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May 11, 2013

Gilboa earns division title in softball

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Shelby Oliver went 2-for-3 with three RBIs Friday, leading Gilboa to a 13-4 softball victory over South Kortright that clinched the Delaware League’s Delaware Mountain Division title for the Wildcats.

Oliver’s batterymate, pitcher Allison McGuire, struck out six, walked one and scattered eight hits to improve to 13-1 this season.

The Wildcats (14-1, 9-0) won their first division title since 2011 and will face Windham or Davenport in the Delaware League championship game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Ted Christman Field in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. Windham visits Davenport on Monday. The winner will advance to the DL crossover.

Kayla Craft finished 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and a triple for the Rams, who gave up at least one run in every inning except the fifth.

Roxbury 17, H-T 0

Roxbury senior Kendal Sprague was one out from perfection.

She retired the first 14 Hunter-Tannersville batters before Kaitlin Jaeger hit a nubber toward third and beat the throw for a single in a Delaware League game shortened to five innings because of the 15-run rule.

“The whole crowd knew what was happening, but we’re OK with it,” Roxbury coach Jane Ware said.

Sprague finished with nine strikeouts and no walks.

“She had excellent control,” Ware said of Sprague.

Junior Liz Davis hit her first varsity home run for the Rockets – a two-run shot to left-center in the third inning. Stacey Sprague and Marissa Greene had three and two hits, respectively, for Roxbury (10-3, 6-1), which will host Jefferson on Monday.

Downsville 19, Stamford 4

Winning pitcher Kaileen Townsend struck out three and walked four in a four-hitter to help Downsville to a Delaware League win at home.

With Downsville trailing, 4-1, in the second, Leigha Latourette singled and stole second. Kim Dusseldorp then walked and Jen Bivens was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ashley Fuller walked for an RBI, and a single by Townsend scored Bivens to make it 4-3.

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