April 18, 2014
McGraw, Cincy do split on diamonds
CINCINNATUS — It was a split between McGraw Central and host Cincinnatus Central Thursday in Central Counties League play.
The visiting Eagles scored a 20-8 baseball victory on Cincy’s diamond, while the Red Lions prevailing 8-5 over rival McGraw in softball.
In another CCL clash of softball contenders, Stockbridge Valley was an 8-4 winner over Brookfield.
McGraw 20, Cincinnatus 8: The Eagles scored at least three runs in five of the seven innings to stay unbeaten in three league contests and improve to 4-1 overall. Senior Chris Sweeney led the winners’ 19-hit attack, going 3-for-3 with an RBI and five runs scored, while junior Jeff Steinhoff went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs. Juniors Levi Parks (two RBIs) and A.J. Augur (three RBIs, run) each had two hits, as did freshman Jordan Cowen (RBI, two runs).
Junior Matt Morgan was the winning pitcher, giving up three his and no earned runs in four innings with five strikeouts.
Junior Josh Enders went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Cincy (1-3 league and overall), while senior Dakota Steacy (two runs) and sophomore Tyler Enright (run) each drove in a pair of runs.
McGraw was to visit Otselic Valley this afternoon before going against Homer Saturday in the first round of Cortland High’s Partigianoni Tournament, that game starting at noon on Dave Guido Field. Cincinnatus is off until April 28, when it hosts Madison at 4:30 p.m.
IN CCL SOFTBALL —
Cincinnatus 8, McGraw 5: The Red Lions (2-1 league and overall) scored open a close game with four runs in the fourth inning, keyed by an RBI triple by senior Danielle Wood, who earned the mound win by allowing eight hits with seven strikeouts.
Senior Liz Golicki hit a two-run home run in the fifth for Cincy, while senior Courtney Purcell went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and senior Taylor Helms went 2-for-2 for McGraw (2-1, 2-2).
The Red Lions next play April 28, when the host Madison. The Eagles travel to Skaneateles Monday for a non-league game.
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