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Abbie DeRock, who was coming off a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts, threw a complete game 4-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks

GAINESVILLE — It began with one massive crack of the bat. For the Lady Indians of Letchworth, Morgan Brace had it, as she laid down the lumber on a pair of home runs against visiting Cuba-Rushford, with her first coming during the team’s opening at-bats to provide a tone-setting moment in what would be a 15-0 shutout of the Lady Rebels, Monday night.

“Our defense was solid today making play after play in the field,” said Letchworth coach Chad DeRock. “A great defensive stand was accompanied by a phenomenal offensive display. On a cold day the bats came out hot.”

Letchworth senior Shortstop Morgan Brace put on a show hitting two deep home-runs and going 4-for-4 with 4 RBI’s.

Abbie DeRock, who was coming off a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts, threw a complete game 4-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks.

On offense, Letchworth racked up 19 hits. Sophomore Kaylie Emmons went 4-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs Freshman Charity Scott went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI’s Junior Abbie DeRock helped her cause going 2-for-3 with two doubles and 2 RBIs. Sophomore Grace Mitchell went 2 for 4 with two singles and an RBI Junior Abby Bacon had a RBI single, Sophomore Aubrie Brown, Junior Reagan Bannister and Sophomore Alexis Mitchell had singles.

The Lady Indians went on to score a run in each of the five innings put on display against Cuba-Rushford (5-3), beginning with the first of Brace’s two home runs stemming from within their 2-0 lead after the opening frame. From that point, the hosts continued to build onto their foundation, adding five more runs across the next two innings before Brace smacked her second jack of the game in the team’s three-run fourth to further extend their advantage.

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The game was put away when it ultimately reached its end in the bottom of the fifth, as Letchworth scored the last five runs to force the 15-run rule into effect, finishing off the victory.

The Lady Rebels accounted for just four hits on offense with Taylor Searle having two of them, going 2-for-2 with a double. Sydney Howard chipped in with a hit herself, along with a four-inning start inside the circle, as she fanned three and walked two.

Tonight, Cuba-Rushford is back home to face the Lady Eagles of Fillmore in a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Cuba-Rushford 000 00 – 0 4 0

Letchworth 241 35 – 15 11 1

C-R – Sydney Howard (LP) (3K, 2BB), Jordyn Radomski (5) and Riley Keller.

LET – Abby DeRock (WP) (CG, 7K) and Grace Mitchell.

Friendship/Scio 3, Genesee Valley/Belfast 0

SCIO — Hannah Southwick-Powers and Nevaeh Ross went mono-y-mono through all seven innings of play, as the two of Allegany County’s dynamic aces combined to record 20 strikeouts at the plate from within the circle in Scio on Monday.

But when it was all said and done, Ross was at her very best game once again for the defending Class D2 champions, as the Friendship/Scio phenom halted Genesee Valley/Belfast’s offense completely, handing out a dozen chairs in the midst of another no-hit performance for the defense. The offense would feed off the energy later on in the battle, scoring all three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to edge their way towards a 3-0 edge.

“It was a cold one today, and it took a minute for Nevaeh to get really warmed up,” Friendship/Scio coach Deb Warner said. “You could tell the weather had some influence on both sides of the game. It was hard getting it out of the infield. We did string enough hits together to get some runs in, and it was nice to see the bottom of the lineup step up by hitting the ball and scoring the runs. We did strand runners in scoring position a couple times, but overall, I was really pleased with the way the girls played.”

While both aces were finding their rhythm in the circle, the fourth straight 1-2-3 inning for the Friendship/Scio (7-3) defense allowed a big burst of electricity to shift over to the plate, where they plated all three of their runs off two key hits, beginning with an RBI single off the bat of Avery Lamberson into the outfield to break the ice.

On the very next at-bat, Logan Roberts cashed in big time with her swing — a two-run single to free up all the occupied bags to branch out the lead to three, where it would ultimately stand, as Ross helped keep Genesee Valley/Belfast (3-3) off the bases with six 1-2-3 frames of defense.

As for the Friendship/Scio offense, they collected all three runs off seven total hits, all stemming from seven different batters including Ross, who posted a double.

For the visitors, Southwick-Powers handed out eight chairs and walked two during her complete game performance in the circle. Genesee Valley/Belfast will hit the road again tonight for a 5 p.m. contest at Bolivar-Richburg.

Friendship/Scio will take aim at potentially a sixth win in the last seven games when they hit the road themselves on Wednesday, heading for Whitesville for a 5 p.m. contest against host Andover/Whitesville.

Genesee Valley/Belfast 000 000 0 – 0 0 0

Friendship/Scio 000 300 X – 3 7 2

GVB – Hannah Southwick-Powers (LP) (CG, 8K, 2BB) and Jenna Hill.

F/S – Nevaeh Ross (WP) (CG, 12K) and Morghyn Ross.

Fillmore 9, Andover/Whitesville 5

FILLMORE — Down 5-2 to Andover/Whitesville and with time of the essence, the Lady Eagles of Fillmore had to act quickly in order to springboard their way back into the battle on Monday.

