January 23, 2022

Dryden baseball, softball hang 20 on opponents

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The Dryden Lions baseball and softball teams had prolific nights at the plate in their games Wednesday.


Dryden 20, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 6

The Lions scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth and eight in the bottom of the sixth to come away with the blowout home victory.

Nathaniel Poole went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, four RBI and three runs and pitched the last 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.

Nolan Weik went 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBI. Connor Boothroyd got the win with nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs.

Newfield 5, Marathon 3

The Eagles drew nine walks off Newfield pitching, but could only muster one hit, and committed seven errors that led to four unearned Newfield runs.

For the Eagles, Ian Gacek stole two bases and scored two runs, and Zach Birdsall pitched a complete game with three strikeouts.

“I thought the boys played hard today,” Marathon coach Bryan Hoyt said. “We made some mistakes early but bounced back nicely. We just couldn’t generate enough hits and runs. I thought Zachary Birdsall pitched a great game. He was in total command all night… Tip your hat to Newfield. They had key hits in key situations. They made the plays they needed to make to get the win.”

The Eagles are back in action Friday against Moravia.


Dryden 20, Trumansburg 1 The Lions scored multiple runs in each inning to mercy rule Trumansburg in five innings.

The Lions used three pitchers to get the win – Morgan Best, Kahlen Cornell and Natalie Day, the latter of whom made her season pitching debut and pitched one hitless, scoreless inning with a strikeout.

The Lions play their fourth game of the week Friday against Whitney Point.

McGraw 10, Otselic Valley 7 The Eagles fell behind 4-0 in the first inning, but pulled it together with six runs in the fifth as part of a comeback win.

Lexi Stiles got the win with eight strikeouts, and was helped out by terrific defense from Hannah Wilson and Megan Stull, who recorded the last out with a highlight-reel catch in left field.

The Eagles are off until Friday when they host Madison.

Madison 19, Cincinnatus 5

Kyleigh Carroll hit two home runs and scored five runs, and Chloe Eastman had 12 strikeouts to lead Madison to victory.

Kiana Guinn had a double and two RBIs, and Kaylee Brenchley threw five strikeouts and scored a run for the Lions.


Central Square 11, Cortland 4

Gabby Cranfield, Lily Call, Margaret Starr and Olivia Magin each scored a goal for the Purple Tigers, while Emma Dempsey had a hat trick for Central Square.

Cortland won 18 ground balls to Central Square’s 10 and won draw controls, 9-7.

“Players like Olivia Magin, Megan Harrington, Valerosa Gambitta and Mya Willey are seeing the field better looking for transition options,” Purple Tigers coach Kindra Catalano said. “Timing and accurate ball movement will be an area of focus this week.”


DeRuyter 227, Cincinnatus 303

DeRuyter’s Lane Adams was the only golfer under 40, posting a 38. Tristan Worlock chipped in a 43 and Dylan Skeele added a 45 to help the Rockets’ winning effort.

Collin Ervin had the best showing for Cincy with a 48.

Stockbridge Valley 241, McGraw 255

The Eagles fell to 0-4 as they had no answer for Caden Jones’s 36.


Homer splits with Chittenango

The Trojans girls beat Chittenango, 68-58, while the Trojans boys lost, 6860.

Camdyn Cole won the 100, 200, and high jump. Her 100 time was a season best. Her 200 time qualifies her for sectionals.

Hannah McMasters won the shot put and discus with a pair of personal-best throws. Her shot put throw broke the Homer junior class record.

Jane Gugerty won the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and triple jump. Gugerty, Cole, Edie Russo and Julie McGory won the 4×100 relay.

Ethan Lowell won the triple jump and the 3,200 and was third in the 1,600. His triple jump was a season best.

Tommy Mahunik won the 400 and was second in the 200. Both times were personal bests.

Cooper VanDee won the discus and was second in the 400. His discus throw was a personal best.

Jonah Campos won the shot put. He also had personal best performances in the 800 and the discus.

Lowell, Mahunik, VanDee, and Jed Swayze all ran season best times to win the 4×800 relay.

Mahunik, Swayze, VanDee and Zane Moheimani all turned in season best times to win the 4×400 relay.