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April 27, 2013

Cring becomes a perfectionist

The Daily Star

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Nicole Cring struck out the last 10 batters to secure a perfect game Friday as host Cooperstown routed Morrisville-Eaton, 22-0, in a Center State Conference softball game.

Cooperstown senior Cring, who will play softball at Springfield College next season, struck out 16 and threw 63 of her 95 pitches for strikes.

“She’s a hard worker,” said Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss, who got a no-hitter from Cring on Monday in a 10-0 defeat of Westmoreland. “She threw all winter with pitching coach Tom Weeks and has five pitches - a drop curve, a curve, a sinker, a screwball and a fastball.”

Cring’s fourth varsity no-hitter featured three three-ball counts and two standout plays by infielders Jenn Flynn and Lexi Duda. Third baseman Flynn stopped a grounder to the hole between third and short for an out and second baseman Duda made a leaping catch to “rob Morrisville-Eaton of a sure hit,” Bliss said.

Cring also homered, tripled and drove in five runs for Cooperstown, which got a homer and four RBIs from Maggie Hall.

Christina Noto contributed four hits and four RBIs, and Duda and Ellen Vibbard finished with three hits apiece.

Cooperstown (8-0, 5-0), which scored 11 runs in the third inning, hosts Sauquoit Valley on Monday.

Cooperstown 22, M-E 0

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Laureen Kellum (L) and Jessie Carroll. Nicole Cring (W,7-0) and Erin Hascup. 2B: Ellen Vibbard (C), Lexi Duda (C). 3B: Nicole Cring (C), Jennifer Flynn (C). HR: Maggie Hall (C), Nicole Cring (C).

Oneonta 6, SV 1

Brieanna Baker continued her dominance for Oneonta High, striking out 19 in a two-hitter as the Yellowjackets won a Southern Tier Athletic Conference road game.

Baker, who has struck out 103 this season, also helped OHS avenge last season’s 4-3 Section Four Class B Tournament semifinal loss to SV with two hits.

Hayley Dower had three hits and scored two runs for the Jackets (6-1, 6-1), who received two hits apiece from Erin Mushtare, Brianna Haines and Emmalee Sloman.

Oneonta plays Johnson City in the Union-Endicott Cancer Tournament at noon Saturday. OHS will play Vestal or Greene in the second round Saturday.

Oneonta 6, SV 1

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Brieanna Baker (W, 6-1) and Erin Mushtare. Sierra Storm (L) and Gorrell. 2B: Brianna Haines (O). HR: Petryszyn (S).

SK 18, H-T 17

South Kortright scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a come-from-behind victory in the Delaware League.

Kayla Craft’s single scored Savannah Hobbie with one out to pull South Kortright (3-4, 3-1) within one run. Taylor Sherwood singled to put runners at the corners, then took second without a throw by the catcher.

Losing pitcher Emma Wilson then got two batters to pop out to the infield, but Rosie Post followed with her third double to score both runners and secure the victory for the Rams.

Post finished 4-for-6 with three RBIs for the Rams, who got four hits and four RBIs from Kelsey Little. Rachel Hanselman and Courtney Soule (three RBIs) each had three hits for the Rams, who visit Margaretville on Monday.

Sarah Murin paced Hunter-Tannersville with a 5-for-5 effort that included a triple, a home run and five RBIs. Taylor Firmalino contributed three hits and two RBIs for the Wildcats.

SK 18, H-T 17

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South Kortright 115 233 3 - 18 23 2

Kaitlin Jaeger, Emma Wilson (6,L) and Sarah Murin. MacKenzie Smith (W,3-4) and Kelsey Little. 2B: Kayla Craft (S), Rachel Hanselman (S), Rosie Post (S) 3. 3B: Sarah Murin (H), Rachel Hanselman (S). HR: Sarah Murin (H).

Windham 21, Margaretville 5

Brianna Jaeger and Keily Linger had three hits apiece to lead a Windham offense that had 16 hits during a Delaware League win at home.

Windham (4-2, 2-1), which received a double and three RBIs from Jaeger, will host Roxbury on Monday.

Rachel Mathiesen had two hits to lead Margaretville.

Windham 21, Margaretville 5

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Rachel Mathiesen (L) and Tess Svoboda. Susannah Simpfenderfer (W) and Jane Rion. 2B: Brianna Jaeger (W).

Sidney 2, B-G 1

Kailyn Gravel struck out 13 in a two-hitter as Sidney won on the road in the MAC.

Karissa Lambrecht had two hits for the Warriors, including the decisive RBI single in the top of the seventh as she drove in Vickie Sickler.

Bainbridge-Guilford (3-5) plays Hancock and Norwich in the Windsor Tournament on Saturday.

