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Bright throws no-hitter during F-M Day

Every time out, the Fayetteville-Manlius softball team remains an attraction because of the work Amy Bright does in the pitcher's circle.

So it only made sense that, on Saturday, during "F-M Day" festivities on the school campus, Bright created the biggest sports highlight when she threw a no-hitter during the Hornets' 5-0 victory over Chittenango.

Other than an error, Bright did not put anyone on base during her gem, facing just 22 batters and striking out 11 while getting mostly strong defense behind her.

F-M stayed patient at the plate, notching a run in the third inning before breaking through for four runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away. Naturally, Bright brought home two of those runs with a double, while Haley Wheeler managed a pair of RBIs. Sam Guillaune scored twice as Elizabeth Lunderman and Stephanie Brunet scored runs.

This was just one of the four varsity games featured on "F-M Day", and the Hornets won each of them.

In baseball, F-M improved to 8-2 on the season, beating Rome Free Academy in a 4-1 decision where Mike Monashefsky and Zach Tucker led the way.

In the bottom of the first, Monashefsky's double brought home two runs and put F-M ahead for good. Then, in the fifth, Monashefsky returned and again, belted a two-bagger that brought home a pair of runs.

That was all Tucker needed, as he delighted the home fans by holding the Black Knights to two hits in six innings of work, striking out five before Jeremy Mapstone worked the final inning for the save.

Both lacrosse games went to the Hornets, too, as the F-M boys hammered Auburn 17-1, improving to 11-1 in advance of Tuesday night's showdown with state-ranked Corcoran.

A 9-0 sprint through the second quarter decided matters, as sophomore Kevin Lux led the Hornets with five goals and one assist, with Jim Krizman earning five assists to go with his lone goal.

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