SOFTBALL: B-G Wins SFCU Tournament
Published: May 8th, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

SOFTBALL: B-G wins SFCU tournament Congratulations to the Bainbridge-Guilford Lady Bobcats for winning the SFCU Tournament. They defeated both Norwich and Sidney to improve to 10-4 on the season. (Photo by Danielle Suda)

SIDNEY— On Saturday, the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats and the Norwich Purple Tornado softball teams participated in the SFCU tournament held at Sidney high school. Bainbridge-Guilford won the tournament by winning both games while Norwich lost both games they played.

The Bobcats defeated Norwich 12-1 in the first game and won 7-5 against Sidney in the championship game. Norwich lost to Seton Catholic 12-3 in their second game of the tournament.

In the Norwich-B-G game, the Bobcats put up a four-run third inning as a run came home on an error during Tori Suda’s at-bat while J. Henderson doubled, sending home a pair. Celeste Baldwin, who led the team with four RBIs, drove in a run with a ground-out.

Norwich scored its lone run in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly out. Maddy Quattrocchi had the only hit for the Purple Tornado in the loss. She also struck out five batters on the mound and made the all-tournament team.

Gabriella Cuozzo pitched all five innings for the Bobcats, where she only allowed one run on one hit, walked a batter, and struck out eight in the win.

In the second game, Cuozzo pitched in relief in the 7-5 win against Sidney, where she picked up another victory. Celeste Baldwin started game two.

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With the game tied at five, heading to the top of the sixth inning, Danica Park drove in two runs on a long single that ended up being the game-winner as Sidney was held in their final at-bats.

B-G totaled 12 hits with both Jayslin and Johnna Henderson and Baldwin managing multiple hits. Baldwin and Park also contributed with two RBIs in the win.

Norwich fell 12-3 to Seton Catholic. Three JV players earned varsity experience as seventh grader Brianna Cirigliano raked a triple along with her sister Ava and Caitlin Wetterhahn. Brooke Rogers played a big role on defense with several grabs in the outfield.

B-G (10-4) hosts Walton this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. while Norwich hosts Windsor for Senior Night this evening at 5 p.m.