Yellowjacket softball suffers 1st STAC loss


The Oneonta second baseman reaches for the ball as Seton Catholic’s Emma Taylor slides safely into the bag during a game at Oneonta on Saturday. The Yellowjackets lost, 8-6. 

Oneonta came a few feet from a walk-off victory on Saturday, but fell, 8-6, to Seton Catholic at its home softball field on Saturday in its first Southern Tier Athletic Conference loss of the season.

The Yellowjackets (4-1, 3-1 STAC) entered the final frame trailing, 8-3, after letting in two more runs in the top of the inning.

Catcher Rilie Falconio-Gray, started the rally with a leadoff walk. They got two-out RBI doubles from Meredith Smithling and Ally Baker to score two. Mary Brantley hit an RBI single to bring in a third run.

Two Yellowjackets drew walks to load the bases and Alexa Loucks hit a hard ball to right field that was caught for the final out.

“If it was just a couple feet more one way or the other we would have won the ball game,” head coach Randy Brockway said, giving credit to Seton Catholic’s play as well.

Oneonta took the 2-0 lead after two innings and held it until the top of the fourth, when Seton Catholic scored five runs off of three hits and three errors. There were two dropped balls in the outfield and Brockway said the team threw the ball around.

The Yellowjackets had six total errors in the game.

“Just didn’t play good, solid softball like we had seen the last few games,” he said.

Oneonta scored one in the bottom of the fourth to trail, 5-3, and Seton Catholic added one in the sixth and two in the seventh before the Yellowjacket rally.

“I’m proud of the girls for battling in the seventh,” Brockway said. “It’s all you can ask for after not playing a very good game.”

Claire Loughlin earned the win for Seton, allowing 11 hits over the complete game. She hit 3 for 5 with an RBI. Catcher Cat Lathrop hit 2 for 4 and Alina Galyon hit 2 for 5.

Smithling led Oneonta’s offense, hitting 3 for 3 including two doubles and an RBI. Baker hit 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Oneonta will host Norwich on Monday at 4:45 p.m. and then will travel to play Norwich on Tuesday.


Delhi 7, Afton 6

The Delhi Bulldogs won via a walkoff walk on Saturday, coming back after Afton tied it in the top of the sixth in a game played in Bainbridge.

Erik Gullow drew the walk with the bases loaded to move Delhi to 5-0 in the Midstate Athletic Conference and 5-1 overall.

Afton led, 2-1, after one inning and made it 3-1 through two. Delhi added a single run in the bottom of the third to trail, 3-2, and the teams went scoreless in the fourth behind starters Kyle Grover for Afton and Alex Taylor for Delhi.

In the bottom of the fifth Taylo hit a two-RBI triple to put the Bulldogs in front, 6-3, in conclusion of the four-run inning. Afton’s Zack Alford hit a bases-loaded triple in the top of the sixth that brought in three runs to tie it, 6-all.

Taylor struck out 10 and Devon Kilmer came in to pitch the seventh, earning him the win.

Gullow and catcher Jack Stanton had two hits each for Delhi. Stanton also had two RBIs.

Delhi is scheduled to host Unatego on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Chenango Forks 15, Unatego 1

Chenango Forks scored 11 in the third inning to cruise to a victory over Unatego in the first of the Spartans’ two games on Saturday.

Ethan Cetton threw the complete-game win at home for Chenango Forks. He kept Unatego to a run in the third inning and three total hits.

Unatego had hits from Connor Griffin, Cooper Thayer and Caden Clow. Clow, who had a triple in the game, had the RBI.

Binghamton 13, Unatego 3

Binghamton scored 13 runs on 12 hits to hand Unatego a defeat in Binghamton at Conklin Field on Saturday.

Starter K. Westbrooke went six innings for Binghamton and struck out nine with three walks. Binghamton scored seven in the second and four in the third for the 11-1 lead.

Unatego’s Dawson Wilsey hit 2 for 4 with an RBI and Caden Clow hit 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

The Spartans (2-4, 2-1 MAC) had seven hits. They were outscored 28-4 on the day.

“We like to play STAC schools and bigger schools (because) we see good pitching,” Unatego head coach Frank Microni said. “So we like to challenge our kids in the non-league schedule and see really good pitching and hopefully it pays off later in the year.”

Unatego is scheduled to travel to Delhi for a Monday afternoon first pitch.

South Kortright 3, Schenevus 2

South Kortright and Schenevus engaged in a non-league pitcher’s duel on Saturday in Schenevus, with SK taking a win in the bottom of the seventh to preserve its undefeated record.

