January 18, 2022

Cortland baseball team rolls to 13-0

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While it wasn’t the high-scoring barnburner fans have been accustomed to seeing, the Cortland Purple Tigers baseball team came away with yet another win.


Cortland 3, Fulton 1
The Purple Tigers won another nail-biter to remain unbeaten at 13-0. Tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh, Max Gambitta hit a sacrifice fly and Ethan Johnson slapped an RBI single to give the Purple Tigers the margin they would need to hold on for the win.

Tyler Blake pitched 6 2/3 innings and struck out 13 batters while scattering four hits for the win. He also went 2-for-3 with two doubles and RBI.

After Blake reached his pitch limit, Caden Congdon got the last out for the save.

Caden Albright also went 2-for-3 for the Purple Tigers, who host Fulton at 5 p.m. today at Gutchess.

Moravia 6, Marathon 1
Moravia held the Olympians to three hits, two of them by Ian Gacek, to get the win.

Aidan Kelly got the win for Moravia and struck out seven batters in four innings. Timothy Morehouse walked and came around to score the lone Marathon run in the third.

Zach Birdsall struck out four batters in six innings for the Olympians.


Dryden 10, Marathon 4
The Lions fell behind 4-1 after three innings, but three home runs helped propel them to their eighth win of the season in their home finale.

Kahlen Cornell had two of those home runs and Ava Henry had the third. Also notching multiple hits for the Lions were Morgan Best (two doubles and a single), Cassi Seng and Maggie Murphy.

Best and Cornell split duties in the circle, allowing no hits after the first inning and with Cornell racking up nine strikeouts, to secure the win.

Dryden is off until Tuesday when they visit Moravia. Marathon is off until Wednesday when they host Whitney Point.


Jamesville-DeWitt 23, Cortland 4
The Red Rams defeated the Purple Tigers for the second time this season by an almost identical score to their previous matchup on May 10.

The Red Rams improved to 12-2 and have a stranglehold on the No. 1 seed the NYSPHSAA Section III Class C tournament.

The Purple Tigers fell to 3-7. The loss ended a 3-1 stretch in their previous four games.

Tanner Burns had four goals and two assists for the Red Rams, including one on a behind-the-back shot. Johnny Keib (four goals, two assists), Gannon Kessler (four goals, one assist), Ethan Kesslring (four goals, one assist) and Thomas Sabatino (three goals) also had multiple goals for the Red Rams.

J-D goalie Jamison MacLachlan made seven saves and even scored a goal of his own.

Owen Riley (two goals), Ben McGrath and Alex Musci did the scoring for Cortland, who visit Homer at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Homer 15, CBA 10
The Trojans were able to pad a three goal halftime lead to come away with the home win.

Camryn Calabro led the Trojans with five goals and two assists. Kloey Roos and Katlyn Sovocool each had four goals, and Sarah Sovcool made six saves.

The Trojans are back in action at 11 a.m. today when they host Carthage.

Jamesville-DeWitt 20, Cortland 3
Four players had hat tricks for the Red Rams (7-5) — Everly Kessler (five goals), Kailey McKenna (three goals, four assists), Lily Loewenguth (three goals, three assists) and Kate Wilcox.

Cortland (2-8) got a goal apiece from Megan Harrington, Margaret Starr and Lillian Call.


Dryden 166, Union Springs 173
Patrick O’Neill was co-medalist for the first time in his career with a score of 37.

Zack Wilson (44) and Seth Coudriet (47) posted the best scores of their high school careers for the Lions.

The Lions close out the regular season Monday at King Ferry against Southern Cayuga. Lions coach Dave Hicks will seek his 100th win since becoming Lions coach in 2012.


Homer 4, Marcellus 1
Spencer Rusyniak and Raymond Meng won their singles matches in straight sets. Jake Camp came back from dropping the first set against Tucker Guerina, 7-5, to win the next two sets, 6-3 and 6-0.