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Tioga County Sports Report
SPENCER — S-VE scored the majority of its runs in big spurts to defeat Newark Valley, 14-7, in IAC non-division action Monday.

After watching a 5-2 advantage dwindle into a 6-5 deficit, the Panthers put together a four-run fourth inning to assume the lead for good.

A walk to Hannah Harmon, a double from Abbie Kellogg, a hit by Mackenzie Jones, triple by Gillian Jackman, a single from Shannon Connor and an error off the bat of Korah Russell led a 9-6 lead for the home team.

In the fifth, Madison Sousa would draw a base on balls for the third time. She would eventually score for a 10-6 advantage, but the Cardinals would come back with a run in the sixth.

Jordan Stiffarm drew a two-out walk and scored. Allie Wandell and April Simmons added base hits.

S-VE put the game away with four more runs in its half of the sixth. Jackman made it to third on an error, Connor singled, Russell reached on an error Sousa singled, Harmon walked and Kellogg doubled with Jackman, Connor, Russell and Sousa scoring runs.

Panther pitcher Rhianna Lawrence sandwiched a strikeout between two ground ball outs to end the game.

NV started out strong on the offensive end. Allie Wandell opened the game with a walk and stole second. With one down, Marissa Berghorn singled, and with two away, Emma Graves smacked a two-run single.

The lead wouldn’t last long as S-VE erupted for five runs in its half of the inning.

Sousa reached following a dropped third strike and Harmon dropped a left-hopping single in behind third. Both runners would score on wild pitches. Lawrence walked, Jones was hit by a pitch and Jackman hit into a fielder’s choice, giving S-VE a 3-2 edge, but leaving the Panthers with two outs.

Connor walked, Russell singled to left but advanced to second on an error by the outfielder, plating two more runs for a 5-2 advantage.

NV came back to tie the game in the second. Staci Greene and Allison Walker singled, but Lawrence retired the next two batters by catching a pop-up and fielding a bunt. However, Wandell was able to drop a shallow fly ball into right field to score Greene and Walker, and she would score on a Simmons hit.

The Cardinals would pick up their only lead of the game in the third as Cassidy Hoffmier led off with a single and eventually scored.
Jackman drove in three runs with a triple and single, and Kellogg had double, single and two RBI. Connor had two hits, and Sousa, Harmon and Russell added one apiece.
Wandell, Simmons and Hoffmier had two hits apiece for NV. Berghorn, Graves, Walker and Sarah Mertson added one each.

Ari Sage replaced Hoffmier, who has been experiencing arm soreness, in the circle after one inning. She had four strikeouts. Hoffmier had one.

Lawrence went the distance for the host, fanning five.

S-VE improved to 7-7 with the win while NV slipped to 8-6.

On Wednesday, the Panthers host Newfield and Newark Valley visits Candor.


IN PHOTO 1: S-VE’s Hannah Harmon. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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