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Heuvelton Deadlocks West Race


DEKALB JUNCTION - Heuvelton Central Softball Coach Mark Henry calls today’s HCS Booster Club Tournament very key in terms of sectional seedings after Friday’s 24-4 win against previously NAC West unbeaten Hermon-DeKalb.

“We’re playing a Class B and a Class A team which would really help us in points when the playoffs roll around. Today, we just came out swinging the bats. It was one of our best offensive game on the season. We found the middle very well,” said Henry whose team (9-2, 7-1 West) plays against OFA at 9 a.m. and meets Massena at 11 a.m. Canton and Massena play at 9 a.m. OFA meets Canton at 11 a.m.


Heuvelton 24, H-S 4: After being staked to a 10-run lead in the first inning Alexis Weidner pitched a complete game win allowing only singles to Brianna Sawyer, Clarisa Davis and Sabrina Wood. Offensively, Alexis Sawyer went 4-5 with three RBIs including two doubles and Hannah Thornhill went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs. Logan Tallman finished 3-4 with a double and two RBIs while Rachel Thornhill (double, 3 RBI), Jen Cougler (two singles), Abbey Basford (two singles), and Weidner (two singles, 2RBI) also contributed to the hitting.

“Heuvelton hit the ball very well but we made a lot of mistakes. If it wasn’t for the first and third innings, the game was a lot closer,” said H-D coach Cheryl Mackay Simmons whose team fell to 8-2, 5-1 in NAC West.

Morristown 13-12, Hammond 5-10: Mikayla Horton, who hurled both wins, smacked a triple, a double and a single and fanned three batters in the first game. Macy Wilson connected for a double and a single while Alison Smith, Erica Fishel, Samantha Green all stroked a double. Jessica Geddes and Gabby Marshall each singled.

Shady Clemens and Lori Morgan each singled twice for Hammond. Alyssa Crosby added a double while Taylor Bowman, Katelyn Morgan, Emily Bush, Bridgette Kron, and Shelby Tate each singled.

In game two, Horton delivered a triple, double and a single, Jessica Geddes stroked a triple and a single while Margret Troiano lined a double and Alison Smith ripped two singles. Samantha Hall, Erica Fishel, Gabby Marshall, Samantha Green, and Liz Troiano each singled.

Alyssa Crosby belted a homerun and ripped three singles for Hammond. Emily Bush smacked a triple and a single while Katelyn Morgan lined a double and Taylor Bowman stroked two singles. Martin and Lori Morgan singled.

Lisbon 10, Clifton-Fine 5: The Golden Knights scored six runs in the sixth inning and Emily Dishaw gapped a homerun and lined a double to lead the way Alyshia Murray supplied a seven strikeout, three hitter and lined a single for 2-7, 2-4 Lisbon. Gabby Walker lined a double while Natali Pitts, Katie Sovie, Morgan Baldock, and Sierra Dobbs each singled.

Mallory Folsom ripped a double for Clifton-Fine (1-6, 1-5 NAC West).


Heuvelton 25, Hermon-DeKalb 3: The Bulldogs ( (10-1, 7-1 NAC West) took command in a seven run second inning as Cody Holland teammed up with Michael Martin on a 13 strikeout, two hitter for the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1 West).

Aaron Cobb went 5-6 with a double, Mike Guardino finished 4-6, Matt Guardino posted a 3-6 day with a double and Holland recorded a 3-5 performance with a double for Heuvelton.

Lisbon 10, Clifton-Fine 3: Nevin LaRock recorded three singles and David Turri and Adam Kelley both singled twice and scored twice leading the Knights’ (3-5, 2-3 West) support for Alex Arduine’s complete game pitching. Donnie Duprey and Dylan Crawford each singled, James Darcy walked three times and Arduine scored twice.

Mike Rust contributed a single and a double for Clifton Fine. Matt Russell, Carl Twyman each singled twice while Jacob Demmon and Karter Hayes each singled.

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