Putcher shines again for Brocton

BROCTON – Jess Putcher continued her dominant season in the circle as she led the Brocton Lady Bulldogs (4-2, 4-3) to a 5-0 victory over Clymer (2-6, 2-7) on Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school softball.

Putcher struck out 12, walked one and yielded just two hits for the winners.

Brocton is now 4-2 in the division and in a tie for first place.

“Last week was unbelievable, beating two real good teams,” Brocton coach Jeff Franze said. “It’s been up and down, but we are happy with where we are at.”

Morgan Bennett and Jess Merle each had RBI singles in the first inning to highlight a three-run frame.

Bennett and Brooke Kuschel each had two hits for the winners.

The Lady Bulldogs host Sherman today.

Ripley 37,?

West Valley 1

RIPLEY – Emilee Steger pitched a gem and the Ripley Lady Eagles’ ( 5-1) bats were swinging full force Monday in a 37-1 victory over West Valley on Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school softball.

Steger pitched five solid innings as she gave up two hits, one run, one walk and struck out two. At the plate, Steger was 6 for 6 with five RBIs.

Mel McCutcheon went 3 for 5 with a grand slam. She was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. Sam Trevelline added five hits with four RBIs and Jackie Colburn added two hits with four RBIs .

Ripley plays Ellicottville on Wednesday.


Forestville 12,

North Collins 0

NORTH COLLINS – The Forestville Lady Hornets (4-1) took advantage of a complete-game effort by Ryanne Dugan and 10 errors by the North Collins Lady Eagles (6-1, 7-2) in a 12-0 shutout Monday in non-league high school softball action.

Dugan struck out eight batters, walked one, hit two and surrendered seven hits in seven innings of work.

“It would be a much closer game if we didn’t commit 10 errors,” North Collins coach Jan Warren said. “We played horrible defensively tonight. (Forestville)’s a good team. They’re solid defensively and (Dugan) can pitch.”

The Lady Hornets plated four in the first inning as Cherish Pope knocked a two-run triple and Ashley VanBuskirk brought home Pope on a single. while Precious Kaczor hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth after the Eagles’ shortstop struggled with a ground ball.

Alisha Szumigala (double) added two hits and Elizabeth Gilman hit a pair of singles. Emily Markham tallied a double.

Jessica Lawton earned the loss for the Lady Eagles as she allowed 12 runs on nine hits in six innings of work. She walked six Lady Hornets and struck out one.

“She usually strikes out more batters than that and doesn’t walk quite as many,” Warren said of Lawton.

Sam Gier struck out the side to close the game.

“This doesn’t really hurt us because it’s a non-leaguer,” Warren said. “We just know where the bar is now and know where we need to get to compete with them.”

North Collins travels to Clymer Wednesday while Forestville hosts Pine Valley today.