J-D softball sees win streak ended by Victor

first_imgIt was only 1-0 when J-D struck for four runs in the top of the fourth inning, followed by a fifth inning where it batted around and crossed the plate eight times.Aside from Myshrall, Paige Keeler produced a double and three RBIs, with Miriam Zoghby’s pair of hits leading to her own three-RBI effort. Andrea Sumida had three hits and scored three runs as she and Madi Ancone each had one RBI.And J-D didn’t cool off when it returned home to face Oswego a day later, again easily reaching double digits on the scoreboard in a 14-1 romp of the Buccaneers. Having made it to May without a defeat, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team aimed to continue that strong play against opponents inside and outside the SCAC Empire division.The Red Rams were again dominant in last Monday’s game at Central Square, Shayna Myshrall tossing a six-inning no-hitter as J-D pounded the Redhawks 16-0.Over those six innings, Myshrall earned six strikeouts without surrendering a walk. She also continued her tear at the plate with a home run, double and single that led to five RBIs. This time it was Katie White going deep, her home run part of an effort where she and Sumida both had three RBIs and the Rams scored in every single inning.Ancone doubled and drove in two runs, with Keeler, Zoghby and Katie Dorazio each getting one RBI. Myshrall managed just one hit, a double, but pitched quite well, amassing 12 strikeouts and holding the Bucs to two hits.Only on Saturday, in J-D’s 10th game of the season, did it finally take a defeat, falling 3-1 to Victor (Section V) in the second part of a two-game tournament hosted by the Blue Devils.Victor managed single runs off Myshrall in the third, fifth and sixth innings, and kept the Rams off the board until the top of the seventh. Yet even that followed a 6-2 victory over Williamsville North (Section VI) that brought J-D’s win streak to nine.At Carrier Park last Monday, East Syracuse Minoa hosted Auburn and pulled out a tense 3-2 decision over the Maroons.Gillianne McCarthy, Gianna Quonce and Natalie Quonce each drove in runs as ESM built a 3-0 lead through three innings, and for the most part Shaina Brilbeck contained Auburn, pitching six shutout innings while striking out five.Yet the Maroons rallied in the top of the seventh, putting across a pair of runs, scored by Victoria Fiduccia and MiKayla Titus, before Brilbeck was able to record the final out.On Friday, ESM lost, 7-4, to Central Square, twice rallying from two-run deficits to tie it, only to have the Redhawks net three runs in the top of the seventh inning to move ahead for good.Lauren Schueur, with her five RBIs, carried Central Square’s attack, helping to overcome an ESM effort that included a single, triple and two RBIs from Morgan Ransom as Brilbeck doubled in a run and Nataile Quonce added an RBI.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: ESMJ-DSoftballlast_img read more

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Men’s basketball falls to Arizona State, drops to fifth

first_imgSenior guard Jonah Mathews scored a team-high 22 points in the Trojans’ loss to Arizona State. USC is now 6-5 against Pac-12 opponents. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu is averaging 16.4 points per game this season but only scored 5 against Arizona State. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) A last effort 3-point attempt from senior guard Jonah Mathews did not fall for USC after ASU took a 2-point lead with 19 seconds remaining. Mathews may have been fouled on the play but did not receive a call, capping off a disappointing Grand Canyon State road trip. “I take the blame for the loss,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “I could’ve done a few things differently tonight, so we win and lose together.”  The Trojans got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 15-7 lead in the first five minutes of the game as the Sun Devils had a hard time making their shots fall in the first half. The Trojans took advantage of Arizona State’s missed opportunities, going into halftime with an 8-point lead. It did not take long out of the break for the Sun Devils to get going, however, as ASU crawled back and took its first lead of the game with 12 minutes remaining. USC tried to keep the game close but fell apart in the final two minutes of the game, giving up a 7-0 run to close things out. USC has now lost three straight after starting the season 17-4.  USC will look to avenge the disappointing loss when it returns home to take on the Washington Huskies at Galen Center Thursday at 6 p.m. “Our big guys had their share of turnovers just like our guards, so we have to do a better job of playing team basketball,” Enfield said. “We try to break the press and try to score out of it … but with 24 turnovers, it’s just too many.”center_img The biggest difference in the game for the Trojans was the Sun Devils’ game plan against freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu. The Sun Devils limited Okongwu, who was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the nation’s top collegiate center, to only 5 points. In addition, USC turned the ball over an astonishing 24 times, giving ASU extra possessions. Both teams would finish with 42 rebounds and eight 3-pointers. USC finished with a 41.8% shooting percentage while ASU finished at 31.3%. Even though the Trojans shot at a better rate than the Sun Devils, they could not find a way to capitalize when it mattered most. “I thought we lost our composure midway through the second half, and then they took the lead and I thought we regained [composure],” Enfield said.  “And then we retook the lead and then we made a couple of big mistakes and then we threw the ball away … We have to execute.” The Pac-12 has been interesting of late, as both No. 14 Oregon and No. 23 Arizona lost Saturday as well. With seven more regular-season conference games to go for USC, the Trojans still have an outside chance to compete for the Pac-12 regular-season championship and could earn a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament by securing a top-four finish. The Sun Devils, who entered Saturday’s game with a 5-4 conference record and a two-game win streak, entered the game with a chance to move ahead of the Trojans in the Pac-12. On the other hand, USC knew that this game — especially with it being on the road — was crucial for its NCAA Tournament hopes. The USC men’s basketball team could not find a way to pull out a win against the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday night, losing 66-64 in Tempe, Ariz.  “We’re inconsistent in general,” Enfield said. “We’re a good team but we have inconsistencies in some things we do like turn the ball over, like shooting open shots. There are certain things we’ve done this year that make us inconsistent offensively and defensively, but we’re still a good team.”last_img read more