Bainbridge-Guilford Softball defeats Unatego 12-2 on Monday
BAINBRIDGE – The Bainbridge-Guilford lady Bobcats showed dominance to close out the season on with two wins this week.
On Monday, May 1, Bainbridge-Guilford hosted the Unatego lady Spartans – crushing them at 12-2.
Unatego jumped to a one run lead after the first only to see B-G take full control with a tying run in the second, followed by a four run inning in the fifth. With the life drained from the Spartans, B-G turned a 5-2 competitive game into a blowout – adding seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Megan Palmatier finished 3-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. Kori Thornton finished 2-3 with two runs and one RBI. Jillian Cannistra finished 3-4 with one run and one RBI, while Kassidy Davy went 2-2 with one run and one RBI – Ashley Matthews added a day going 1-2 with three runs and two RBI.
Pitching the entire inning – allowing just six hits – was Thornton. Thornton proceeded to strikeout 11 Unatego batters in the process.
With one remaining game on the regular season schedule, the lady Bobcats were looking to finish with the best regular season record in Bainbridge-Guilford school history.
“Tomorrow is our last league game against Greene,” said Bainbridge-Guilford head coach Randy Palmatier. “We will not win the league. Deposit has not lost a league game. And they beat us. It’s our one loss.”
Bainbridge-Guilford (14-1 overall at the time) had no time to regroup before hosting Greene on Tuesday, May 2.
BG: 0 1 0 0 4 7 x– 12 13 3
UN:1 0 0 0 1 0 0– 2 6 5
Bainbridge-Guilford Softball defeats Greene 15-0 on Tuesday
BAINBRIDGE – The lady Bobcats hosted the lady Trojans of Greene on Tuesday, ripping them apart for a 15-0 blanking.
“Two big home tuns tonight by Palmatier and Barber. Thornton had a no hitter until the sixth, she only gave up one hit,” said Bainbridge-Guilford head coach Randy Palmatier.
Bainbridge-Guilford drove in at least one run in all six innings played on Tuesday – beginning with back-to-back two run innings in the first and second.
Up 7-0 over Greene, B-G once again used some late game antics to expand the lead, driving in seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Tiffany Johns of Greene would prove to be the lone Trojan batter to be able to pin down a pitch – snagging Greene’s lone hit of the night in the sixth inning.
Taking the win for the Bobcats was once again Kori Thornton. Thornton pitched 5.2 innings with eight strikeouts, no walks and only one hit. Miller would step in for .1 of an inning to finish the game off, adding one additional strikeout.
Leading B-G in their nine hit effort at the plate was Alexis Carr 2-2 two RBI and two runs, and Megan Palmatier 2-4 with two RBI and two runs – adding a home run. Bree Barber finished 1-3 with three runs and a home run – with Thornton, Cannistra, Davy, and Swartwout all contributing a hit a piece as well.
Chrissy Boeltz took the loss for Greene, pitching all seven innings with no strikeouts and nine walks.
“Best record ever for B-G,” said coach Palmatier. “The girls have worked very hard this season to earn their 15-1 record. It so nice to see all their off-season efforts pay off in the regular season.”
Finishing the season 15-1 – with their lone loss coming to powerhouse Deposit – the B-G Bobcats now await the first round in the MAC Tournament.
Palmatier alleged that earlier in the season the team recognized their four graduating seniors: Abbi Miller, Viking Kovacs, Devin Neidig, and Dani Johnson.
Bainbridge-Guilford, the second seed, is scheduled to play Hancock in the first round of the MAC League tournament at Bainbridge on May 9, at 4:30 p.m. Greene played next against Walton in a home league matchup on Wednesday, May 3.
G: 0 0 0 0 0 0– 0 1 6
BG: 2 2 1 2 7 1– 15 9 1
Greene Softball defeats Walton 16-14 on Wednesday
GREENE – Bouncing back wonderfully from the 15-0 thrashing that Greene softball received from Bainbridge-Guilford on Tuesday, the lady Trojans strung together a solid performance to defeat Walton 16-14.
Walton proved to be the aggressor in the game on Wednesday, May 3, as they attacked the Trojans for a five run opening inning. Greene would fail to find the lead until the fifth inning when they started their climb for the win. The lady Trojans smacked 21 hits in their efforts, in the process of sending three runners home in the fifth, four in the sixth and three to hold on in the seventh.
Taking the win for Greene was Hannah Ludolph as she pitched the entire game to her pitcher Tiffany Johns.
Alyssa Sands and McKenna Sergi would lead the charge at the plate for Greene going 4-5 and 5-5 respectively. Sergi scored three runs with four RBI, while Sands smacked two doubles with four runs and four RBI. Tiffany Johns added in a performance where she managed to get on base six time with four hits – scoring four runs.
Greene was scheduled to play Marathon at home on Thursday, May 4, however, no report has been made known. Next up for Greene (7-5 overall) is set to play next in the MAC league tournament at home against Harpursville on May 8, at 4:30 p.m.
W: 5 0 3 0 3 0 3– 14 3 3
G: 2 3 1 0 3 4 3– 16 21 3
Oxford Softball defeats Unadilla Valley 13-3 on Monday (Senior night)
OXFORD – Senior night could not have been any more productive than the one the 2017 Oxford softball squad enjoyed – ripping into Unadilla Valley for a 13-3 win at home.
Oxford recognized their three graduating seniors prior to the start of the game: Raigen Ehly, Kylie Roys and Layla Kriz.
And with that the Oxford seniors took over the game, leading to 10 of Oxford’s 10 hits coming from just the trio. Kriz finished 4-5 with a run. Ehly finished 3-5 with three runs and an RBI. Roys finished 3-5 with a run and one RBI. Lexi Kohlhepp added her at-bats to a solid stat-line going 3-3 with one run and three RBI.
Taking the win for the lady Blackhawks was Karly Marshman – three innings with six strikeouts and two walks. Allison Beckwith would clean up the game with her four innings pitched, leading to four strikeouts and no walks.
Oxford jumped to a 7-0 lead over the struggling UV program by the third inning – with four runs coming in just the opening inning.
Leading Unadilla Valley in hits on the day was Meegan White 2-3 with a run, and Gabby Bodie 2-3.
Oxford softball was given a day to rest after their home win over UV, and moved to see their next action on Thursday in an early MAC league tournament game.
Oxford finishes the regular season with a 3-8 overall record in 2017.
O: 4 0 3 1 3 2 x– 13 20 0
UV: 0 0 2 0 1 0 0– 3 6 0
Oxford Softball defeats Delhi 14-4 on Thursday (MAC tournament)
OXFORD – Due to a conflicting schedule, the Oxford and Delhi softball teams squared off in their opening game of the MAC league tournament on Thursday, May 4.
Taking the thumping in this game – played between ninth-seeded Oxford and 12th seeded Delhi – Delhi had no answer for the lady Blackhawks bats.
Racking up 21 hits and producing 14 runs, Oxford easily ran away for the 14-4 home win. It was Destiny Oralls of Oxford who stepped up in a big way in the league tournament game, smashing four hits – hitting singles in the first, third, fifth, and sixth innings of play. Oralls finished the day 4-4 with two runs and two RBI...