October 18, 2021

Homer shuts out Mexico in baseball

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BASEBALL

Homer 14, Mexico 0
The Trojans scored five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to put an early end to their road victory and improve their record to 8-5.

Jake Atkins had a double and three steals, Jed Brazo went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs, Zander Johnson went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Ian Gilbert had a two-RBI single.

Brazo and Gilbert split pitching duties, with Brazo going three innings and allowing just one hit while striking out three and Gilbert going the last two with one hit, one walk and two punchouts.

Homer’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, when they host Cazenovia.

Brookfield 6, McGraw 2
The Eagles got out a 2-1 lead but could not hold on as they dropped to 1-6.

Nate Stiles pitched well in the first five innings for the Eagles, who finish their season at 11 a.m. Saturday, when they host Stockbridge Valley.

SOFTBALL

McGraw 14, Otselic Valley 12
The Eagles scored nine runs in the seventh inning to stun OV for their fifth win of the season.

The first five batters of the seventh all reached and later scored for McGraw, including Hannah Wilson, who hit two doubles and scored two runs in the inning, and Lexi Stiles, who went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs for the game.

Emily Fish got the win in relief of Stiles, holding OV to five runs over the last three innings.

“This team is my comeback kids,” Eagles coach Jessica Doran said. “Never count them out when they are down. We were down the whole game after the first inning and in the seventh inning we decided to wake up our bats and get moving. All the girls did well tonight. I am so proud of them for pulling off
the win.”

The Eagles host Cincinnatus for their Senior Day at 4:30 p.m. today.

Dryden 11, Moravia 5
The Lions pumped out 13 hits en route to their ninth win of the season. Dryden’s Cassie Seng went 3-for-4 with three singles, Chloe Russel had two hits and Morgan Best had a double and a triple to lead the Lions’ attack.

Best and Kahlen Cornell combined to strike out 18 Moravia batters out of a possible 21 outs.

The Lions finish their regular season at 4:30 p.m. today at Newark Valley.

Westhill 18, Homer 5
Cat Apker continued to play well for the Trojans, scoring or driving in four of their five runs, including a solo home run and a two-run shot.

Jenna Henderson drove in the last Trojan run with a double.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Homer 21, Mexico 0
The Trojans improved to 10-2 thanks to the play of Katlyn Sovocool (four goals, two assists), Camryn Calabro (three goals, four assists) and Kloey Roos (one goal, nine assists).

The Trojans wrap up their regular season when they host Marcellus at 7 p.m. Thursday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Tillotson, Brotherton named IAC MVPs Marathon’s Brooke Tillotson was named MVP of the IAC Small North Division, and Dryden’s Alex Brotherton was named MVP of the IAC Large North Division.

Other local athletes earning IAC Soccer All-Star honors were: Dryden’s Elizabeth Palumbo, Allie Deeley and Hallie Allport; Marathon’s Paige Hulbert, Breya VanDee and Samantha Pendell; and Groton’s
Natalia Bell, Sophia Bell and Elisa Allen.