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Freshman Maria Noto struck out eight, walked four and allowed three hits in her varsity debut Wednesday, leading the Cooperstown softball team to a 2-0 victory over host Central Valley Academy in the Center State Conference.
The Hawkeyes scored twice in the first inning of their season opener. Christina Noto reached first on an error before Maggie Hall singled to put runners at the corners. Christina Noto then scored on a fielder’s choice that also moved Hall to third. Ellen Vibbard followed with a sacrifice fly that drove in Hall to cap the scoring.
Christina Noto finished with a double and two singles for Cooperstown, which received two hits from Hall.
“I was real happy to play error-free ball on our first day on the field,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said. “We have a young team and we’re looking to build on this in the future.”
Losing pitcher Audrey Bunce scattered seven hits for Central Valley, which committed three errors.
Cooperstown (1-0) will play at Little Falls on Monday.
B-G 3, Harpursville 0
Taylor Palmatier struck out 11 and walked two in a one-hitter to lead to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory in its home opener.
Palamatier’s two-run double in the third inning snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Bobcats the lead for keeps. Morgan Sheu and Marissa Thornton scored on the play.
B-G (1-0) will host Unatego on Friday.
SK 24, Margaretville 12
Savannah Hobbie went 3-for-5, including a fifth-inning grand slam, to help visiting South Kortright to a non-league victory in its season opener.
Hobbie’s homer to left-center field highlighted a seven-run rally for the Rams, who trailed, 10-9, at the start of the fifth.
Hobbie finished with five RBIs for SK, which received two hits and two RBIs apiece from Mackenzie Smith and Rosie Post.
Elia Tanzer amassed four hits for Margaretville (0-1), which also received two hits from Katie Short.
The Rams (1-0) play at Roxbury on Friday.
Hancock 12, Schenevus 5
Dani Tefft had two hits and two RBIs for host Schenevus, which lost a non-league game at home.
Tefft and Sarah Mellor combined for eight strikeouts for the Dragons (0-2), who gave up five runs in the seventh inning.
Winning pitcher Lea Newman finished with eight strikeouts and one walk for Hancock.
Schenevus hosts Worcester today.
BASEBALLWindsor 8, Sidney 0
Bill Kozak went 2-for-3, but Sidney opened the season with a non-league road loss.
“They scored two unearned runs in the second inning, but they hit the ball pretty well in the third,” Sidney coach Kyle Vibbard said. “We couldn’t make any plays early on.”
Jake Conroy doubled and singled for Windsor, which received two hits apiece from Josh Cady and winning pitcher Nate Wrighter.
Zak Green took the pitching loss for the Warriors, who finished with five hits but committed five errors.
Sidney will visit Walton on Friday. Sidney will play as the home team.
Afton 24, Delhi 5
Two of Kyle Hinman’s four RBIs came with two outs in a six-run first inning for Afton, which cruised to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at Delhi. Five of the 10 batters faced were hit by pitches in the first inning.
Tyler Graven-Briggs had three hits and scored twice for the Crimson Knights, who played as the home team. Josh Austin, Hinman and Matt Olin each had two hits.
Justin Mattice had two hits to pace Delhi.
B-G 10, Harpursville 9
Starting pitcher Mark Cordner earned the win going five innings and striking out six for Bainbridge-Guilford in a MAC victory. Kyle Hanvey and Lucas Butcher each threw one inning in relief, with Butcher earning the save.
Ryan Jones drove in one of his two RBIs in the first to give the Bobcats the lead. Kyle Hanvey was hit by a pitch to start the game. Bailey Green then walked before Jones followed with an RBI single.
Lucas Butcher went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, two of which came in a five-run fourth inning that gave the Bobcats an 8-2 lead.
After B-G scored twice in the fifth, Harpursville rallied with a seven-run sixth but fell short.
The Bobcats host Unatego on Friday.
Hancock 14, Schenevus 8
Ryan Smith finished with three hits and struck out five over three innings to lead Hancock to a non-league victory on the road.
