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Morghyn Ross’ home run lifts Friendship-Scio softball; Miller, Ellsworth with four hits each lead Fillmore


Photos and story By CHRIS BROOKS, managing editor,

SCIO — For the second straight night, Friendship/Scio conducted a night of perfection on the field, this time against visiting Andover/Whitesville on Wednesday, where Nevaeh Ross dominated the circle from start to finish to help power the offense towards another stellar victory by way of a 10-0 shutout.

Ross was nearly untouchable completely from the first to last pitch being hurled to plate, never allowing a single Andover/Whitesville (0-1) baserunner to reach after she finished with 20 strikeouts out of 21 total batters being faced across the seven-inning stretch.

While the momentum was being built on defense, the Friendship/Scio (4-2) offense started to load coal into the fire with a five-run bottom of the first inning, ignited by a lead-off triple to the outfield by Ross. The phenom was one of four different hitters to record at least a pair of hits at the plate, as the team recorded 11 in total for the game.

After the brilliant start they captured, Friendship/Scio continued to add onto their lead with pieces of insurance beginning in the third inning until the end, with their last run in the bottom of the sixth inning coming on a lead-off inside-the-park home run by Morghyn Ross. Morghyn would finish with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate with two total RBI and two runs scored.

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Adding help at the plate for the defending Class D2 Champions was Kadence Donohue and Emily Lamberson, each recording a pair of hits, with Lamberson posting a double and scoring a run.

Andover/Whitesville saw Makaila Brewster record five strikeouts and walk three during her complete game appearance in the circle.

Both teams will have Cuba-Rushford up next on their schedule, with Friendship/Scio getting first crack at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Andover/Whitesville will then follow after the weekend, heading to visit the Lady Rebels on Monday at 5 p.m.

Andover/Whitesville 000 000 0 – 0 0 0

Friendship/Scio 501 121 X – 10 11 0
A/W – Makaila Brewster (LP) (CG, 5K, 3BB) and Gabbi Hall.

F/S – Nevaeh Ross (WP) (CG, 20K) and Morghyn Ross.

Fillmore 26, Geneseo 13

GENESEO — Things were fast and furious up north in Geneseo on Wednesday. Between both Fillmore and the host Lady Blue Devils, the two foes and their respective offenses caught flames of high intensity by combining for nearly 40 runs off 34 total hits at the plate. At the end of it all, the Lady Eagles did just enough during their final at-bats to pull away towards their first win by a 26-13 count in a slugfest.

The electricity made its presence known in the first three innings of play for the Lady Eagles (1-1) who, despite all the pressure from Geneseo, built a lead that they never lost, beginning with a 9-3 advantage. Each team would exchange a five-run sixth inning, which would allow Fillmore to maintain their lead in the same swing going into the last inning.

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Up by a 15-11 count, Fillmore had one final card to play against Geneseo — an 11-run outburst in their final at-bats, ultimately branching their lead insurmountably to secure their first win of the season.

The Lady Eagles saw three pitchers take on the circle, with Mercedes Wolcott grabbing the start and earning the win in her first career Varsity start, striking out two and walking two. At the plate, four different hitters recorded at least three hits, three of them with four all together. Leading the charge was Preslee Miller, who went 4-for-5 with a deep detonation to center field for her first homer of the season.

Adding help along the way was Mylee Miller and Kylee Ellsworth, who also had four hits each. Emma Beardsley rounded off with three hits of her own.

Fillmore is back home for their third straight game in their four consecutive game stretch, hosting Genesee Valley/Belfast in a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Fillmore 342 015 (11) – 26 23 1

Geneseo 120 125 2 – 13 11 4

FIL – Mercedes Wolcott (WP) (2K, 2BB), Grace Russell (4) (K, 7BB), Mylee Miller (6) (K) and Oakley Frazier.

GEN – Tessa Salatel (LP) (CG, 7K, 5BB) and Lili Weber.

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