April 23, 2014
Trojans come up with first triumph
SYRACUSE – Pitchers Megan Neuman and Rachel Osterhoudt combined on a five-hitter as Homer Central notched its first win of the softball season under rainy skies Tuesday.
Neuman went four innings as she gave up two hits, walked four and struck out three to earn the victory in the Trojans’ 17-4 OHSL Freedom Division rout over host Syracuse West. Osterhoudt allowed three hits, three walks and three strikeouts during her three innings in the circle.
Homer improves to 1-3 in division and overall action. Syracuse West falls to 0-5 league, 0-6 overall.
“It was good to get the game in despite some wet conditions,” Homer coach Cris Colasurdo said. “I thought Megan and Rachael both pitched well with rain for most of the game. The defense supported them today and made some nice plays.”
Colasurdo cited the good play of shortstop Molly Ulrich (three putouts, six assists) and third baseman Allie Osterhoudt (one putout, two assists) on the left side, while first baseman Lisa Sharpe made some nice catches and stops on some difficult throws at first.
Homer led 3-2 after three innings, but broke the game open with six runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Trojans added three more runs in the fifth and five in the top of the seventh inning to secure the victory.
Kristen Fuller led the Homer offense by going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs.Amanda Cochran added a 2-for-4 effort with five RBIs while Lisa Sharpe was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Cheyla Downing led Syracuse West with her 2-for-4 bat.
Homer is back in action this afternoon in a 1 p.m. non-league contest at Onondaga Community College versus Fabius-Pompey. The varsity and JV squads will travel to the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Tournament Saturday for a pair of games starting at noon.
HOMER JVs were scheduled to host Syracuse West Tuesday, but that game was postponed due to rain.
To read this article and more, pick up today's Cortland Standard
Click here to subscribe