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Hornell baseball wins LCAA Championship with huge 7th inning; Hornell softball, A-P tennis wins

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By JOHN ANDERSON

BATH — Holding on to a 2-1 lead in the 7th, the Hornell Red Raiders bats came alive in the seventh with 5-run inning to help beat Bath-Haverling, 7-2.

With the victory, Hornell claims the Livingston County Athletic Association baseball crown for 2022.

“This was a big win against a good opponent who always plays us tough. We’ve been playing pretty well lately and strung some good games together,” said Hornell coach Jake Kenney. “Cullen Haley battled tonight and had to work through some self-inflicted wounds, but he was able to minimize the damage in those spots which was huge.

“The middle of our order carried us statistically but we got some key at bats from the bottom of our order today which was good to see,” Kenney added.

Cleanup hitter Wyatt Argenteri was 3-for-4 with a triple, 2 RBI’s and a stolen base while Jake Ponticello was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI’s and a run.

On the mound for Hornell, Haley tossed 6.2 innings before running out of pitches. He struck out eight, gave up four hits and two earned runs.

Also for Hornell, Gates Miller had two hits, stole a base and scored twice, Drew Mason doubled and scored and Gennaro Picco had a RBI.

Softball

Bath 7, Hornell 1

Kali Withersall pitched a complete game with 14 K’s to lead Bath-Haverling over Hornell, 7-1.

Bath scored three early runs, then took advantage of errors to plate four unearned runs.

Offensively for Hornell,Jordyn Dyring, Ireland Harrison (run) and Cassidy Cook (RBI) had hits.

For Bath, Leeah McNally had two hits and scored two runs, Rylie Hoad had an RBI double and scored two runs while Caydence Spears was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI’s.

On the mound for Hornell, Jordyn Dyring took the loss pitching four innings, striking out six with no walks. Rae Evingham pitched the final two frames giving up three hits and just two earned runs.

“We just made too many mistakes against a good team,” said Hornell coach Brian Dyring. “The plays that we aren’t making have to be made when playing against a quality team like Bath.”

TENNIS

Avoca/Prattsburgh 4, Scio 0

SCIO — The Avoca/Prattsburgh Titans were at the top of their game on the tennis court over the road on Thursday, as they recorded all three victories in the singles department while grabbing a forfeit doubles win along the way to set up a 4-0 shutout of host Scio on Thursday.

Results from the match for the Tigers (7-5) are listed below.

Singles

1. Ryan Stanford (A/P) def. Liam Carouge (SCIO), 6-1, 6-2.

2. Elias Putnam (A/P) def. Ben Weimer (SCIO), 6-0, 6-1.

3. Gavin Mills (A/P) def. Austin Gowdy (SCIO), 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

1. Jackson Oliver/Bryce Schuck (A/P) by for.

Softball

Bolivar-Richburg 10, Avoca/Prattsburgh 1

AVOCA — The bats for the Lady Wolverines woke up and fast to begin their fourth straight day of action, this time over the road in Avoca, as they recorded a positive first round of at bats while Jessica Majot controlled much of the strikezone by battling through a pitcher’s duel to help provide a 10-1 win over the hosts on Thursday.

Bolivar-Richburg (14-1) would start things off with a pair of hits along with some special teams play to put towards a 4-0 lead early on against Avoca/Prattsburgh. With the quick lead in hand, it was now Majot’s show to control up against Annabella Putnam, who was doing the same dealing as Majot was for much of the game.

Majot would carry a no-hitter up until the fourth inning, when Avoca/Prattsburgh blasted a double into the outfield to break up the bid. The hit would ultimately lead to the team scoring a short time later, cutting their deficit to three.

The Lady Wolverines senior would finish with seven strikeouts in her tossed one-hitter.

But the widening of a lead would continue to take effect for the Lady Wolverines, as they went on to post a five-run frame highlighted by a bundle of special teams play before McKinlee Harris finished the scoring with a seventh inning RBI-triple.

McKinlee would finish as the team’s leading hitting, garnering two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. Haley Mascho and Malayna Ayers each had two hits and scored an RBI, while Ayers chipped in with two hits, scoring three runs herself. Rounding off was Madigan Harris, who provided a double in addition to the slew of hits.

Avoca/Prattsburgh was led by Putnam and her 10-strikeout, four-walk performance.

Bolivar-Richburg will close out a very busy week of action tonight with a 6 p.m. road trip in store against Andover/Whitesville.

Bolivar-Richburg 400 005 1 – 10 9 1

Avoca/Prattsburgh 000 100 0 – 1 1 4

B-R – Jessica Majot (WP) (CG, 7K), and Madigan Harris.

A/P – Annabella Putnam (LP) (CG, 10K, 4BB), and Riley Stowe.

Baseball

Campbell-Savona 7, Avoca-Prattsburgh 2

Campbell-Savona pounded out nine hits in the win.

Jamel Crowder had two hits and a RBI double for A-P as Pacey Hopkins doubled, Josiah Stilson, Haden Abbott (RBI), Sawyer Devoe and Macoy Putnam had hits.

Avoca-Prattsburgh hosts Canisteo-Greenwood/Jasper-Troupbsburg on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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