SECTION IV SOFTBALL: NEWARK VALLEY COMES UP BIG IN LATE INNINGS
(2019-05-22)Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY â€” Sixth-seeded Newark Valley took advantage of seven hits, three errors and two walks in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to defeat No. 11 Union Springs, 10-6, in the opening round of the Section IV Class C playoffs here Wednesday.
Down, 2-1, the Cardinals pushed five runs across in the fifth to take the lead for good, then added four more in the sixth.
Allie Wandell had two hits and two runs to spearhead the late surge. Cassidy Hoffmier walked twice and scored twice, and Marissa Berghorn added a pair of runs. April Simmons, Sarah Mertson and Jasmine Grahamscored one run apiece.
NV went ahead, 1-0, when Emma Graves doubled and scored in the second, but the Wolves tied the game in the third on the strength of a pair of walks.
Singles by Grace Perkins, Meg Lawrence and Hailey Short in the fourth put the Springs on top, 2-1.
Trailing, 2-1, heading into their final at-bats, the Wolves tried to make things interesting, scoring four runs on a single, two doubles a walk and an error.
Hoffmier gave up four earned runs in eight hits and six walks while striking out four.
Wandell, Simmons, Berghorn, Graves, Staci Green, Mertson and Graham contributed one hit each to the win.
Greene drove in three runs and scored one, Graves had two RBI and a run, Wandell, Berghorn and Hoffmier scored two runs apiece, Simmons and Mertson both had a run and RBI, and Graham added arun.
NV will face the winner of Greene and Unatego Tuesday.
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