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Sweep gets Crush close to cellar escape

SHERRILL — This Cortland Crush bid to avoid finishing last in the Eastern Division of the New York Collegiate Baseball League got off to a rousing start on Thursday.
The visiting Crush swept a twin bill over the Sherrill Silversmiths by narrow 6-5 and 6-4 margins to provide some meaning to tonight’s season finale — with a grand slam home run hit by Cortland High graduate Yale Brian Hughes in the opening inning a crucial game one blow.
Cortland will conclude its campaign playing host to the Syracuse Junior Chiefs in a 7 p.m. start on Greg’s Field at Beaudry Park this evening, this a match-up pitting a pair of teams with matching 15-30 records looking to avoid winding up in the Eastern Division cellar.
“Now that we took care of business our goal of not being cellar-dwellers is still intact. We need to knock off the Junior Chiefs in our last game to achieve that goal,” said associate head coach Yale Hughes of this late-season Cortland quest.

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