by Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity baseball teams struggles continued in games against East Syracuse-Minoa and Oswego last week.
On April 18 East Syracuse-Minoa scored five runs in the first two innings of the game to set the foundation for an impressive win. Things didn’t get easier for Fulton when they played Oswego April 20. Oswego scored 12 runs during the fourth and fifth innings en route to a dominating win over the Red Raiders.
By the end of the second inning of their game against Fulton, East Syracuse-Minoa had jumped out to a 5-0 lead. East Syracuse-Minoa scored three more runs during the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to cap off an 8-0 win.
The Red Raiders were led by Jon Cummins. Cummins had two hits against East Syracuse-Minoa. Michael Bolster added a hit for Fulton.
Peter Ravesi led the raiders on the mound. In five innings of work, Ravesi struck out five East Syracuse-Minoa batters while giving up eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits. In relief of Ravesi, Adam Briggs threw two strikeouts in an inning of work.
Unfortunately for Fulton, the outcome proved to be similar when they took on Oswego. After a scoreless first inning, Oswego jumped out to a 3-0 lead during the second and third innings. Oswego conceivably put the game out of reach during the fourth and fifth innings. They erupted for 12 more runs en route to a 15-0 win over the raiders.