High School Roundup
SAYRE — Sayre’s softball squad closed out its 2019 campaign Saturday with a 14-1 defeat at the hands of Northeast Bradford.
As has often been the case this season, Sayre scored first with a run in the bottom of the first. Lexi Post laced a one-out triple and came in on Allyssa Murrelle’s two-out RBI single. Gianna Quattrini had a single for Sayre’s other hit.
Northeast Bradford scored six runs in the second and four more in the third to put the game out of reach.
Murrelle went the distance in the circle for Sayre allowing 14 runs of which 10 were earned on 16 hits without a walk.
Chloe Baker led NEB with two doubles, a single, four RBIs and two runs scored.
Athens 5, Milton 0
BLOOMSBURG — Haley Barry led Athens at the plate by accounting for three of the Lady Wildcats’ four runs.
In the first, Harley Sullivan reached base as a result of a fielder’s choice, and Emma Repsher was on with a single. Mimi Martin stepped up with a single to send Sullivan home. Then Barry added an RBI hit to make it 2-0.
In the fourth, Emma Adams reached on a hit and scored on an RBI single by Megan Bennett.
Repsher opened the fifth with a base knock and scored on Barry’s two-run home run.
Bennett allowed five hits from the circle for Athens and struck out nine without a walk.
Central Columbia 9, Athens 1
BLOOMSBURG — In the championship game of the Central Columbia tournament, the host squad had its say.
Athens struck first on a solo home run by Emma Adams.
Then Central Columbia scored five big runs in the second inning to take command and added two more in the third to pull away.
Adams added a single to her homer. Athens also got a single each from Megan Bennett, Harley Sullivan, Emma Repsher and Mimi Martin.
Adams handled the pitching detail for Athens striking out three and walking four.
Waverly 6, Tioga 0
TIOGA CENTER — Wendi Hammond launched the second pitch she saw over the fence for a home run — her 12th off the season — and tossed a two-hitter in blanking Tioga.
The Lady Wolverines put the game away in the sixth inning by scoring three runs. Hali Jenner and Riley Hall singled. Paige Lewis was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After an out, Alyssa Sindoni laced a two-run single, and Morgan Lee added an RBI single.
Jenner led Waverly at the plate with two singles and two runs. Hammond had two runs and one RBI; Hall had a single, an RBI and a run; and Sindoni had a single and two RBIs.
Also for Waverly, Kari VanAllen had a double; Lee had a single and an RBI; and Lewis scored a run.
Hammond’s two-hitter included 15 strikeouts to give her 223 on the season.
Olivia Ayers and Kindra Wessels had a single each for Tioga.
Wessels went the distance for Tioga, allowing six runs, of which five were earned, on seven hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
Newark Valley 3, Tioga 2
NEWARK VALLEY – Newark Valley put two runs on the board in the bottom of the first and held off Tioga to get the win.
Down 2-0, Tioga plated two runs to tie the game in the top of the third inning, but Newark Valley scored what proved to be the game winner in the bottom of the fourth.
Julia Bellis led Tioga’s offense with a pair of singles. Micheala Webb and Allyson Chapman added a single and a run each; Austyn Vance and Olivia Ayres had a base hit apiece; and Kindra Wessels had an RBI.
Wessels also went the distance in the circle. She allowed eight hits and three runs, of which just one was earned, with five strikeouts and no walks.
Cassidy Hoffmeir led Newark Valley with a double, a single, a run and one RBI. Sarah Mertson had two singles for the Cardinals, and Staci Greene clubbed a double.
Blue Ridge 13, Sayre 1
NEW MILFORD – Blue Ridge pitcher Danie Goff limited Sayre to just two hits in the five-inning win.
Emily Sutryk led Sayre with a double and an RBI, and Lexi Post had a single and a run.
Those hits came in the first inning. Blue Ridge scored seven runs in the second to take the lead and command of the game.
Goff also had a double, a triple and one RBI. Megan Somer had a single, four RBIs and scored two runs for Blue Ridge.
Tioga 11, Odessa-Montour/Watkins Glen 0
Tioga’s Pierce Hendershot faced the minimum 21 batters in a one-hitter on Friday, striking out seven and not issuing a walk. Hendershot never threw a pitch with a runner on base, as the only Seneca Indians batter to reach safely was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple.
Tioga took command early by plating four runs in the top of the first. From there, it was all academic.
Mason Booser led Tioga with with a double, a run and four RBIs. Hendershot had a double and a single with two runs and one RBI, and Thomas Cook stayed hot with two singles and one RBI. Also for Tioga, Derrick Barto had a double, scored twice and added another RBI; John Worthing had a double, one RBI and a run; Christian Weaver had a single and scored twice; Brady Worthing had a single and scored a run; and Seth Franks scored twice.
Tioga 3, Newark Valley 0
NEWARK VALLEY – Derrick Gage threw six no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts for Tioga and Thomas Cook finished off the no-hitter as Tioga won on the road.
Tioga broke the scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth inning. Pierce Hendershot was hit by a pitch to open the inning, and Mason Booser dropped down a sacrifice bunt. John Worthing then walked and, along with Hendershot, stole a base. Hendershot scored on a wild pitch, and John Worthing scored on an error off the bat of his brother, Brady.
In the seventh, Booser reached on a wild pitch third strike, stole second, took third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by John Worthing.
Cook led Tioga at the plate with two singles.