cheyenne Laun delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Cortland. Laun pitched the entire game for Fulton. She struck out seven while giving up six runs on 10 hits as the Lady Raiders won 7-6 in nine innings. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team won back-to-back games to begin the season.

Fulton scored nine runs during the first three innings of its game against Syracuse West en route to an impressive win April 9.

It proved to be quite a different story when Fulton took on Cortland April 17. Even though Cortland rallied to force extra innings, the Lady Raiders came through during the bottom of the ninth inning to secure the win.

Fulton’s season began April 9 with a game against Syracuse West. The Lady Raiders couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for a season to began.

By the end of the third inning, they had a 9-0 lead.

Fulton scored three more runs during the top of the fifth inning to extend its lead to 12-0.

Even though Syracuse West got onto the scoreboard during the bottom of the seventh inning, it came after the Lady Raiders added two more runs during the top of the inning to put the finishing touches on a 14-1 win.

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Oswego rallies past Fulton softball

by Rob Tetro

The Oswego softball team erupted for five runs during the second half of its game against Fulton Saturday.

After two scoreless innings, Fulton took a 1-0 lead during the bottom of the third inning. However, Oswego soon took over. The Lady Bucs scored four runs during the top of the fifth inning to take a three-run lead at 4-1.

During the top of the sixth inning, Oswego added on another run, which put the finishing touches on the 5-1 win.

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Fulton softball team records 9-0 shutout

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team got off a quick start against Syracuse West Friday.

The Lady Raiders scored four runs during the game’s first two innings en route to a 9-0 shutout of Syracuse West.

Fulton took a 1-0 lead during the bottom of the first inning. Following another scoreless at bat for Syracuse West, the Lady Raiders added three more runs during the bottom of the second inning. They added another run during the bottom of the fourth inning, which brought the score to 5-0.

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On the mound – Fulton pitcher Mikayla Guernsey delivers a pitch during last Tuesday’s game against Phoenix at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Firebirds 10-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Jamesville-DeWitt cruises past Fulton softball team

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Mikayla Guernsey delivers a pitch during last Tuesday’s game against Phoenix at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Firebirds 10-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton softball team went into the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Jamesville-DeWitt trailing by only three runs.

By the end of the inning, Jamesville-DeWitt had taken a competitive game and blown it wide open.

The fourth inning was part of a two-inning stretch where Jamesville-DeWitt outscored Fulton by nine runs en route to a 13-1 win.

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Fulton varsity softball team earns first win

by Rob Tetro

Friday the 13th was far from a day of bad luck for the Fulton varsity softball team.

The Lady Raiders cruised to victory against Cortland for the team’s first win of the season. Friday’s win also marked Coach Derek Lyon’s first win as a varsity softball coach.

The Lady Raiders scored six runs during the bottom of the fifth inning, which propelled them to a 13-1 win.

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New Fulton softball coach has postseason aspirations

by Rob Tetro

If you ask new Fulton varsity softball coach Derek Lyons what some of his goals are for his debut season, his response is straight to the point.

Making daily improvements is the most important goal that his team can accomplish in 2012.

However, Lyons doesn’t stray far from a bigger aspiration. He said that every team should set out to earn a sectional playoff bid.  “We have made it clear that one of our other goals is to make sectionals,” he said.

In 2012, Fulton will feature a senior-laden team that has been around the program for many years.

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