Oneonta hitters forced Starley to throw 110 pitches.
“I think we got more confidence as the game went on and we got more hits,” said Shelby Cleaveland, who finished 2-for-3. “We’re so excited to see (Starley) again. It’s motivation because they’re one of the best teams.
“Oneonta softball is becoming more and more of a successful program as the years go on,” she continued. “We have nine seniors and we’ve all been working hard since the JV level. To say we can compete with Windsor is saying a lot.”
Starley said she wasn’t surprised Oneonta’s hitters made her work.
“Coming into the game, I knew they were going to be a tough team,” she said. “We played them last year. They’re a good-hitting team and they have a lot of slappers. I figured I’d have to throw a lot of pitches, but I kept my focus on the glove and on my mechanics.”
Windsor 1, Oneonta 0
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Morgan Starley (W) and Allison Lockwood. Brieanna Baker (L,2-1) and Erin Mushtare. 3B: Alexa Cary (W).
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