Ryan birchard threw a full game, two-hit shutout on Wednesday to lift the Auburn baseball team over host Cortland 5-0 and end the Tigers’ bid for a perfect season. Cortland started the season 15-0 before falling to the Maroons, who improved to 12-3 with the win.
As part of his pearl, Birchard allowed only one walk and struck out 10. On the opposite side, Caden Congdon was strong in his 3 2/3 innings at work, closing the Auburn offense while picking up three strikes and conceding just one hit.
In court, Birchard went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Kevin dolan was 1 on 2 with a run and an RBI.
The Tigers and Maroons are scheduled to play each other again at 7pm on Thursday in Auburn.
New Hartford 9, Rome Free Academy 8 (10 rounds)
The Spartans won a marathon affair to improve to 8-3. The Black Knights fall to 7-5.
New Hartford had a lead of 4-0 and 6-1, before RFA scored five at the bottom of the fifth to tie things at six. Both teams scored a pair in the ninth frame, before the winners put it away with a race in 10th place.
Spartan’s appetizer Kyle corrie was solid in his four rounds of work, allowing five hits and no trips while hitting four. The New Hartford crime was led by William Gall IV, who went 3-for-6 with two races and two RBIs.
Bishop Ludden 3, Port Byron 2
The Gaelic Knights grabbed their sixth win in a row and improved to 10-6 this season, thanks to an off-off flight from Michael master rod. Joe dunham had a strong performance on the mound for Bishop Ludden, went all seven laps and allowed two earned races on three hits, five trips and 11 strikes.
Patrick towsley led the offense in the win, went 2-for-3 with a race scored. Connor usowski went five innings and two races (no one earned) on three hits, four trips and nine strikes for the Panthers, while Eli Jarabek went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Christian Brothers Academy 11, Baldwinsville 1
The brothers won their sixth game in a row and improved to 14-3 this spring. Each member of the CBA who started nine had at least one hit, while eight members of the lineup scored at least one race.
Leading the brothers’ crime was Luke Ball, who finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBIs, while Matthew ball collected a double, a race scored and three RBI and the victory on the mound. Matthew Boule went all seven laps, allowing only one run on seven hits, one walk and six strikes.
Liverpool 4, Marcellus 1
With a late battle-winning rally, the Warriors’ Mustangs ’10 game ended their winning streak and expanded theirs to six games. Liverpool drew 1-0 at the top of the sixth and were tied with Marcellus by one on his way into the seventh, before setting up a three-pointer in the final frame via a couple of trips, one hit and a Mustangs error.
Mackenzie frani was dominant in the victory, fired seven laps with a running ball while allowing only seven hits and one turn with 11 strikes. Lauren Ragonese went 1 on 3 with two RBI in victory, while Emma MacLachlan finished 2-for-2 with an RBI and Aubrey fraher was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss.
Fraher was solid on the mound in defeat, allowing four runs (one serve) on four hits, four trips and four strikes in a complete game.
Cicero-North Syracuse 9, West Genesee 0 (5 innings)
After taking game one of the 7-1 doubles against the Wildcats, the Northstars made it a sweep with a shutout in game two, backed by a perfect game in five innings from Cassidy Ormond. The senior struck out seven in his masterpiece.
Offensively, Alayna Harbaugh had a huge day, going 6-for-7 with a triple, three races and three RBIs across the two matches. Giana Wameling went 3-for-8 with four races and an RBI in the two competitions and Hannah interferes was 4-for-4 with two triples, two races and four RBIs in the second swing.