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Ordway’s shutout, Cowburn, Beckwith, Stuck home runs lead Wellsville softball over C-R; Another no-hitter for Ross


By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor,

WELLSVILLE — The Lady Lions of Wellsville were in the mood for smashing a record on Tuesday.

With the rain beginning to make its descent into Wellsville for their night battle against the Lady Rebels of Cuba-Rushford, it would not stop them from bashing home runs out of Tullar Field, as the team collected three including Makenzie Cowburn’s eighth of the season to power up a 17-0 shutout in five innings.

While the offense was in command right from the start, the defense saw Marissa Ordway toss five shutout innings on the way towards her victory, holding Cuba-Rushford to a single hit while handing out 10 chairs in the process to help complete another phenomenal night for the Lady Lions (14-2).

“Marissa threw a gem tonight,” said Lady Lions coach Matt Burke. “She was very efficient with her pitches, and she really pounded the strike zone. Lindsay Stuck put some good swings on the ball, and it looked like Makenzie got a pitch up and in, and really turned on it for her eighth home run of the year.”

Wellsville came out swinging in the opening frame of play, as they set the tone right away after a scoreless outing of defense against the Lady Rebels (3-8), as they posted a seven-run frame highlighted by Cowburn’s eighth home run of the season – a two-run bomb to go with what was a perfect 3-for-3 outing at the plate.

Brazen Beckwith and Lindsay Stuck helped cause with home runs of their own – their first of the season themselves, with Beckwith launching a solo homer in the second inning, and Stuck garnering a three-run shot in the fifth to conclude the evening with two hits in all.

The three home runs would help break and re-write a new single-season school record for the program, which now currently stands at 14 for the season.

Helping the lead the bats along the way was Averee Palmatier, who also went a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Ordway added in two hits along with an RBI.

For Cuba-Rushford, Lizzy Kocsis walked two in her four-inning start from within the circle. On offense, the team would break up Ordway’s no-hit bid in the top of the third, as Elysa Tylor provided the lone hit off a single. The Lady Rebels head to Bolivar-Richburg tonight, if weather permits, for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Wellsville will return to Tullar Field on Saturday in another 7 p.m. contest under the lights, as they host East Aurora for Senior Night.

Cuba-Rushford 000 00 – 0 1 3

Wellsville 711 44 – 17 14 0

C-R – Lizzy Kocsis (LP) (2BB), Sydney Howard (5) (BB), and Riley Keller.

WLSV – Marissa Ordway (WP) (CG, 10K), and Lindsay Stuck.

Friendship/Scio 13, Andover/Whitesville 0

SCIO — Through the past couple of games and into the new week, Nevaeh Ross has been on an unbelievable tear for Friendship/Scio.

The sophomore phenom, for the third straight game, has shut down her opposition, the second straight against Andover/Whitesville, as she handed out 17 chairs to help Friendship/Scio through another no-hit performance on their home field in what was a 13-0 blanking on Tuesday.

Friendship/Scio (9-1) accounted for runs in all six innings of play, scoring 13 runs off 10 hits while Ross was keeping Andover/Whitesville at at standstill on the field, beginning with some big baserunning and an RBI double from Kiara Grover in the bottom of the third to extend their early 3-0 lead to eight.

Grover’s bat would continue to stay hot for the hosts, as she added two more RBI singles in the late stages to push out the team’s lead once more, sandwiched in-between an RBI triple for Ross in the bottom of the fifth to help finish off the scoring.

Grover would finish with a 3-for-3 outing with four total RBI. Ross recorded two hits and drove in a pair, while Morghyn Ross also had two hits and scored three runs. In addition, Kendra Gleason launched a two-run triple to the outfield.

Countering Ross on the opposite side was Makaila Brewster, who went the first two innings with four strikeouts and five walks. Andover/Whitesville is back home Friday night for a 5 p.m. contest against Genesee Valley/Belfast, in Whitesville.

As for Friendship/Scio, they now hit the road for a massive showdown, taking on the undefeated Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg in a pair of games beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Andover/Whitesville 000 000 0 – 0 0 5

Friendship/Scio 215 212 X – 13 10 3

A/W – Makaila Brewster (LP) (4K, 5BB), Zoey Lee (3) (2K, BB), and Gabbi Hall.

F/S – Nevaeh Ross (WP) (CG, 17K), and Morghyn Ross.

Fillmore 22, Canisteo-Greenwood/Jasper-Troupsburg 5

JASPER — The first three innings for the Lady Eagles of Fillmore on Tuesday saw them create a lot of noise.

Out of the 22 total runs they would scratch across, 17 of them would help set up shop for their lead that they never lost against host Canisteo-Greenwood/Jasper-Troupsburg, as they soared to the finish line with a win to hop back over .500 by a 22-5 count.

