Evening Sun Report
BAINBRIDGE – Sherburne-Earlville broke a team record for wins (14) shutting out Unatego 4-0 and Sidney 13-0 in the finals of the Sidney Federal Credit Union Tournament Saturday.
Lindsay Hodges was named the tournament’s most valuable player striking out 17 in the championship game and 29 over the tournament allowing just five total hits and one base on balls.
“It was satisfying to come up here and win,” said S-E coach Scott Fitzpatrick. “The girls have worked hard to get to where they are.”
The Marauders opened the flood gates against Sidney scoring nine runs in the fourth to grab an 11-0 lead. Kate Fitzpatrick cleared the bases with a three-run double, and Bree Neisinger followed with an RBI triple. Neisinger and Fitzpatrick led with three RBI apiece, while Hodges added two RBI to aid her pitching effort. Brenda Hoefler added three hits.
S-E scored four runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from Unatego in the opener. Fitzpatrick had a bases-loaded single to score the first run, and Crandall followed with a three-run triple. Hodges allowed just one hit striking out 12.
Fitzpatrick, Neisinger, and Crandall were also named to the all-tournament team.
S-E (14-2) plays at Center State Conference power Canastota today.
Sidney Federal Credit Union Tournament
S-E 13, Sidney 0
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Danielle Gravel (L), Sam Savino (5) and Rachel Ward; Lindsay Hodges (W) and Megan Record.
S-E 5, Unatego 0
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Lindsay Hodges (W) and Megan Record. Kailey Kinsella (L) and Blake Shelton.
S-E All-Tournament team: Lindsay Hodges, S-E (MVP); Kate Fitzpatrick, Sam Crandall, Bree Neisinger.
S-E 4, Waterville 2 (8 innings)
WATERVILLE – Sherburne-Earlville won its second straight tight game in as many days over Waterville Friday scoring two runs in the top of the eighth.
Felicia Jones hit a two-run triple to score Karli Harris and Samantha Crandall with the game-winning runs.
Lindsay Hodges struck out the side finishing with 10 strikeouts for the victory. Bree Neisinger and Crandall added ribbies in the contest.