Quick start leads Lady Cougars to win

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars (2-0, 4-3) held a 14-0 lead after three innings and never looked back in a 22-3 victory over the Silver Creek Lady Black Knights (0-3) Monday in CCAA Division 2 softball action.

The game was called after the top of the sixth inning.

Jessie Burch, Ashley Carroll and Kaitlin Johnson paced the Lady Cougars with three hits each. Burch had a double and a home run while Carroll and Johnson added a triple each.

Kristi Zink and Maya Sischo supported the Cassadaga Valley barrage with two hits each. One of Zink’s hits was a home run.

“We knocked out 18 hits,” Balling said. “They put some people on with walks, but the bottom line was the Cassadaga girls hitting the ball. Everyone in the lineup had a hit. It bodes well for us because we’re going to need to score some runs against some of the stronger teams. We just need to score more.”

Alyssa Hahn earned the win on the mound for the Lady Cougars after she struck out five batters and walked two in four innings of work. Courtney Vahl finished the game with one strikeout, two hits and one earned run in two innings of work.

Mary Jo Pearl had a double and an RBI for Silver Creek.

Cassadaga Valley travels to Portville Wednesday while Silver Creek visits Frewsburg Friday.

Division 4

Brocton 10,?Ripley 7

RIPLEY – The Brocton Lady Bulldogs scored five runs in the first inning with two outs to propel themselves past Ripley (4-1, 1-1), 10-7.

It was Ripley’s first loss of the season.

Jess Merle got things started in the first inning for Brocton with a home run while Paige Odebralski and Jenna Jusko each added a RBI single in the frame.

Merle finished 3 for 4 and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Morgan Bennett added two hits for the winners.

The Lady Eagles were led by Ryleigh Hawkins’ 3-for-4 effort with a triple and three stolen bases. Emilee Steger had three hits with as many RBIs and a double while Kalisha Swoger had two hits with an RBI.

Ripley returns to action Wednesday at North Collins.

North Collins 32, Sherman 0

SHERMAN – The undefeated North Collins Lady Eagles (4-0, 6-0) erupted for 26 hits and took care of Sherman, 32-0, Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school softball.

Jessica Lawton continued to swing a hot bat as she had four hits, three runs scored, two doubles, a triple and five RBIs. Sam Geir added four hits, four runs and four RBIs while Beth Kibler added four hits and three runs scored. Felicia Bateman had three hits, scored five runs and drove in three more while Nicole Torrey and Emily Violanti each had two hits in the win.

“We did a good job of getting the bat on the ball,” North Collins coach Jan Warren said. “Defensively, we didn’t make any errors. That’s what I needed to see from them. They played better defense than they have been. They are starting to believe in themselves.”

Lawton was the winning pitcher as she gave up just two hits and one walk while striking out nine.

The Lady Eagles travel to Brocton today for a Division 4 showdown.

“If we win, we put some distance between us and everybody else,” Warren said. “I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited and let’s see what we have.”

Division 3

Maple Grove 11, Pine Valley 6

The Maple Grove (3-0, 3-0) bats were hot as the Lady Red Dragons defeated Pine Valley, 11-6, in Division 3 softball on Monday.

Lauren Nickerson had a double, two singles and and two RBIs while Brianne Davis had a double, a single and two RBIs. Morgan Lehman added a double.

Winning MacKenzie Ellis allowed seven hits and no walks and struck out four.

For Pine Valley, Aleah Fancher had a triple, double and single, and Cathie Tingue had two singles. The losing pitcher was Alex Bentham.

Forestville 22, Panama 2

PANAMA – It was all Forestville on Monday as Ryanne Dugan was in complete control on the mound, tossing a one-hitter in a 22-2 rout over Panama (0-3, 2-3).

Forestville broke it open with five runs in the third and 10 runs in the fifth while Dugan racked up nine strikeouts.

Four players had a double and two singles, including Emily Dillenburg, Cherish Pope, Precious Kaczor and Emily Markham. Alicia Szumigala also slammed a triple and a single.

Carly Abbate pitched a complete game for the Lady Panthers with three strikeouts and three walks. Kirsten Green tripled for the only Panama hit.