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Valley Sports Report
HERKIMER, N.Y. - Waverly bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 9-0 win over Fort Plain to finish third here Saturday in the Emma Durant Memorial Softball Tournament at the Mudville Softball Complex.

Shaker 2, Waverly 1, 8 innings
Shaker pushed a run across the plate with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull out a 2-1 win over Waverly in the opening round of the Emma Durant Memorial Tournament Saturday morning.

Shaker junior Sam Hardwick got the better of Waverly senior Wendi Hammond in the pitcher's duel.

Hardwick allowed one run on four hits, while striking out 13 and walking none in eight innings of work, while Hammond allowed two runs - one earned - on four hits in 7 2/3 innings. She fanned 10 and walked two.

After Shaker scored the game's first run in the home half of the third inning, Hammond belted a solo home run in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 1-1.

Hammond singled and stole second with two outs in the top of the sixth inning, but was stranded there. Junior Morgan Lee singled and stole second with one out in the eighth inning, but was left at second.

Shaker left runner stranded at second in the fifth inning, and a runner at third base in the seventh inning.

Shaker struck for the winning run with with two outs in the eighth inning.

Waverly 9, Fort Plain 0
Wendi Hammond spun a one-hitter, and junior Riley Hall belted a pair of home runs to power Waverly to a 9-0 five-inning win over Fort Plain in the consolation game Saturday afternoon.

Hammond worked a walk to lead off the game, and sophomore Hail Jenner followed with a single, setting the stage for Riley's first-round tripper, a three-run shot to left field to give the Lady Wolverines a quick 3-0 lead.

Waverly scored three more runs in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Jenner, an RBI single by Hall, and a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of junior Paige Lewis to push its lead to 6-0.

Hall gave Waverly a 7-0 lead with another shot over the left-field fence with one out in the top of the fourth inning. The Lady Wolverines tacked on another run in the inning when senior Sabrina Pierce was hit by a pitch to force home junior Adrianah Clinton, who reached base via a base on balls.

Hammond led off the fifth inning with a solo home run to center field to give the Lady Wolverines a 9-0 lead.

Hammond struck out the side in the home-half of the fifth inning to end the game via the 8-run "mercy rule" used in the tournament.

Hammond fanned 10 and walked one in the win.

Hall was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBI, and Hammond homered and singled, scored three runs, and drove in one run to pace Waverly's eight-hit attack.

Jenner singled, scored one run, and drove in a run for the Lady Wolverines, while junior Morgan Adams doubled, and sophomore Alyssa Sindoni added a single. Seniors Kari VanAllen and Sydney Meyers each scored a run, and Lewis knocked in a run.

Waverly, now 5-1, hosts Whitney Point in an IAC Division 3 match-up Monday.


IN PHOTO: Waverly's Wendi Hammond.

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