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Laurens clinched first place in the Tri-Valley League with an 18-3 win over G-MU on Wednesday.

It was the first of two G-MU games on the day, as the Raiders took on Franklin in their second game.

Laurens came out strong in its final league game of the season, winning in five innings due to the run-rule.

Rachelle Soucia and Skyler White split time in the circle, and Alexa Evans and Hannah Faulkner split catching duty for the Leopards.

Soucia had a perfect game at the plate, going 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Karly Bara went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Each player also scored two runs.

Scarlett Newman got the loss in the circle for G-MU.

Newman went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Laurens plays a non-league game on Friday at Davenport/Stamford at 3:30 p.m.

Franklin 17, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 13

Frankin eighth-grader Kayla Campbell went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in three runs to lift her team to a home win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Campbell's twin sister, Marissa Campbell, had a double in the win. Her teammate Olivia Hyzer hit 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a double.

Franklin (5-4) got out to a 4-1 lead in the third, and six more runs in the fourth gave the Purple Devils a 10-1 advantage.

G-MU responded by bringing five runs across the plate in the fifth, and six more in the sixth, tying the game at 12 as the two teams got set for the bottom of the sixth.

"When they made their run in the fifth and sixth inning, that is when we had all eight of our errors," Franklin head coach Allecia Laing said. "This is our third game in a row and some of my kids were coming over from a track meet so I think they were just tired more than anything."

Franklin brought across five runs in the bottom of the sixth, and Purple Devil starting pitcher Alyssa Nowhitney held the Raiders to one run in the seventh to seal the win.

Nowhitney pitched a complete game, striking out two and allowing 13 runs. Only two of G-MU's runs were earned.

"She forced them into a lot of ground balls," Laing said of Nowhitney. "She was hurt most of last year and din't really get to pitch and has settled in nicely."

Franklin hosts Milford on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. for its final regular season game of the season.

Milford 16, Richfield Springs 15

Milford earned another league victory on Wednesday via walk-off at Richfield Springs.

Following a back-and-forth six innings, Richfield Springs scored two in the top of the seventh to tie it at 15.

The Wildcats' (7-4, 6-3) Abby Clapper started the bottom of the seventh with a looper over the pitcher's head “into no-man's land and she beat it out,” head coach Jim Weir said. Sam Harvey hit a single and moved her over to third base.

Becky Miller hit it back to the pitcher, but she turned to first base and overthrew it. Clapper came home for the winning run.

Twelve players had two hits each and five had three hits: Jessica Klem, catcher Evonna Mower and pitcher Kirsten Hess for Richfield Springs, and Jenna Banks and catcher Emily Elliot for Milford.

Clapper and Harvey had two hits each coming off the bench for Milford.

Richfield Springs started the game's scoring with a grand slam by Evonna Mower. The Indians led, 4-0, after the half inning and Milford answered with three runs.

Richfield Springs made it 6-3 in the third and scored seven in the fifth to make it 13-3. Milford scored five in the bottom of the inning, held the Indians scoreless, then added seven runs in the sixth to take a two-run lead before the Indians tied it.

Milford closes its regular season with a game at Franklin today at 4:30 p.m. The league playoffs begin Monday.

Walton 30, South Kortright 28

Walton and South Kortright combined to score 58 runs and walk 30 batters, and the Warriors came out on top on the road.

Riley McAdams got the start in the circle for Walton, she was relieved in the fourth by the eventual winning pitcher, Hunter McGongle.

South Kortright starting pitcher Emily Burns pitched the entire game.

Walton opened the game up with nine runs in the first and scored six more in the third to take an early 15-6 lead.

SK responded with two in the bottom of the third to make it 15-8 and combined to score 16 runs in the fifth and sixth to take the lead.

Walton tied the game at 24 in the sixth, and outscored SK, 6-4, in the seventh to get the win.

Walton committed 13 errors and South Kortright committed 10.

Neither team managed an extra-base hit.

Little Falls 5, Cooperstown 0

Cooperstown played its third game in as many nights on Wednesday, falling to Little Falls on the road under the lights.

"We're a good team when we're rested," Cooperstown head coach Dave Bliss said. "Right now though, this schedule has hurt us a little bit."

Little Falls starting pitcher Claire Connelly threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just five Hawkeye hits to get the win.

