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Skaneateles softball handles Hannibal

The Skaneateles softball team would break into the win column during last Monday's game at Hannibal, using a big sixth inning to take over and beat the Warriors 11-4.

Through three innings, the two sides were tied, 4-4. It stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Skaneateles batted around and managed six runs, moving ahead for good.

Carrie Hinchman, Emylie Garcia, Emily Call and Colleen Cargile each put up two hits. Erica Nye crossed the plate three times, with Call, Chelsea Hamilton and Erica Tomlinson scoring two runs apiece. Julianna Augustine joined Cargile, Garcia and Hamilton in earning RBIs.

Cargile pitched four innings, not allowing a hit and earning the win as she struck out six in relief of Alyssa Stevens.

Wet weather kept the Skaneateles baseball team from getting an opportunity to challenge two-time defending state Class B champion Westhill last Wednesday afternoon.

Two days earlier, in its OHSL Liberty division opener, the Lakers went to Hannibal and saw its bats silenced for much of a 6-2 loss to the Warriors.

Hannibal pitching ace Blair Taylor did a superb job, holding Skaneateles to three hits while striking out seven. The Lakers did not get on the board until the top of the seventh, thanks to Pat Roberts' two-run triple.

Roberts also pitched, and while not roughed up by any big Warrior rally, Hannibal chipped away with runs in five of the six innings. Taylor led there, too, with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs.

If the weather improves this week, Skaneateles could play as many as four games against the likes of Jordan-Elbridge, West Genesee, Onondaga and Palmyra-Macedon.

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