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Tioga County Sports Report
CANDOR — A pair of home runs — by Addie Aman and Searra Allen — ignited a late rally an lifted Candor to an 11-10 IAC non-division victory over S-VE here Monday.

After falling into a six-run following the Panthers’ five-run sixth inning, the Indians started their comeback in the bottom of the inning when Aman cleared the fence in right-center field for a one-out, two-run homer. The blast also scored Kailyn Edwards, who had reached on an error. Following Jennah Kareem’s two-out double, Allen put one over the fence in center, closing the gap to 10-8.

Candor pitcher Shelby Swartz would retire the side in the seventh, then Emily Henry would kick off the final heroics with a triple into the right field corner. Aryan Peters would get hit by a pitch and Aman would come through with a two-run single. Amana would score the winning run when S-VE catcher Madison Sousa attempted to pick her off first base, but the ball would get by reserve first baseman Sophia Dutra.

Both teams pushed a pair of runs across the plate in the first inning.

Sousa led off the game with a base on balls and Hannah Harmon followed with a bunt single and Rhianna Lawrence delivered a double.

The Indians tied things up on Asia Curkendall’s two-run double. Kareem Swartz and Allen sandwiched walks around a Kareem single to set the stage for the game-tying hit.

Christine Beebe doubled and scored in the second to give the Panthers a 3-2 edge. Ragan Sudnikovich and Harmon added singles, and Sousa walked to help the effort.

Candor went ahead in the third, 4-3, as Kareem belted a one-out solo homer and Allen singled and scored. Curkendall had a base hit and Greeno was hit by a pitch, but Lawrence retired the side with a line drive to right field and a strikeout.

S-VE tied the game in the fourth as Hannah Martinez took advantage of a single and error. She scored on Sudnikovich’s base hit, then Candor first baseman Swartz turned a double play on a line drive.

The Panthers went on top, 5-4, in the fifth as Harmon walked and scored on Dutra’s RBI walk. Gillian Jackman singled and Mackenzie Jones walked to load the bases for Dutra.

S-VE had its big inning in the sixth, pushing its lead to 10-4. Beebe reached on an error, Sudnikovich singled, Abby Brock was hit by a pitch, Sousa smacked a two-run single, Harmon walked, Lawrence hit an RBI single and Jackman finished things off with a two-run double. Beebe, Sudnikovich, Sousa, Harmon and Lawrence scored the runs.

Kareem went 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs and an RBI; Allen was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI; Aman was 3-for-5 with two turn and four RBI; and Curkendall went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Emily Hopkins added a hit and a run, while Swartz, Edwards and Aryan Peters scored a run apiece.

For, S-VE, Sudnikovich was 3-for-3 at the dish with a  run and RBI; Sousa went 1-for-1 with three walks, two runs and two RBI; Harmon was 2-for-2 with two runs; Jackman was 2-for-4 with two RBI; and Lawrence went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Beebe adde a hit and two runs; Martinez contributed a hit and a run; and Dutra drove in a run.

Candor visits Newark Valley today.


IN PHOTO 1: Candor’s Searra Allen. … PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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