B'ville softball goes 2-1, falls to CNS

Weather delayed, by a few days, the Baldwinsville softball team's trip to Gillette Field to take on defending Section III Class AA champion Cicero-North Syracuse.

When they finally did play on a chilly, windy Friday afternoon, the undefeated Bees hit first - but the Northstars hit back, hard, and didn't stop until it had beaten B'ville 10-3.

B'ville, knowing that CNS had not played a game in two weeks, jumped on Northstars pitcher Sarah Salamone for two runs in the top of the first, Kaitlyn Massett belting an RBI triple to score Emily Brissenden and Jessica Testa singling home Brissenden.

In response, CNS got to Liz Campbell for three runs in the bottom of the first, the key blow Sam Cirillo's two-run single. Campbell then settled down until the late stages, when the Northstars struck for seven more runs, three of them in the fifth.

All told, Campbell gave up 14 hits as Salamone and Sydney O'Hara led CNS with three RBIs apiece. Sydney Carlucci did notch a sixth-inning RBi single, one of three hits she picked up as Brissenden and Massett notched two hits apiece.

Right after, the Bees showed its resilience by taking on Fayetteville-Manlius Saturday afternoon and pulling out a 3-2 victory over the Hornets.

Twice, B'ville saw one-run leads disappear, in the fourth and sixth innings. Both times, the Bees immediately answered with runs to move back in front, the last of those tallies leading to Campbell's scoreless seventh inning to win it.

Carlucci, Massett and Paige Altman each managed one RBI as Massett, Brissenden and Lindsay Varga scored the runs. Campbell allowed five hits while striking out eight, edging out F-M ace Amy Bright, who lost despite a nine-strikeout effort.

While it waited to face CNS, it turned up with an all-out blitz in Thursday's game against Corcoran, not stopping until it had flattened the Cougars 30-2.

Already up 4-0 through two innings, the Bees hit double digits with a six-run third, then put things away by scoring 16 runs in the fourth inning alone.

In all, B'ville had 28 hits, five of them from Testa, who had the game's only home run. Brissenden doubled twice and finished with six RBIs, while Amy Sidorakis had a triple and two doubles on her way to four hits and five runs scored.

Sarah Richards doubled twice as she and Carlucci each earned three RBIs. Sidorakis, Testa, Danielle Sayler and Madeline Fiello drove in two runs apiece.

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