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J-D softball rolls to trio of victories

CBA softball denied in wild 22-21 defeat to Fulton

Try as it could, the Hornets managed just one hit, by Marissa Madill. Otherwise, Kelsey Morgan kept them at bay with 16 strikeouts as part of her complete-game effort.

F-M went on to a 16-1 defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday, but rebounded later that day to beat Oswego 16-5, roaring out to a 9-0 lead on the Buccaneers by the third inning and adding seven more runs in the latter stages.

Bright augmented her pitching effort with three hits, four runs scored and four RBIs. Teegan Shaw and Rachel O’Byrne each drove in two runs, with Anna Porter, Alex Lunderman and Haley Hajduk adding one RBI apiece.

CBA broke into the win column last Monday, doubling up Syracuse West 14-7. A 1-1 tie was broken when the Brothers got seven total runs in the third and fourth inning, but it still needed a five-run sixth inning to put West away.

Jessica Valerino, with four hits and three RBIs, and Catherine Burns, who drove in four runs, led CBA at the plate. Monica Hanson scored twice and drove in a pair of runs as Hannah Morris led the Brothers by scoring three runs. Claire Pierret and Sydney Wind each got a pair of hits.

Yet that game paled next to the wild adventure the Brothers undertook when it played Fulton on Thursday afternoon and, despite a massive run total, still lost to the Red Raiders 22-21.

Down 6-0, CBA used six runs in the third inning to tie it. And that was just the start as it added 12 more runs in the next three innings and, up 18-11, appeared to be safe.

But Fulton stunned the Brothers with eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to go back in front 19-18. CBA appeared to recover with three runs in the top of the seventh, only to see the Red Raiders tie it and win it in its half of the seventh.

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