Leading off today:
Mackenzie Maloney lined a 1-2 pitch over second base with no one out in the bottom of the seventh to knock in the winning run as Elmira Notre Dame
earned a 5-4 softball victory over Elmira Heights Edison on Tuesday.
Notre Dame is ranked first and Edison second in Class C in the season's first New York State Sportswriters Association softball rankings.
Maloney, a three-time all-state pick, had tripled and singled earlier for Notre Dame, which improved to 12-0. Her freshman sister Peyton Maloney had tied the game with a sixth-inning single.
Mackenzie Maloney had swung through a bunt attempt to ball behind 0-2 in the count before the game-ending heroics.
"I just thought to myself, 'The first thing I see that I like, I'm going,'" Maloney told the Star-Gazette. "I felt good. I felt like nothing's getting past me now. I had my teammates behind me and I was just ready."
The teams have a rematch Friday on Edison's home field.
Marathon on the diamond: Jack Zielinski doubled home Connor Fitzsimmons and Nate Richardson as Pittsford Sutherland outlasted Canandaigua 5-3 in the completion of a baseball game that took 16 innings to complete over two days.
The teams are scheduled to meet each other again on Wednesday.
Matt Wang allowed a run and two hits in four innings to pick up the win in relief. Starter Max Carver had fanned 10 batters in 6 1/3 innings on Monday. Layton Cummings banged out four hits for the Knights.
The game had been suspended Monday after the sides had each pushed across single runs in the eighth and 11th innings.
Conner Fisher set a Canandaigua record with six hits in the contest, a rematch of the 2016 Section 5 Class A-1 final.
Nassau clash: David Moyett scored three goals in Syosset's 7-4 victory over host Farmingdale in a Section 8 Class A boys lacrosse battle played in relentless rain.
Syosset is ranked seventh and Farmingdale 13th in Class A this week by the NYSSWA. (Full rankings here.)
Moyett staked Syosset to a 2-0 lead, then Liam Kalbacher added to the margin after a Danny Ochs (10 ground balls) trail check created a turnover. The lead was 4-1 at the half, and a Moyett assist made it 6-1.
"We didn't take a lot of shots, but we capitalized on our opportunities," Moyett told Newsday. "Sometimes our best defense is goals on offense. We had some two- or three-minute possessions and we ended up scoring goals."
Farmingdale goalie Brody Agres made 11 saves to help keep the contest close.
Sec. 3 close call: Class D No. 1 Westhill kept its perfect record intact with an 11-10 boys lacrosse win over Skaneateles, ranked sixth.
Owen Matukas had three goals and an assist and helped the Warriors rally from a 9-7 deficit. Fellow midfielder Andrew Hodgens also connected three times.
Pat Hackler scored five times for the Lakers.
More boys lacrosse: Lancaster pulled off an 8-7 upset of Hamburg, eighth-ranked in the state in Class B.
"One of the bigger wins in Lancaster history," Legends coach Dave Mazur said after his team improved to 5-1. "I'm in my fourth year and I don't remember ever beating Hamburg."
The teams last met in 2007 according to The Buffalo News.
Junior Brett Beetow scored three times. C.J. Dirienzo and Ben Napieralski had two goals apiece, and Ben Mazur made 10 saves.
• The second-year program at Thousand Islands won for the first time after 20 setbacks by edging Indian River 8-7. Riley Youngs scored three goals.
• Whitney Point sophomore Andy Davis broke a Section 4 scoring record set exactly one year earlier when