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Hornell softball drops a thriller to state-power B-R; Hornell baseball has big win; A-P baseball, tennis win

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By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor,

HORNELL — The Lady Red Raiders of Hornell pushed it to the limit and gave Wellsville everything they had over the road on Monday, falling in a narrow defeat to the Lady Lions. But another monumental task was ahead of them upon their return home to the Maple City — undefeated Bolivar-Richburg, Tuesday night under the lights.

The hosts in red and blue would answer the call yet again by accepting another one of the highest challenges. At one point, they would hold a lead on the Lady Wolverines with the end of the game in sight. But as for the visitors themselves, a changing of the guard was provided at one of the game’s most crucial moments.

Down by one entering the sixth inning, Bolivar-Richburg provided one last and successful push towards the finish line with their biggest stand of offense, using a combination of special teams as well as a pair of key RBIs off the bats of McKinlee and Madigan Harris to fuel a go-ahead frame of offense that gave them just enough room to squeeze by and towards a 12th straight win to remain unbeaten with a 5-3 comeback win.

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Right away, the Lady Wolverines (12-0) were able to grab a quick hop to their step during their opening at-bats, as they broke the ice with a sacrifice into the outfield from Allie Zilker, scoring Madigan Harris who helped ignite the offense early with her twin sister, McKinlee Harris with back-to-back lead off singles.

The lead would hold until Hornell managed to navigate through a strong start on the mound for Haley Mascho in the bottom of the third. With two on and two out on the board, Reagan Evingham pulverized a double to bring both Ireland Harrison and Parker Graham in on the play to help Hornell jump out on top with the 2-1 lead.

With Mascho and Evingham continuing to deal the next two shutout innings, which featured a fanning of the side by Mascho in the fourth and a 1-2-3 inning on defense for the Lady Red Raiders in the fifth.

Then, the gates would open for Bolivar-Richburg, as they shelled out their biggest frame of the night — a four-run top of the sixth headlined by a flurry of RBIs, one of an error by the Hornell defense to pair with McKinlee and Madigan Harris going back-to-back to regain traction on their first lead since the opening sequence.

The Lady Red Raiders would chip away at the deficit with one final run in the bottom of the sixth off an error, but the Lady Wolverines would hold strong on a quick inning in the field to end the game.

Bolivar-Richburg totaled five runs off 10 hits on the attack, with Malayna Ayers, McKinlee Harris, Madigan Harris and Emma Sisson all recording two hits. Garnering the win on the mound was Mascho, who struck out six in her complete game.

As for Hornell, Parker Graham and Reagan Evingham each had two hits. In the circle, Evingham went the distance behind seven strikeouts and three walks.

The Lady Wolverines will continue their road swing tonight with a massive 5 p.m. County showdown with Friendship/Scio, in Friendship.

Bolivar-Richburg 100 004 0 – 5 10 3

Hornell 002 001 0 – 3 7 2
B-R – Haley Mascho (WP) (CG, 6K) and Madigan Harris.

HHS – Reagan Evingham (LP) (CG, 7K, 3BB) and Ireland Harrison.

Hornell baseball downs Bath

Hornell moves to 9-2 on the season after a 4-3 win at Haverling on Monday.

Gates Miller pitched a complete game 3 hitter with 7 strikeouts. Shawn Rose went 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI, Genarro Picco went 1 for 3 with a double and Wyatt Argentieri went 2 for 4.

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Ethan Brotz hit a bases clearing double scoring 3 runs in the 3rd to take a 3-1 lead for Haverling. Hornell answered with 3 runs 5th and held on for the 4-3 win.

Aquinas downs Hornell baseball

Aquinas improved to 9-4 and Hornell is now 9-3 after Aquinas came away with a 4-2 win on Tuesday.

Caleb Wilson struck out nine in a complete-game effort and brought in the winning run with a sacrifice in the seventh inning as Aquinas won its sixth straight game.

Wilson allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks. The senior right-hander retired the last eight batters he faced. Tré Walker scored on Wilson’s fly ball in the seventh inning. Walker singled and scored on a passed ball in the third when Aquinas grabbed a 2-0 lead. Pat Altpeter followed with a two-out double that drove in Wilson.

Lucas Leone finished 3-for-4 in the win. Ryan Lewin was 1-for-2 with two walks. Hornell’s Gates Miller and Wyatt Argentieri both singled and scored in the bottom of the third. Jake Ponticello was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Gennaro Picco singled and had an RBI. Andy Davis struck out seven in a complete-game effort for Hornell. Davis allowed three earned runs on six hits and four walks.

Avoca-Prattsburgh 17

Hammondsport 1 (5)

Devon Wakefield had two hits and two RBI’s for Avoca-Prattsburgh (12-3). Haden Abbott (two RBI’s), Macoy Putman, Jamel Crowder, Dan Stilson (double) and Sawyer Devoe all had two hits. Collin Hammond four runs, two RBI’s), J.J. Crowder, Jack Tilley, Blake McConnell (double) all had hits as Evan Campbell had a RBI and Dylan Campbell scored.

Avoca-Prattsburgh is 12-3 and hosts Jasper-Troupsburg on Wednesday in Avoca.

Connor Hammond improved to 2-0 on the season getting the win as he struck out seven and gave up two hits.

Chris Abbott pitched a scoreless fifth, striking out all three batters he faced.

The lone Hammondsport run came when Cayden Casselburry singled then Ethan Buckley drove in Ben Dluzak who had walked.

Avoca-Prattsburgh tennis wins on Senior Night

A-P Tennis wins 4-1 over Andover-Whitesville on Senior Night match at Prattsburgh.

Elias Putnam wins at first singles 6-0, 6-1. Gavin Mills wins 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 at second singles. A-W’s lone win came at Third singles with Elden Terhune having a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Senior’s Bryce Schuck and Jackson Oliver win 6-0, 6-0 at First doubles. Senior’s Connor Stewart and Tyler Nichols win 7-5, 6-0.

A-P is now 6-5 and play at Penn Yan tonight.

Coach Bill Stollery with the seniors:

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