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May 13, 2014

Jackets win on walkoff single

Staff Report

Sara Horne capped a 4-for-5 performance Monday with a walkoff single that lifted Oneonta High to a 7-6 softball victory over visiting Southern Tier Athletic Conference rival Chenango Valley.

Ally Baker singled with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Brieanna Baker then walked before she and pinch-runner Michelle Rossi advanced to second and third, respectively, on a wild pitch. Horne followed with a single to left field off losing pitcher Dani Forbidussi, scoring Rossi to end it.

Forbidussi's RBI single highlighted a three-run first inning for the Warriors, who scored two more runs on wild pitches by Brieanna Baker.

Ceili Getman's RBI single in the bottom frame cut Oneonta's deficit to 3-1, and the Jackets (12-4, 11-4) tied it with two runs in the second.

The teams were knotted at 4 in the sixth, but OHS scored on a single by Bekka Struble and a bunt by Getman to take a 6-4 lead.

Tess Hatton's two-run double for CV in the seventh tied the score at 6.

Brieanna Baker struck out seven in an eight-hitter for Oneonta, which will celebrate its Senior Appreciation Day today against Susquehanna Valley.

Cooperstown 15, Dolgeville 2

Maggie Hall hit a grand slam during a 10-run first inning, and finished with three hits and five RBIs to lead visiting Cooperstown in the Center State Conference.

Hall ran out her drive to left-center that capped the scoring in the first inning. She also tripled.

Winning pitcher Maria Noto struck out 12 and walked none in a five-hitter, She allowed no earned runs. Noto also went 4-for-4 with a double.

Christina Noto and Ellen Vibbard contributed two hits apiece for Cooperstown (12-2, 7-2), which will travel to West Canada Valley today.

Afton 13, B-G 2

Cassidy Phillips struck out three, walked one and gave up one hit in six innings to lead defending Midstate Athletic Conference champion Afton to a home victory in a MAC 1-4 Tournament semifinal.

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