Ryan Slatcher and Zach Worobey finished with two hits apiece for the Wildcats (1-0), who held the Dragons scoreless through four innings.
Jacob Darling paced Schenevus with three hits. Adam Kruh and Robert Burton contributed two hits apiece.
Schenevus (1-1) will host Worcester on Friday.
TENNISCooperstown 5, Canastota 0
Jason Cadwalader’s 10-0 victory over Tyler Rifanburg at first singles helped Cooperstown to a Center State Conference victory on the road.
Eighth-graders Pierce Snyder and Tyler Bertram contributed a 10-1 victory at first doubles for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who will host Holland-Patent on Friday.
Windsor 4, Oneonta 3
Emerson Kelby opened his senior season with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Ryan Mirch at first singles, but visiting Oneonta High dropped a Southern Tier Athletic Conference match.
Boru Jerry Li contrbuted a 6-2, 6-1 win at third singles for the Yellowjackets, who received a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (3) win at first doubles from Griffin Rule and Kyle Rowe.
Windsor 4, Sidney 1
Nick Meno of Sidney earned a 7-6 (3), 6-1 victory over Ryan Mirch at first singles, but the Warriors lost a non-league match Tuesday.
At first doubles, Windsor’s Ryan Rafferty and Aaron Williams defeated Daylon Barr and Andy Burpoe, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Windham 7, Stamford 0
Malcolm Seamans and David Saunders each earned shutout singles victories for visiting Windham, which swept its way to a Delaware League victory.
George Sheridan and Willa David also won by shutout at second doubles for the Warriors, who host Hunter-Tannersville today.
Roxbury 7, Davenport 0
Danny Ballard’s 10-8 victory over Kyle Moorby at second singles helped the visiting Rockets to a Delaware League victory. Emily Arvanete and Ethan McDaniel contributed a 9-7 win at first doubles.
Windham 6, Andes 0
Malcolm Seamans cruised to a 9-1 victory at first singles to lead Windham to a Delaware League win at home Tuesday.
Declan Kottmeier won a pair of distance runs for host Delhi during a four-team Midstate Athletic Conference meet.
Kottmeier placed first in the 1,600-meter run (4:55.6) and the 3,200 (11:52.5) for the Bulldogs’ boys, who scored 50 points to finish one point behind team champion Deposit.
Christian Rutherford, Aedan Flaherty and Will Farrell won individual events for Walton, which placed third with 45 points. Rutherford won the 200 meters (24.7), Flaherty placed first in the 800 (2:16.1) and Farrell took the 400 hurdles (1:07.2).
Fourth-place Unadilla Valley, which had 40 points, received wins from Kevin Myers (400, 58.6) and Sam Tuttle (shot put, 37 feet, 1.5 inches).
Unadilla Valley’s girls cruised to a team win with 77 points. Delhi scored 59, followed by Walton at 38.5 and Deposit at 18.5.
Julia Oglesby won the 100 (13.3) and the 200 (29.1) for the Storm, which also received two victories from Nicole Mackey (800, 2:48.6; 3,000, 13:44.7).
Sadie Dibbell contributed a win in the 1,500 (6:09:3) and Taylor Davis placed first in the 100 hurdles for UV.
Delhi got wins from Heleena Hilson (400 hurdles, 1:24.1), Abby Hall (shot put, 28-5.5), Agie Hook (high jump, 4-8) and Amelie Legg (pole vault, 7-6).
Kim Kehr paced Walton with a first in the 400 (1:04.9).
The following games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed because of unplayable field conditions.
Baseball: Unadilla Valley at Walton (4:30 p.m. Tuesday); Roxbury at H-T (no new date); Gilboa at Jefferson (no new date); Richfield Springs at Cooperstown (no new date); Oxford at Unatego (4:30 p.m. April 10).
Softball: Unadilla Valley at Walton (4:30 p.m. Tuesday); Oxford at Unatego (4:30 p.m. April 10); H-T at Roxbury (no new date); Jefferson at Gilboa (no new date).
Track: Davenport/SK, Richfield Springs at G-MU/Morris (no new date).