Oneida softball team wins pair of contests

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The Oneida softball teams won back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday, defeating Tri-Valley League foe Utica Notre Dame 5-1 on the road then got past visiting Cicero-North Syracuse 5-3 in non-league play.

On Wednesday, Oneida grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first then built it up to 4-0 in the third. The team led 5-0 after five. The Jugglers got a run in the bottom of the seventh but it was not enough.

For Notre Dame, Ella Trinkaus threw 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs, two of them earned, on six hits and two walks. She struck out seven. Lily Comenale went 1 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks.

Thursday, the team scored a run in the first and another in the second but the Northstars responded with two in the third and another in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. Oneida immediately scored two runs to lead 5-3, which is how the game would end.

Kerrigan Crysler went the distance in the circle for Oneida to earn the win, allowing three runs, two of them earned. She gave up six hits and didn’t walk a batter. She also struck out five.

On offense for Oneida, Olivia Friend had a two-hit game with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. Kaylin Curro had a hit, run and RBI. Mikah Albro had a hit, walk and run scored. Jillian Honness scored twice.

Eva Faroni took the loss for Cicero, allowing five runs, four of them earned, on four hits and four walks in four innings pitched.

Oneida is now 2-0 on the season and will host Baldwinsville at 5 p.m. on April 22 in non-league play.

Whitesboro wins big over HP in rain-shortened game

The Whitesboro softball team defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 14-4 in a home game that was called after six innings due to rain.

The Warriors scored seven in the second inning to take an 8-1 lead. They added six in the fourth to make it 14-3.

Sophia Temple hit a home run for Whitesboro and had three hits, two runs and five RBIs. Angie Cirasuolo had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Carley Robinson had two hits, an RBI and a run.

Courtney Robinson went all six innings for Whitesboro as the winning pitcher. The lefty allowed four earned runs on six hits and four walks. She struck out two.

Leading the Hornets’ offense was Megan Woodbridge with a single, two doubles and a run scored. Gracie Bishop had a single, double, RBI and run.

Paige Graves took the loss for Fayetteville. She went 1 2/3 innings and allowed six runs, three of them earned.

Whitesboro hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at noon Saturday in non-league play.

Spartans lax cruises past Black Knights

The New Hartford boys lacrosse defeated RFA at home 17-4 Thursday.

Mateo Ripa led all scorers with four goals for the Spartans. Dan Friedel and Sawyer Kramer each had hat tricks, with Friedel also piling up four assists. Gavin Williams had two goals and an assist, while Wyatt Cull and Caden Kramer tallied two goals each. Jarrett Sherman also scored.

For RFA, Seth Hammon scored twice. Max Hunt and Robert Fanning each scored once, and Hunt had an assist as well. Carmen Orton and Matt McCormick each collected an assist.

In net, the Spartans split time between Gabriel Cull, who made six saves, and Walker Williams, who stopped two shots.

RFA's Braeden Sturtevant was in net for the Knights. He stopped 15 shots.

RFA hosts TVL foe Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at RFA Stadium.

New Hartford was scheduled to play today at Saratoga Springs.

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