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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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.
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.
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.