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Fulton varsity baseball team seeks first win of the season

200443244-001by Rob Tetro

With just seven games remaining, the Fulton varsity baseball team is still seeking its first win of the season.

Fulton was unable to secure its first win of the season in recent games against Jamesville-DeWitt (twice), Mexico and Central Square.

Jamesville-DeWitt got off to a solid start while cruising to a convincing win April 22.

Fulton had similar luck against Mexico April 23. Mexico scored eight runs in the game’s first two innings en route to the win.

In the Red Raiders’ rematch with Jamesville-DeWitt April 25, the date may have been different but the outcome was still the same.

Fulton proved to be competitive against Central Square April 27. The Red Raiders struggled to find the offense that was needed as Central Square came away with the win.

Jamesville-DeWitt did all of its scoring against Fulton during the games first three innings. As it turned out, that would be all of the scoring that was needed. After two innings, Jamesville-Dewitt built a 7-0 advantage. Jamesville-DeWitt scored four more runs during the bottom of the third inning, which capped off an 11-0 win over Fulton.

The Red Raiders were led by Chris Jones, who had a hit against Jamesville-Dewitt.

Michael Bolster started the game on the mound for Fulton. Bolster struck out one while allowing seven runs on seven hits in two innings.

Jake Crucitti relieved Bolster. Crucitti finished with four strikeouts while allowing four runs on eight hits in four innings of action.

Mexico got off to an impressive start when the Tigers took on the Red Raiders.

By the end of the third inning, Mexico jumped out to a 9-0 lead over Fulton.

Fulton scored three run in the fourth inning to cut the lead to 9-3. Mexico another run during the top of the sixth inning to come away with a 10-3 win.

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Fulton baseball falls to East Syracuse-Minoa, Oswego

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.

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