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Massena Earn Sweep Over Canton, Heuvelton


HEUVELTON - Massena coach Mike Matejcik finally savored his first win over Canton, on Saturday, as a highlight to the Heuvelton Booster Club Girls Softball Tournament .

“It’s been a long time,” joked Matejcik after his team won a 8-2 decision over Canton and topped Heuvelton 9-5 to go 2-0 at the matchup tournament.

“We played pretty well today, we caught some breaks.”

With the two wins, Massena improved to 8-3 on the season.

Canton split on the day by defeating OFA 8-0. The Bears lost their unbeaten status on the season and are now at 11-1. OFA topped Heuvelton 13-4 to also split and improve to 7-3.

The matchups were predetermined because of various rainouts and teams needing to get their crossover games played before the sectionals begin on the week of May 21st.

“Even though we lost two games, playing better teams will only make us better down the stretch,” said Heuvelton Coach Mark Henry whose team fell to 9-4.

“We made some mistakes and better teams capitalize on them.”

Massena 8, Canton 2: After Canton cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the fifth, Massena answered back with a three run bottom sparked by back to back singles from Kaleigh Zappia and Marissa Manley.

Sierra Streeter fired a 11 strikeout , three hitter and walked just three batters. Zappia went 3-3 with a double and three runs scored. Kharlene Garrow went 2-3 with a double an RBI. Manley finished 2-3 with two RBI and two run scored.

Beth Pearson struckout six batters and walked three in a seven hitter for Canton. Katie Christy finished at 2-3 for the Bears while Ema Rexford went 1-3.

Massena 9, Heuvelton 5: Kharlene Garrow belted a three run homerun in the third inning and delivered a two run triple in a five run fourth sparking Massena to a 9-2 lead against the Bulldogs. Marissa Manley pitched the win and Sierra Streeter closed. Manley aided her own cause with a pair of singles and two runs scored going 2-3. Chelsea Streeter (2-4) and Kaleighx Zappia (1-4 rounded out offense.

Alexis Weidner struck out eight for HCS and posted a 2-3 effort at the plate and drove in a run. Logan Tallman (2-3), Rachel Thornhill (1-3), Abby Williams (1-2), Jen Cougler (1-2), Abbey Basford (1-4 double) also contributed.

OFA 13, Heuvelton 4: The Devils took advantage of four errors in the seven run third inning. Makenzi Stevenson picked up the win striking out four in a six-hitter. Felicia Barr went 3-5 with an RBI for OFA while Stacy Barr recorded a 2-5 day with a double and a RBI. Mackenzie Cole collected two hits (2-2) and drove in a run while Stevenson singled with a RBI, Shannon Tooley sinled in a run and MacKenzee Holland went 1-2.

Logan Tallman struck out seven for HCS. Rachel Thornhill connected for two singles and drove in a run. Tallman (1-4), Alicia LaRose (1-1), and Hannah Thornhll (1-3 RBI) each ropped doubles while Jen Cougler (1-3) added a single.

Canton 8, OFA 0: Emma Rexford fired a one hitter while striking out 15 for the Bears who scored twice in the first and fourth off starter MaKenzi Stevenson who fanned four batters and allowed four hits. Brittany Barr allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in two innings of relief. Beth Pearson went 3-3 with a RBI for Canton. Rexford and Kaeli Mace each went 1-4 with a RBI. Katie Christy (1-3) and Kara Locey (1-2, RBI) rounded out the attack. Stacy Barr singled for OFA’s lone hit.

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