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May 7, 2014

OHS softball downs SCC again

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Bekka Struble and Mia Obergefell each had two hits and an RBI to lead host Oneonta High to a 5-3 Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball victory over visiting Seton Catholic Central on Tuesday.

Winning pitcher Brieanna Baker beat the Saints for the second straight day. The Yellowjackets downed the Saints, 8-2, on the road Monday.

Baker struck out seven and walked six in a six-hitter.

Baker led off the first inning with a walk and then stole two bases. Obergefell’s squeeze bunt scored Baker to tie the score at 1.

Struble, who hit a three-run home run Monday, contributed an RBI single later in the inning to give the Yellowjackets a 2-1 lead.

After SCC tied the score in the second inning, OHS took a 3-2 lead in the third inning as Michelle Rossi scored on an error.

‘‘We ran the bases well and forced some errors by Seton,’’ Oneonta coach Randy Brockway said. Seton CC made six errors.

Baker had a hit and scored two runs for Oneonta (10-4, 9-4), which will visit Chenango Forks on Thursday.

Edmeston 12, Worcester 0

Catherine Johnson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished with 18 strikeouts as host Edmeston cruised in the Tri-Valley League.

“She was actually doing well with catching them with offspeed stuff a lot,” Edmeston coach Ken Plows said of Johnson, who walked five in a two-hitter. “She threw her changeup a lot and worked the outside part of the plate.”

Courtney Hogan broke up Johnson’s no-hitter with a single to right with one out in the seventh. Monica Ridgeway followed with a single to center, but Johnson retired the final two batters.

Sarah Lawrence hit a two-run homer to right-center in the third inning. She finished 2-for-2 with four runs scored. Sydney Smith and Dana Eschler had two hits apiece for the Panthers (9-0, 9-0), who will host Morris today.

F-S 4, Cooperstown 2

Marcella Costello hit an RBI double during Frankfort-Schuyler’s three-run first inning as visiting Cooperstown fell in the Center State Conference.

“For the first time, she had a little problem,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said of standout pitcher Maria Noto. “She had three walks and three wild pitches in the first inning, which is out of character for her. She settled down after that and pitched really well.”

Noto finished with eight strikeouts and five walks in a four-hitter.

Cooperstown (10-2, 5-2) scored twice in the sixth inning to pull to 4-2. Christina Noto hit an RBI single and Ellen Vibbard hit a sacrifice fly in the inning.

Winning pitcher Katie Rabb threw a four-hitter with two strikeouts.

“We hit the ball,” Bliss said. “We were hitting it at them. We couldn’t find a hole anywhere.”

Alexie Tsouvas had two hits for Cooperstown, which will travel to Herkimer today.

Afton 4, Deposit 3

Winning pitcher Cassidy Phillips struck out 12 in a five-hitter and visiting Afton scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Ashley Rogalski and Bailey Sherman had two hits apiece for the Crimson Knights.

Haley Linkroum had an RBI single in the eighth inning for Deposit (10-5, 6-4), which received 10 strikeouts from losing pitcher Kassi Cook, who also went 2-for-3.

Windham 8, Davenport 7

Susannah Simpfenderfer’s nine strikeouts and three walks led host Windham to a key Delaware League victory over previously unbeaten Davenport.

The Warriors (8-1, 6-1) scored three runs in the second and fourth innings, the latter leaving Windham with an 8-5 lead.

Simpfenderfer was also 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs, and Jane Rion went 2-for-4 for Windham.

Davenport had home runs from Bailee Hymers and Emily Whipple, who also had an RBI triple in the top of the seventh.

Jenna Lutz recorded eight strikeouts in the loss.

Windham will travel to Stamford today.

Harpursville 5, Sidney 4

Connor Decker had 10 strikeouts, but host Sidney suffered its second straight loss in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Before Monday’s 7-0 loss to Hancock, Sidney led the MAC Standings with an 8-0 record. The Warriors are now in third place, behind Afton and Hancock.

Sidney scored three runs in the fourth inning as Kelsey Decker, Connor Decker, and Jolene Krom contributed hits. Krom hit an RBI single before Decker and Krom scored on groundouts as Sidney trailed, 5-3.

Erica Whitney struck out six and had two hits for Harpursville.

Kelsey Decker went 2-for-4 and had a RBI single in the fifth inning for Sidney (11-4, 8-2), which will next play in the MAC tournament.

Schenevus 27, Milford 5

Dani Tefft went 3-for-5, including two doubles and had four RBIs, to lead visiting Schenevus to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Tefft and Sarah Mellor each hit two-run doubles in the third inning for Schenveus.

Sierra Bentley went 4-for-4 and had an RBI. Mellor had three hits and three RBIs for the Dragons, who finished with 20 hits.

‘‘Schenevus was so hot I don’t think the fire department could have even put them out,’’ Milford coach Jim Weir said.

Milford (5-4, 5-4) will visit Richfield Springs on Thursday.

Jefferson 23, Margaretville 8

Olya Rizzo hit two triples and had five RBIs to lead host Jefferson to a Delaware League victory by the 15-run mercy rule.

Rizzo contributed a three RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth inning for Jefferson (4-5, 3-4), which will visit South Kortright on Thursday.

Cora Bruno had two hits and two RBIs for Margaretville.

Roxbury 19, H-T 2

Sophomore Devin Fox struck out 12 and walked one in a one-hitter to lead visiting Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.

Hunter-Tannersville’s lone hit came on a single by Taylor Firmalino in the second inning.

Fox and teammate Stacey Sprague both went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Jade Meehan finished with three hits and an RBI for the Rockets.

H-T (0-11, 0-7) will host Cairo-Durham on Thursday.

Downsville 19, Stamford 3

Winning pitcher Kaileen Townsend hit a two-run homer to left-center in the second inning and finished with four hits to lead host Downsville in the Delaware League.

Townsend struck out four and walked two in a three-hitter in a game shortened to five innings because of the 15-run mercy rule.

Freshman Kacie Banker contributed three hits and three RBIs, and Leigha LaTourette was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Eagles (5-6, 5-3), who will visit Margaretville on Thursday.

Nikki McGrath went 1-for-3 for Stamford.

Unatego 7, UV 4

Torri Halaquist hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give host Unatego a 5-4 lead and the Spartans tacked on two more runs in the inning to win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Sophomore Megan Faulkner struck out three and walked one, allowing one run on four hits over five innings to earn her first varsity victory.

Courtney Bullis, Cassidy Newman and Kali Benedict had two hits apiece for Unatego (6-5, 5-5), which will travel to Harpursville on Friday.

Kaleigh Fairchild and Jackie Smith had two hits apiece for Unadilla Valley.