First league win
SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Lady Black Knights (1-5, 2-8) notched their first win in CCAA Division 2 play Thursday in a 7-4 victory over the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Lady Timberwolves.
Jayvee call-up Brooke Birner led the Lady Black Knights with an RBI triple as part of a two-run fourth inning.
“She’s been a strong hitter for us,” Silver Creek coach Stacie Bauer said about Birner. “She hit a bomb to left field and really got us going.”
Cora Utegg added an RBI double among her two hits to support the victorious effort.
Allison Harford went the distance in the circle and allowed four runs on three hits while she struck out five batters.
“This was a huge game for us to win,” Bauer said. “The first time we faced C-LV, we had a lot of errors and gave up a lot of unearned runs. We beat a tough competitor, that’s for sure.”
Sara Crandall earned the loss for the Lady Timberwolves as she gave up seven runs on six hits and walked four. Kaitlin Mey had two hits in defeat for Cattaraugus-Little Valley.
Silver Creek travels to Salamanca today.
GOWANDA – The Gowanda Lady Panthers (4-4, 5-7) held a 10-0 lead after three innings and held off a seventh-inning comeback attempt to defeat the Southwestern Lady Trojans, 11-10, Thursday in CCAA Division 1 high school softball action.
Gowanda’s bats were paced by Sydney Gominiak’s two doubles and a pair of RBI while Karen Snow added two singles, a double and two RBI. Bre John knocked a single and double while Jess Sowa had two singles.
“We’ve been working on staying together as a team and we definitely had to do that,” Gowanda coach Darlene Pfaffenbach said.
Despite surrendering a trio of walks that contributed to a four-run top of the seventh for Southwestern, C.J. Sawatis managed to go the distance in the circle for the Panthers as she struck out two, walked three and allowed 10 runs on nine hits.
“I think that we’ve finally become the team that we’ve been looking for when things get a little tough,” Pfaffenbach said.
Britta Johnson was credited with the loss for Southwestern. Shelby Lund led the Lady Trojans with a double and a single while Alex Sullivan contributed a pair of singles in a losing effort.
Pine Valley 12,
SOUTH DAYTON – Kayla Mansfield ripped a two-run homer in the sixth inning to break a 9-all tie and lift the Pine Valley Lady Panthers (3-4, 4-4) over Westfield, 12-10, Thursday in CCAA Division 3 high school softball.
Pine Valley trailed 6-1 in the fourth inning, but plated six runs in the frame to take the lead.
Alexandrea Bentham and Nicole Reinhart each added three hits with an RBI while Leah Fancher had two hits with a double. Ashley Carpenter finished with two hits with an RBI for the winners.
The Lady Wolverines were led by Bailey Raynor’s three hits. Rachel Allen had two hits with a triple and Sarah Burgoon had two hits with a double and two RBIs.
Forestville 10, Chautauqua Lake 0
FORESTVILLE – Ryanne Dugan pitched a complete-game two-hitter and the Forestville Lady Hornets (6-1)’ offense tallied 13 hits in a 10-0 victory over the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds (5-3) in CCAA Division 3 high school softball action Thursday.
Dugan struck out 13 batters and surrendered no walks in the circle while she went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI at the plate.
Cherish Pope went 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI while Elizabeth Gilman had a 2-for-4 afternoon with a double and an RBI for the Lady Hornets, who also lit up Pine Valley for 13 hits in a 17-6 win Tuesday.
“My offense has been incredible,” Hazelton said.
Lauren Cummings earned the loss for Chautauqua Lake after a four-inning effort in the circle. She also knocked both of the Lady Thunderbirds’ hits.
Forestville hosts Franklinville while Chautauqua Lake entertains Clymer today.