|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S ROSSI LEADS SUPER 7 AS GIRLS 'NEWCOMER OF THE SPRING' (2018-06-20)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Sophomore Giovanna Rossi made an immediate impact on the diamond for a Tioga program in the midst of a five-year run atop the IAC Small School ranks and is the Valley Sports Report 2018 Girls “Newcomer of the Spring."
Rossi hit .400 (20 hits in 50 ABs), and led the Lady Tigers with 13 extra hits — five doubles, four triples and four home runs. She also had 23 RBI, and 18 runs scored. She had a .900 slugging percentage and a 1.356 OBP.
Rossi, a versatile defender, saw the majority of her time at first base and second base. She committed two errors was third on the team with a .963 fielding percentage.
The remainder of the "Super 7 Girls Newcomers of the Spring" are:
Cora Smith, sophomore, Waverly: Smith finished third in the 3,000-meter in in a school-record time of 10:42.75, and ran on the second-place 3,200-meter relay at the Section IV State Qualifier. She is the 2018 Girls Track & Field“Newcomer of the Year.”
At the Class B Championships, Smith won the 3,000-meter run, and was third in the 1,500-meter run. She also ran on the winning 3,200-meter relay team. She won the 3,000-meter run in the IAC Championships, and was fourth in the 1,500-meter run. She also ran on the second-place 3,200-meter relay.
Harley Sullivan, freshman, Athens: A good defender behind the plate, Sullivan hit .357 (20 hits in 56 ABs) with five doubles, three triples, 11 runs scored and 23 RBI. She also walked 12 times and had a .471 on-base percentage.
Emma Repsher, freshman, Athens: A good defender at first base, Repsher hit .429 (16 hits in 42 ABs) with three doubles, one triple, 15 runs scored and 18 RBI. She walked 15 times and had an on-base percentage of .580.
Hali Jenner, freshman, Waverly: A sure-handed defender, who committed just two errors in 60 chances for a .967 fielding percentage, Jenner hit .316 (18 hits in 57 ABs) with three triples, one home run, 13 RBI, and 14 runs scored.
She committed just two errors in 60 chances at second base for a fielding percentage of .967.
Kylie Zimmerman, 8th-grader, Tioga: Zimmerman hit .393 (24 hits in 61 ABs) with six doubles, two triples, one home run, 13 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 25 runs scored. She had a .653 slugging percentage, and a 1.046 OBP.
Zimmerman committed just three errors on 118 chances and had a fielding percentage of .975.
Kennedy Wheeler, junior, Waverly: After finishing fourth in the shot put at the IAC Championships, Wheeler won the shot put at the Section IV, Class B Championships with a heave of 32-feet 1 1/4-inches.
A week later, she finished seventh at State Qualifier with a personal-best throw of 34-feet, 4 1/4-inches.
IN PHOTO: Tioga’s Giovanna Rossi.
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