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April 24, 2013

Davenport pitcher throws perfect game

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Jenna Lutz retired all 18 batters she faced Tuesday, throwing a perfect game to lead host Davenport to a 15-0 Delaware League softball victory over visiting Stamford in a game that was called after six innings because of the 15-run rule.

Lutz struck out eight.

Davenport coach Cheryl Butler said it’s the first time in her 13 years of coaching that one of her players has thrown a perfect game.

“She’s just been getting more and more confident with her pitches,” Butler said of Lutz, who also hit a two-run homer in the Wildcats’ five-run first inning.

Butler said Lutz was well aware of the perfect game.

“I asked her afterward because, of course, I didn’t say anything during the game and she said she knew what was going on,” Butler said.

Butler added that several defensive plays contributed to Lutz’s performance.

In the second inning, Stamford’s Melanie Petrone hit a groundball through the right side of the infield, but right fielder Jasmine Sellevold threw Petrone out at first.

In the first and third innings, Lutz had balls deflect off of her glove and to shortstop Sam Maidens, who threw both runners out at first. Butler also said third baseman Cassandra Wubbenhorst made a nice play on a groundball down the line in the fifth inning.

Bailee Hymers, Emily Whipple and Wubbenhorst also homered. Whipple finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Davenport (3-2, 2-1) will host Gilboa on Thursday.

Davenport 15, Stamford 0

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Lizzy Smith (L), Melanie Petrone (5) and Melanie Petrone, Ashley Vasta (5). Jenna Lutz (W) and Megan Keil. 3B: Emily Whipple (D). HR: Bailee Hymers (D), Emily Whipple (D), Jenna Lutz (D), Cassandra Wubbenhorst (D).

Oneonta 10, Norwich 1

Brieanna Baker struck out 18, walked two and scattering seven hits over seven innings as visiting Oneonta High cruised in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Erin Mushtare drove in the first Oneonta run in the first inning with a single to center that scored Hayley Dower, who had reached on a double. Mushtare had two hits, two RBIs and scored once, and Dower also had two hits for Oneonta (4-1, 4-1).

Baker and Cami Cleaveland amassed three hits apiece for the Yellowjackets, who finished with 14 hits.

Cleaveland scored twice and drove in two runs. Baker had one run and one RBI.

Shelby Cleaveland contributed a triple for the Jackets, who will host Chenango Valley today.

Oneonta 10, Norwich 1

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Brieanna Baker (W,4-1) and Erin Mushtare. Hannah Eddy (L) and Jordan Sanford. 2B: Molly Moore (N), Kat Detomi (N), Cami Cleaveland (O), Hayley Dower (O), Erin Mushtare (O). 3B: Shelby Cleaveland (O).

Margaretville 10, H-T 9

Rachel Mathiesen struck out four and earned the win for visiting Margaretville in the Delaware League.

Margaretville jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning on four walks and two singles.

Hunter-Tannersville (0-6, 0-4), down six runs, closed its deficit to 8-5 when Taylor Firmalino hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning.

Margaretville held off the charge, scoring insurance runs in the sixth and seventh, the latter coming on a wild pitch.

H-T will play at Davenport on Friday.

Margaretville 10, H-T 9

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Hunter-Tannersville 100 133 1 - 9 4 1

Rachel Mathiesen (W) and Tess Svoboda. Kaitlyn Jaeger (L), Heather Murin (6) and Sarah Murin. 3B: Taylor Firmalino (H).

Gilboa 18, Roxbury 1

Allison McGuire threw a five-inning three-hitter to lead host Gilboa in the Delaware League.

McGuire struck out six and walked none.

Jana Traver had two hits for the Wildcats (5-0, 3-0), including a triple. She finished with two runs and two RBIs.

Gilboa will face Davenport on the road Thursday.

Gilboa 18, Roxbury 1

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Kendal Sprague, Sierra Mattice (4) and Cristina Chiarappa. Allison McGuire (W,5-0) and Shelby Oliver. 3B: Jana Traver (G).

SK 18, Downsville 16

Rosie Post and Rachel Hanselman went 4-for-5, Taylor Sherwood, Savannah Hobbie and Courtney Soule finished 3-for-5 to lead host South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.

Kelsey Little went 4-for-6 and Rachel Hanselman contributed two doubles for the Rams.

Ashley Bivens went 3-for-4 for the Eagles.

South Kortright (2-2, 2-1) will play at home against Margaretville on Thursday.

South Kortright 18, Downsville 16

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Kaileen Townsend (L) and Ashley Fuller. MacKenzie Smith (W) and Kelsey Little. 2B: Courtney Jennings (D), Kelsey Little (S), Savannah Hobbie (S), Rachel Hanselman (S) 2, Rosie Post (S).