Baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis teams successful in recent athletic contests

Grand Slam for Buc Nine

Oswego Buc baseball players were in action against invading Central Square and were able to even up the season record at 2-2.

The Bucs earned a 9-4 victory behind a five run third as Brandon Schultzkie sent a two-out  grand slam over the center field fence for a 5-1 lead.

Oswego scored one in the first as Autie Ascenzi singled in a run with an outfield hit.  Oswego added two in the fourth and another in the fifth. The fifth inning tally was a two-out RBI triple for Ernesto Cedillo.

Ryan Lavner was on the mound for the Bucs as he gave up three runs, eight hits, walked one and fanned five in his five-inning stint.

Final stats showed Ascenzi, Cedillo and Lavner with two hits each while Tom Dillon had a double and other hits came from Dave Culeton, Kyle Perez and Zack Salvador.

Lax Streak at Five for Lady Bucs

The Oswego girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept up its perfect record with a 15-10 win over Carthage.

It has been a successful, yet nail biting early part of the season for the Bucs, as the team is now 5-0.

A second half seven goal explosion stretched an 8-6 halftime edge to a five goal win.

Mikayla Place had an eight point game with five goals and three assists while Taylor Giglio accounted for six points behind two goals and four assists.

Kaitlyn Armstrong finished with five points (2 goals 3 assists) while Becca Martin had three goals and one assist and Alexa Healy had two goals and an assist while Kelly Chetney accounted for a goal.

Tayler Bowman finished with 11 saves.

Softball Moves to 4-1

Emily Kolenda shows successful pitching prowess
Emily Kolenda shows successful pitching prowess

Emily Kolenda pitched five innings and gave up one hit while fanning eight while reliever Ashley Wapen hurled two innings, gave up one hit and fanned four as the Oswego varsity softball team won its fourth game of the year.

The Bucs romped to a 15-0 win over visiting Indian River.

Oswego scored in all but the fifth inning and the bats were alive as a dozen hits went along with the 15 runs.

The Bucs tallied three in the very first inning, added one in the second, two in the third, four in the fourth and five in the sixth.

Kolenda not only pitched a solid game, but at the plate she had four hits and walked once while scoring three runs and driving in another.

Wapen was also a weapon at the plate as she drove in five runs with two hits including a home run.

Sarah Mancuso added two hits as did Allie Yule while also hitting the ball were Marguerite Dillon and Carrie Kelly.

Tennis Victorious

The varsity tennis team scored a 5-2 victory over Central Square.

Second singles Ryan Patrick defeated Brandon Ashley 6-2, 6-0 and third singles Michael Hart scored a 6-2, 6-0 win over Dillon McCanney for two Buc victories.

In doubles action Nick Bonacorsi and Stefan Mazuroski defeated Curtis Fosdick and Jeff Lyman 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 while the second doubles of Dylan Lavner and Justin Peterson defeated Tyler Parow and Alex Steria 7-5, 7-6. Three fourth doubles of Ali Al-Salamah and Kyle McCauley defeated Jamie Krenz and Chaz Raswon 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.

The lone losses for the Bucs came in the first singles as Austin DeMott lost to Brandon Payne 6-1, 6-2 while the third doubles of Jacob Getman and Alex Kemper fell 4-6, 6-4 , 7-5 to Josh Bliss and Mike Grosso.

Golfers in Action

Varsity golfers lose at FM despite loud birdie

The Buc Golf Team could not have asked for better playing conditions on Monday afternoon, as they headed out onto the par-36 front nine at Green Lakes State Park Golf Course in Fayetteville under sunny skies, light breezes, and warm temperatures.

In all, Oswego had 8 golfers competing in the varsity match against the Hornets, a team who recently switched to Green Lakes as their new home site for golf, after playing for more than 10 years at Butternut Creek Golf Club in Dewitt. Their new course, situated in the hills overlooking the scenic state park waterways and surrounding hillsides, is a truly demanding test of golf with many holes cut right through the surrounding forest.

If golfers are not careful, they can find themselves immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the course, rather than the shot at hand.

The Lady Buc Golfers did not win this match, but handled themselves quite nicely on the tree-lined course, a course that all of them were playing for the very first time.

Leading the Bucs on Monday to a total stroke count of 232 were Oswego golfers Sarah Gosek (53) and Tess Gordon (57). Sarah and Tess have become a consistent one-two-punch for the Oswego Golf Team over the last two seasons.

Also scoring for the Bucs on this day were golfers Courtney Kelly (59) and Caroline Reynolds (63).

The highlight of the day for the Bucs came from senior captain Gosek, who holed out her fourth shot from 80 yards on the par-5 seventh hole for birdie. Coach rose missed seeing the shot because he was making runs to the clubhouse for water for his players. Unusual temperatures for early April.

“I heard them screaming from all the way up at the clubhouse,” coach commented about the shot. “It’s definitely exciting when you see one go in from that distance.”

The Bucs are hoping for more excitement on Tuesday when they play host to Baldwinsville at home.

Oswego is now 1-1 on the season.