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April 23, 2013

Cring no-hits Westmoreland again

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Nicole Cring seems to like pitching against Westmoreland — a lot.

On Monday, Cooperstown senior Cring threw her second no-hitter against the Bulldogs in as many seasons, guiding the visiting team to a 10-0 softball victory in the Center State Conference.

Cring struck out 13 Westmoreland batters Monday. Last season, she struck out 15 Bulldogs in an April 16 no-hitter.

“Her fastball was working well early, as was her screwball,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said. “Later on, she worked in the change-up.

“She was around the plate all night,” Bliss continued, noting that Cring (5-0) walked two over her seven innings of work. “There were only a few three-ball counts.”

Cring also had an impact offensively, driving a three-run triple as part of her 2-for-5 day at the plate.

Teammates Maggie Hall and Erin Hascup also contributed two hits apiece.

Cring has three varsity no-nos. Her other one came against Waterville on May 9, 2012.

Cooperstown (6-0, 3-0), ranked seventh in the state in Class C, visits Waterville on Wednesday.

Cooperstown 10, Westmoreland 0

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Nicole Cring (W,5-0) and Erin Hascup. Gabby Taverne (L) and Meg Sweeney. 3B: Ellen Vibbard (C), Nicole Cring (C).

Greene 15, Unatego 0

Morgan Hurlbert struck out 13 and walked three in a five-inning no-hitter as Greene cruised to a MAC victory on the road.

Laura Durdon had three hits for the Trojans, who opened the scoring with a seven-run second inning.

Unatego (0-6, 0-5) is at Sidney on Wednesday.

Greene 15, Unatego 0

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Morgan Hurlbert (W) and Gabby Sherwood. Michaela Kinsella (L) and Samantha Saunders. 2B: Laura Durdon (G), Morgan Ellis (G), Shawn Ayres (G), Gabby Sherwood (G).

B-G 7, Oxford 1

Megan Ferrara had a sweet 16th birthday for host Bainbridge-Guilford, which won in the MAC.

Sophomore catcher Ferrara went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a triple and an RBI.

Her batterymate, Justine Pratt, struck out eight and walked one to earn her first victory of the season. She contributed a pair of hits and three runs offensively.

The Bobcats (3-3, 3-3) play at Greene on Wednesday.

B-G 7, Oxford 1

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Lorrin Parks (L) and Rheia Benedict. Justine Pratt (W,1-2) and Megan Ferrara. 2B: Rachel Seiler (O), Megan Ferrara (B). 3B: Megan Ferrara (B).

Afton 25, Walton 0

Relief pitcher Payton Cutting homered in a 3-for-4 effort and allowed no hits in the last three innings as Afton cruised to a MAC road win.

Tanya Hatton allowed one hit and a walk in two innings to earn the pitching victory for the Crimson Knights, who scored eight runs in the second inning and eight more in the third.

Afton 25, Walton 0

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Tanya Hatton (W), Payton Cutting (3) and Bailey Sherman, Hannah King (3). Dannielle Castro (L), Tamara McDonald (3), Dannielle Castro (5) and N/A. HR: Payton Cutting (A).

Deposit 8, Sidney 1

Haley Linkroum’s two-run triple in the third inning gave host Deposit a 2-1 lead en route to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Linkroum then scored on an RBI single by Kate Tiffany.

Sidney pitcher Kailyn Gravel struck out 11 and walked two in a six-hitter.

Deposit’s Justina Ellis had nine strikeouts and two walks.

The Lumberjacks (7-0, 6-0) will travel to Hancock today.

Deposit 8, Sidney 1

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Kailyn Gravel (L) and Kelsey Decker. Justina Ellis (W) and Megan Faulkner. 3B: Haley Linkroum (D).

Roxbury 15, SK 9

Allyce McIntosh hit an RBI single during a four-run fourth inning that ended with the Rockets ahead, 12-8, and host Roxbury went on to a Delaware League victory.

Kaelie VanLoan had two hits for the Rockets (5-1, 2-0), who will play a key Delaware League game at Gilboa today.

Taylor Sherwood had two hits for South Kortright.

Roxbury 15, South Kortright 9

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McKenzie Smith (L) and Kesley Little. Sierra Mattice (W), Kendal Sprague (5) and Cristina

Chiarappa. 2B: Cristina Chiarappa (R).

Edmeston 9, RS 1

Catherine Johnson struck out 14 and walked four in a two-hitter, leading visiting Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Johnson also had two hits and an RBI single that sparked a four-run seventh for the Panthers, who snapped a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth. The Indians committed seven of their eight errors in the last two innings.

Richfield Springs’ Madisyn Butler tied the score at 1 in the fourth. She walked, stole second and third, then scored on a passed ball.

The Indians (4-2, 4-2) host the Richfield Springs Sports Boosters Tournament on Friday and Saturday. RS will host Fort Plain in the opener at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Remsen and St. Johnsville will play the other first-round game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The consolation game starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the championship game at 3:30 p.m.

Admission will be charged Saturday. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Edmeston 9, RS 1

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Catherine Johnson (W) and Sarah Lawrence. Kaity Richvalsky (L) and Emma Miner. 2B: Rebecca Smith (R), Sydney Smith (E), Madison Porter (E).

Worcester 7, Schenevus 3

Batterymates Monica Ridgeway and Summer Rutty combined for seven hits as Worcester won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

Winning pitcher Ridgeway had three hits and scored a run. Ruddy finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs.

Michaela Wright contributed a pair of hits and two RBIs for the Wolverines, who host Morris Wednesday.

Jennifer Walke tripled for the Dragons, who received a double from losing pitcher Taylor Spranger.

Worcester 7, Schenevus 3

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Taylor Spranger (L) and Stephanie Pepaj. Monica Ridgeway (W,5-2) and Summer Rutty. 2B: Taylor Spranger (S) 3B: Jennifer Walke (S).

G-MU 22, CV-S 2

Jenn Mason and Lauren Hill each had four hits and four runs for visiting Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, which cruised to a Tri-Valley League win.

Maddie Archer scored a run and singled twice for Cherry-Valley Springfield (2-6, 0-5), which visits Laurens on Wednesday.

G-MU 22, C-VS 2

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Marissa Mehlrose (W), Kelsey Ross (4) and Bri MacPherson. Maddie Archer (L,0-4), Kylie Graham (4) and Jessica Carson. 2B: Sarah Mancuso (C), Jenn Mason (G), Victoria Hawkins (G), Whitney Gilbert (G), Kelsey Ross (G). 3B: Tiffany Sullivan (G).

Morris 15, Laurens 11

Bridgette Colburn went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in leading host Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.

McKenna Hungerford contributed two hits and three RBIs, and Amanda Flint finished two hits and two RBIs for the Mustangs (4-4), who will travel to Worcester on Wednesday.

Clair Fraser went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Leopards.

Morris 15, Laurens 11

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Morris 490 002 x - 15 14 5

Jess Hadlock (L) and N/A. Tessa Hitchcock (W), Liana Garry (4) and Kelsea Webster. 2B: Clair Fraser (L).

Milford 7, Franklin 0

Host Milford won by forfeit in the Tri-Valley League as Franklin lost two of its nine players to injury by the third inning and couldn’t continue.

Milford (5-0) plays at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Nicole Cring seems to like pitching against Westmoreland -- a lot. On Monday, Cooperstown senior Cring threw her second no-hitter against the Bulldogs in as many seasons, guiding the visiting team to a 10-0 softball victory in the Center State Conference.