CORTLAND, N.Y. (May 25) – Sunday’s Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series feature saw Chris Fleming complete a holiday weekend sweep of at Skyline Raceway.Already the winner of Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature at Cortland, Fleming held off Gary Roberts and hard-charging Bumps Scutt for the tour victory, his career third.Gary Smith and James Cornell completed the top five. The early stages of the feature saw Fleming work his way forward from deep in the field. A series of cautions kept the field bunched up and by the time the 10th lap went up on the board, Fleming had made his way to the lead.Most of the race was run off a few laps at a time as a series of minor spins and mishaps led to numerous cautions. The final yellow came with four laps remaining and set up a four-lap dash to the finish between Fleming and Roberts. Fleming controlled the restart and held off Roberts over the final laps to score the win. Scutt drove from his 18th starting position to finish third and earn the Predator Race Cars hard charger award.The third stop for the 2014 Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series is Sunday, June 15 at Yates County Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. Feature results – 1. Chris Fleming; 2. Gary Roberts 3. Bumps Scutt; 4. Gary Smith; 5. James Cornell; 6. Keith Lamphere; 7. Jarred Spalding; 8. Will Ward; 9. Matt Jones; 10. Mike Butler; 11. Matt Cole ; 12. Johnny Bell; 13. Billy Ward; 14. Dan Searls; 15. Rob Compton; 16. Rodney Morgan; 17. Tyler Stoddard; 18. Mike Stoddard; 19. Brad Smith; 20. Craig Ward; 21. Brian Steigerwald ; 22. Carman Vona Jr.; 23. Doug McKane.
Syracuse (15-9, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) fell 1-0 to the reigning ACC softball champion, No. 14 Florida State (24-6, 4-0), in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday evening.SU ace Alexa Romero took the circle against FSU ace Kylee Hanson. The two shared ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors in late February. Romero struck out eight batters, seven of which came in the first three innings.Romero also walked four, including FSU outfielder Korina Rosario to start the bottom of the sixth. A few batters later, outfielder Zoe Casas flew out to center field and Rosario, who was on third, scored the lone run of the game.Offensively, Syracuse struggled to generate hits. The Orange entered the game with four batters averaging over .300 at the plate, including Bryce Holmgren, who entered tops in the ACC with a batting average over .500. In the first game of the series against FSU, only one batter recorded any hits at all.Sammy Fernandez had two hits. One came in the top of the third when she singled to right field. Sophomore Toni Martin, who was on base after an error, moved to third. Fernandez stole second to put runners on second and third, but Alicia Hansen flew out to center field to retire the top of the inning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree innings later, Fernandez recorded the only other hit the Orange had against the Seminoles. Like in the third inning, Fernandez got to second and Holmgren walked to put two runners on before the inning ended.Syracuse will face the Seminoles again Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Comments Published on March 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm Contact Kaci: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+