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May leads McGraw Eagles to opening baseball win against Madison

Joe McIntyre/staff photographer

Cincinnatus’s Cason Stafford watches a wild throw leave the infield as Brookfield’s Kodie Abrams slides into third in the second inning of the Beavers’ first-game win Tuesday.

Brendan May did it all for the McGraw baseball team as it opened its season at Madison on Tuesday afternoon.

May threw a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts, had the Eagles’ only hit and scored the winning run in a 2-1 Central Counties League win over the Blue Devils.

In other CCL baseball action DeRuyter split a doubleheader at Stockbridge Valley, winning 3-1 and losing 6-0, and Cincinnatus was swept by visiting Brookfield, 14-1 and 15-0.

The Brookfield softball team also swept host Cincy, 14-4 and 11-1.

The Cincinnatus golf team improved to 2-0 with a 276-291 win over visiting DeRuyter while McGraw beat host Stockbridge Valley 307-312.

BASEBALL

McGraw 2, Madison 1: Evan Ignatowski scored on a dropped third strike in the second and May doubled in the fourth and came around with the game-winner in the fourth for the Eagles. Dawson Eckrich was the hard-luck loser for Madison (2-4 league, 3-4 overall), allowing the one hit and one earned run with 17 strikeouts. McGraw hosts DeRuyter Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

DeRuyter 3-0, Stockbridge Valley 1-6: Winning pitcher Zach Marshall allowed two hits and one run with six strikeouts over four innings and had a double and a run scored in the opener for the Rockets. Ryan Wood doubled, drove in two runs and scored once.

Hayden Bush’s double was the only hit DeRuyter (3-1, 3-1) got off Jared Couture in the second game. Chad Masker (two runs) and Josh Wagner (RBI, run) both went 2-for-3 for the Cougars (2-3, 4-4).

Brookfield 14-15, Cincinnatus 1-0: Ryan Petty and Remington McUmber each singled once for the only hits Beavers pitcher Kodie Abrams allowed in the first game. Josh Elliott went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs for the winners. Fred King and Cody King combined on a one-hitter in the second game, Caden Stafford getting that hit for the Red Lions (0-4, 0-5). Colin Bugbee (double, four RBIs, run), Ty Owen (two runs) and Cody King (RBI, two runs) all went 2-for-3 for Brookfield (5-0, 6-1).

Cincy visits DeRuyter Friday at 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Brookfield 14-11, Cincinnatus 4-1: Hanah Enright had a double in the first game for the Red Lions (0-3 league and overall) while Emma Gendron doubled and Devan Burritt had a triple in the second game. Cincy hosts DeRuyter Friday at 4:30 p.m.

GOLF

Cincinnatus 276, DeRuyter 291: Shane Winters was overall medalist with a 37 as the Red Lions improved to 2-0 league and overall.

Hunter Lewis had a 50, Collin Ervin and Gary Frink both came in at 60 and Jake Smith totaled 67.

Nate Degear and Brandon Burdick both had 43s for the Rockets (1-1, 1-1), Tristan Warlock and Tyler Ashley both finishing at 68 and Carrick Narr with a 69.

Cincinnatus hosts McGraw Monday while DeRuyter visits McGraw Friday in 3:30 p.m. matches.

McGraw 307, Stockbridge Valley 312: Caleb Knickerbocker’s 49 paced the Eagles (1-1, 1-1), while Tristin McGuinness checked in at 59, Brent Thomas had 64, Reagan Hillman 67 and Brok Montesano 68.

Devin Bartlett led the Cougars (0-2, 0-2) with a 48. Robbie Morris was next at 64, followed by Jarred Werthman with 66 and Branden Eastman and Darien Eaton at 67.

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