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Phoenix softball team splits games to begin season

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team won against Chittenango but lost to Bishop Ludden to begin the season.

The Lady Firebirds held on for a hard fought win against Chittenango April 8.

Unfortunately for Phoenix, there was a role reversal when it took on Bishop Ludden April 15. Despite the Lady Firebirds’ best efforts, Bishop Ludden escaped with the win.

After three scoreless innings, Phoenix jumped out to a 7-1 lead during the bottom of the fourth inning of its game against Chittenango.

Chittenango scored two runs during the top of the sixth inning to cut the Lady Firebirds’ lead down to four runs at 7-3.

Phoenix quickly struck back. The Lady Firebirds scored another run during the bottom of the inning to bring their lead back to five runs at 8-3.

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Phoenix softball team holds weekend tournament

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team hosted a softball tournament last weekend. The tournament featured Auburn, Syracuse East, and Mexico.

Phoenix finished with a record of 1-1 in the tournament. The Lady Firebirds came up short against Auburn 3-2, but they were able to come away with a 6-3 win against Mexico.

Auburn’s Ali Van Giesen pitched a solid game against Phoenix. Van Giesen struck out six batters while giving up only two runs on three hits.

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Phoenix softball wins wild game against Chittenango

by Rob Tetro

Phoenix varsity girls softball Coach Casey Jones has mentioned several times that if his team does not play to its capabilities, it still has an incomparable will to win.

Jones’ statement was never more true than it was when his team took Chittenango Friday. Despite six costly errors, the Lady Firebirds came from behind for a dramatic 13-12 win.

Chittenango got things going quickly, taking a 1-0 lead during the top of the first inning. However, the game became far more interesting during the second inning. Chittenango added five more runs to bring its lead to 6-0.

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Phoenix softball answers Christian Brothers Academy’s challenge

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team didn’t play its best when it took on Christian Brothers Academy Friday.

Phoenix led most of the game when the contest moved into the sixth inning. By the end of the top of the sixth inning, The Lady Firebirds found themselves tied with Christian Brothers Academy.

What followed during the bottom of the sixth inning was of no surprise to Phoenix Coach Casey Jones. Phoenix quickly scored two runs, allowing the Lady Firebirds to escape with a 5-3 win.

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Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Phoenix, Oswego softball scrimmage inside Carrier Dome

Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Section III softball was a part of the first-ever softball to be played  in the
Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

Twelve teams, including the Phoenix and Oswego varsity softball teams, tookpart in scrimmages  March 23 and 24.

The games were sandwiched between college games by Syracuse University, Colgate and Canisius. There was even  a little league game.

The Phoenix team scrimmaged against Cazenovia while the Oswego team scrimmaged against Liverpool and Caravel, a team from Delaware.

 

Phoenix softball team seeks to defend sectional crown

by Rob Tetro

You can’t blame Phoenix varsity softball coach Casey Jones’ excitement for the upcoming season.

The majority of a team that won a sectional championship a year ago returns this year.

“They are in super shape and look good,” Jones said.

Jones suggested that if his team can realize its potential the Firebirds could see another successful season for the Lady Firebirds.

Phoenix will feature seven returning starters from a 2011 team that went deep into the state playoffs.

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