McKenzie Martin pitched a strong game in defeat for host Jamestown (3-6, 3-9) in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 girls softball.
Martin didn't allow a single walk, striking out nine and scattering just five hits in a 5-4 loss to Fredonia (6-3, 10-3) on at the Martin Road Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
Kaleisha Mosley stroked a two-run triple during a three-run first inning for Jamestown. Hannah Pollino's RBI single scored Victoria Carlson in the fifth for a 4-1 advantage.
At left, Jamestown’s Kate Spunaugle is about to make a putout as Fredonia’s Erin Ruffino (8) sprints to first base in Wednesday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 softball game at the Martin Road Complex. At right, Clymer’s Tatem Mielewski snags a fly ball during a CCAA Division 4 game against North Collins. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photos by Valory S. Isaacson (left) and Scott Reagle (right)
Fredonia tied the score in the sixth with three runs, highlighted by Baylee Tarnowski's two-run double.
In the top of the seventh, Fredonia pushed across the winning run when Katie Webster singled, stole second and was eventually squeezed in by a bunt from Alicia Deering.
In the bottom of the seventh, Martin rapped a two-out double and Jessica Pace, who had already had three hits, flied out deep to left field to end it.
Pollino had two hits off Tarnowski, who went the distance, allowing 10 hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
DUNKIRK RALLIES PAST SWCS
Sarah Hanlon pitched a solid 4 innings to allow the Dunkirk (5-3, 5-6) offense to get back into the game and eventually rally past Southwestern, 8-6.
In the bottom half of the frame, the Lady Marauders took a 3-0 lead as Khee Nance drove in Katie Hanlon with a single and Kelsey Drummond brought home Nance with an RBI. Drummond scored on a wild pitch for the early lead.
Southwestern's Sommer Borysoff had a two-run double to highlight a four-run second inning which gave the visitors a 5-3 edge. The Lady Trojans increased the lead 6-3 in the fifth inning before winning pitcher Aimee Kaufmann settled in and shut down Southwestern the rest of the way.
GOWANDA SWEEPS FALCONER
FALCONER - The Gowanda Lady Panthers put themselves right back into the playoff hunt with two victories over Falconer.
Two losses would have put the Lady Panthers in the cellar of the standings with a 1-6 record. However, after two wins, Gowanda is 3-4 and just a game behind Fredonia.
In the first game, Gowanda prevailed 8-2.
Markie John was the winning pitcher, scattering eight hits, striking out two and issuing no walks.
Karen Snow led the offense with two hits and an RBI while Tia Thompson had three hits and two RBIs. Jess Sowa contributed with an RBI single while Alexa Farner had a single and two RBIs. John helped her own cause with two singles while Sydney Gominiak and Melissa Farley each had two hits with an RBI for the winners.
In the second game, the Gowanda defense turned a triple play to highlight a 10-5 victory.
Thompson, who turned a double play in the first game, caught a liner, threw the ball to Jessica Sowa at second base for the tag and Sowa threw the ball to Gominiak at third base for another tag.
Snow led the offense again with two singles and an RBI while Thompson had a single and RBI. Sowa had two hits and drove in a run while Alexa Farner had a homer and two RBIs. Farner's home run highlighted a seven-run third inning. Farley added two hits with a triple and four RBIs for the winners.
C.J. Sawatis was the winning pitcher as she yielded eight hits, two walks and one strikeout.
T'BIRDS WIN AGAIN
SOUTH DAYTON - The bats came alive for Chautauqua Lake as it pounded out 17 hits with four players having three apiece in an 11-7 win over Pine Valley.
Ashley Moulton (triple, double), winning pitcher Lauren Cummings, Courtney Hewes and Hannah Rauh all had three hits for the winners and Gina Sena tripled as Chautauqua Lake (5-2, 3-2) won its fourth straight game.
Cummings allowed eight hits, fanned five and walked three in going the distance. She gave up only four hits over the last six innings.
Chautauqua Lake tallied four times in the first inning and never trailed after that. A three-run sixth put it away.
Alex Bentham stroked a triple and a double among three hits and Nicole Rinehart added two singles for Pine Valley (1-2, 2-4).
CLYMER - Jessica Lawton of North Collins was too much for Clymer.
Lawton went the first six innings with six strikeouts and no walks as North Collins took a 19-3 decision over Clymer.
Christine Blidy delivered four hits with two triples for three RBIs, Kylie Mathis also had four hits with a double and Erica Bley three hits and three RBIs for the winners.
Tatem Mielewski and Jo-Linda Rhodes drilled two hits and Carly McAfoose had an RBI double for Clymer (2-5, 2-6).