The Daily Star
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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.
Hall drew three intentional walks. Cring singled and drew three walks - two intentional - from losing pitcher Cyndee Wendt. Hall entered the game with a team-best six home runs this season - two more than Cring.
Cooperstown visits Frankfort-Schuyler on Saturday.
Afton 8, B-G 2
Sophomore Cassidy Phillips struck out 15 and walked none in a three-hitter, and Payton Cutting went 3-for-4 with two triples as host Afton wrapped up the top seed for the Midstate Athletic Conference mini-tournament.
The Crimson Knights (14-1) went 10-0 against MAC opponents.
After allowing an RBI triple to the fence in center by Justine Pratt and an RBI single by Cassie Safford in the first inning, Phillips permitted one hit the rest of the way.
Afton tied at 2 in the bottom in the bottom first and took the lead for keeps with three runs in the third inning. Cutting tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Bailey Sherman to make it 3-2. Later in the innning, Kate Werth had an RBI single.
Werth finished 2-for-2.
Afton will host a MAC mini-tournament semifinal Wednesday against an undetermined opponent.
Deposit 7, Harpursville 4
Megan Faulkner’s two-run single highlighted a six-run third inning that carried host Deposit to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
The Lumberjacks led, 6-1, after the second inning.
Faulkner, Kassi Cook and Kylie Papagelos had two hits apiece for Deposit (11-2, 8-2), which will play in the MAC mini-tournament Wednesday.
Katie Hoyt had three RBIs for the Hornets.
Gilboa 11, Middleburgh 1
Sinzia Reese hit her varsity home run, a drive to left-center in the sixth inning, and Allison McGuire scattered four hits to lead visiting Gilboa to a non-league victory.
Reese finished with two hits and three RBIs, and teammate Skylie Roberts went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for the Wildcats (11-1), who will host Margaretville on Tuesday.
Greene 16, Sidney 7
Winning pitcher Morgan Hurlburt struck out 13 and walked three in Greene’s Midstate Athletic Conference road win.
Gabby Sherwood went for 4-for-5 and had two RBIs. Teammate Laura Durdon finished 2-for-4 one RBI.
Jolene Krom finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and teammate Karissa Lambrecht hit a three-run double in the third inning that pulled Sidney to 6-4. Krom also had an RBI single in the third inning for Sidney, which received two hits and three runs from Hannah Wood.
Sidney (5-6, 6-4) is off until the MAC mini-tournament, which starts Wednesday.
Edmeston 19, UV 4
Sydney Smith tripled twice and doubled in a 3-for-5 effort that helped visiting Edmeston to a non-league victory Thursday.
Sarah Lawrence also went 3-for-5 - with a double and two singles - for the Panthers, who got two hits and three runs from Brianna Dunham. Winning pitcher Catherine Johnson and Dunham combined on a three-hitter.
Jackie Smith and Blaize Kolvik doubled for the Storm, who visit Bainbridge-Guilford on Monday.