Evening Sun Report
Marcellus 10, Sherburne-Earlville 1
SHERBURNE Sherburne-Earlville departed from the Section III, Class B playoffs losing a quarterfinal matchup to visiting Marcellus Thursday.
The visiting Mustangs scored two in the first inning on just one hit, but took liberties on the basepaths advancing on a dropped third strike, two walks, and two passed balls.
S-E closed to 4-1 after Brenda Hoefler scored in the sixth inning on a Bree Neisinger groundout.
Marcellus put the game out of reach tacking on six runs in the seventh, the most runs S-E (16-5) gave up in any inning this season. Marissa Bankey had a two-run single, and a bases-loaded error scored two more runs. The last inning...it was very ugly, said S-E coach Scott Fitzpatrick.
Gina Cardarelli had 12 strikeouts and allowed just four S-E hits two from Francesca Magro. She threw a flat ball and moved it spot to spot, Fitzpatrick said.
Cardarelli, Barb Henderson, and Kelly Harris had two hits apiece for the Mustangs.
Marc. 201 001 6 10 10 0
S-E 000 001 0 1 4 4
Gina Cardarelli (W) and Sophie Jackson. Lindsay Hodges and Megan Record. Doubles: (M) Kelly Harris.
Otselic Valley 12, Lyme 5
SOUTH OTSELIC Otselic Valley won its second Section III playoff game this week getting a complete-game victory from Chris Olin.
Olin scattered seven hits, struck out six, and walked just one as OV improved to 16-5 on the season. We made some nice plays in the field and Chris was sharp on the mound, said OV coach Dave Loomis. We hit the ball well, and took advantage of the baserunners we had.