Panama Girls Rally To Win
CLYMER- Host Clymer (0-5) was unable to hang on in Division 2 West softball on Monday as the Lady Pirates gave up four unearned runs in the seventh inning to drop an 8-5 tilt to visiting Panama.
Clymer carried a 3-1 margin in to the fifth inning behind starting pitcher Brianna Summers, who finished with seven strikeouts and 11 walks in her complete-game performance.
Picking up the win in the circle for Panama was Carly Abbate, who also went the distance with eight strikeouts and a walk.
Abbate also cracked a double and had a pair of RBIs in the win.
Leading the charge for Clymer was Rachel James with two doubles, a single and two RBIs while Lauren Dunnewold had a double and an RBI single.
WESTFIELD HANGS ON
WESTFIELD – Westfield (7-1, 9-2) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings and then held on for a 6-5 win over Chautauqua Lake (5-1, 10-5).
Katy Catalano had a home run and a single for the Lady Wolverines while Carson Hauser and Rachel Allen had two singles each.
Winning pitcher Laura Tofil had a complete game with nine hits, five runs, two walks and five strikeouts
Mel McCutcheon had a double and single, Ashley Moulton a double and two singles, and Jade Walsh had a triple for Chautauqua Lake.
RUIZ COMES THROUGH
SINCLAIRVILLE – Before Monday’s game, Cassadaga Valley coach Ken Balling brought up Alexis Ruiz from the jayvee team.
Ruiz did not disappoint her coach as she had one RBI and scored two runs, including the game-winner, as the Lady Cougars (1-2, 1-5) rallied past Brocton (5-4, 3-3), 6-5.
Trailing, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh inning, Ruiz ripped an RBI single to tie the score. The next batter hit a roller to the third baseman whose throw got past the first baseman. Ruiz raced around the bases and scored from first on the error for the game-winning run.
“She had a big game for a jayvee player,” Balling said. “She did a great job.”
Alyssa Hahn was the winning pitcher as she threw a complete-game with 12 strikeouts with one walk.
For the Lady Bulldogs, Jess Merle had a double and a three-run triple while Morgan Bennett had an RBI.