May 08, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
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.
Ryan Simmons had a three-goal hat trick, with Joe DeSantis finding the net twice. Ari Waffle had a goal and two assists as David Ondrich, Dan Cahill, Sean Wildhack, Alex Ferrara and Scott Chase added goals of their own. Bobby Hall gained two assists.
On the girls side, F-M crushed Henninger/Nottingham 20-3, improving its mark to 7-5. Mollie Caputo, with four goals and one assist, led a well-balanced effort as Marilyn Farrell landed three goals and two assists.
Christina Kousmanidis managed two goals and two assists as Morgan Same, Riley Gerhardt, Meg Fero and Marri Ryu each matched that two-goal effort. Grace Donahue, Lindsey Trachtenberg and Cara Esposito had single goals.