FREWSBURG - A six-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth inning was enough to give Frewsburg coach Jon Blanchard his 300th career varsity victory in this his 20th year at the helm in a Division 1 West girls softball game Wednesday.
Tied with Maple Grove at 7-7, Frewsburg snapped the tie with six runs in the seventh with Kaitlyn Blanchard doubling in the tie-breaking run and Emily Hair smacking a two-run double and Ayla Bragg having an RBI triple in the 13-7 win.
Hair finished with four RBIs with two doubles and a triple among her four hits to lead the Bears (1-1). Olivia Lynn, Megan Greene and Bragg also connected for two hits for the winners.
Frewsburg’s Olivia Lind, right, successfully steals second base during a Division I?West softball game against Maple Grove on Wednesday. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Frewsburg’s Jon Blanchard, seen in this file photo from the 2013 season, has 300 career varsity wins.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg
Mary Nickerson had two hits, one a two-run double, and Morgan Lehman added a double for Maple Grove (0-2).
Claire Garvey and winning pitcher Kaitlyn Blanchard did the pitching for the Bears with each giving up two hits.
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SILVER CREEK - Sparked by the pitching performance of Mary Cersosimo, Jamestown was able to even its Division 1 West girls softball record at 1-1.
Cersosimo allowed only two hits while striking out six and walking two as the Lady Red Raiders blanked Silver Creek, 14-0.
Hannah Pollino provided a lot of Jamestown offense with two triples and two singles while scoring four times. Cersosimo helped her own cause with three hits and also scored four runs.
Wilmari Guzman drove in three runs on two hits and Kaliesha Mosley cracked a three-run double in the win.
Both of the Silver Creek hits were singles by Jenny Pearl.
DIVISION II EAST
PINE VALLEY FALLS
FRANKLINVILLE - Ally Haskell began the season on successful note for Franklinville.
Haskell pitched a 14-strikeout, five-hitter with no walks as Franklinville turned back Pine Valley (1-1, 1-2), 4-2, in its opener.
The third inning was the key as the hosts scored three times to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Linnea Pollock recorded the big hit, a two-run double, to highlight the inning and scored on a wild pitch.
Jessica Wilcox threw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and seven walks in defeat.
Jamie Wilcox of Pine Valley doubled and scored on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning.