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Sherburne-Earlville Softball defeats Unatego 5-3 on Friday (senior night)
SHERBURNE – Staring down a potential 1-11 overall record, senior night would bring out the best of the Sherburne-Earlville lady Marauders, as they hosted Unatego – earning the win at 5-3.
Prior to the start of the game, Sherburne-Earlville honored their five graduating seniors: Alexis Kane, Sara Genter, Miranda Wright, Lizzy Bachman, and Mattison Gunther.
The Marauders got the bats going early against the lady Spartans – ripping off back-to-back innings with multiple hits to begin the game. The result, a run in both the first and second inning, as the lady Marauders led Unatego 2-1 after two.
S-E would secure at least a hit in four out of the six of the innings they saw the plate – proving to be the difference in the game, as Unatego wouldn’t record a hit until the fourth inning of play.
A late game rally in the fifth inning was the last roar of the lady Spartans, recording three hits and two runs – by that time the S-E ladies had already managed to outscore their opponents 4-3.
“Played well,” said Sherburne-Earlville head coach Michelle Parker.
Anna Rinaldo took the win on senior night, pitching three innings with no hits, one strikeout and one walk. Brooke Hailston pitched innings four through seven – allowing four hits and one walk, however striking out eight Unatego batters. Miranda Wright of S-E played the entire game as catcher.
Taking the loss for Unatego was Paige McCoy, who pitched 6.33 innings, before Megan Short finished off the game – pitching to Unatego’s catcher Deana Cerar.
Best in the loss at the plate for S-E was Savanna Niles 2-4, followed by Kiana Marshall 1-3, Alexis Kane 1-4, Miranda Wright 1-3, and Hope Beckwith 1-3.
Next up for Sherburne-Earlville (2-10 overall), they will play at home against Holland Patent at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15.