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IAC SOFTBALL: TIOGA RALLIES, ROLLS TO 26-9 WIN OVER NEWFIELD (13 PHOTOS) (2019-05-06)

Valley Sports Report
NEWFIELD "” Tioga scored eight runs in the top of the third inning to overcome an early deficit on its way to a 26-9 win over Newfield here Monday afternoon in IAC Small School softball action.

Freshman Julia Bellis stroked a two-run single in the top of the first inning and sophomore Olivia Ayres added an RBI single as Tioga built a 4-0 lead.

Newfield took advantage of seven walks in the top of the first inning to take a 6-4 lead.

The Lady Tigers scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the second inning to tie the game, but Newfield answered with two runs in the home half of the inning to maintain an 8-6 lead.

In the third inning, Tioga took advantage of three walks and five Newfield errors, including four i a row, to rally for a 15-8 lead. The key blows were a two-run single by sophomore Faith Burrowes to cap the rally, a two-run single by junior Kim Tarbox to trigger rally, and an RBI single by Bellis in between.

Newfield answered with an unearned run in the home half of the third inning, but didn't score again against sophomore Kindra Wessels, who came on in relief in the first inning.

Tioga blew the game wide open in the top of the sixth inning with a nine-run rally. The big blow in the inning was a two-run triple by Burrowes, while junior Shaina Franks added a run-scoring single.

Bellis stroked three singles, scored three runs, and drove in three runs, while Burrowes tripled and singled, scored two runs, and had three RBI, and Vance singled twice, scored three runs, and knocked in three runs to pace Tioga's 10-hit attack.

Wessels doubled, scored three runs, and drove in two runs, while Tarbox singled, scored two runs, and had RBI, Franks singled, scored two runs, and had one RBI, Ayres scored four runs and drove in one run, Rossi and junior Allyson Chapman each scored three runs, and junior Hannah Fox crossed the plate once.

Wessels earned the win, allowing an unearned run on four hits, while striking out 13 and walking one in 5 2/3 innings of relief.

Tioga, now 8-3, hosts Moravia Tuesday.

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IN PHOTO 1: Tioga's Kindra Wessels. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF CRISTINA ROSSI.


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