Forestville dominates West Valley, 26-0
FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Lady Hornets opened up the Section 6 Class D playoffs with a dominating 26-0 victory over West Valley on Friday in quarterfinal softball action.
Ryanne Dugan was magnificent in the circle as she struck out 16, scattered three hits and did not walk a batter.
“You can definitely tell the seniors are focused and want this really bad,” Forestville coach Bri Hazelton said. “They are working really hard in practice. They want it and are focused on playing the best and to continue to keep winning.”
At the plate, Emily Dillenburg went 3 for 6 with three RBIs while Cherish Pope had three hits with two RBIs. Precious Kaczor drove in two runs on three hits while Dugan had three hits and two RBIs in the win. Ashley VanBuskirk also had three hits and an RBI for the Lady Hornets.
“It’s a good way to get started,” Hazelton said. “Everyone is having good at-bats and that is big going into the next round of playoff games. It get’s their confidence up and they are hitting the ball so well.”
RIPLEY – Emilee Steger had a solid performance in the circle as she led the Ripley Lady Eagles to a 13-5 victory over Ellicottville on Friday in Section 6 Class D softball quarterfinal action.
Steger fanned eight, walked one and scattered eight hits.
Offensively, Ryleigh Hawkins led the way with two hits and an RBI while Steger helped her own cause with two hits and an RBI. Shanda Mellors contributed in the win with two hits and an RBI while Samantha Judd and Allison Bird each had two hits and combined for five RBIs in the victory.