Six different Lady Eagles (6-5) all spread the field with at least a trio of hits, including Skylar Gaddy who had the biggest bat of them all, as she picked up where she left off from 24 hours ago against Geneseo with a 4-for-5 outing at the plate that included three doubles and three runs.

In all, Fillmore collected 22 runs off 22 total hits to pace their offense.

“We hit the ball hard tonight and ran the bases well,” Lady Eagles coach Jon Beardsley said. “Skylar in particular was pounding the ball. We still have some defensive work to clean up, but it’s one step at a time. Kada (Frazier) made a play at second on a shallow fly ball near the right field foul line, and she made a catch that I haven’t seen made in a very long time by a fielder. It’s plays like that which hopefully, will motivate the team.”

Assisting in the offensive efforts was Emily Krzeminski, who had three hits and drove in four runs off of them. Torann Wolfer, Saige Friedl and Mattie McCumiskey all pitched in three hits of their own, while Zoe Beardsley continued the extra hit brigade with a pair of doubles.

In the circle, Friedl collected the win behind six strikeouts and seven walks.

The Lady Eagles are back home tonight, if weather cooperates, as they welcome in Genesee Valley/Belfast for a 7 p.m. contest under the lights.

Fillmore 584 005 0 – 22 22 4

C-G/J-T 103 100 0 – 5 7 5

FIL – Saige Friedl (WP) (CG, 6K, 7BB), and Lizzy Nugent.

CGJT – Grace Staats (LP) (CG, 5BB), and Cadance McCaig.


Fillmore 40, Hinsdale 15

FRANKLINVILLE — Despite the rain falling down upon the Ischua Valley Country Club in Franklinville, no precipitation could foil the undefeated Eagles of Fillmore and their game on Tuesday, as they provided a balanced scorecard from top to bottom to power up a 40-15 road win over host Hinsdale to record their fifth straight win.

Reid Cockle was the match’s medalist, earning the honors by firing the lowest round of the afternoon, settling with a 51. Three different Eagles (5-0) would follow behind the leader, as Will Roeske, Anderson Wiltsey and Haley Hall all recorded rounds of 55. Isaac Sylvester rounded off the card with a 64.

Hinsdale (1-5) was led by a team-low round of 75 from Caden Miller. The Bobcats will head for Allegany Hills on Thursday to take on Cuba-Rushford in a 4 p.m. contest.

Today, Fillmore continues their road swing into Wellsville, where they will join Genesee Valley/Belfast for tri-match action against the host Lions, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Wellsville Country Club.


Fillmore 5, Houghton Academy 0

HOUGHTON — A dominant run for the Fillmore Eagles on the tennis court has continued on Tuesday, as the undefeated Allegany County power came away with another match-sweep of their opposition, this one coming against a team they share Houghton College with for matches – Houghton Academy, as they rolled to a 5-0 shutout over the Panthers to pick up their ninth straight win.

The Eagles (9-0) win was powered by dominant performances from their singles trio in Carter Sisson, Eben Schilke and Isaiah Sisson, as they all recorded victories in straight sets, including Carter at first singles, who had to battle his way through a first-set tie break with Houghton Academy’s Alex Fraile, but would shake it off and return to form with a 6-0 second-set shutout to finish off his win.

Schilke and Isaiah Sisson followed behind with 6-1, 6-3 wins of their own at second and third singles over Caleb Hilshire, and Jim Patipewe respectively.

In the doubles department, the second doubles team of Marcus Wolfer and Noah Strickland were at the top of their game, as they defeated Lucas Matias Rocha and Ava Harrison with a straight-set, 6-0, 6-0 shutout to continue fueling their winning ways.

At first doubles, the match sweep was recorded by the Eagles from Layton Sanasith and Joe Derck, as they powered their way towards victory by a 6-1, 6-2 straight-set decision over the Panthers (3-2), and their team of Sam Winkens and Josh Paschalis. Houghton Academy will host Scio on Friday at 5 p.m.

Fillmore will now look to become the first to 10 wins this season after this upcoming weekend, as they remain pat at home to welcome in Genesee Valley/Belfast for a 5 p.m. first serve on Monday.


1. Carter Sisson (FIL) def. Alex Fraile (HA), 7-5, 6-0.

2. Eben Schilke (FIL) def. Caleb Hilshire (HA), 6-1, 6-3.

3. Isaiah Sisson (FIL) def. Jim Patipewe (HA), 6-3, 6-3.


1. Layton Sanasith/Joe Derck (FIL) def. Sam Winkens/Josh Paschalis (HA), 6-1, 6-2.

2. Marcus Wolfer/Noah Strickland (FIL) def. Lucas Matias Rocha/Ava Harrison (HA), 6-0, 6-0.

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