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SECTION IV SOFTBALL: OWEGO SPLITS AT MARY TESTA TOURNAMENT (2023-05-14)

Tioga County Sports Report
ENDICOTT — The Owego softball team split a pair of games at the Mary Testa Tournament Saturday, defeating Tioga, 9-7, and falling to Union-Endicott, 7-0.

OWEGO 9, TIOGA 7
The Indians saw a 7-run advantage trimmed down to a single run, but held on to defeat the Tigers for a second straight day.

Owego racked up six runs in the bottom of the first inning, scoring five before the first out was recorded.

Miley Laubach, Natalie Donovan and Jordan Greeno started things off with consecutive singles, Sarah Terry reached on an error, and Saylor Ayers and Maddie Bennett drew walks.

Maia Smith’s ground out made it 5-0, then Bennett stole home for the final run of the frame.

Tioga got a run back in the top of the second and the Indians countered with two in their half.

Walks to Greeno and Ayers surrounded a hit batter in Terry, and Smith’s single plated a pair of runs.

The Tigers cut the margin to 8-6 on the strength of Erin Luther’s 3-run home run in the fourth, then Megan Shumway’s RBI fly out made it 8-7 in the fifth.

Owego’s final run came on a Greeno single followed by a Terry base hit in the sixth.

Greeno picked up the win for the Indians, scattering 11 hits, walking four and striking out two. She supported her effort in the circle by going 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs and one RBI.

Morgan Francisco was 2-for-3; Smith had a hit and drove in three runs; Terry added a hit, run and RBI; and Laubach, Donovan and Bennett tacked on a hit, run and RBI apiece. Ayers and Gaurnier scored one run each.

U-E 7, OWEGO 0
The Indians couldn’t get the bats going, managing just six hits off Kendra Lee, who recorded a dozen strikeouts.

U-E scored a trio of runs in the bottom of the first with three singles, two walks and a passed ball.

The Tigers added a run in the second on a double and single, and another run in the third on a walk and a single. They tacked on two more runs in the fourth on two walks and a base hit.

Laubach had two of the Indians’ hits, one being a double. Donovan, Greeno, Terry and Francisco contributed one apiece.

Carsten Crawford gave up five earned runs on seven hits and six walks. She struck out six.

Owego (8-7) now awaits the sectional seedings.

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IN PHOTO: Owego’s Miley Laubach. ... TCSR STOCK PHOTO.

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