Leslie Boyles was the only Coop player to register more than one hit, finishing with two.

Little Falls scored two runs in the second off of Cooperstown starting pitcher Natalie Brotherton to take an early lead. Another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth sealed the win for Little Falls.

"She (Brotherton) pitched really well but we faced a really good pitcher tonight," Bliss said. "They (Little Falls) were able to string together their hits and we stranded runners again."

Cooperstown hosts Little Falls on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Worcester 21, Cherry Valley-Springfield 4

Worcester was on the ball Wednesday as they drove in 21 runs against Cherry-Valley Springfield to get the win.

Worcester took advantage of 16 walks in the second inning to score nine and never look back. It solidified the win by scoring 12 more runs in the following three innings, ending the game in five.

Willow Tompkins went 3-for-5 and contributed six RBIs for Worcester. She also hit a triple on the night. Teammate Jenna Morell hit a double.

Allie Wilcox started in the circle for the Wolverines with Miriam Odell catching.

Sam Rockwell was the losing pitcher for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Megan Wilmot went 1-2 with two doubles for CV-S.

Cherry Valley-Springfield travels to Richfield Springs on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. game.

Gilboa 20, Hunter-Tannersville 9

Abigail Tompkins pitched a complete game and struck out three to lead Gilboa to a home win against Hunter-Tannersville on Wednesday.

Gilboa's Amaya Grant went 3-for-3 and had five RBIs in the win.

H-T scored two runs in the top of the first, but Gilboa answered with three of its own in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-2.

Gilboa scored 16 runs in the next three innings, and H-T couldn't keep up with the Wildcat's high-powered offense.

Maycie Reich went 3-for-4 for H-T

Gilboa plays for the Delaware League championship on Thursday against Roxbury at 4:30 p.m. at Neawah Park in Oneonta.

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Laurens 18, G-MU 3

G-MU ….. 011 01x x – 3 4 2

Laurens (11-9, 9-1) ….. 408 24x x – 18 11 3

Rachelle Soucia (W), Skyler White (3) and Alexa Evans, Hannah Faulkner (4). Scarlette Newman (L) and Hunter Christian.

2B: Rachelle Soucia (L).

Franklin 17, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 13

G-MU ..... 010 056 1- 13 4 5

Franklin..... 022 625 x – 17 11 8

Alyssa Nowhitney (W, 4-2) and Rachel Cobane. Scarlett Newman (L), Jazmine Brooks (5), Scarlett Newman (6) and Hunter Christian.

2B: Marissa Campbell (F), Olivia Hyzer (F)

3B: Kayla Campbell (F).

Milford 16, Richfield Springs 15

Richfield Springs …. 402 070 2 – 15 5 6

Milford ….................300 057 1 – 16 18 2

Kirsten Hess (L) and Evonna Mower. Elyia Pickwick, Leanna West (W, 5) and Emily Elliot.

2B: Jessica Klem (R), Leanna West (M), Jenna Banks (M), Emily Elliot (M).

HR: Evonna Mower.

Walton 30, South Kortright 28

Walton ..... 906 234 6- 30 13 13

South Kortright .....242 970 4 - 28 14 10

Riley McAdams, Hunter McGongle (W, 4) and Rylee MacDonald. EmilyBurns (L) and Bella DuBois and Carly Pardee (4) and Bella DuBois (6).

Little Falls 5, Cooperstown 0

Cooperstown ..... 000 000 0- 0 5 2

Little Falls .....020 012 x – 5 7 0

Claire Connelly (W) and Ariel Raux. Natalie Brotherton (L) and Hailee Seamon.

Worcester 21, Cherry Valley-Springfield 4

Worcester ….. 093 36x x – 21 12 1

Cherry Valley-Springfield (5-5) …... 103 00x x – 4 2 1

Allie Wilcox (W) and Miriam Odell. Sam Rockwell (L) and Megan Wilmot.

2B: Jenna Morell (W).

3B: Willow Tompkins (W).

Gilboa 20, Hunter-Tannersville 9

H-T ..... 203 040 0 - 9 13 4

Gilboa ..... 363 701 x – 20 13 5

Abigail Tompkins (W) and Hailie Shultis. Justine Iannelli (L), Paige Haines (4) and Maycie Reich.

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