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Auburn pitcher Marley Plish winds up against Liverpool April 13 in Auburn. 

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

Playing one game in its entirety and finishing up a previous game that was rained out, Auburn softball was able to pick up a pair of wins Wednesday.

The Maroons defeated Syracuse 10-0 in one game, and then completed a previously unfinished game that ended in a 10-7 victory for a two-game sweep.

In the game played entirely on Wednesday, considered a home game for the Maroons, Marley Plish went seven innings, held Syracuse to only four hits and struck out one for the shutout. Grace Baranick led the offense by going 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored. Doray DiLallo finished 2-for-3 with three runs, one double and one RBI. Emma Nolan (two runs), Abby Marinelli (run, double, RBI) Olivia Maassen (run) and Katelyn Stoddard (RBI) all chipped in with a hit.

The other game picked up with one out in the top of the fourth in a 5-4 game. In total, the Maroons racked up 13 hits as five players had multi-hit games.

Taylor Lansbury went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs, while DiLallo was 3-for-4 with a run, double and two RBIs. Marinelli (three runs, double), Plish (three runs, RBI) and Nolan (two RBIs) all recorded two hits. Meghan Wiseman contributed a triple, one run, one RBI and two walks.

Thomas Edison 2, Union Springs 0: The Wolves were downed in a tight game for the IAC Large School Championship by the No. 1-ranked team in New York state.

Bailey Mudge went the distance, striking out three batters, walking none and scattered three hits. Both of the runs against were unearned.

Union Springs was held to two hits on offense: a double from Brittany Waters and a single by Morgan Mudge.

The Wolves are off until Tuesday, when they'll face either Sidney or Greene in the quarterfinals of the Section IV, Class C playoffs.


Skaneateles 3, Mexico 2: The Lakers earned wins in one singles match and both doubles matches.

Andrew Neumann and Duncan Raddant won in first doubles 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), while Chris Burgher and a partner won in second doubles 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Skaneateles is 3-4.

Liverpool 4, Auburn 3: The Maroons picked up victories in first and second singles, and third doubles.

Scotty Minnoe swept first singles 6-0, 6-0, while William Clark won at second singles 6-0, 6-1. In third doubles, Jack Boyd and Nate Wawro picked up a win 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.

Auburn falls to 5-7.


Auburn 196, Jamesville-DeWitt 212: In their final home match of the season, the Maroons were led by Lindsay May's 39 and Sam Lesch's 46. Sophie Lesch shot a 54 and Emily Botindari followed with a 57 to round out the scoring for Auburn.

The Maroons (8-1 in league) travel to Timber Banks Friday to face Baldwinsville.


Competing at the NJCAA Division III regionals at Timber Banks Golf Club, Cayuga Community College had three participants at the two-day event.

After struggles on the first day, the Spartans rebounded on the second. Ryan Chalupnicki (Auburn) carded an 83, Coty Abraham (Port Byron) scored an 85 and Brady Slimmer finished with an 87. All three scores finished in the top 20 out of a field of 43.

Overall, Chalupnicki finished with a 175 for 16th, Slimmer shot a 177 for 21st place and Abraham placed 34th.