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Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Dryden rode a six-run surge in the top of the second inning to a 13-9 IAC softball victory over Newark Valley here Wednesday.

Danyelle Tripp-Lumley highlighted the burst with a three-run double. The Purple Lions also picked up doubles from Maggie Murphy and Mackenzie Rochford, singles by Lindsey Allen and Kahlen Cornell, and walks to Chloe Russell and Cassie Seng as they batted through the order.

Dryden scored three runs in the first behind two singles, two errors and a walk, but the Cardinals responded with four in their half of the inning to take a one-run edge.

Allie Wandell led off with a base on balls, Bri Beebe reached on an error and the pair scored on back-to-back RBI singles by Jasmine Graham and Mackenzie Malone, and Graham and Malone would score later. Rachel Walker and Ari Westbrook added a walk and base hit, respectively before the inning ended.

Beebe singled and scored in the second to trim the lead to 9-5. In the fourth, Cymbri Jefferson singled and Beebe plated her with a base hit, making it a 9-6 contest.

The Lions used two singles, two errors and a walk to extend their lead to 11-6 in the fifth, but NV countered with three runs in its half of the inning to cut the advantage to 11-9. A Malone double, and an error off the bat of Westbrook which was sandwiched between walks to Walker and Jefferson, closed the gap.

Dryden added two more runs in its final at-bats on three singles, an error and a hit batter while retiring five of the final seven NV batters.

The Lions finished with 15 hits. Malone led the way, going 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Seng went 3-for-4 and scored three runs; Rochford had three hits, two runs and an RBI; and Tripp-Lumley drove in three runs.

For Newark Valley, Malone was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI; Beebe went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI; Graham added a hit, run and RBI; Westbrook and Jefferson had a hit and a run apiece; and Wandell and Walker scored one run each.

The Cardinals host Candor at 3:45 p.m. today in the regular season finale for both teams. The Indians have not played in 10 days.

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