By Rob Tetro
The Phoenix varsity baseball team won its last three games and now has an overall record of 6-2.
On April 22, the Firebirds topped Skaneateles, 7-0. Phoenix rolled past Jordan-Elbridge, 13-2, on April 25 and they beat county foe, Pulaski, 6-1 on April 28.
In the Skaneateles game, the Firebirds jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first inning. The next two innings were scoreless, but then Phoenix continued to add to its lead.
Phoenix outscored Skaneateles 3-2 during the fourth inning for a 5-3 lead. Then in the fifth, the Firebirds pulled away, scoring six unanswered runs to push their lead to 11-3. Skaneateles did cut into the lead by scoring two runs in the sixth, but couldn’t make up the deficit as Phoenix won 11-5.
Leading the way for the Firebirds were Dan Frawley and Bryce Plante, with 2 hits and 2 RBI against Skaneateles. Following Frawley and Plante was Emilio Tassone with 2 hits, Codie Corso had a hit and 2 RBI, Zach Schlacter, Bradley Dietz and Dylan Borza added a hit and an RBI each while Jordan Jock and Zachary Wells chipped in a hit each.
Emilio Tassone earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds, throwing 6 strikeouts while allowing 5 runs off 8 hits in 6 innings pitched. In relief of Tassone, Dan Frawley threw a strikeout in an inning of work.
In the Jordan-Elbridge game, Phoenix wasted little time establishing a lead, going to 2-0 in the first inning. Following a scoreless second inning, Phoenix began cushioning its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the third and fourth innings to take a 7-0 lead.
The Firebirds quickly put the game out of reach, outscoring J-E 6-1 during the fifth inning to extend the lead to 13-1. The Eagles scored in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 11 runs, but that was it as Phoenix cruised to a 13-2 win.
The Firebirds were led by Emilio Tassone with 3 hits and 4 RBI including a homerun. Following Tassone was Dan Frawley with 3 hits and 2 RBI, Bryce Plante had 3 hits, Jordan Jock chipped in 2 hits and 3 RBI, Bradley Dietz added 2 hits and Dylan Borza and Zach Schlacter combined for a hit and an RBI.
Dan Frawley earned the win for Phoenix on the mound. In six innings of work, Frawley threw 10 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs off 6 hits. In relief of Frawley, Bradley Dietz threw a strikeout in an inning pitched.
The Firebirds jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over Pulaski in the first inning and the piled it on from there. They outscored Pulaski 3-1 during the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Phoenix then scored two more runs in the third en route to a 6-1 win.
Leading the way for Pulaski were Mike Haskins, Dylan Hess, Kody Koehler, Matt Krebs, Cody Mosher and Tom Taplin with a hit each.
On the mound, Erik Oakes started the game for Pulaski, throwing a strikeout while allowing 5 runs off 3 hits in 2 innings of work. In relief of Oakes, Tom Taplin threw 2 strikeouts while allowing a run off a hit in 4 innings pitched. Cody Mosher threw a strikeout in one inning of work.
Phoenix was led by Zach Schlacter with 2 hits and 3 RBI, followed by Dan Frawley with a hit and an RBI and Bryce Plante with a hit.
Jordan Jock earned the win on the mound for the Firebirds. In 6 innings pitched, Jock threw a strikeout and allowed one run off six hits. Bradley Dietz earned the save in an inning of work.