Sidney 2, B-G 1

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Kailyn Gravel (W) and Kelsey Decker. Taylor Palmatier, Justine Pratt (L,5) and Megan Ferrara. 2B: Karissa Lambrecht (S).

Hancock 14, Unatego 4

Kayla Barringer, Demi Travis and Kylee Letosky each had two hits and two RBIs to lead Hancock to a MAC road win.

Kaitlin Wormuth tripled for the Wildcats, who took a 4-0 lead with a four-run second inning.

Torri Halaquist had one of Unatego’s three hits and drove in a run for the Spartans (0-8, 0-7), who host Afton on Monday.

Hancock 14, Unatego 4

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Cynthia Wormuth (W) and Kayla Barringer. Michaela Kinsella (L), Kali Bennedict (5) and Samantha Saunders, Hannah Bohechik (5). 3B: Kaitlin Wormuth (H).

Afton 20, Oxford 1

Payton Cutting went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two triples and four RBIs, and struck out eight over four innings to lead host Afton in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Connor Decker went 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs, and Bailey Sherman went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple for Afton (9-1), which will face Maine-Endwell at noon Saturday in an opening-round game of the Union-Endicott tournament. The Crimson Knights will play Chenango Valley or Webster at 2 p.m.

Afton 20, Oxford 1

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Lorrin Parks (L) and Rhera Benedict. Payton Cutting (W), Connor Decker (5) and Bailey Sherman, Karli Conpropst (4). 2B: Payton Cutting (A) 2, Bailey Sherman (A), Connor Decker (A) 2. 3B: Payton Cutting (A) 2, Bailey Sherman (A).

Greene 17, UV 2

Laura Diordan went 4-for-5 with four runs to lead Greene to a MAC road win.

Gabby Sherwood contributed three hits for the Trojans (7-2, 6-2), who got two doubles from winning pitcher Megan Hurlburt.

Blaize Kolvik singled twice to pace Unadilla Valley (0-9).

Greene 17, UV 2

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Megan Hurlburt (W) and Maddie Brink. Brittney Tuttle (L) and Jordan Anderson. 2B: Megan Ellis (G), Maddie Brink (G), Megan Hurlburt (G) 2. 3B: Laura Diordan (G).

Schenevus 19, Franklin 1

Taylor Spranger went 2-for-4 with four RBIs to lead Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory in a five-inning game.

Ali Turner’s two-run double highlighted an 11-run first inning for the Dragons, who drew 18 walks. Teammate Dani Tefft contributed a three-run double.

Schenevus (3-6, 3-5) will play Gilboa at the Cobleskill-Richmondville Tournament on Saturday.

Schenevus 19, Franklin 1

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Alexis Hurlburt, Marisa Cawley (1) and Marisa Cawley, Katie Allen (1). Taylor Spranger (W) and Stephanie Pepaj. 2B: Ali Turner (S), Dani Tefft (S).

Edmeston 10, Worcester 0

Catherine Johnson’s three-hitter included 14 strikeouts as the visiting Panthers cruised in the Tri-Valley League.

“She’s tough,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of Johnson, an eighth-grader. “It’s just speed. They’re like BBs coming in there. My kids were all behind it.”

Sam Harrington and Sarah Lawrence all went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for Edmeston.

Monica Ridgeway had two hits for Worcester (6-3, 5-3), which will host Richfield Springs on Tuesday.

Edmeston 10, Worcester 0

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Catherine Johnson (W) and Sarah Lawrence. Monica Ridgeway (L) and Summer Rutty. 2B: Sydney Smith (E), Sarah Lawrence (E).

Milford 15, Laurens 4

Unbeaten Milford received four hits from Kaley Chase, and three apiece from Marina Steele and Peggy Paffenroth en route to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Paffenroth finished with four RBIs and Addy Lawson had a pair of hits for the Wildcats, who improved to 7-0 overall and in the league.

“I have three seniors, but we’re still kind of young,” Milford coach Jim Weir said.

Winning pitcher Kaitlin VanWinkler allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one over six innings.

Milford is at Schenevus on Tuesday.

Milford 15, Laurens 4

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Megan Worden (L), Jess Hadlock (5) and Kayla Johnson. Kaitlin VanWinkler (W,7-0), Serena Chase (7) and Natasha Skillen, Maddy Zenir (7). 2B: Marina Steele (M). 3B: Dawn Pickwick (M), Kaley Chase (M).


Kaileen Townsend went 5-for-6 with a two-run homer and a triple for Downsville in a Delaware League victory at Stamford on Thursday. Teammate Courtney Jennings finished 2-for-4. The Daily Star ran inaccurate statistics for Townsend and Jennings in Friday’s edition based on information reported by the home coach.