The Daily Star
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Junior Brieanna Baker had 18 strikeouts, but four Oneonta High errors helped visiting Chenango Forks to five unearned runs and the Yellowjackets lost, 6-5, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball game Wednesday.
“We expect a game here or there to be lost due to errors or whatever,” OHS coach Randy Brockway said of his young squad. “It’s one thing to get beat by a team, but it’s another thing to hand them a win and I feel we did that tonight. We’re going to keep working hard and learn from our mistakes. We didn’t give up and I’m glad about that. We rallied hard in the seventh.”
Trailing, 6-3, in the seventh, Oneonta’s Ally Baker reached on a throwing error with one out. After a strikeout, Brieanna Baker and Mia Obergefell drew walks to load the bases.
Sara Horne followed with her third hit of the day, a single to right-center that scored two runs to make it 6-5. Aiyana Roupp then grounded out to short to end it.
The Yellowjackets (5-3, 4-3) had 2-1 lead before the Blue Devils scored four times in the fourth inning. Three infield errors — one throwing and two fielding — helped Forks to its first three runs of the inning. Winning pitcher Kylee Warner capped the inning with an RBI triple to make it 5-2.
Forks made it 6-2 in the sixth, when Brooke Crowningshield hit a hard single to center and then advanced to third on a two-base fielding error. Crowningshield scored on a wild pitch.
Brieanna Baker’s 18 strikeouts were one off her season high, which came in a victory over Johnson City. Baker walked four and allowed six hits.
Horne finished with three RBIs for OHS, which will travel to play Susquehanna Valley today.
Cooperstown 23, Dolgeville 1
Maggie Hall hit for the cycle to lead host Cooperstown to a Center State Conference victory.
Hall and teammate Christina Noto finished with six RBIs apiece for Cooperstown, which also received four hits Jenn Flynn and three from Alexie Tsouvas.
Gabriella Furlan contributed two hits and winning pitcher Maria Noto finished with 11 strikeouts for Cooperstown (4-1, 3-1), which will play at Sauquoit Valley today.
B-G 23, Greene 11
Cadi Barber went 4-for-5 with four runs and Cassie Safford was 4-for-6 with three RBIs to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Winning pitcher Justine Pratt had seven strikeouts and two walks for the Bobcats (3-2, 3-2), who will play Sidney on Friday at Keith Clark Park.
Kiley Scheff hit two home runs for Greene.
Oxford 16, UV 5
Blaize Kolvik and Sierra Badger both went 2-for-4 for Unadilla Valley, which lost a Midstate Athletic Conference game on the road.
The Storm batted second because it was supposed to host the game.
UV (1-3) will host Deposit today.
CV-S 15, Morris 6
Jordan Zaccagnino and Olivia Hull had three hits apiece as Cherry Valley-Springfield won a Tri-Valley League game on the road.
Maddie Archer contributed two hits for Patriots, who scored 12 unearned runs as Morris made six errors and walked eight batters.
Liana Garry doubled and tripled for the Mustangs, who travel to Milford on Friday.
Laurens 11, Worcester 3
Jessica Hadlock struck out seven in a four-hitter and Taylor Kessler went 3-for-5 in Laurens’ Tri-Valley League road victory.
Trailing, 3-0, Laurens scored five runs in the second inning. Kessler drove in two runs with a double and Kayla Johnson followed with a two-run single in the inning.
Katherine Dobler had three hits and Shalyn Tilley had two doubles for the Leopards.
Monica Ridgeway had two hits for Worcester (1-3), which will travel to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.