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May 17, 2013

Cooperstown stays perfect in softball

Staff Report

Senior pitcher Nicole Cring struck out five in a three-hitter Thursday, leading the Cooperstown softball team to a 9-1 Center State Conference victory at Sauquoit Valley.

Cring (RBI), Ellen Vibbard (RBI) and Jennifer Flynn (two RBIs) had three hits apiece for CSC Division III champion Cooperstown, which is the state’s third-ranked Class C team.

Alannah Haggerty contributed two hits for Cooperstown (18-0, 12-0), which is off until the start of the Section Three Class C Tournament.

BASEBALL

Cooperstown 7, S-V 6

Park Summers’ RBI single in the top of the seventh inning came with two outs and scored James Johnson as Cooperstown earned a Center State Conference win on the road.

Johnson set up the decisive run with a triple.

Sawyer Haney and Ethan Bliss contributed three hits and two RBIs apiece for Cooperstown. Bliss hit a two-run double in the first inning and Haney drove in two runs with a single in the third.

Cooperstown (9-6, 8-4) avenged a 4-2 loss earlier this season to Sauquoit Valley, which won the CSC D-III title. Chris Hillman paced SV (10-7, 10-2) with two hits and three RBIs.

“This gives us a good boost going into sectionals,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said.

Norwich 14, UV 13

Rob Wheeler’s RBI single with none out capped a walkoff victory for Norwich, which earned a non-league win at home.

Colby Griffin went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Purple Tornado, who received two doubles and five RBIs from Chris Trevisani.

Kyle King went 30for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Storm (8-10), who received two runs and two RBIs in a 3-for-5 effort from Nate Shackelton.

Unadilla Valley is seeded 12th for the Section Four Class C Tournament and will visit No. 5 Trumansburg for a first-round game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Deposit 9, Morris 0

Zack Decker’s two-run homer in the sixth inning capped the scoring and highlighted Deposit’s non-league win at home.

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