Sports highlights: Rapids away, Canadian lacrosse visit, new IHC AD & a good day on the lanes

Tuesday morning sports wrap

GENEVA, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Rapids closed out their three-day, four-game road trip Monday night in Geneva where they faced the Red Wings in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division battle.

The Rapids fell to Geneva 6-5 in 14 innings.

Highlights from the contest are in the video.

The Canadian national U19 women's lacrosse team were in town Monday night for a scrimmage against former players from the Different Road Patriots lacrosse team.

The U19 women are in the middle of a training camp at Syracuse University and were looking for a scrimmage

Syracuse women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait is the general manager of the Canadian women’s lacrosse program.

“They’ve got many players that play at the college level or are going to be playing at the college level -- mostly Dvision I -- throughout the entire country and throughout the U.S.,” Gait said, “so this is an exciting opportunity here to play against some of the local college players and really see what kind of a talent we have coming from Canada.”

Immaculate Heart Central has named a new athletic director to take over for Mike Delaney, who is retiring after 36 years.

Tom O'Brien will begin his new duties on Monday. He served 2 two short stints as athletic director at South Jefferson and was the Spartans' boys' lacrosse coach for several years.

O'Brien says he wants to increase numbers in all athletic programs, especially on the boy's side.

"It's been challenging for the past couple of years for the administration and coaches up at IHC dealing with numbers -- our boys numbers are really low," O'Brien said. "We've lost some programs and it's really tough to sustain those programs with the number of boys we have, so we're looking to try to bring some boys' sports back and improve the level of interest at IHC."

Indian River bowler E.J. O'Melia had an impressive showing Monday at the 2019 U.S. high school bowling national championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.

O'Melia finished fourth out of 346 competitors, with a 2,310 pinfall for 10 games for an average of 231.

O’Melia received a medal for placing in the top four.

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