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May 11, 2013

Gilboa earns division title in softball


Cring tripled and scored in the second inning to give Cooperstown a 2-1 lead.

In the circle, she overcame her season-high of three walks.

“She pitched well,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said. “She had a few more three-ball counts than usual, but the strike zone was tight, a little bit tighter than usual.”

Catherine Borgstrom went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Maggie Hall finished 1-for-2 with three RBIs for Cooperstown (15-0, 9-0), which will travel to Clinton at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Cooperstown can clinch a tie for the division title with a victory Saturday.

Morris 17, Laurens 1

McKenna Hungerford and Kaylyn Oliver each had three hits and two RBIs to lead visiting Morris to a five-inning Tri-Valley League win on the road.

Kelsea Webster also had three hits for the Mustangs, who jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first inning.

Megan Worden had two hits for the Leopards, who closed their season at 4-11 overall and 3-10 in the T-V.

On Thursday, Laurens lost a five-inning T-V game to visiting Edmeston, 16-0. The result incorrectly appeared in Friday’s edition of The Daily Star as a seven-inning no-hitter by Edmeston eighth-grader Catherine Johnson because of a reporter’s error. Laurens coach Allen Ruffles said Friday night that Johnson threw a perfect game in five innings.

G-MU 5, Schenevus 4

Victoria Hawkins’ inside-the-park home run to deep left field in the bottom of the sixth led Gilbertsville-Mount Upton to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

The Raiders faced a 4-2 deficit in the sixth before Katie Schultes hit an RBI triple and scored on a fielder’s choice to tie it. Hawkins followed with her homer for the final margin.

Winning pitcher Marissa Mehlrose struck out eight, walked one and scattered eight hits.

Losing pitcher Taylor Spranger paced Schenevus with two hits and a run.

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