Cicero-North Syracuse senior Sydney O’Hara hits a three-run home run in the top of the first inning of last Monday’s game at West Genesee, sending the Northstars on its way to a 13-0 victory over the Wildcats. Tougher wins over Baldwinsville (2-1) and Liverpool (4-0) would follow later in the week, O'Hara striking out 30 batters in those two games.
Phillips, Flournory and Lindsey Silfer each drove in two runs as Amy Van Hoven, Lauren Floyd, Beth Bonin and Kelly Corbin drove in one run apiece.
Meanwhile, Liverpool, in its first game since that 13-inning defeat to WG on April 25, got in early trouble at Baldwinsville, falling behind 4-0.
But the Bees’ six errors led to a turnaround as Liverpool scored twice in the third inning and three times in the fifth for a 5-4 lead, and pulled away with a five-run outburst in the top of the seventh.
Taylor Charles doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, while Nicole Cerrone also had three RBIs. Bellrose drove in two runs as Nicoletti, Allyse Burgos and Dominique LaRose also drove in runs. Nicoletti, pitching the whole way, settled down after a rough start to strike out six.
C-NS took its turn at B’ville on Wednesday night at Gillette, and it turned into a genuine scare before O’Hara rescued the contest as the Northstars edged past the Bees 2-1.
B’ville freshman Keeanna Wolcik got the start and B'ville had the good fortune (at least at the outset) of not having to face O'Hara, as Kalet Lenart took her turn in the pitcher's circle.
C-NS got a run in the bottom of the first, aided by a series of wild pitches, but Wolcik settled down and followed it up with a scoreless second, getting strong defensive play behind her.
Then, in the top of the third, B'ville went right after Lenart as it loaded the bases with one out, and Isabella May bunted and reached base, scoring Maggie D'Eredita scored to tie it, 1-1.
Having seen enough, C-NS coach Mary Beebe removed Lenart and put in O'Hara, who struck out Danielle Sayler, and then Wolcik, to escape the jam.
A dropped pop fly in the bottom of the third led to the Northstars' go-ahead run, Van Hoven driven home on Floyd's single, but again Wolcik got out of further trouble.