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April 20, 2013

Dower's big day leads Jackets past Forks

Staff Report

Senior Hayley Dower went 4-for-5 and scored two runs to lead visiting Oneonta High to a 10-4 Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball victory Friday at Chenango Forks.

“Her left-handed drag bunt comes in handy,” OHS coach Randy Brockway said of Dower.

Teammate Brianna Haines batted 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs. Emmalee Sloman and Amy Hait also contributed two hits apiece and both scored for the Yellowjackets, who led, 8-1, after four innings.

Winning pitcher Brieanna Baker, a sophomore, struck out 12 and walked two. She also went 2-for-3.

Michaela Transue and Elena Shelepak each doubled and scored for the Blue Devils, who received an RBI single from Brooke Trowning.

“It was nice to bounce back and hit the ball well,” said Brockway, whose team lost, 1-0, to unbeaten Windsor on Thursday.

The Jackets (3-1, 3-1) will play a non-league game at New Hartford on Monday.

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Kylee Warner (L), Alexis Kuly (7) and Alexis Burge. Brieanna Baker (W,3-1) and Erin Mushtare, Amy Hait (6). 2B: Michaela Transue (C), Elena Shelepak (C).

Morris 8, Schenevus 4

Kelsea Webster hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning that lifted host Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Webster finished with two hits, and McKenna Hungerford and Vanessa Hulse had two RBIs apiece for Morris (3-4, 2-4), which will host Morris on Monday.

Dani Ost and Ali Turner had two hits apiece for Schenevus. Turner also had two RBIs.

Morris 8, Schenevus 4

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Taylor Spranger (L) and Stephanie Pepaj. Tessa Hitchcock (W) and Kelsea Webster. 2B: Bridgette Colburn (M), Ali Turner (S). HR: Kelsea Webster (M).

Milford 4, Edmeston 3

Host Milford scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win a Tri-Valley League game.

Kaley Chase opened the inning with a hard come-backer to losing pitcher Catherine Johnson, who then threw wild to first as Chase advanced to second. Peggy Paffenroth followed with a slow roller toward to first. Paffenroth beat the throw as Chase scored from second to tie the score at 3.

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