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May 4, 2013

Baker, Haines lead Jackets to 10-5 win

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Oneonta High’s rode six innings of scoreless pitching by Brieanna Baker and a 4-for-4 day at the plate by Brianna Haines to a 10-5 Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball victory over visiting Chenango Forks on Friday.

Baker struck out 12, walked two and allowed three hits. The Blue Devils scored all five of their runs against Haines in the seventh inning.

The Yellowjackets (11-1, 10-1) opened the scoring with two runs in the third inning. Alexis Ramsey drew a leadoff walk and scored on Hayley Dower’s triple to the right-center gap. Dower then scored on Erin Mushtare’s sacrifice fly to right.

OHS made it 4-0 in the fifth when Mushtare singled with one out and scored on Haines’ double off the fence in the left. Shelby Cleaveland’s RBI groundout made it 4-0.

During a six-run sixth, Dower hit a two-run triple and scored on an RBI triple by Mushtare.

Dower finished with 3-for-4 with two triples, two runs and three RBIs. Mushtare had two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Haines scored two runs and drove in two.

The Yellowjackets will host Susquehanna Valley at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cooperstown 5, Hamilton 2

Catherine Borgstrom went 3-for-4 to lead Cooperstown to a Center State Conference Division III victory over visiting Hamilton.

Cooperstown broke a 2-all tie with a three-run sixth. Maggie Hall and winning pitcher Nicole Cring drew intentional walks, the latter with one out, to start the bottom of the sixth. Hall moved to third on a passed ball and scored the go-ahead run after getting caught in a rundown on Ellen Vibbard’s grounder to third.

Cring advanced to third on the play. Vibbard then stole second to set up Erin Hascup’s two-run single to left-center field.

Cring struck out 11 and walked one in a six-hitter as she improved to 10-0 this season for Cooperstown (11-0, 8-0), which is responsible for both of Hamilton’s losses this season.

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