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CBA softball upends Cazenovia, claims league title

first_imgStill, the short-handed Lakers took an early lead 3-0 lead before CBA erased it with Geiss earning an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth and Emily Hall drilling a two-run home run an inning later.That set up the bottom of the sixth, where a pair of infield hits set up Geiss for a go-ahead two-run single. Two more runs raced home on Victoria Hall’s flubbed grounder, and Grace DelPino delivered a two-run single of her own.Battling to the end, Cazenovia notched two runs in the top of the seventh, but Geiss was able to record the final outs, having allowed nine hits overall while recording four strikeouts. Tags: CBAF-MSoftball Fayetteville-Manlius returned to action Thursday, against Baldwinsville, and the Hornets led early, but could not hold on to that advantage as it took a 10-8 defeat to the Bees.Each side produced plenty in the early going, but a six-run second inning had F-M in front 7-4 as Sophie Woodridge hit a home run and got four RBIs, while Patricia Boltman, Lily Fish, Paige Murphy and Annaliese OuYang also drove in runs.The Hornets still led 7-5 when B’ville used a three-run sixth inning and two runs in the seventh to pull out the win, led by Kayla Young’s home run and three RBIs and helped by F-M committing three errors.But F-M got even with B’ville in a wild 14-10 decision a day later, coming back from a 9-6 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning.Then, after the Bees tied it 10-10 in the sixth, the Hornets settled down and kept it that way until the top of the ninth, when it struck for four more runs that B’ville could not answer.Fish had a career-best performance at the plate, twice belting home runs and finishing with six RBIs. Woodridge and Gracie Bishop also went deep, combining to drive in five runs as Katrina Rivera got a pair of RBIs. Murphy pitched four innings of relief to earn the win.Bishop Grimes lost, 17-2, to Weedsport last Thursday afternoon, only getting single runs in the third and sixth innings as Sarah Falgiatano had a double and RBI, with Tori Sikorski and Mary Kate Tweedale scoring the runs and Emma Maher earning two hits.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Before it could gear up for its move to Class A for the Section III playoffs, the Christian Brothers Academy softball team earned some regular-season honors.The Brothers clinched first place in the OSHL Liberty National division last Wednesday when it knocked off unbeaten, state Class B no. 19-ranked Cazenovia 9-5 as second-place Solvay was taking a 2-1 defeat to Mexico.Both teams came into this game short-handed. CBA did not have pitcher Maddy Tallman, replaced by Maya Geiss, while Cazenovia was without catcher Maddie Waite.last_img read more

UW to take on MSU, PSU

first_imgThe No. 17 ranked University of Wisconsin Badger wrestling team will travel to Michigan State and Penn State this weekend in hopes of earning its first dual victory in Big Ten play this season.After a disappointing start of 0-2 against Iowa and Northwestern, the team has high expectations going into the duals this weekend, which marks the Badgers’ final road trip, as they host the concluding four duals at the UW Field House.Wisconsin travels to Michigan State on Friday night to take on the only unranked team in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans have only one ranked wrestler in No. 6 Franklin Gomez at 133 pounds.“The expectation is to perform at a high level and force our will on our opponents,” head coach Barry Davis said. “If we do those things and have success at every weight class I think we can come away 2-0 this weekend. As a coach I’m trying to keep the guys focused on the task at hand.”The Badgers currently lead the all-time series against Michigan State at 24-16-1. The last meeting between the two teams resulted in a Wisconsin victory, 26-12.Wisconsin will travel to University Park, Pa., on Sunday to take on No. 16 Penn State. The Nittany Lions currently have five nationally-ranked wrestlers, including one returning All-American in No. 2 Bubba Jenkins at 149 pounds.Other ranked wrestlers for Penn State include No. 8 Dan Vallimont at 157, No. 11 Jake Strayer at 133, No. 16 Quentin Wright at 174 and No. 17 Brad Pataky at 125.“Penn State will be tougher, but I think if people wrestle as they have been as of late that we should be able to go in there and get the job done,” senior Zach Tanelli said.The Badgers currently have five ranked wrestlers, including No. 1 Zach Tanelli at 141 lbs, No. 3 Dallas Herbst at 197, No. 5 Kyle Ruschell at 149, No. 9 Kyle Massey at heavyweight and No. 10 Andrew Howe at 165.Davis is very happy with how his wrestlers have been performing recently and is setting the bar high.“Ruschell has made a good adjustment to his weight class at 149 as long as he remembers to wrestle seven hard minutes and let his skills take over,” Davis said. “Andrew Howe, being a true freshman, the poise that he has and the focus that he has is very impressive. You can’t count out Massey and Herbst either.”Tanelli said he is confident about the weekend and feels the team can come away with two dual victories.That confidence is matched by freshman Andrew Howe.“We’re going to win this weekend and get a national championship,” Howe said.Davis believes the team will do well this season because of the experience, knowledge and motivation the veteran wrestlers bring to the team.“We’ve got more of a veteran team this year and the leadership is good,” Davis said. “The two captains Ruschell and Herbst — with help from Tanelli and Massey — have been around a while and they know what they’re training for and the things they need to do in order to be prepared each week.”“It helps me a lot,” Howe said of the veteran presence. “They give me something to follow and model myself after during workouts as well as matches.”Even with such leadership and confidence in the locker room, Davis said there are still many things the team can improve upon.“There are some areas we need to continue to work on such as leg defense, some riding, and some turning on top,” Davis said. “If we can improve on those things we should be in great shape for this weekend and the rest of the season.”last_img read more

Doug Pederson explains Eagles’ decision to sign quarterback Josh McCown

first_img“I’ve been in a lot of situations throughout my career — where I was helping a young guy or serving as a stopgap kind of guy or being part of a rebuilding situation — so to come to a situation where it was more established, where they’ve got the quarterback (Carson Wentz) and a veteran defense and a lot of good players on the offense, that to me was enticing.”The Eagles have two preseason games remaining before they face the Redskins in Week 1 action Sept. 8. Nate Sudfeld injury update: Eagles No. 2 QB (broken wrist) has surgery, expected back in 6 weeks, report says Eagles signing veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal McCown spent the last two seasons with the Jets, appearing in 17 games and throwing 19 touchdown passes. He announced he was stepping away from football in mid-June but changed his mind when the Eagles became interested in signing him.“It was an easy sell, to be quite honest,” McCown said (via the Eagles’ official website). “More than anything, it was the comfort level I had talking with Doug (Pederson), where they’re trying to take this thing and where they’re trying to get back to and understanding the expectations that they have here.center_img Pederson discussed the team’s decision to add the 16-year veteran when he met with reporters Sunday.”It kind of falls in line with not only the injury situation, but also the fact that when we have an opportunity to add a little value, add a little depth, add a little competition to that spot, a veteran guy who has been around the league,” Pederson said. “I’ve said this all along, the quarterback position is not immune to any of this, so that’s why we did it.” Related News Doug Pederson thinks Josh McCown will be an asset for the Eagles, even if he never steps on the field.The 40-year-old quarterback came out of retirement and inked a one-year deal with Philadelphia this weekend after backups Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler suffered injuries in the preseason.last_img read more