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April 20, 2013

Dower's big day leads Jackets past Forks

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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.

Natasha Skillen then reached on an error and Marina Steele singled to right-center to load the bases.

After Serena Chase popped out to second, Dawn Pickwick hit a grounder to second and Paffenroth beat the throw home to score the winning run.

“Yeah, it was close,” Milford coach Jim Weir said of the play at the plate.

Kaley Chase had three hits and Paffenroth finished with two hits for Milford (4-0, 4-0), which will host Franklin on Monday.

Edmeston (5-1, 4-1) received 12 strikeouts from Johnson.

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Catherine Johnson (L) and Sarah Lawrence. Kaitlin Van Winkler (W) and Natasha Skillen. 2B: Maddy Zenir (M).

Worcester 9, RS 4

Madison Wright hit a two-run double in Worcester’s seven-run third inning and Michaela Wright had two hits in the Wolverines’ Tri-Valley League road victory.

Rebecca Smith tripled for Richfield Springs (4-1), which will host Edmeston on Monday.

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Monica Ridgeway (W) and Summer Rutty. Kaity Richvalsky (L) and Emma Miner. 2B: Madison Wright (W). 3B: Rebecca Smith (R).

G-MU 16, Laurens 2

Lauren Hill had four hits and Kelsey Ross drove in four runs as visiting Gilbertsville-Mount Upton cruised to a Tri-Valley League win.

Hill also scored three runs and drove in two for the Raiders, who jumped to a 7-0 lead after two innings.

Ross finished with three hits and also scored for G-MU, which received nine strikeouts from Jenn Mason in a seven-hitter.

Claire Fraser had two hits and a run for the Leopards (0-5, 0-5), who visit Morris on Monday.

G-MU 16, Laurens 2

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Jenn Mason (W) and Bri MacPherson. Megan Worden (L), Jess Hadlock (4) and Kayla Johnson. 2B: Courtney Baker (G) 2, Jenn Mason (G), Bri MacPherson (G).

Roxbury 7, Davenport 2

Winning pitcher Kendal Sprague struck out nine in a two-hitter to lead host Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.

The Rockets (4-1, 2-0) took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, when Marissa Greene hit a two-run triple. Kennedy Faraci had two hits for Roxbury, which will host South Kortright on Monday.

Roxbury 7, Davenport 2

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Jenna Lutz (L) and Megan Keil. Kendal Sprague (W) and Cristina Chiarappa. 3B: Marissa Greene (R).

Afton 16, UV 1

Tanya Hatton struck out nine in a five-inning one-hitter, and went 3-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs as host Afton improved to 5-0 with a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Hatton hit a two-run triple during Afton’s seven-run first inning.

Connor Decker and Ashley Rogalsky each had three hits and three RBIs for the Crimson Knights, who received two hits from Sierra Palmatier.

Afton will play two games in Liverpool on Saturday. The Crimson Knights will play Geneva at 11 a.m. and Cazenovia at 1 p.m.

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Jackie Smith (L), Brittany Tuttle (2) and Jordan Anderson. Tanya Hatton (W) and Bailey Sherman, Hannah King (3). 2B: Sierra Palmatier (A), Connor Decker (A). 3B: Tanya Hatton (A) 2.