May 30, 2008
Patsos pitching a Rocket booster
Bob Ellis/staff photographer
DeRuyter Central third baseman Dave Revette prepares to slap a tag on Copenhagen runner Blake LaBarge who tries to advance a base during Thursday’s Section 3 Class D game. Visiting Copenhagen beat the top seeds 8-2.
Alyssa Patsos threw a two-hitter with five strikeouts Thursday as the third-seeded DeRuyter Central softball team beat visiting No. 6 Old Forge 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3 Class D-2 tournament.
Fifth-seeded McGraw lost at No. 4 Remsen 5-2 in a Class D-1 quarterfinal game.
The top-seeded DeRuyter baseball team dropped an 8-2 home decision to No. 8 Copenhagen in the Class D tournament.
The Class D girls’ and boys’ track meets were contested at New York Mills Thursday, with Cincinnatus’s Jenn Randall and Samantha Moade from DeRuyter each winning an event in the girls’ meet.
DeRuyter 5, Old Forge 1: The Rockets 13-5 actually trailed 1-0 in the game before tying it in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Polly Gallerani. They went ahead for good with two runs in the fourth, and scored single runs in the fifth and sixth.
Kayla Hampton went 2-for-3 for the winners, who visit No. 2 Sackets Harbor at 1 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals, while Gallerani and Tory Harris both went 1-for-2 and Kate Vosburg was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Taylor White (RBI) and Vicky Russell had both singled for the Eskimos.
Remsen 5, McGraw 2: Jenna Tobias went 2-for-4 with a double to account for half of the hits the Eagles managed off Remsen’s Jamie Martineau as their season ended at 7-9 with the loss in Class D-1. Casey Millard and Tory Finton had one single apiece.
Remsen (9-7) scored three times in the bottom of the third, all on a double by Valerie Weeks, to go up 4-0 and never looked back. Megan Heburn (double) and Brittney Prosser had two hits each for the Rams, who visit top-seeded Poland in a Saturday semifinal.
“I was very happy with our season,” McGraw coach Joe Seamans said. “A 7-5 record and third-place finish in the Central Counties League is very positive for our program. We’re going to miss our seniors — Tory Finton, Monica Byron, Shannon O’Hara and Anabel Lopez — next year and wish them the best of luck in the future.”
IN CLASS D BASEBALL —
Copenhagen 8, DeRuyter 2: The visiting Golden Knights (12-8) broke open a tie game with six runs in the fourth to advance to a Saturday semifinal contests at Otselic Valley. Jim Fisher had a two-run triple and Chris Kellogg a two-run single in the fateful frame, while a bases-loaded walk and a Rocket error plated the other runs.
DeRuyter scored both of its runs in the bottom of the first. Matt Stevens and Dave Revette led things off with singles, and Josh Weaver then cracked a ground-rule double to plate Stevens. Revette then scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Meacham, who was the hosts’ starter and took the loss.
Chris Kellogg tossed a five-hitter with eight strikeouts for Copenhagen. Weaver went 2-for-3 with the double and RBI for the Rockets, while Cody Tiffany, Revette (run) and Stevens (run) had one single each.
“It was a great season,” said Revette, whose team claimed the CCL championship with a 12-0 record. “I definitely think we were the more talented team, but we didn’t take care of business in that one inning. Once you get down by six runs you press, and their pitcher had an effective curveball. We couldn’t put anything together.”
IN TRACK AND FIELD —
Class D Girls: Randall won the 400-meters in 1:04.3 and Moade the 3,000-meters in 11:38.8 as each qualified for this Thursday’s Section 3 state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse. Randall was also second in the 3,000m in 12:25.1 and the 1,500m in a personal-best time of 4:58.1.
DeRuyter’s Katie Becker was third in both the long jump (14-9) and high jump (4-8), and also took fourth in the triple jump (29-0 3/4) and sixth in the 100m (15.9). Jess Seamans was third in the 200m (28.6) and fourth in the 100m (13.6), and joined Moade, Amber Marshall and Heather Prugger in taking fifth in the 400m relay (57.9).
The Rockets took sixth in the team standings with 40 points and Cincinnatus was eighth with 26. Remsen won with 150 points.
Class D boys: The top local finisher was DeRuyter’s Everett marks, who was the runner-up in the 400m (56.7) and will compete in that event at the sectional state qualifier. Taking thirds were Cincy’s William Rheinheimer in the 110m high hurdles (18.0) and Lenny Slocum in the 3,200m (personal-best 11:47.9), and DeRuyter’s T.J. Moade in the 800m (2:14.3).
The Rockets’ Josh Feuerheim was fourth in the 1,600m (5:23.7), and he teamed up with Bryan Patsos, Marks and T.J. Moade to take forth in both the 1,600m relay and 3,200m relay. Derek Cullen was fifth in the triple jump for DeRuyter (35-3), and teammate Matt Furlough took sixth in the high jump (5-6).
DeRuyter took sixth in the team standings with 29 points and Cincy was ninth with 12. Living Word Academy won with 98.5 points.
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