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Hornell softball downs A-A, 9-0 as seniors shine on Senior Night (Steve Harrison photo gallery)

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Story by JOHN ANDERSON, photo gallery by STEVE HARRISON

Through wins and losses, the story of the season for the Hornell Red Raiders softball team has been the incredible play of the underclassmen … make that middle school students.

With a 5-6 record and a perfect night to honor the seniors, the soon-to-be-graduates decided to steal the headlines.

Seniors Jane Spitulnik, Cassidy Cook and Anna Updyke all had hits to power the offense to a 9-0 victory over Alfred-Almond as Hornell improved to 6-6.

In the circle for Hornell, 8th-grader Jordyn Dyring tossed a complete game 3-hit shutout with six strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

Also for Hornell, Parker Graham and Ireland Harrison each had had a two-RBI single, Kaden McGregor was 2-for-4 while Izzy Barnes walked twice, scored twice and had a hit.

For Alfred Almond, Olivia Flaitz and Taylor Flaitz singled while Ali Hurd belted a triple.

Olivia Flatiz struck out four in the circle for A-A.


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