With the visiting opposition applying all the pressure going down the homestretch, it was up to the Fillmore offense to attempt tilting the momentum back in the other direction. Fortunately enough, they would go on to do just that and a whole lot more.

How about a five-run frame?

After Mylee Miller tossed a humongous scoreless stand in the fifth, it would allow the Lady Eagles to charge up a game-changing swing of momentum shortly thereafter, posting the game’s final seven runs in a row, including a five-run barrage that allowed them to take the lead away from Andover/Whitesville for good, pulling towards what was a 9-5 home win.

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After Fillmore (3-5) was able to get the game started with a quick two-run opening frame, the burst of energy collided with Andover/Whitesville after a scoreless second inning was exchanged between the two clubs, as they rattled off five unanswered runs across the third and fourth innings to grab the early upper hand by a 5-2 count going into the fifth.

The game would soon take a big turn towards the Lady Eagles, with a Mylee Miller single into the outfield to become the team’s first leading baserunner. Following behind was Preslee Miller and her double. With both runners in scoring position, Skylar Gaddy smacked a big connection into the outfield, recording a two-run single to trim their deficit down to a single run.

With Gaddy serving as Fillmore’s game-tying run, she would ultimately score after a Mattie McCumiskey single and two consecutive walks, never looking back after gaining the lead edge. In the circle, Miller was credited with the victory, fanning three and walking one in relief. At the plate, three different Fillmore batters all recorded at least a pair of hits, including Gaddy who went 4-for-4 with two doubles. McCumiskey had three hits, including a triple, while Preslee Miller had two hits.

As for Andover/Whitesville (0-5), Olivia Waters struck out four and walked two in her complete game. On offense, Gabbi Hall and Aislinn Hamilton led the way with two hits each out of the team’s six in total. The team will head back home to Whitesville on Wednesday, as they welcome in Friendship/Scio for a 5 p.m. visit.

Up next for Fillmore is a road trip to Cuba-Rushford, as they visit the host Lady Rebels in a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Andover/Whitesville 002 300 0 – 5 6 1

Fillmore 200 052 X – 9 12 2

A/W – Olivia Waters (LP) (CG, 4K, 2BB) and Gabbi Hall.

FIL – Mercedes Wolcott (4K, 3BB), Mylee Miller (WP, 5) (3K, BB) and Oakley Frazier.

Bolivar-Richburg 10, Campbell-Savona 5

RICHBURG — The Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg currently stand as Allegany County’s lone unbeaten. Docking wins in each of their first six games, the defending Class C3 champions took aim at adding more fuel to the fire on Monday.

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With Campbell-Savona hot on their trail during the last stretch of the game, Malayna Ayers ensured that the host Lady Wolverines would remain buckled into the driver’s seat, continuing her hot streak with another home run of immense magnitude, helping the offense catch fire in a fourth inning jamboree that saw them extend their lead in permanent fashion, en route towards a 10-5 victory.

After a 2-0 lead in the game’s first inning allowed them to provide the right step forward, Bolivar-Richburg (6-0) began to roll. In the bottom of the third inning, Madigan Harris provided a swing of swings at the dish, destroying a pitch that would leave play and allow the Lady Wolverines senior to bank a three-run blast to extend the advantage to five.

Despite falling even further behind the hosts, Campbell-Savona did all they could to make sure they remained in reach, as they trimmed down the deficit to as little as one with a four-run top of the fourth inning to respond to Harris’ three-run smack. But the counter-response that the Lady Wolverines would issue after-the-fact would ultimately decide the game.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Ayers launched another massive strike out of the park for a home run of her own, scoring a three-run frame to gain control of an 8-4 lead going forward, branching it out over time to help further secure their victory.

Ayers went all seven innings for the Lady Wolverines behind another stellar outing in the circle, fanning 12 Campbell-Savona batters while walking four to twirl a four-hit victory. At the plate, three different hitters recorded at least a pair of smacks, including Haley Mascho who had the biggest bat of them all by going 4-for-4, belting a trio of doubles. Ayers finished with three hits, while Allie Zilker had two more to chip in.

The Lady Wolverines are back on their home field tonight with another 5 p.m. home contest, this time against Genesee Valley/Belfast.

Campbell-Savona 000 410 0 – 5 4 4

Bolivar-Richburg 203 302 X – 10 12 0

C-S – Jenna Machuga (LP) (CG, 3K) and Hannah DeMong.

B-R – Malayna Ayers (WP) (CG, 12K, 4BB) and Madigan Harris.


Wellsville 250, Hinsdale 286

FRANKLINVILLE — The Bobcats of Hinsdale saw Caden Miller record medalist honors at Ischua Valley Golf Club in Franklinville on a chilly Monday night on the links, but through it all, visiting Wellsville was able to come away victorious to move back up to .500 on the young season, as they saw two pairs of golfers lead the top of the scorecard in their 250-286 win.

Fletcher Kaye and Blake Kalkhof navigated their way up to the top of Wellsville’s (3-3) scorecard at the end of the match, as both golfers recorded a team-low round of 62. Following not very far behind were another pair of golfers — Jackson Shoughrue and Noah Brogan, as both tallied rounds of 63 to fuel the cause. Rounding off the scoring was a round of 75 fired by Payson Root.

