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May 8, 2013

Baker strikes again as OHS tops Owego

The Daily Star

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Brieanna Baker finished with 14 strikeouts and three walks in a three-hitter and Oneonta High batters amassed 12 hits in a 9-2 Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball victory at Owego on Tuesday.

“She looked good,” OHS coach Randy Brockway said of Baker. “There were a lot of close pitches that didn’t quite go our way and that forced a couple of walks, but she handled the Owego hitters with a mix of rise (pitches) and curveballs to keep them off balance.”

The Yellowjackets scored twice in the first inning. Cami Cleaveland off with a single and stole second. She went to third on a groundout and scored on Erin Mushtare’s groundout to short. Brianna Haines then tripled and scored as Shelby Cleaveland reached on an error.

OHS made it 3-1 in the third, when Hayley Dower singled to right-center with one out, advanced to third when Haines reached on a fielding error in right and then scored on a throwing error.

Cami Cleaveland went 3-for-4 with two runs, Dower was 2-for-4 with a run, Shelby Cleaveland went 2-for-3 with three runs and Baker finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

The Yellowjackets (13-1, 12-1) will host Seton Catholic Central today.

Davenport 13, SK 12

Kacie Hymers hit two two-run homers and Emily Whipple hit a three-run shot during a nine-run sixth inning that carried visiting Davenport to a Delaware League victory.

The Wildcats led, 13-7, after their nine-run inning, but South Kortright rallied with two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Kelsey Little hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to bring the Rams to 13-12, but with the tying run on third, winning pitcher Jenna Lutz induced a groundout to third to end it.

Lutz had 10 strikeouts and no walks. Counterpart MacKenzie Smith struck out seven and walked none — her first walk-free game of the season.

Sam Maidens and Lutz had three hits apiece, and Hymers and Melissa Sperry each had two hits for Davenport, which also received a homer from Megan Keil.

Little had four hits and Kayla Craft had three hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, for SK. Courtney Soule also had three hits for the Rams, and teammates Rosie Post, Rachel Hanslman and Lexi DuBois had two hits apiece.

SK (3-4, 3-8) will travel to Jefferson on Thursday.

Roxbury 11, Downsville 2

Kendal Sprague went 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs, and struck out 10 and walked three in a three-hitter to lead host Roxbury in the Delaware League.

Marissa Greene also had three hits, and teammates Shannon Sprague and Bailey O’Donnell had two hits apiece for Roxbury (9-3, 5-1), which will play a non-league game against visiting Hunter-Tannersville on Friday.

H-T 18, Jefferson 13

Sarah Murin fell a single short of the cycle and had three RBIs in leading host Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League victory.

Kylie Miller hit a triple and Taylor Firmalino contributed a home run for the Wildcats.

The J-Hawks (0-4, 0-6) play at home against South Kortright on Thursday.

Gilboa 16, Margaretville 1

Shelby Oliver went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and scored three runs in Gilboa’s Delaware League win at home.

Brooke Koerner went 3-for-4 with one RBI and scored two runs for the Wildcats (16-1, 7-0), who will travel to Hunter-Tannersville on Thursday.

Edmeston 8, Morris 3

Winning pitcher Catherine Johnson had three hits and threw a three-hitter in Edmeston’s Tri-Valley League road victory.

Katlin Talbot also had three hits for the Panthers, who received two hits apiece from Savanna Fistrowicz and Sam Harrington.

Amanda Flint had an RBI triple for Morris (6-7, 5-7), which will travel to Laurens on Friday.

Milford 22, CV-S 0

Maddy Zenir hit a grand slam in the second inning, Natasha Skillen had a two-run homer in the sixth, and Kaitlin VanWinkler struck out eight in a two-hitter as visiting Milford remained unbeaten with a Tri-Valley League victory.

Kaley Chase contributed five hits and scored four runs for the Wildcats (12-0).

Cherry Valley-Springfield (3-12, 1-11) will play at Worcester on Thursday.

Unatego 27, Walton 21

Torri Halaquist went 3-for-5 with two doubles to lead Unatego to a MAC win on the road Monday.

Kiley Lamoreaux hit two home runs and doubled twice for the Warriors, who trailed, 22-11, before scoring eight runs in the sixth.