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Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — After the dust cleared on a three-game series which saw the Newark Valley and Newfield softball teams combine for 82 runs, the Trojans were able to avoid a sweep by rallying for a 16-12 IAC victory Friday.

The Cardinals built an 8-2 lead on the strength of a six-run third inning, but Newfield countered with five runs in the fourth, then added five more in the fifth and sixth.

Tied at 12 heading into the seventh, the Trojans went ahead by a run following an error and a double, added two more on a single and scored their final run on a fly out.

NV picked up a pair of base hits in the home half of the seventh, but one of the runners was erased at the plate and the other was out on a fielder’s choice to end the game.

Newfield scored a run in its first at-bats, but Newark Valley tied the game in its half of the first on a walk and ground out.

Two singles and two walks put NV ahead, 2-1, in the second, but an error and three consecutive walks allowed the Trojans to tie the game in the top of the third.

A single, walk, hit batter and error put NV back in front in the home half of the third, then a ground out and Joslyn Wright’s two-run double pushed the Cardinals’ advantage to 6-2. Kaitlyn Keith followed a base on balls with another two-run double to give NV an 8-2 cushion.

Newfield parlayed a double, three singles, two errors, a ground out and a fly out into five runs in the fourth to close the gap to 8-7.

The Trojans went up, 10-8, in their half of the fifth and 12-10 in the sixth with Newark Valley tying the score in both innings.

NV finished the game with 12 hits. Wright was 3-for-3 with a home run, double, three runs and six RBI; Rosie Wandell went 2-for-2 with a double and a run; Laura Ludwig was 2-for-4 with an RBI; and Keith added a double, run and three RBI.

Ruthanne Walburn and Abby Groover both went 1-for-3 with two runs; Lexi Rosengrant was 1-for-2 with a run; Kayden Rockwell and Haven Aylesworth scored one run each, Becca Thompson added a hit and Sierrah Thompson tacked on an RBI.

Wandell gave up 10 runs, only three of which were earned, while scattering eight hits and four walks, and striking out three. Wright surrendered six runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out two.

NV (5-2) hosts Southern Cayuga at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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