Lady Black Knights fall in tourney title game

The Rome Free Academy softball team split two games during the South Lewis Falcons Softball Shootout on Saturday in Turin to move to 3-7 overall on the season.

RFA grabbed a 7-1 triumph over host South Lewis in the first game before falling to Hoosick Falls Central from Section II in the nightcap, 7-4.

Hoosick Falls beat South Lewis, 6-1, during their other game of the classic.

In the first game for Rome, Halie Schoff improved to 2-2 on the mound after she allowed four hits. She also delivered a RBI at the dish.

Melissa Gilbert and Hannah Wasco also added RBIs for RFA. Amelia Campbell took the loss for South Lewis.

In the second game for RFA, Autumn Swavely belted a home run and Mikenna Sochia finished with two RBIs, but Hoosick Falls scored five runs in the fifth inning to go on to the victory. Wasco was saddled with the loss on the hill and moved to 1-3 overall this season. Sierra Bailey finished with a homer and six RBIs for the victors.

RCS gets first victory

The Rome Catholic softball team picked up its first victory of the season at Kost Field by beating Center State Conference Division IV foe Old Forge, 11-5.

Offensive leaders for RCS were Samantha Targduno after she went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three stolen bases. Jessica Hartman went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, Erin Reilly drove in an RBI.

Hartman was the winning pitcher after she tossed a complete game striking out six, walking two and giving up six hits.

Old Forge was led by Mckenzie Kelly, who went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

RCS improved to 1-8 overall 1-4 in the league after the win.

Lady Wildcats move to 5-1

The Adirondack Lady Wildcats jumped to 5-1 overall after they clawed their way to a 10-6 victory over visiting West Canada Valley during a CSC crossover game at West Canada Valley High School.

Adirondack overcame a three-run deficit in the top of the seventh to record the come from behind victory. Crystal Gydesen hit a towering homer to left field with the bases loaded to put the ‘Cats up, 7-6. The Wildcats then scored two more in the inning to expand the lead to 10-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Gydesen finished with two homers, including a two-run home run and a grand slam on the day.

Elizabeth Reigler, 5-1, picked up the win on the bump against West Canada Valley, which dropped to 3-4 overall.

Oriskany wins two games

The Oriskany softball team picked up a pair of CSC crossover home wins during a doubleheader. The Lady Redskins downed Mohawk, 7-3, and defeated Clinton, 5-3, to improve to 9-1 overall.

In the first game, Meghan Carlo fanned ten batters to improve to 5-1 overall on the mound this spring, and Alyssa Balfe went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Mohawk fell to 3-6 overall.

In the second game, Carlo had an RBI triple and scored twice, as Brandi Zizzi doubled a scored a run, Balfe went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Jordan Sahl grabbed her fourth win on the mound after she struck out eight batters.

Mariah Gibow was hit with the loss on the mound after she struck out 11 batters for Clinton.

Westmoreland bows to Mills

The Westmoreland softball team dropped a 16-0 loss against visiting New York Mills during a CSC crossover game.

Cristina Rondinelli was hit with the loss on the mound, as Corrin Flihan grabbed the win.

VVS downed by Whitesboro

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill softball squad couldn’t overcome and early deficit as it fell to visiting Whitesboro, 13-4.

The visiting Lady Warriors scored five runs in the top of the first inning and Megan Emery allowed four runs over seven innings with four strikeouts.

Allie Szczerba, Sam Kogut, and Erin Confer all drove in runs for the Lady Red Devils, as Ashley Palmer collected two hits and two runs scored, and Jenna Dunne scored twice for the hosts. Palmer took the loss on the mound.

VVS dropped to 2-5 overall this season.

RFA takes fifth place

Two RFA girls outdoor track and field athletes scored victories while the team placed fifth overall out of 17 total teams during the Chittenango Invitational.

RFA finished with 60 total points, while Fayetteville-Manlius won the event with 145 points, Cazenovia took second with 85 points, Jamesville-DeWitt was third with 72, and Liverpool came in fourth place with a score of 62.

Scoring wins for the Lady Black Knights were junior Dana Husband, who won the high jump event in a jump-off against J-D’s Maggie Fuller with a height of 5 feet, 3 inches, while RFA freshman Mariah Mays continued her winning ways by taking both the discus and the shot put events with distances of 105 feet and 31-5 3/4.

Husband also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-best 17.08 score.

Jamie Marcinkowski came in fourth in the long jump and also in the triple jump, as Teresa Anken took fifth during the 400 hurdles event, and Juliana Piemonte took fourth in the shot put event.

Brianna Weir, Jasmine Meerdink, Tricia Loso, and Alleigha Hawkins took fourth in the 3,200 relay race, while Mariah Johnson teamed with Krista, Teresa, and Nicola Anken came in fifth during the 1,600 relay event.

HP scores top-10 finishes at invite

The Holland Patent girls track and field team had several top-10 finishes during the Skaneateles-Marcellus Invitational at Marcellus High School.

Harley Buczkowski recorded two top-5 results by claiming second in the discus throw and third in the shot put. Teammate Andrea Marfone also placed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles and 10th in the 100 hurdles, and Cheyenne Petrillo-Lavier was 10th in the 2,000 steeplechase.

The 3,200 relay group of Petrillo-Lavier, Caitlin Hilts, Kelsey Stevens and Michelle Smith also finished 10th.

Team scores were not kept during the event.