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Burgess RBI double lifts Lady Wolverines over Panama

May 12, 2016
Westfield Republican

(May 4) - Ashley Burgess' RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Westfield Lady Wolverines to a 5-4 victory over Panama on Wednesday in CCAA West 2 high school softball.

The Lady Wolverines held a 4-0 lead heading into the sixth inning. There, the Lady Panthers made a comeback, tying the score with four runs, highlighted by a Madelyn Bowen two-run homer. Macey Johnson and Elle Angeletti each had RBI singles in the frame.

However, Westfield responded in the bottom half of the inning as Lindsey Songer ripped a two-out single and scored the game-winning run on Burgess' hit.

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Westfield’s Taylor Kassman fields a groundball during Wednesday’s CCAA West 2 high school softball game against Panama.

"We didn't give up," Westfield coach Ed LeBarron said. "They scored their four runs and we battled back."

Westfield pitcher Laura Tofil shut the door on Panama in the seventh, pitching a perfect frame. She finished as the winning pitcher, going the distance with seven strikeouts, one walk and five hits.

Natalie Torres was the losing pitcher. She fanned seven in six innings of work.

Tofil, Taylor Kassman and Burgess each had an RBI hit.

Fredonia edges CL

RIPLEY (May 4)- Fredonia's Hannah Cybart outdueled Chautauqua Lake's Olivia Anderson on Wednesday as the Lady Hillbillies prevailed, 3-1, in CCAA West 1 high school softball.

Neither pitcher issued a walk. Cybart threw a complete-game, striking out eight and giving up four hits. Anderson finished with four strikeouts and seven hits.

Fredonia's Mekenna Leid stroked two hits - a double and a single with an RBI.

The Lady Thunderbirds also scattered their four hits with one of them being an RBI double by Chadelynn Johnson.

Fredonia took an early 1-0 lead with a run scored by lead-off batter Cybart. The Lady Thunderbirds scored their run in the fourth inning on an RBI double off Johnson's bat. With the score tied, 1-1, Fredonia plated two runs with two outs on a fielder's choice and three singles in the top of the fifth.

Cassadaga Valley

beats Lady Bulldogs

SINCLAIRVILLE (May 9) - The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars routed the Brocton Lady Bulldogs, 13-0, in a five-inning CCAA West 2 contest .

Alyssa Hahn and Brittyn LeBaron allowed just one hit in sharing the pitching duties for Cassadaga Valley. Hahn tossed the first three innings, striking out seven. LeBaron finished up, fanning two batters and giving up Brocton's hit, a single by Elise Miller.

Lady Cougars coach Ken Balling called Mikaela Rearick up from the JV team before the game, and the move paid off. She went 2 for 2, with both hits being doubles.

"She was a huge surprise tonight. She did a great job," Balling said. "Hopefully she will be able to help us in the playoffs."

Jewelee Schauman had four runs batted in for Cassadaga Valley. Lexi Ruiz and Savannah Nickerson each had two hits for the team.

Lady Wolverines

sweep doubleheader

(May 9) - Somehow, the Westfield Lady Wolverines took two games from the Sherman Lady Wildcats in CCAA West 2 high school softball.

In the opening game, Sherman pitcher Danielle Aldrich allowed just one hit, but found herself on the losing end of a 3-0 decision.

Amy Meleen had Westfield's lone hit with a triple while Ashley Burgess had an RBI.

Laura Tofil was the winning pitcher as she struck out four and gave up six hits.

Jordan Phillips and Alexa DeKoning each had a single in defeat.

In the second game, Westfield freshman Sarah Tilley picked up her first career varsity win as the Lady Wolverines found their offensive groove with an 11-1 verdict.

Tilley pitched the first three innings of the five-inning contest. She fanned five and walked one while giving up a hit. Tofil pitched the last two innings and struck two and allowed a walk.

Tofil was also the offensive leader with a triple and three RBIs. Cameron Abbey-Mott tripled and Madison Abbey-Mott went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI in the win.

Sherman's Claudia Gratto and Dakota Warner each had a hit in defeat.

"We started off slow the first game and got the bats and defense working in the second game," Westfield coach Ed LeBarron said. "Tilley came in the second game and threw a pretty good game for her first win. She was throwing strikes and a good strong game."

Westfield defeats

Brocton, 14-4

BROCTON (May 6) - The Westfield Lady Wolverines picked up their third win in as many days as they defeated Brocton, 14-4, in CCAA West 2 high school softball.