The Rams (5-0, 3-0 Delaware League) opened the inning, trailing 2-1, with a groundout and a base hit by Derek Burns. Three walks pushed Burns across home plate for the tying run, and Austin Lamport, who started the game on the mound, hit the sacrifice fly for the winning run.

Connor Woznick earned the win for SK with catcher Chris Camplin after coming in in the fifth.

SK scored its run in the bottom of the first and Schenevus scored two in the top of the fourth.

Logan Kaufman hit 2 for 3 for SK and Peyton Darling hit 2 for 2 for Schenevus.

South Kortright will travel to play Jefferson at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

Cars and Credit mini baseball tournament at Norwich

Sidney 9, Mount Markham 6

Sidney score multiple runs in each of the last three innings to defeat Mount Markham and advance into the championship game of the Cars and Credit mini baseball tournament in Norwich on Saturday.

Dante Scott earned the win and Cameron Chabot earned the save with Wyatt Kiff completing the battery.

Nate Gorshack, who hit 3 for 4, and Nick Paternoster each had doubles for Sidney. Paternoster had two hits total and Corbin Constable had two hits.

Norwich 18, Sidney 2

STAC member Norwich cruised to victory in the championship game of its own tournament, taking a 10-0 lead through three innings to the 16-run difference by the end.

Norwich had 13 hits to Sidney’s five.

Chabot was the only multiple-hitter for Sidney (4-3), going 2 for 3 including a double.

Norwich’s J.T. Vinal had two triples and a double.

Justin McMillan started for Sidney and took the loss.

Edmeston finished third in the tournament and Mount Markham finished fourth.

Sidney will host Afton on Monday at 4:30 p.m.



Seton Catholic 8, Oneonta 6

Seton Catholic.....000 501 2 – 8 11 0

Oneonta................020 100 3 – 6 9 6

Claire Loughlin (W) and Cat Lathrop. Ally Baker (L) and Rilie Falconio-Gray,

2B: Meredith Smithling (O, 2), Ally Baker (O). 3B: Callie Weeks (O).


Delhi 7, Afton 6

Afton.....210 003 0 – 6 6 3

Delhi.....101 040 1 – 7 6 3

Kyle Grover, Antonio Derrigo (5), Tyler King (6, L) and Vincent Caiati.

Alex Taylor, Devon Kilmer (7, W) and Jack Stanton.

2B: A: Zack Alford, Colin Nabinger, Grover. D: Erik Gullow. 3B: Alex Taylor.

South Kortright 3, Schenevus 2

Schenevus ...000 200 0 – 2 5 1

SK................100 000 2 – 3 5 1

Walke, Schallert (7), Walke (7) and Gaske. Austin Lamport, Connor Woznick (5, W) and Chris Champlin.

2B: Champlin (SK).

Chenango Forks 15, Unatego 1

Unatego... 001 000 0 – 1 3 3

CF............12(11) 100 0 – 15 5 3

Austin Gilbertson (L), Connor Griffin (2), Trevor Wincester (3) and Jacob Marshall. Ethan Cetton and Chris Brewster.

3B: Caden Clow (U).

Binghamton 13, Unatego 3

Unatego ….. 001 011 0 – 3 7 3

Binghamton..074 002 x – 13 12 2

Cooper Thayer, Connor Griffin (4), Tyler Shaul (6) and Jacob Marshall, Trevor Wincester (4).

K. Westbrook, J. Miller (7) and T. Kopolow.

2B: M. Stanton (B), T. Kopolow (B).

Cars and Credit mini baseball tournament

at Norwich

Sidney 9, Mount Markham 6

Sidney.....002 032 2 – 9 10 11

MM........301 000 2 – 6 8 4

Dante Scott (W), Cameron Chabot (7, S) and Wyatt Kiff. A. Curtis (L), C. Pritchard (6), C. Curtis (7) and S. Capef.

2B: Curtis (M), Nate Gorshack (S), Nick Paternoster (S).

Norwich 18, Sidney 2

Sidney......000 002 0 – 2 5 4

Norwich...631 026 x – 18 13 3

Justin McMillan (L), Devon Johnson (2), Nick Grovel (5), Levi Green (6), Corbin Constable (7) and Kiff. Cashman, Bates (7) and J Vinal.

2B: Cam Chabot (S), Cashman (N), Taylor (N), Vinal (N). 3B: Vinal (2).



Schenevus .....002 322 0 - 9 11 1

RS................000 700 1 - 8 11 4

Alexis Hults (W) and Cassie Snyder. Kirsten Hess (L), Hannah Osborne (2), Jessica Klem (2), Beth Snyder(2).

2B: Jessica Klem (R). 3B: Hannah Osborne (S).

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