Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (April 24th)

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Homer Baseball’s Mitchell Earle (Photo from The Cortland Voice’s 2024 Spring Media Day).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Wednesday’s events:

Varsity Baseball: Homer vs. Solvay



The Homer Trojans improved to an overall record of 5-3 after beating Solvay with a score of 10-0 on Wednesday. 

“Another tremendous effort by Mitchell Earle in less than perfect conditions,” stated Homer head coach Robert Nasiatka. “I cannot wait to see what he (Earle) does when the temperature is above 60 (degrees).” 

Homer was led by Mitchell Earle (1 run, 1 hit & 12 strikeouts thrown), Andrew Kline (2 runs, 2 hits & 3 RBI’s), Tristan Allen (2 runs & 2 hits), Tyler VanEtten (1 run, 1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Maddox Johnson (2 runs & 1 RBI), Jack Bertram (1 hit & 3 RBI’s), Evan Sullivan (1 run & 2 hits), and Eli McMahon (1 run).

Solvay was led by Christopher Cappetta (1 hit) and Jacob Bigelow (1 hit & 1 strikeout thrown).

Homer’s next game will be played at the Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex against Ithaca on Friday (April 26th) at 4:30pm. 

Varsity Baseball: Marathon vs. Newfield



The Marathon Olympians lost to Newfield with a score of 7-6, making them fall to an overall record of 2-5. 

“The second inning got us,” said Marathon head coach Bryan Hoyt. “We made 2 errors in the field and that led to 3 unearned runs. Outside of that inning we played good baseball. Camdyn Kashuba pitched a good game. 9 K’s (Strikeouts) and 4 ER (Earner Runs). He was mixing in his breaking ball well tonight. I’m proud of how the boys bounced back after the 2nd inning. They could have thrown in the towel but they battled back and kept chipping away at the lead. We just ran out of time tonight.”

Marathon was led by Camdyn Kashuba (1 run, 1 hit, 1 RBI & 9 strikeouts thrown), Zachary Birdsall (1 run, 1 hit & 1 strikeout thrown), Blake Birdsall (2 hits & 1 RBI), Barrett Trabucco (1 run & 2 hits), Daniel Merihew (1 run, 2 hits & 2 RBI’s), and Nash Coleman (2 runs & 2 hits). 

Newfield was led by Andrew Brechner (1 run, 2 hits & 2 RBI’s), Carter Aidun (1 run & 5 strikeouts thrown), Noah Steinorth (1 run, 1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Christopher Kleist (1 run & 1 hit), Nicholas Woodard (1 run & 1 hit), Arthur Sheshabarov (1 run & 1 hit), Jackson Nelson (1 run & 1 RBI), and Austin Jenney (10 strikeouts thrown).

Marathon is now scheduled to play Union Springs today (April 25th) at Union Springs high school. The game will begin at 1pm.  

Varsity Softball: Homer vs. Solvay



The Homer Trojans were losing 31-9 against Solvay on Wednesday afternoon before the game was called halfway through the third inning due to weather conditions. 

According to Homer head coach Kristen Hoey, the game ended up counting as a full game. 

With the game counting as a full game, the Lady Trojans have fallen to a 0-7 record. 

Throughout the two and a half innings played, Homer was led by Kaylee Darling (2 total runs, 1 homerun, 2 hits & 2 RBI’s), Allyson Verfuss (1 run, 1 hit & 2 RBI’s), Alexandria Kellaway (1 run, 1 hit & 1 RBI), MyaLynne Riccardi (1 run, 1 hit & 1 RBI), Khloie Young (2 runs & 1 hit), Emilee Wakula (1 run & 1 hit), and Emily Petrella (1 run).

Solvay’s runs were scored by Amya Richardson (5 runs), Jazmyne Darling (5 runs), Gianna D'Eredita (5 runs), Mika Ferguson (4 runs), Rachel Willsey (4 runs), Jenna Wing (3 runs), Ariana Ortiz (3 runs), Riley Gosha (1 run), and Alivia Orr (1 run).

According to Homer’s athletic website, Homer will play Solvay once more this Saturday (April 27th) at the Gillette Road Complex in Cicero, NY at 12:30pm. 

Varsity Softball: Marathon vs. Newfield

The Marathon Lady Olympians lost to Newfield with a score of 13-12, making them fall to a 3-7 record. 

According to Marathon head coach Jamie Bush, “Cassie Forrest was 3 for 4 and batted in 3 and scored twice. Five errors in the third inning led to 8 runs, but we battled back and almost tied the game in the seventh (inning).” 

Note: Other stats of the game were not made available.

Marathon’s next game will be played against Tioga Senior on the road today (April 25th) at 4:30pm. 


(Note: Cortland County Coaches send scores & stats for us to use for our recaps. If a team’s game recap was not shown in this article, it’s because scores and stats of their game were not made available to us by the time this article was published).


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