The Ithaca High baseball capped off a 2-2 opening week by defeating Union-Endicott, 7-3, in the Little Red’s home opener on Friday at Tatascore Field.
Second baseman James Cronin had three hits to lead the winners, who took control of the game with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Senior John Peterson and sophomore Turner DePalma both had two-run singles in the inning, and Brandon Shirley drove in the fifth run of the inning with another single.
The Tigers scored once in the first inning and twice in the second off of Ryan Hammond, who went the distance and gave up five hits but just one after the third inning.
Coach Ian Valentine’s Little Red travels to Binghamton on Monday.
Corning 12, Ithaca 1: On Thursday in Corning, the Hawks scored eight times in the third inning and went on to hand the Little Red its second straight loss.
After knocking off defending Section 4 Class A champion Maine-Endwell in its opener on Monday, Ithaca wasn outscored 23-2 in losses to Vestal and Corning. The opponent’s big inning was Ithaca’s undoing against the Golden Bears on Wednesday, as well; Vestal scored nine runs in the second inning, on five hits and four Ithaca errors, en route to the 11-1 victory.
Starting pitcher Zach Kent took the loss for Ithaca, with James Cronin coming on in the third. Corning improved to 1-1 with the win.
Union-Endicott 7, Ithaca 0: On Thursday at Ithaca, Maddie Burns was 3-for-3 with four runs and four stolen bases, Adrianna Harvey had two hits and three RBIs, and Eliza Sherwyn had two hits to propel U-E to the victory.
Lansing 12, Marathon 10: On Thursday in Lansing, the Bobcats — playing as the visitor due to a scheduling switch — improved to 5-0 as Taylor Todi drove in the game-winning run with a triple in the top of the seventh.
Erika Green had three hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, and Jordan Stauffenekker pitched the victory.
On Wednesday, the Bobcats topped Whitney Point, 7-4, behind the pitching of Mattie Arcangeli, who scattered nine hits and struck out nine over seven innings. She has 40 strikeouts in four games this season. Kala Mattoon, Kennedy Todi and Margot Miller all had two hits for Lansing.
Lansing 230, Thomas A. Edison 337: On Thursday at Cornell’s Robert Trent Jones Course, John Losurdo carded a 4-over 40 to grab medalist honors and lead the Bobcats to victory.
Trumansburg 216, Moravia 313, So. Cayuga 401: On Thursday at Trumanburg G.C., junior Danny Lapp shot an even-par 36 and teammate Bryce Zdyb added a 39 as the Blue Raiders easily defeated the Blue Devils and the Chiefs.
Vestal 16, Ithaca 7: On Thursday at Ithaca, Tomasina Leska scored five goals and dished out six assists to lead the visiting Golden Bears past the Little Red (2-3).
Lauren Duthie, Juliette Miettunen and Sarah Jeon had two goals each and freshman goalie Grace Smith made seven saves for Ithaca, which is off till next Friday, when it travels to Union-Endicott.