Sports Shorts- April 22, 2004

April 22-28, 2004
Sports Shorts- April 22, 2004
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
Le Moyne baseball surges into postseason

After suffering a 7-4 mid-week loss to Cornell, the Le Moyne baseball team recovered to sweep a three-game series with Rider over the weekend. The Dolphins, who finished the regular season 17-2 and 11-0 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, dominated the first two games of the series. Le Moyne took the series opener 11-3 and then concluded the doubleheader with a 12-1 triumph. Sunday, Le Moyne capped off its regular season with an 11-9 come-from-behind win. In game three, the Dolphins were down by as much as 7-1 in the top of the sixth inning before clawing their way back into contention. In the bottom of the sixth, the Dolphins awoke from their slumber on offense, mounting a five-run rally to cut the Broncs’ lead to one run.

Rider riposted the Dolphins rally, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, however, Le Moyne launched another five-run rally. Sophomore catcher Brian Hansen put Le Moyne ahead with a home run and, with two outs, Port Byron product Aaron Bulkley, a junior, also sent the ball over the fence. Le Moyne closer Nick Marascia sealed the victory, allowing no hits and striking out three batters in the final two innings for his sixth win of the season. Next week, the Dolphins will attempt to defend their MAAC Championship. Le Moyne has won 33 of its last 36 MAAC games.

SCC softball falls to Afton

A 3-0 lead slipped away from Seton Catholic Central varsity softball Saturday as the Saints fell 6-4 to Afton. Katei Fox had put SCC ahead in the second inning with a two-run single, but Afton rallied and forced an extra inning of play. Previously, the Saints recorded their first loss in five games as they were shut out 6-0 by Susquehanna Valley.

Bishop Ludden baseball routs Marcellus

The day after a 21-0 hammering of Nottingham, the Bishop Ludden varsity boys baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season (3-0 in league play) with a 12-1 thrashing of Marcellus Saturday. Pitcher Dan Wilbur earned the win with Kevin Solan entering the game in relief. Marc Bosco paced the Gaelic Knights with three RBI. Mike Kanavy followed with two RBI and Ethan Hart, Ryan Ross, and Chris Brown had one RBI apiece. Matt Holiday hit a double for Ludden.

CBA baseball splits

After a 7-4 victory over Jordan-Elbridge Friday, the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team fell to West Genesee 10-3 the following day. With the loss, the Brothers fell to 3-2 overall. They were 1-0 in league play as of Sunday. Matt Harrigan provided a home run along with one RBI. Justin Arsenault and Rich Anderson also recorded one RBI apiece. Pitcher Andy Sindoni was charged with a loss at the hands of the Wildcats. Matt Halliday entered the game in relief in the third inning. In Friday’s contest, Justin Arsenault completed a perfect game and earned the win. Harrigan and Halliday both had doubles in the win over the Golden Eagles. Vic Croglio, Harrigan, and Anderson each recorded an RBI.

Cazenovia edges CBA boys lacrosse

The Christian Brothers Academy varsity boys lacrosse team fell to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in league play following a 7-6 loss to Cazenovia last week. All-league middie Justin Venditti led the Brothers with three goals and an assist. He was followed by Mike Suits (2-0), Jack Harmatuk (1-1), Craig Lange (0-1), and Brady O’Malley (0-1). Matt Ural recorded 15 saves in the loss.

Bishop Ludden boys lacrosse falls to Skaneateles

The Bishop Ludden varsity boys lacrosse team fell to Skaneateles last week 10-6. Erinn O’Hara led the Gaelic Knights with two goals and two assists and Pat Rohe also scored two goals. They were followed by John Minieri (1-2) and Jim Wall (1-1). Erik Hotaling had 22 saves for the Gaelic Knights.

CBA girls lacrosse topples Bishop Irton

Last week, the Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse team routed Bishop Irton 15-2 in a non-league contest. Both Lauren DeMello and Maura Kenville scored three goals apiece. Brittany Aungier, Eileen Hennigan, and Rachel Ponge each scored two; and Ann Anderson, Mary Kate Hannon, and Erica LaGrow each scored one. Sarah Spillane was credited with four assists, while Sarah Sedgewick had two and Aungier and Anderson each had one. Carlee Street had a slow day in goal, making two saves.

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