Hinsdale (0-2) was led by Miller’s medaling round, as he shot the match’s lowest round of 58. Brett Bergstrom added in a 73, while Lily Howell and Brian Bergstrom rounded off the card with rounds of 76 and 79 respectively. The Bobcats are back at Ischua Valley Golf Club tonight, this time as the visiting team, as they take on host Franklinville in a 4 p.m. contest.

The Lions are back home to the Wellsville Country Club on Wednesday, hosting the Fillmore Eagles in a 4 p.m. tee time.


Portville provides dominant sweep at B-R

BOLIVAR — Despite the chilly conditions outdoors on Monday, the competition on both the track and field flared up for the Portville Panthers, as they strolled their way past host Bolivar-Richburg in dominant fashion to take the meet’s top honor behind a sweep of the action, with the boys team scoring an 88-18 win while the Lady Panthers added a 73-36 win themselves behind multiple top finishes.

The Wolverines had four first place finishes in all between both teams, three of them coming from the field by the ladies squad, with Genecis Easton’s winning distance on the discus help leading the way. Nadia Baldwin and Carmen Crowley each came away victorious with winning distances of their own, scoring triumphs in the long and triple jumps, respectively.

As for the boys squad, just one win from the field was scored by Aidan Prentice, as he posted a winning distance in the sand bunker himself, taking gold in the long jump.

Bolivar-Richburg will join Fillmore on a trip to Wellsville for their next competitive congregation, beginning on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Boys Team Scores: Portville 88, Bolivar-Richburg 18.

100 – 1. Kyle North (PORT) 12.1, 2. Daniel VanBusKirk (PORT), 3. Aidan Prentice (B-R).

200 – 1. Daniel VanBusKirk (PORT) 28.5, 2. Seth Vos (PORT).

400 – 1. Simon Szymanski (PORT) 57.0, 2. Dustin Murray (B-R), 3. Riley Horsley (PORT).

800 – 1. Brady German (PORT) 2:19.3, 2. Ben Isaman (PORT), 3. Chris Austin (PORT).

1600 – 1. Mike Fahnestock (PORT) 5:54.3, 2. Caden Giardini (B-R).

3200 – 1. Paul Vos (PORT) 14:51.1.

110H – 1. Darren Spring (PORT) 21.4, 2. Hunter Walp (B-R), 3. David Brown (PORT).

400H – 1. Darren Spring (PORT) 1:17.4, 2. Hunter Walp (B-R), 3. David Brown (PORT).

3200R – 1. Portville (Isaman, Fahnestock, Szymanski, Horsley) 12:43.8.

Shot – 1. Chris Austin (PORT) 37-9.5, 2. Bryan Randolph (PORT), 3. Kent Little (PORT).

Discus – 1. Kent Little (PORT) 93-7, 2. Chris Austin (PORT), 3. Josh Kriger (PORT).

Long Jump – 1. Aidan Prentice (B-R) 14-1.5, 2. Darren Spring (PORT), 3. Daniel VanBusKirk (PORT).

Tri Jump – 1. Ben Isaman (PORT) 33-10.5, 2. Simon Szymanski (PORT).

Girls Team Scores: Portville 73, Bolivar-Richburg 36.

100 – 1. Jenna Wyant (PORT) 13.9, 2. Airiana Whittaker (PORT), 3. Jessica Daley (PORT).

200 – 1. Julia Wyant (PORT) 28.2, 2. Jessica Daley (PORT), 3. Airiana Whittaker (PORT).

400 – 1. Jenna Wyant (PORT) 1:10.7, 2. Allison Bray (PORT), 3. Carmen Crowley (B-R).

800 – 1. Ava Haynes (PORT) 2:45.2, 2. Raegan Giardini (B-R), 3. Addison Isaman (PORT).

1500 – 1. Samantha Bray (PORT) 5:51.7, 2. Raegan Giardini (B-R), 3. Natalie Isaman (PORT).

100H – 1. Aryanna Hatch (PORT) 19.1, 2. Kori Thomas (B-R), 3. Olivia Dean (PORT).

400H – 1. Aryanna Hatch (PORT) 1:22.7, 2. Kori Thomas (B-R), 3. Anna Keeley (PORT).

400R – 1. Portville (Dean, Daley, Ju. Wyant, Je. Wyant) 57.1.

3200R – 1. Portville (Haynes, A. Isaman, N. Isaman, S. Bray) 13:30.6.

Shot – 1. Olivia Dean (PORT) 30-2, 2. Genecis Easton (B-R), 3. Lakoda Champlin (B-R).

Discus – 1. Genecis Easton (B-R) 65-4, 2. Lakoda Champlin (B-R), 3. Gianna Aloi (PORT).

Long Jump – 1. Nadia Baldwin (B-R) 14-1.25, 2. Alana Petersen (PORT), 3. Emma Rhinehart (PORT).

Tri Jump – 1. Carmen Crowley (B-R) 27-9, 2. Emma Rhinehart (PORT), 3. Brena Walp (B-R).

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