FRANKFORT, N.Y. – The Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights led 8-0 through four innings Tuesday and held on to beat Clinton’s Warriors 10-7.
Clinton broke through with five runs in the fifth inning, and two more in the sixth after Frankfort-Schuyler added to two of its own in the bottom of the fifth. Trinity Critelli closed out the win with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
The Maroon Knights’ batters got off to a fast start. A walk and two hits loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the first inning and Frankfort-Schuyler took a 1-0 lead on Gianna DeSarro’s sacrifice fly. Victoria Ming singled one out later and sent two more Maroon Knights across home plate.
Hannah Banas drove in a run in the second inning with the second of her three hits, and Frankfort-Schuyler added three more runs in the third.
Banas had a double among her three hits and added two runs and two runs batted in. Ming had two hits and three RBI, Sam Oriole and Taylor Christensen each had two and two, DeSarro had two hits and scored twice, and Charlotte Rodio also had two hits.
Jena Litz scored two runs for Clinton which went hitless against Critelli until Kacie Simzer doubled with one out in the fourth inning.
LITTLE FALLS 13
LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. – The Little Falls Mounties rapped 13 hits Tuesday and Claire Connolly took a shutout into the seventh inning of their season-opening 13-1 win over the Sherburne-Earlville Marauders.
Miranda Hubbell had three hits and walk for Little Falls. Arielle Raux singled, tripled, scored three runs and drove in three. Makenna Peruzzi and Caitlin Grace each had two hits, Peruzzi scored three runs and Grace scored two, and Connolly and Kylie Miles each drove in two runs.
Connolly limited the Marauders to four hits, one walk, and the single seventh-inning run.
Kianna Marshall drove in the Sherburne-Earlville run with a triple. She also drew the only walk for her team.
HERKIMER, N.Y. – Emily Austin homered and Adirondack had six doubles among its 18 hits in Tuesday’s 13-3 win over the Herkimer Magicians.
Pitcher Arielle Kranbuhl allowed one earned run in the win for the Wildcats. Adirondack led 5-0 before Herkimer scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Wildcats came back with six in the top of the sixth.
Kranbuhl and Skyler Witzigman each hit two doubles for Herkimer, and Courtney Irvan and Austin each added one.
Kurstin Gay went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI for Herkimer.
MT. MARKHAM 17
EDMESTON, N.Y. – Mt. Markham scored eight runs in the first inning and added to that total each time it batted as the Mustangs defeated the Edmeston Panthers 17-10 in five to open the season Tuesday.
The Mustangs also had a five-run third inning.
Eighth-grader Madison Clark pitched a complete game for her first varsity victory.
Among the Mustangs’ hits were a double by Layla Ali and a triple by Gianna Placanica.
The game was stopped early because of darkness. Mt. Markham led 15-3 before allowing seven runs in the top of the fifth.