These Section III athletes shone in the spotlight of the title match
Syracuse, NY – Top Section III high school athletes enjoyed their one and only championship game on Saturday.
Competitors in 20 classifications in boys and girls baseball, softball and lacrosse competed for the banners in title matches. The day was the conclusion of a shortened week-long playoff schedule. Because of Covid, it was the first playoff game since the winter of 2019-2020.
Here’s a look at some of the players who stood out the most:
Michael Marsallo, Baldwinsville
He counted three times to carry the Bees past West Genesee and claim the Class A banner.
Pratt Reynolds, Fayetteville-Manlius
He led the way with four goals as the Hornets toppled East Syracuse Minoa in Contest B.
Johnny Keib, Jamesville-DeWitt
He dominated with seven goals to propel the Red Rams past the CBA for the C Championship.
Owen Mahar, Westhill
The first-year goaltender made 13 saves to bring his team to a Class D decision against LaFayette.
Mackenzie Prentice, North Cicero of Syracuse
His overtime goal in the Class A title competition against Baldwinsville gave the Northstars their first section title since 1997.
Gracie Giannettino, Auburn
She racked up four goals and five assists to propel the Maroons to a Class B victory over Fayetteville-Manlius.
Lily Loewenguth, Jamesville-DeWitt
She posted three scores to give the Red Rams their fourth straight section crown with a Class C victory over Fulton.
Maggie Newton, Skaneateles
She buried four goals to lead the Lakers to a Class D title.
Aiden Milburn, Baldwinsville
He broke a homerun and made four runs to rally the Bees to a victory over West Genesee in the Class A competition.
Matthieu Boule, ABC
Boule shut out Auburn in 5-1 / 3 innings on three hits to push the Brothers past Auburn in the Class A game.
Nick Balcolm, Camden
He went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs to propel his team past Homer in the B-1 contest,
James Musso, Skaneateles
Musso pitched seven innings for the Lakers, allowing just one run on six hits, walking none and striking out six in Game B-2.
Alex Hage, Cooperstown
He punched a single RBI in extra innings to give his team the Class C-1 title.
Jonah Shearer, Beaver River
He wore 12 in seven innings to lift his team above West Canada Valley in the Class C-2 game.
Connor Broadbent, Poland
His four RBIs propelled the Tornadoes over DeRuyter in the Class D game.
Alayna Harbaugh, North Cicero of Syracuse
The Northstars finished a perfect season in large part thanks to the three RBI Harbaughs produced in the Class AA victory over Liverpool.
Doray DiLallo, Auburn
She scored three runs and drilled a pair of hits to help the Maroons win their very first softball crown with a 7-6 upset over JD.
Hannah Durand, Marcellus
She had three runs and scored twice as the Mustangs won their first-ever sectional softball title with a Class B victory over Oneida.
Danielle Birmingham, Pulaski
She delivered 5 RBIs and scored three times as Pulaski beat Cooperstown in the Class C match.
Kaitlyn Kibbling, Bishop Grimes
She went 3-for-3 and scored four runs as well as four RBIs in her team’s victory over Poland in Class D.
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