December 2, 2021

IAC: Dodici, Kucerak toss 3-hit shutout in Dryden victory

Bob Ellis/staff photographer

Dryden shortstop Devon Tyler slaps a tag on Hunter Cartwright (6), of Marathon, who was gunned down attempting to steal second base during Monday’s game.

Mark Dodici and Jeffrey Kucerak combined on a three-hitter as Dryden High rolled to a 17-0 shutout of Marathon in Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Division baseball action Monday.

In softball, Marathon cruised to a 17-6 victory over Dryden.


Dryden 17, Marathon 0: Dodici started the game and pitched five innings before giving way t Kucerak in the sixth inning. The duo helped themselves at the plate as each of them went 3-for-5.

The Purple Lions scored six runs in the first inning and were never challenged. Devon Tyler led Dryden by going 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Trey Tyler chipped in with his 3-for-4 bat and three RBIs.

“They hit little singles all game long,” Marathon coach Bryan Hoyt reported. “Give them credit, they found holes with little bloop singles and hard hits in the gap. We just couldn’t get it going offensively.”


Marathon 17, Dryden 6: Marathon built a 7-0 lead before Dryden got on the scoreboard, but sealed the deal with a seven-run sixth inning.

Winning pitcher Deanna Baldwin was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for the Olympians. Carly Eaton was 4-for-5 with a double, seven stolen bases, four runs scored and two RBIs. Zoe Carter and Kierra Kenyon added 2-for-5 efforts.

Carter had three stolen bases while Kenyon stole two bases and drove in two runs. Autumn Zelsnack was 2-for-4 with a double and five stolen bases for Marathon.


Marathon senior Kimberly White picked up a pair of runner-up finishes at the Tully Spring Break Invitational Monday. White took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.41 seconds. She later finished second in the 400m hurdles after a clocking of 1:10.73.

White accounted for all 16 Olympian points as Marathon placed 10th in the girls competition.