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April 30, 2013

Cring's HR keeps Coop. unbeaten

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Winning pitcher Nicole Cring struck out 11 and walked one in a three-hitter and hit a three-run homer to lift unbeaten Cooperstown to an 8-3 Center State Conference softball victory at Sauquoit Valley on Monday.

After Sauquoit Valley tied the score at 3 with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, Cooperstown answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning. Cring’s three-run homer highlighted the inning.

Alexis Duda finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Maggie Hall scored three runs for Cooperstown (9-0, 6-0), which will play at Mount Markham on Wednesday.

Cooperstown 8, Sauquoit Valley 3

Sauquoit Valley 000 003 0 – 3 3 4

Cooperstown 101 015 x – 8 9 2

Shania Taylor (L) and Morgan Talma. Nicole Cring (W) and Erin Hascup. HR: Nicole Cring (Coop).

Morris 7, CV-S 5

Catcher Kelsea Webster’s three-run homer in the fourth inning helped visiting Morris to a win in the Tri-Valley League.

Teammates Kaylyn Oliver and Tessa Hitchcock scored two runs apiece for the Mustangs. Both were on base when Webster homered in the fourth to give Morris a 6-1 lead.

Cherry Valley-Springfield’s Maddie Archer doubled twice and finished with three RBIs. She hit a two-run double during the Patriots’ four-run fifth inning that ended with CV-S trailing, 7-5.

Emma Gohdy contributed a double and an RBI for the Patriots (3-8, 1-7), who will play at Milford on Wednesday.

Morris 7, CV-S 5

Morris 120 310 0 – 7 13 1

CV-S 100 040 0 – 5 7 4

Tessa Hitchcock (W) and Kelsea Webster. Kylie Graham (L) and Jessica Carson. 2B: Amanda Flint (M), Maddie Archer (CV-S) 2, Emma Gohdy (CV-S). HR: Kelsea Webster (M).

Davenport 16, H-T 1

Melissa Sperry went 3-for-5 with three RBIs to lead host Davenport to a win in the Delaware League.

Winning pitcher Jenna Lutz struck out nine in a five-hitter and finished with two RBIs.

Teammate Emily Whipple went 2-for-4, including a double, triple and two RBIs for the Wildcats, who also received two triples from Bailee Hymers.

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