Osborne Lifts Panama Into Softball Semis
PANAMA – Sarah Osborne pitched and batted No. 1 Panama to a lopsided Section 6 Class D girls softball quarterfinal on Tuesday afternoon.
Osborne allowed two hits, struck out eight and didn’t issue a walk, while helping her own cause with three hits, including a double, as the Panthers put together a season’s high 21 hits in blanking No. 8 West Valley (1-13), 20-0.
Both of the West Valley hits were by Katilin Snayczuk in the first and fourth innings.
Madalyn Bowen drilled a triple, a double and two singles in a four-hit performance for Panama (9-7).
Francine Torres, Carly Abbate and Kayla Loberg chipped in with two hits apiece with a double in the win. Elle Angeletti also cracked a double.
Panama plays No. 4 Brocton in the semifinals Friday.
T’WOLVES MOVE ON
WESTFIELD – Fifth-ranked Cattaraugus-Little Valley will be moving on to the semifinals after topping No. 4 Westfield, 8-2.
The game was tied 2-2 heading into the sixth inning and that’s when the Lady Timberwolves (14-4) went to work, breaking the game wide open with six runs in their half of the frame.
Sara Crandall was also dominating, surrendering just one hit while striking out 14 and walking one. She also scored twice and received offensive support from Lexie Ploetz, who connected for three hits and had two RBIs. Kaylee Eaton added an RBI and Katie Reynolds had two hits.
For Westfield (14-3), Rachel Allen had the team’s lone hit in the sixth inning while Laura Tofil ended up with the loss, throwing a complete game with four strikeouts and two walks.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley will now move on to meet No. 8 Allegany-Limestone.
CLCS FALLS, 1-0
MAYVILLE – Sixth-seeded Franklinville and No. 3 Chautauqua Lake were locked in a pitching duel and it was the Lady Panthers (15-2) who came through in the final inning to pull out a 1-0 victory
Ally Haskell was on the mound for Franklinville and Ashton Albanesius for the Lady Thunderbirds and both pitchers were dialed in as not a single run crossed the plate through the first six innings.
But in the top of the seventh with two outs, Vanessa Pfeiffer walked, reached second on a sacrifice bunt and got to third on a groundout, setting the stage for Ashley Leederman, who delivered a single to bring Pfeiffer home with what proved to be the winning run.
Haskell got the victory, tossing a one-hitter with three walks and 15 strikeouts. Leederman had two hits and Jenna Hicks doubled.
Albanesius also went the distance for Chautauqua Lake, surrendering seven hits, two walks with four strikeouts. Courtney Hewes had her team’s only hit.
Franklinville will meet Barker, a 7-3 winner over Maple Grove.