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May 3, 2013

Jackets keep rolling with 10th win

The Daily Star

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Oneonta High scored during five of its six at-bats Thursday, leading to a 13-2 Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball rout of visiting Owego.

Erin Mushtare went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs and a triple for the Yellowjackets (10-1, 9-1), who scored twice in the first inning, three times in the third and four times in the fourth for a 9-1 lead.

OHS, which closed with back-to-back two-run innings, also received three hits, three runs and an RBI from Shelby Cleaveland. Twin sister Cami Cleaveland contributed two hits and three runs.

Brieanna Baker and Brianna Haines combined on a five-hitter for the Jackets, who were coming off a 2-0 defeat of two-time defending Class B champion Windsor on Wednesday. Baker struck out 11, walked two and allowed two hits in five innings. Haines struck out one, walked two and gave up three hits in two innings of relief.

Baker and Hayley Dower doubled for the Jackets, who host Chenango Forks today.

Morris 28, Franklin 7

Alexis Joy went 3-for-3 with four runs and two doubles to lead Morris to a six-inning Tri-Valley League win on the road.

Liana Garry homered, singled and scored three times for the Mustangs, who scored eight times in the sixth inning for the final margin. Teammates Paisley Sellers and Kaylyn Oliver each tripled and singled, and winning pitcher Tessa Hitchcock went 2-for-2 with a double.

Katie Allen hit a three-run homer in the fifth for Franklin, which got a homer and two runs in a 3-for-3 effort from Marisa Cawley.

The Purple Devils (0-8, 0-8) host Richfield Springs on Saturday.

G-MU 19, Laurens 0

Marissa Mehlrose struck out seven and walked two in a two-hitter as Gilbertsville-Mount Upton won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

Lauren Hill went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs for the Raiders, who received two hits, two runs and two RBIs from Jenna Bakhuizen.

Megan Worden doubled for the Leopards.

G-MU (8-2, 7-2) visits Downsville on Wednesday.

Schenevus 10, Worcester 4

Taylor Spranger struck out nine and walked none in a six-hitter that ended with four shutout innings as Schenevus rallied for a Tri-Valley League victory at home.

Ali Turner, Dani Ost, Erika Tessitore and Stephanie Pepaj (homer, four RBIs) each went 2-for-4 for the Dragons, who scored seven times in the fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead.

Alyssa Branigan and Jillian Perrillo each went 2-for-3 for the Wolverines.

Schenevus (4-6, 4-9) visits Richfield Springs on Tuesday.

RS 15, CV-S 1

Madisyn Butler went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Richfield Springs to a home victory in the Tri-Valley league.

Rebecca Smith hit a two-run triple, singled and scored four runs for the Indians (6-4, 6-2), who got eight strikeouts and one walk in five innings of one-hit ball by winning pitcher Kaity Richvalsky.

Sarah Mancuso broke up the Indians’ shutout bid with an RBI double in the seventh for the Patriots.

Richfield Springs visits Franklin on Saturday.

Roxbury 11, Stamford 10

Winning pitcher Kendal Sprague homered to lead off the sixth, when Roxbury scored four times en route to a Delaware League win at home.

Sprague entered the circle in the fifth inning, which ended with the Rockets ahead, 7-5.

Shannon Sprague and Liz Davis has RBIs in the sixth as Roxbury extended its lead to 11-5.

Stamford then rallied for five unearned runs off Kendal Sprague in the top of the seventh. Sprague then walked the bases loaded with one out but struck out the last two batters to end it.

The Rockets will play Laurens in the Milford Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday. Hunter-Tannersville opens the tournament against Milford at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Windham 15, SK 7

Samantha Simpfenderfer homered in the first inning for host Windham, which cruised to a Delaware League win after scoring 11 times in the fifth inning.

Susannah Simpfenderfer earned the pitching victory, striking out five and walking three in a seven-hitter. She also had three hits and drove in two runs.

Brianna Jaeger contributed two hits and an RBI for the Warriors, who play at Stamford on Tuesday.

Unatego 11, Davenport 3

Michaela Kinsella struck out eight and walked three for Unatego in a non-league win at home.

Bailey Jordan homered, tripled, scored three runs and drove in two, and Torri Halaquist and Courtney Bullis contributed three hits apiece for the Spartans.

Unatego will play its final league game of the season Monday at Walton.

Eldred 12, Downsville 1

Lynzee Kelty went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI to lead host Eldred to a non-league victory.

Kim Dusseldorp went 2-for-3 to pace the Eagles (3-5), who received an RBI single from Chelsea Doig in the sixth.

Downsville visits Roxbury on Tuesday.

Hancock 25, Walton 1

Mikaelan Cucciarre-Stuligross’ first-inning triple drove in Jade Gardepe for Walton’s run Wednesday, when the Warriors lost at home in the MAC.

Gardepe pulled Walton to 3-1, but Hancock followed with a seven-run second and scored five times in each of the next three innings to end the game.

Kylee Letosky homered in the fourth inning for the Wildcats (11-3, 7-2), who received a 5-for-5 effort and four RBIs from winning pitcher Cynthia Wormuth.

Hancock hosts Oxford on Monday.


Cooperstown softball second baseman Jen Flynn made a leaping catch and third baseman Lexi Duda prevented a hit by fielding a grounder to the hole between third and shortstop during Friday’s 22-0 rout of Morrisville-Eaton, which marked a perfect game for pitcher Nicole Cring. The positions and plays for Flynn and Duda were reversed in the Weekend Edition of The Daily Star because of a reporter’s error.