Sophomore Kaity Richvalsky threw her first varsity no-hitter as host Richfield Springs beat visiting Schenevus, 6-1, in a Tri-Valley League softball game shortened to five innings because of rain.
“She battled the rain really well,” Indians coach Jay Lehmann said of Richvalsky, who struck out eight, walked two and hit a batter. “She worked well inside and out, caught a few of them looking and blew it past them on others.”
RS right fielder Heather Federow made a key defensive play in the second inning. Schenevus’ Stephanie Pepaj hit a liner that Federow fielded on one hop and threw to first for the out.
Veronica VanTassel went 2-for-2, including a two-run triple in the second. VanTassel also scored three runs.
The Indians (7-4, 7-2) will host T-V East Division-leading Milford today before traveling to face the unbeaten Wildcats on Monday.
“If we win out, we’ll have a chance of getting in a playoff,” Lehmann said.
RS 6, Schenevus 1
Winning pitcher Thomas Worobey struck out six and walked one to lead host Richfield Springs to a rain-shortened, five-inning victory in the Tri-Valley League.
Worobey allowed three hits, including a triple to Jacob Darling.
Losing pitcher Robert Burton struck out 11 and walked four over four innings. He allowed two hits, both triples by Nicholas Nicoletta and Austin Shirley.
Richfield Springs, which scored five times in the first inning, will host Milford today.
Gilboa 19, H-T 7
Mike Smith doubled, tripled and had five RBIs in his 4-for-4 day to lead host Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.
Leading, 4-2, the Wildcats scored six times in the third. Patrick Kuzma had two-run double in the inning.
Kuzma and Christian Cooper each had three hits and four RBIs, and Cole Fancher, Nick Vogiatzis and Cole Weingates had two hits apiece for Gilboa. Winning pitcher Fancher struck out nine and allowed four earned runs over six innings.