Cougars Put It All Together In Easy Win Over Gators

Alyssa Hahn delivers to the plate during Cassadaga Valley’s win over Allegany-Limestone in a Section VI Class C1 quarterfinal softball game Thursday. P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

SINCLAIRVILLE — No. 3 Cassadaga Valley pounded out 27 hits and crossed the plate nearly as many times in a 23-1 Class C1 quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Allegany-Limestone on Thursday.

The Cougars scored five runs in the first inning before exploding for 14 more in the bottom of the second to put the game well out of reach.

Alyssa Hahn picked up the win in the circle, pitching a complete game with 13 strikeouts while allowing only two hits.

On offense, Lexi Ruiz and Alyssa Watts had four hits apiece. Hahn and Hannah Edwards added three hits with a double. Jenna Caskey had three hits. Brittyn LeBaron had two hits, including a triple while jayvee callup Holley Crandall tripled in the win.


MEDINA — Medina’s winning run scored on a two-out walk in the bottom of the 10th inning as the third-seeded Mustangs elimiated No. 6 Southwestern from the Section VI Class B2 playoffs with a 5-4 quarterfinal win.

Medina led 4-0 after four innings before the Trojans bounced back with three runs in the fifth and another run in the sixth.

Hayden Swan-Leuze hit a one-out double and Erin Radack singled before Swan-Leuze scored on a two-out passed ball in the fifth. Sydney Burk followed with an RBI double and Alanna Dibble hit an RBI single to make it 4-3.

In the sixth, Sarah Chau led off with a walk, moved to second on a one-out sacrifice bunt and scored when Swan-Leuze reached on an outfield error.

The final 12 Trojans batters were retired in order setting Medina up for the win.

Burk, who hit two doubles, closed her stellar Southwestern career with 15 strikeouts to give her 190 in her senior season.

“She’s had a tremendous career. She’s been an amazing player for us for five years,” Southwestern coach Jennifer Anderson said about Burk. “I can’t say enough about her and her abilities.”

Alisha Scroger had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs while Emily Kams struck out 14 for the Mustangs.


FREWSBURG — Julia Hill and Claire Castiglia split six hits as No. 7 Silver Creek upset No. 2 Frewsburg, 13-6, in the Class C2 quarterfinals.

Hill had two triples and Castiglia hit a solo home run among their hits.

Frewsburg led, 4-1, on Olivia Lynn’s three-run home run in the third inning, but Silver Creek tied it with three runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the fifth inning.

Lynn finished with two hits as did teammate MaKena Adams, who had a triple.


PORTVILLE — Sydney Colligan and Brooke DeYoe combined on a no-hitter as No. 1 Portville blanked No. 8 Barker, 18-0, in the C2 quarterfinals.

Culligan struck out six and DeYoe added four strikeouts for the Panthers, who received two-run home runs from Karly Welty and Hannah Wilber. Kara Howard added a solo shot for the winners.

Howard wound up 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Welty went 3 for 5 with four RBIs and Jillian Hlasnick added two singles in the win.


BEMUS POINT — Lynne Nordin pitched a six-hitter with eight strikeouts as Maple Grove beat Randolph, 12-2, in the Class C2 quarterfinals.

Maple Grove had a three-run third inning and four-run fourth inning before adding four more in the sixth inning.

Sky Tarapacki had an RBI double to highlight the three-run third for the Red Dragons, who had seven hits overall. Tarapacki also had a single during the four-run sixth inning.

Rhiannon Rhodunardt and Kira Lewis each had two hits for the Cardinals as Allison Mansfield fanned eight in defeat.


CHEEKTOWAGA — Taylor Betz threw a four-hitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks as No. 1 Cleveland Hill blanked No. 8 Falconer, 6-0, in the Class C1 quarterfinals.

Anna Cervino hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for Cleveland Hill while Betz had two hits and two RBIs. Kat Skorka also delivered two hits and two RBIs for the winners.

Alyssa McCarthy fanned eight while Rachel Baglia and Kylee Jo Lindahl each had two hits each for Falconer.


LOCKPORT — Morgan Brightman allowed only one hit for No. 10 Jamestown, but 11 walks hurt the Red Raiders’ chances in the 6-1 loss to No. 7 Lockport in the Class AA prequarterfinals.

Kourtney Krchniak’s two-run single during the three-run first inning was the only hit by Lockport (8-9). Kathryn Krchniak hurled a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts and five walks.

Jamestown ruined the shutout in the fifth when Karleigh Haines hit an RBI double. Overall, the Red Raiders left 14 on base, including the bases left loaded in the second, fifth and seventh innings.


MAYVILLE — No. 4 Chautauqua Lake easily got by No. 5 Middle Early College, 25-2, in the Class C1 quarterfinals.


ALDEN — No. 7 Dunkirk had its hands full with the No. 2 Alden and ultimately fell, 4-1, in a Class B1 quarterfinal.

Alden jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Dunkirk attempted to come back in the top of the fifth when Kymi Nance drove in Alexis Ruiz.

Monica Pokoj threw a complete game, striking out five and allowing three hits.

Brooke Strausbaugh earned the complete-game win, striking out seven while allowing three hits.

Nance finished the game with two hits and an RBI while Emilee Hanlon recorded the Marauders’ other hit.