Deering homers to lift Fredonia past Jamestown, 11-8
Fredonia (7-1, 5-1) held on for an 11-8 win over CCAA Division 1 softball foe Jamestown on Friday.
After the Lady Red Raiders cut the Lady Hillbillies’ lead from 7-3 to 7-6 in the top of the fourth, Alicia Deering connected for a home run to put Fredonia back up two, 8-6.
“That was a really big play of the game,” Fredonia assistant coach Bob Sievert said. “The score was 7-6 at the time and (Fredonia pitcher) Baylee (Tarnowski), who didn’t have her best stuff, retired nine in a row from two outs in the fourth until there was one out in the seventh. It seemed like the home run lifted us a little bit.”
The Lady Hillbillies jumped out on top with a four-run first inning, as Karli Schwertfager and Cassie Essek each came through with two-out, two-run singles. Fredonia added three more runs in their half of the third inning, in which Tarnowski and Maddie Crandall each had run-scoring singles.
Deering finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, Essek finished with a single and three RBIs and Morgan Genovese and Katie Webster each had two hits. Tarnowski allowed eight runs on seven hits while striking out two in the circle.
For Jamestown, Hannah Pollino had a three-run home run while Kaytlin Haines and losing pitcher McKenzie Martin (RBI) each had two hits. Martin allowed 11 runs on 10 hits while striking out two and walking one.
Olean 2, Dunkirk 1
OLEAN – After defeating Olean, 8-4, Thursday, the Dunkirk Lady Marauders (3-2, 3-5) were unable to get the season sweep of the Lady Huskies in a 2-1 defeat Friday in CCAA Division 1 high school softball action.
A pair of errors led to Olean’s opening run in the first inning.
Offensively, Dunkirk just couldn’t string together hits like it was able to Thursday.
“Offensively, not enough,” Dunkirk coach John Sliwa lamented. “Plain and simple. We left seven on base. We just didn’t get the job done. We were victims of six strikeouts. We had a couple opportunities to get bunts down and we didn’t. I thought our bats were coming around and they didn’t show up today.”
The Lady Marauders’ lone run came in the fourth inning as Lacy Clark ripped an RBI single to score Katie Hanlon.
Lilly Rollins was the only player to have multiple hits for Dunkirk with two singles.
Olean has not been friendly to Dunkirk as it has lost eight of its last 10 games in Cattaraugus County.
“We have to play better ball,” Sliwa declared. “Our top guns have to step it up. We got nothing from the top part of lineup. Everyone has to chip in. We are still a work in progress.”
Amy Kaufman was the tough-luck losing pitcher as she surrendered two runs – one earned.
Cassadaga Valley 2
CATTARAUGUS – The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Lady Timberwolves (3-2) had just one hit Friday, but found a way to defeat Cassadaga Valley, 3-2, in CCAA Division 2 high school softball.
Maya Sischo was the tough-luck losing pitcher. At the plate Sischo had two hits and Jessica Burch doubled.
Franklinville 5, Pine Valley 4
SOUTH DAYTON – Alex Bentham and Aaren Waterman each had two hits, but in the end it was not enough as Franklinville downed Pine Valley (2-2, 3-2), 5-4.
Bentham was the losing pitcher as she struck out nine, walked three and yielded five hits.
Pine Valley plays at Forestville on Tuesday.
Chautauqua Lake 11,?Westfield 4
MAYVILLE – Chautauqua Lake’s Lauren Cummings did it all Friday in leading the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds past Westfield, 11-4, in CCAA Division 3 high school softball.
In the circle, Cummings scattered four hits, walked three and fanned three. At the plate, Cummings had three singles.
Emily Corwin contributed in the win with two singles while Ashley Moulton had two hits with a double and two RBIs while Courtney Hewes added an RBI triple in the win.
Chautauqua Lake jumped on top in the first inning with five runs on six hits. The second inning saw more of the same with the Lady Thunderbirds adding four runs on two hits, two walks and some costly errors by Westfield.
Chautauqua Lake added two more runs in the sixth while holding the Lady Wolverines scoreless.
Westfield was able to score four runs in the top of the seventh with three hits coupled with two errors to avoid the shutout.
Chautauqua Lake will be headed to the Hae Jude Tournament today in Silver Creek.
Kathryn Catalano, Carson Hauser, Rachel Allen and Hillary Nelson had the lone hits for Westfield.
North Collins 15, Brocton 5
NORTH COLLINS – North Collins avenged a loss Tuesday against CCAA Division 4 softball foe Brocton by dropping the Lady Bulldogs, 15-5, Friday.
“We just came out swinging the bats today instead of standing there and looking at good pitches going by us and striking out,” North Collins head coach Jan Warren said. “We struck out 11 times (Tuesday) and (Friday) we struck out five. Of those 11, eight were looking.”
The Lady Eagles collected 16 hits off Lady Bulldog pitchers Jess Putcher and Jessica Merle. Putcher allowed eight runs, nine hits, struck out three and didn’t issue a walk over four innings while Merle allowed seven runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking four.
Jessica Lawton was the winning pitcher, as she allowed five runs on six hits while striking out eight. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs.
“She was much better today,” Warren said, comparing Lawton’s performance in the circle on Tuesday to how she fared Friday. “Except for a little blip in the third inning when she started getting the ball up, she was throwing strikes. She was throwing the ball where she wanted to and we only had one error. They’re starting to play better defense too.”
Nicole Torrey added three hits for the Lady Eagles, including a double, triple and three RBIs while Kylie Mathis (RBI) and Erica Bley (home run, two RBIs).
Putcher, who was saddled with the loss, added two hits at the plate, including a double while Merle added a pair of hits, including a triple.