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Connor Decker was downright stingy Thursday.

Junior pitcher Decker struck out 13 and walked two for her first varsity no-hitter as the Sidney softball team opened its season with a 21-0 rout of visiting Walton in a five-inning Midstate Athletic Conference game.

Decker also went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double for the Warriors, who scored 10 times in the first inning.

Mackensie Gravelin finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs for Sidney, which received a triple from Haley Adams and a double from Taylor Butler.

Sidney hosts Hancock today. Walton visits Hancock on Monday but will play as the home team.

SK 19, Stamford 14

Rosie Post went 3-for-6 with four RBIs to lead host South Kortright to a Delaware League victory in its season opener.

Lexi DuBois (triple, three RBIs), Savannah Hobbie and Megan Dengler contributed two hits apiece for the Rams, who scored seven times in the fourth inning to take a 16-11 lead.

Losing pitcher Devon Tierney had two hits to pace Stamford.

Kayla Ballard got the pitching win for SK, which visits Roxbury on Monday.

Roxbury 10, Davenport 6

Shannon Sprague's two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted host Roxbury to a Delaware League victory in its season opener.

Freshman Katrina Davis led off with a single, took second on a single by Cassidy Kedow and later tied the score at 6 on a passed ball. Kedow scored the go-ahead run on a single by Jade Meehan, and Sprague later capped the Rockets' five-run sixth with her two-run triple.

Meehan and Caroline Davis each finished 3-for-4 with a double for Roxbury, which hosts Margaretville today.

Emily Whipple went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for Davenport.

Postponements

The following softball games were postponed Thursday because of poor weather:

Unadilla Valley at Deposit (4:15 p.m. April 16); Delhi at Oxford (4:30 p.m. April 16); Afton at Hancock (1 p.m. April 18); Owego at Oneonta (4:45 p.m. April 21); Jefferson at Gilboa (no new date); Downsville at Margaretville (no new date).

BASEBALL

Stamford 15, SK 4

Connor Ogborn doubled in a 2-for-3 effort that included three RBIs and two runs for Stamford, which opened the season with a Delaware League rout on the road.

Glen Cioccari also went 2-for-3 with two runs and had an RBI for the Indians, who gave up four runs in the top of the first inning but answered with seven in the bottom frame.

"You could tell it was the first time out for both teams," said Stamford coach Mike Faulkner, whose team committed three errors -- three fewer than SK. "There were a lot of errors in the first inning, but after that, everybody settled down. It was nice to get outside even though it was 35 degrees."

Winning pitcher Matt Anderson struck out eight, walked three and scattered three hits in four innings. Geoff Mattice followed with three hitless innings of relief for the Indians, who are at Davenport on Tuesday.

Tom Newman had two of the Rams' hits.

Sidney 18, Walton 1

Alex Hoskins finished 4-for-5 with a a double and six RBIs to lead host Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Tyler McKee and winning pitcher Brandon Bessett contributed three RBIs apiece for the Warriors, who held a 12-3 advantage in hits.

Dylan Wood doubled to pace Walton.

Sidney (1-1) hosts Norwich at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Postponements

The following baseball games were postponed Thursday because of poor weather:

Afton at Hancock (4:45 p.m. Saturday at Sidney); Unadilla Valley at Deposit (4:30 p.m. April 16); Delhi at Oxford (4:30 p.m. April 16); Owego at Oneonta (4:30 p.m. April 21); Roxbury at Davenport (TBA May 1 as part of doubleheader at TBA); Jefferson at Gilboa (no new date); Margaretville at Downsville (no new date).

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