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STAC SOFTBALL: OWEGO CLOBBERS ITHACA, 20-0 (2019-04-25)

Tioga County Sports Report
ITHACA — The top third of Owego’s batting order accounted for eight runs and the bottom third of the order matched that challenge as the Indians clobbered Ithaca, 20-0, in five innings in STAC action here Thursday.

Lead-off hitter Emma Howe scored four times while Chelsea Sellars and Anna Felice, the No. 8 and 9 hitters, respectively, crossed home plate three times each.

Howe doubled and scored and Emma Stephenson singled and scored in the top of the first to provide Owego with a 2-0 lead. Grace Thomas added an RBI double and Abby Shirley drove in a run.

The Indians burned up the base paths in the second inning for 10 more runs. All but one player crossed home with Sellars and Felice both doing it twice. Felice gad two singles and an RBI, and Sellars had a hit, a walk and an RBI. Howe singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, Stephenson had a single, a walk and a run; Shirley and Taylor Aubel contributed a single, a run and an RBI apiece; and Thomas reached on an error and scored; and Summer Pierce added a walk and a run.

With a comfortable 12-0 lead, Owego added another run in the third after Miki Worzel and Shirley singled, and Pierce scored Worzel with a base hit.

The Indians made it 14-0 in the fourth on a Howe single, Thomas single and Worzel RBI.

The visitors invoked the 15-run mercy rule in the fifth. Aubel reached on an error and scored, and subs Jill Rollison, Sarah Haskell and Ash Allen singled and scored. Allen had an RBI as well. Howe drove in a pair of runs with a double, Stephenson sacrificed a run home, Thomas walked and scored, Worzel singled, Kenzi Ulrich bunted successfully and Aubel singled a run in a second trip to the plate.

Abel picked up the win, allowing just four base-runners, three via singles. She also retired nine batters on infield outs and didn’t yield any walks.

The Little Red put all four base-runners on with two outs. Nadia Testut, Jenna Plue and Tatiana Rollins hit safely in the second, third and fifth, respectively, and Allie Spada reached on an error in the fifth.

Owego (4-5) visits three-time defending Class A state champion M-E (5-0) Monday.

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