MCS, RCS post softball wins
Margaretville unleashed the long ball blasting a pair of home runs as the Blue Devils downed Stamford 25-9 in girls Delaware League softball play on Monday.
Kelsey Buerge and Rachel Mathiesen went yard with homeruns in the fourth and fifth innings, driving home a combined seven runs. Margaretville trailed 6-5 before the Blue Devils’ long ball explosion.
Mathiesen tossed a three-hitter, striking out seven. The win evens Margaretville’s record at 2-2. The Blue Devils are 2-0 in Delaware League play.
It was Cristina Chiarappa Day in South Kortright on Monday. The Roxbury senior had a career day at the plate going five for five and hitting for the cycle. In hitting for the cycle, a batter hits a single, double, triple, and homerun in the same game. Roxbury rolled past SK, 20-3.
Chiarappa got her hitting merry-go-round started by blasting her homerun to lead off the contest. Shannon Sprague and Kennedy Faraci both rapped out a pair of hit to aid the Rocket cause.
Shannon Sprague threw a two hitter, striking out 10 in four innings on the hill for the Rockets. Sprague did not allow a single base-on-balls.
The big offensive inning has been a difference maker for the Roxbury baseball team all season long. Monday in Roxbury, the Rockets did it again, scoring three times in their final at bat to squeeze past South Kortright, 5-4.
Three South Kortright errors set the table for Roxbury’s late game heroics. Sam Nash continued his torrid hitting with the game-winning RBI single. Chris Clark blasted a run- scoring triple for the Rockets earlier in the game.
Roxbury senior Eric Shultis went the distance, throwing a four hitter, striking out 12 and walking three. The Rockets played errorless defense to back up their pitching ace.Griff Metzko pitched a three hitter for SK fanning eight. Metzko had two of the Rams four hits, including a double, and scored twice.
An eight-run sixth inning lifted Roxbury past Hunter-Tannersville, 16-13, last week Tuesday. Dakota Caronia’s two-run double was the big blast in the Rockets’ rally. Spencer Hinkley slammed a triple and scored three times for the victors.
The foundation of great pitching is command of the fastball. Stamford’s sophomore Matt Armstrong pounded the strike zone again and again Monday. turning in a brilliant pitching performance to carry his team to a 15-2 victory over Margaretville.
Anderson was denied a no-hitter when Matt VanValkenburg lined a two-out single to left field in the sixth inning.