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Kori Thornton pitched six innings, striking out 11 while catcher Megan Palmatier went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead No. 2 Bainbridge-Guilford to an 8-1 win home win against No. 3 Harpursville in the MAC league softball semifinal.

Thornton was dominant throughout the game and remained undefeated as a starter, earning her 12th win of the season. 

Ashley Matthews went 3-for-3 and also homered for the Bobcats.

“Thornton was dominant and the home runs by Matthews and Palmatier really set the tone for us today," B-G (17-1) coach Randy Palmatier said.

After both teams were held scoreless in the first, B-G scored three runs in the the second and third to make it 6-0.

Harpursville's only run came in the third to make it 6-1, as Thornton shut them down the rest of the way.

The victory sets up the MAC championship game and a matchup against No. 1 Deposit.

The game will be played on either Monday or Tuesday.

Walton 10, Delhi 2

Walton's Riley McAdams allowed two runs over seven innings of work to lead the No. 9 Warriors to a win over No. 12 Delhi in Friday's Midstate Athletic Conference (MAC) Tournament.

McAdams gave up two hits and two runs while walking four and striking out 12 to earn the win.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie through three innings, and Delhi got on the board in the fourth, taking a 1-0 lead.

Walton scored two in the fourth and three more in the fifth before breaking the game open in the sixth with five more runs.

The Warriors' Samantha Taddeo finished a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs. Her teammate Camberly VanValkenburg was 2-for-3 and had two RBIs as well.

Walton travels to Tri Valley on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Edmeston 24, Sharon Springs 13

Michaela Bateman pitched a complete game, striking out six Sharon Springs batters in the process to lead Edmeston to a road win against the Spartans on Friday.

Edmeston's 20 hits and 12 Sharon Springs errors complicated things the Spartans.

Madison Bolton and Miranda Porter both homered for the Panthers and Maria Williams doubled.

Sharon Springs lead, 5-4, after the first inning but wouldn't score again until they brought home four runs in the fourth.

By that time Edmeston had scored six more runs and led, 10-9.

The Panthers scored 14 runs in the final three innings to get the 11-run road win.

Edmeston plays Sharon Springs again on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at home, this time in a Tri-Valley league playoff match-up.

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

B-G 8, Harpursville 1

Harpursville ..... 001 000 0 - 1 5 5

B-G ..... 033 110 x – 8 13 1

Kori Thornton (W), Morgan Neidig (7) and Megan Palmatier. Harley Bunker (L), S. Medovich (6) and A. Roys.

2B: Cassidy Davy.

HR: Megan Palmatier (B), Ashley Matthews (B).

Walton 10, Delhi 2

Delhi ..... 000 110 0- 2 2 2

Walton .....000 235 x – 10 12 2

Riley McAdams (W) and Rylee MacDonald. Hunter Hitchcock (L) and Cassidy Smith.

2B: Tonia Copeland

Edmeston 24, Sharon Springs 13

Edmeston ..... 411 474 3 - 24 20 4

Sharon Springs ..... 500 440 0 – 13 8 12

Michaela Bateman (W) and Lexi Williams. Hailey Mahady, Abby Reynolds (L,2) and Brianna Russman.

2B: Brianna Russman (S), Morgan Cooper (S), Miranda Mabie (S), Maria Williams (E).

3B: Madison Bolton (E) , Lizzy Williams (E).

HR: Miranda Porter (E), Madison Bolton (E). 

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