IAC SOFTBALL: NEWARK VALLEY FALLS TO PERENNIAL POWER NOTRE DAME
(2021-05-06)Tioga County Sports Report
SOUTHPORT â€” Elmira Notre Dame has been a perennial powerhouse on the softball diamond for several years and the pandemic break did nothing to change that.
The Crusaders, who have average nearly 19 wins per season in the 21st century, were back in form Wednesday, handing Newark Valley a 19-4 setback in six innings in IAC South Large School action here.
ND scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and closed the game out with a six-run sixth. The Crusaders added three in the second, two in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Newark Valley got on the board first with a run in their first at-bats. Allie Wandell, and Hailey and Bri Beebe would single with Hailey Beebe scoring.
ND would record nine consecutive outs before Jasmine Graham reached on an error in the fourth.
The Cardinals would add three runs in the sixth as Mackenzie Malone singled, Bri Beebe reached safely on a sacrifice attempt, and Graham, and Rachael and Allison Walker singled. Beebe, Graham and Rachael Walker scored the runs.
Wandell, Hailey Beebe, Malone, Bri Beebe, Graham, and Rachael and Allison Walker finished the day with one hit apiece. Bri Beebe, Jasmine Graham and Allison Walker had one RBI each.
Lawson Bigelow smacked three hits, including two home runs, and drove in six runs. Shannon Maloney had four hits, including a homer, and five RBI; Ava Mustico added two hits and four runs, and McKaleigh Miller tacked on three hits and four runs.
NV (0-3), which has played one of the most brutal schedules in Section IV to this point in the season, hosts Waverly (1-1) Friday.
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