2022 Wellsville Softball team preview

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Pictured is the 2021 Championship Team

Coach Matt Burke introduces the team and this season’s schedule for all girls softball

Coach: Matt Burke 7th year Record: 102-24

Wellsville is a Class B Independent team coming off a 2021 Section V Class B2 Sectional Title beating Wayland-Cohocton 12-2 in the championship game.

The team will lose five senior starters:

Maddie Spicer 3B 0.538 BA  BIG 30 All-Star 

Matti Burke CA 0.436 BA  2nd Team All-State  

Lauren Cicirello 1B 0.411 BA  

Carley Young CF 0.350 BA  

Mallory Sibble SS 0.427 BA 

This year’s team will have only one senior, Marley Adams. The team will rely on strong pitching and catching, solid defense, and will need to find ways to generate runs.

The schedule for Wellsville includes four class A schools (Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Western Albemarle, Hollidaysburg) on the southern trip to Virginia.  Some other notable contests feature a Class B semi-final rematch with Williamson, Bishop Kearney, Mercy, Corning and East Aroura all visiting Tullar Field.

 We have many players that can help the team in different ways defensively. On offense, the team has a blend of speed and power which could translate into runs. Our schedule is very competitive and filled with challenges. We have had and continue to have great support from the Wellsville community and that has really helped to generate an excitement about the Wellsville softball program. Our players have been working at each practice to get better and I am cautiously optimistic for the 2022 season. 

The season opener is set for this Wednesday in Dansville, weather accommodating. On Saturday April 2 at Tullar Field the Lions will host Allegany Limestone at 10am and then hold the planned “Diamond of Honor” ceremony. The ceremony is to recognize past players, coaches, supporters that have made significant contributions to Wellsville softball on and off the field. 

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The “Diamond of Honor” was founded to provide opportunities for current players to see the pieces of Wellsville Softball history that came before them and of course, promote Wellsville Softball.  This year will be an extra special event, honoring beloved former coach Frank Cady, who passed away in 2017 and some of the young ladies he was a coach and mentor to. Stay tuned for a full preview of the “Diamond of Honor” and each honoree in this Friday’s edition of the Wellsville Sun.

2022 ROSTER   

Marley Adams Sr.  0.450 batting average   10 doubles   3 triples   14 stolen bases   36 runs   23 rbi
Emma Dunaway Jr. 
0.500 batting average   4 doubles   11 stolen bases   24 runs   18 rbi
Elizabeth Tomak Jr.  
Bryanna Moultrup Jr.  
Hailey Childs Jr.

Makenzie Cowburn  Soph  0.536 batting average   7 doubles   3 triples  1 HR   24 rbi  Pitching 16-0  1.17 ERA BIG 30 Pitcher of the Year  All-Greater Rochester Team 1st Team All-State 

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Marissa Ordway Soph   0.444 batting average    1 HR    15 rbi Pitching  5-1    2.04 ERA  
Brazen Beckwith Soph   
0.383 BA 0.383 batting average   8 doubles   27 runs   19 rbi
Sawyer Burke Soph 
Lindsay Stuck Frosh  
Makenna Dunbar Frosh 
Natalie Adams Frosh  

2022 Schedule for Varisty, JV, and Modified

2022 Varsity Softball Schedule 

Friday March 25th at Webster Schroeder 5:00 pm (scrimmage)

Wednesday March 30th Wellsville at Dansville 5:00pm

Thursday March 31st at Allegany-Limestone 5:00pm

Saturday April 2nd vs. Allegany-Limestone 1:00pm  and DOH ceremony

Monday April 4th at Gowanda 6:00pm

Wednesday April 6th at Bolivar-Richburg 5:00pm

Friday April 8th vs. Mercy 7:00pm   

Spring Break April 9-16 (southern trip 11-14)

Monday April 11th at Charlottesville VA 6:00pm

Tuesday April 12th at Waynesboro VA 5:30pm

Wednesday April 13th at Western Albemarle VA 7:00pm

Thursday April 14th at Hollidaysburg PA 4:00pm

Monday April 18th at Addison 5:00pm 

Saturday April 23rd

Wellsville vs. Addison 2:00pm 

Sherman vs Addison 4:30pm 

Wellsville vs Sherman 7:00pm

Monday April 25th vs. Otto-Eldred 6:00pm

Saturday April 30th vs. Williamson 7:00pm

Tuesday May 3rd vs. Cuba-Rushford 7:00pm   

Thursday May 5th vs. Corning 7:00pm

Saturday May 7th vs. East Aroura 7:00pm                                             

Monday May 9th vs. Bolivar-Richburg 5:00pm

Saturday May 14th vs. Bishop Kearney 7:00pm

2022 JV Schedule

Thursday March 24th at Webster Schroeder 5:00 pm (scrimmage)

Thursday March 31st vs. Allegany-Limestone 5:00 pm

Friday April 1 at Addison at 5:00pm

Saturday April 2nd at Allegany-Limestone 10:00am

Wednesday April 6th vs. Bolivar-Richburg 5:00pm

Saturday April 9   Mudville Tourney   (Rain date April 10)

Mohonasen (Section 2)  12:15 pm Field 1

South Glenn Falls (Section 2)  4:15pm Field 1

Monday April 18th vs. Addison 5:00pm

Thursday April 21st vs. Olean 5:00pm 

Saturday April 23rd at Horseheads (DH) 11:00am

Friday April 29th vs. Dansville 5:00pm (DH)

Saturday April 30th     Wellsville vs. Portville 10:00am     Portville vs Bolivar-Richburg 12:00pm      Bolivar-Richburg vs Wellsville 2:00pm

Saturday May 7 vs. Victor Tourney   (Pittsford-Mendon, Mercy, and Victor)

Wellsville Vs. Victor 10:00am

Wellsville vs. Vs. 12:30pm                                      

Monday May 9th at Bolivar-Richburg 5:00pm

Saturday May 14 at Mercy DH  12:00pm  (two 5 inning games)

Monday 5/16 Wellsville at Olean 5:00pm 

2022 Modified Softball Schedule

Thursday April 7th 5:00 pm at Bolivar-Richburg

Friday April 8th vs. Andover 4:30pm 

Tuesday April 19th at Scio 5:00pm

Saturday April 23rd vs. Horseheads (DH) 11:00am

Tuesday April 26th at Cuba-Rushford 5:00pm

Friday April 29th at G-V/Belfast 5:00pm (in Belfast) 

Thursday May 5th vs. GV/Belfast 5:00pm

Saturday May 7th vs. Bolivar-Richburg 10:00am

Thursday May 12th at Hornell 4:30pm

Saturday May 14th at Gowanda (DH) 6:00pm                  

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