Laura Tofil and Sara Tilley split time in the circle and combined to give up 10 hits while striking out nine and walking two.

Tofil also led the offense with two hits, two runs and four RBIs. Madison Abbey-Mott had two hits with an RBI and Taylor Kassman had two hits and scored as many runs for Westfield.

The Lady Bulldogs received two hits and an RBI from Caitlin Murphy, who was also stellar defensively at first base, according to coach Julie Arnold.

Elise Miller had two hits with an RBI, as did Michaela Manos.

Tofil's pitching helps Westfield to victory

(May 5) - Laura Tofil pitched the Westfield Lady Wolverines to a 4-2 victory over Forestville in CCAA West 2 high school softball.

Tofil struck out 11 and did not issue a walk while scattering four hits.

Offensively, she helped her own cause with an RBI.

Madison Raynor was 1 for 3 with an RBI double while Kiara Booker had two hits for the Lady Wolverines. Taylor Kassman also had an RBI and Madison Abbey-Mott was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Forestville's tough-luck losing pitcher was Brooke Ostrye, as she fanned eight and walked six while giving up seven hits.

Julia Mierzwa was 2 for 3 with a triple, a double and an RBI. CeCe Egan was 1 for 3 with an RBI in the losing cause.

Clymer shut down by CV pitchers

SINCLAIRVILLE (May 5) - Cassadaga Valley's Alyssa Hahn and Brittyn LeBaron combined to shut down the Clymer Lady Pirates, 12-0, in a five-inning CCAA West 2 high school softball game.

The two pitchers combined to give up just one hit and two walks while striking out six.

LeBaron gave up a leadoff single and consecutive walks to load the bases. From there, she buckled down and retired the next three batters in order to escape the jam.

"She worked her way out of it," Cassadaga Valley coach Ken Balling said. "For a freshman to get out of that jam was real nice to see."

Lexi Ruiz and LeBaron paced the Cassadaga Valley (10-1, 9-0) offense as they each had two hits and as many RBIs. Mikayla Falkner drove in four runs for the winners.

Clymer's lone hit came from Tate Mielewski.

Clymer edges Brocton

BROCTON (May 3)- The Brocton Lady Bulldogs put together a valiant effort at a comeback, but ultimately fell short, 7-6, to the Clymer Lady Pirates on Tuesday in CCAA West 2 high school softball.

Trailing 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lady Bulldogs plated three runs and loaded the bases with two outs. However, Clymer pitcher Tatem Mielewski got out of the jam with a forceout at home to preserve the win.

Mielewski was the winning pitcher, giving up 10 hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

Clymer's offense was led by Sidney Biel, who scored two runs and had one hit. Andrea Fredenburg had three hits and one RBI.

Brocton's Jenn Potter was the losing pitcher, as she struck out six and walked five while yielding 10 hits. At the plate, she had two hits with a run scored. Elise Miller had three hits with an RBI and Michaela Manos had a RBI double in defeat.

"She has been working hard and I put her in and she came up big for us," Brocton coach Julie Arnold said of Manos. "It was a hard-fought game. Us coming back in the seventh showed the character of these girls. Though we don't have the best win-loss record, they work hard for us day in and day out. I wouldn't chose to coach any other girls. They are a great group."

Lady Thunderbirds win in Dunkirk

DUNKIRK (May 3) - As has been the case all year, the Dunkirk Lady Marauders shot themselves in the foot with one bad inning Tuesday in a 7-2 loss at the hands of Chautauqua Lake in CCAA West 1 high school softball.

Dunkirk committed five errors in the first inning resulting in the Lady Thunderbirds taking a 5-0 lead.

"I don't know if I have to do something with warmups, but we had five errors in the first inning," Dunkirk coach Michelle Poweski said. "After that, we had none. We turned a double play. Everyone was talking and moving. We just always have that one inning."

Poweski noted her team's hitting did the team no favors, as the offense generated just three hits - singles by Quinn Bankoski, Emilee Hanlon and Kymi Nance - against Lady Thunderbirds pitcher Olivia Anderson.

Anderson struck out seven and walked three for the winners.

Despite the loss, Poweski found positives in her team as pitcher Monica Pokoj worked her way out of bases-loaded jams throughout the game.

"Having a younger team, working out of those innings will build our confidence and build a good foundation," Poweski noted. "I am glad they are working through those bad innings."

Abigail Andriaccio had four hits with an RBI for Chautauqua Lake while Cianna Braymiller hit a solo home run over the right-centerfield fence in the seventh inning.



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