Mired at 2-6, the Bishop Grimes baseball team earned its most impressive win of the season on Saturday when it came back from a four-run deficit to beat defending Section III Class B champion Marcellus 7-6.
The Mustangs, who had lost to Westhill the day before, broke out of an early 2-2 tie and led, 6-2, going to the bottom of the fifth inning.
That’s where the Cobras’ bats woke up, producing a pair of runs to cut the margin in half. Then, in the sixth, Grimes got three more runs to zoom out in front.
Billy Blasland, with two doubles and two RBIs, led the rally, while Zac Cousineau tripled and earned a pair of RBIs of his own. Chris Hendrick also drove in a run as Tom Steinberg and Josh Allan each scored twice.
Though he gave up six runs, Steinberg pitched five innings and kept the game within reach. Then Cousineau worked the last two innings, including a scoreless seventh, for the win.
This followed, by less than 24 hours, a 10-1 defeat at Tully on Friday where the Black Knights, already ahead 2-0, broke it open with seven runs in the bottom of the third, chasing starter Ryan Martin from the game. Through Hendrick and Ryan Gosson were effective in relief, Grimes could not recover.
In its first game after the break, Bishop Grimes’ softball team got a superb pitching effort from Madison Ware on its way to beating Weedsport 2-1.
Ware threw a one-hitter, surrendering a run in the sixth inning after the Cobras took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and fourth frames. Giving up just one walk, Ware struck out four.
Grimes won despite Weedsport ace Abby Marsden recording 12 strikeouts. Megan Driscoll had a walk, single and RBI for the Cobras as Nicole Donati drove in the other run. Ware and Taylor Bourdon scored those runs.