Watertown, NY (WWNY) – The Boys’ Division 3 lacrosse qualifier kicked off Saturday with 5 Frontier League teams in action.
Only one of these games was held domestically as the Watertown Cyclones hosted the Central Arena in the Class B quarterfinals.
Hurricanes would jump to a 6-1 lead after one quarter and continued pouring in a second.
Leading 7-1, Jack Rathbone came in and tricked the net, increasing Watertown’s lead to 8-1.
Moments later, it’s Jack Clough with his beautiful collectible spinning action: 9-1 Watertown.
Then, Mick O’Donnell takes the food on the doorstep and goes to the top shelf: 10-1 Hurricane.
Sam Lachenauer enters the scoring with the blast that splits the pipes: 11-1 Hurricane.
Keanne Combs makes it 12-1 before the break.
Watertown beat Central Square 16-5.
The Frontier League Baseball and Softball Championships have also been scheduled.
On the diamond, Lime was meeting Bellville Henderson for the title on Saturday morning at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds, but the match was called off due to unplayable court conditions.
At Sackets Harbor, Lady Patriots Lyme hosted the Frontier League D Division Softball Tournament.
At the top of Season 3, Sackets star Natalie Gibbons flew one of 9 hits a day.
Still at the top of third, the Lady Patriots were up 2-1. 2 on for Lyme When Karyssa Parker hits a center shot that goes past the quarterback’s head and goes to the races. Round 3 inside Parker’s main park puts Lime ahead 4-2.
Still in third, Vivien Williams hit the Dallas Parker base plate: 5-2 for Lyme.
Alana Langdon would go 5 innings, take out 6 and allow 1 earned round.
Lime beats Sacketts Harbor 10-3 to win the Division 4 championship.
At NAC Softball, it was St. Regis Falls at Colton Pierpont.
In the third inning, Malia Hogle pushes the ball past the second baseman and takes it out for a three.
Her sister, Keanna Hoegel, breaks out in the middle, and leads the house financially: 5-2 Colts.
Ambree Jones goes gap shopping, and leads in two more races.
Kendall LaMora installs a single, beating the throw to number one and driving in two rounds.
Malia Hogle leads another round home as the Colts sweep the double header 11-8 and 17-4.
With the opening date less than a month away, Watertown Rapids is gearing up for the upcoming season and has some big announcements at its press conference on Friday.
Rapids’ big announcement was Waite Toyota joining Rapids as the team’s main sponsor for the upcoming PGCBL season.
Rapids general manager Nick Czerow says having a partner like Waite Toyota on board will allow the team to do some of the things they were unable to do last season due to financial constraints.
This will be called Toyota Field at the Alex T. Duffy Showgrounds. This allows us to do a lot of new things that we wanted to do. We bring back fireworks on July 3rd to celebrate Independence Day. We haven’t had those in the last few years, so thanks to Toyota for helping us do that. We also have a big promotion on opening night where you can find free entry tickets for Toyota scattered around the city. You can find it at Waite Toyota, you can find it in pocket schedules at work counters all over town,” Czerow said.
“When they first approached me, I thought ‘that sounds like a really good idea.’ I know Rapids is a very family-oriented organization. They do a lot of things here, a lot of fun and that’s the kind of organization,” Waite Toyota owner Barry Waite said. that we want to be associated with.
The team also unveiled their new uniform for the 2022 season.
The shirts were purchased with the help of another team sponsor, Laura D. Whitney State Farm Insurance.
Whitney says that when she was called to take care of the T-shirts, she didn’t think twice.
“I love the whole organization. I love the people who come to the ball games. I love that this place is family friendly and I want to make this experience for everyone in the north of the country a great event,” Whitney said.
The Rapids are looking for the same on-field success they are achieving off the field with their sponsors and partners for what is shaping up to be an exciting 2022 PGCBL campaign.
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