Still, Danielle Ventrone and Brittany Evans each managed three hits, with Ventrone tripling and driving in two runs. Maggie Kelly scored three runs as Michelle Burgun, who drew the pitching assignment, struck out five to make up for the seven hits and three walks allowed.
As J-D was shutting out Cortland on Thursday, CBA and ESM also won, the Brothers turning back Mexico 9-2 and the Spartans rolling past Fulton 12-1.
It was close for CBA against Mexico until it scored three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to help Sheridan, who struck out 10 and only allowed four hits. Jessica Valerino picked up three hits and three RBIs, while Sarah Roberts drove in two runs. Wind and Allison Magnarelli each drove in one run.
ESM never trailed against Fulton, striking for three runs in the third inning and five runs in the fourth to gain control. Ventrone tripled twice, scored four times and got four RBIs, while Courtney Legare and Nikki Casella each drove in two runs. Evans and Kelly scored three runs apiece.
Both J-D and CBA lost chances to play due to Saturday’s weather, with the Red Rams unable to go to Solvay for tournament games against Oneida (which would have been a rematch of last year’s Section III Class A final) and Baldwinsville, and the Brothers unable to go to Westhill to face Cato-Meridian and Weedsport.
That same weather stopped ESM’s game Friday against Mexico and moved it to May 1.