Valley Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley scored a run in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead, and made it stand in a 3-2 win over Tioga here Thursday afternoon in IAC non-divisional softball action.
The Lady Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the home half of the first inning on an RBI single by Cassidy Hoffmeir, who later scored on a wild pitch.
In the top of the third inning, juniors Allyson Chapman and Michaela Webb sparked at Tioga rally with back-to-back singles that put runners on first and third.
After Webb stole second base, Chapman scampered home on a wild pitch, and sophomore Kindra Wessels delivered Webb with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2.
Newark Valley took the lead on an unearned run in the fourth inning, and Lady Cardinal hurler Ari Sage pitched out of a jam in the sixth inning, and retired Tioga in order in the seventh to preserve the win.
Freshman Julia Bellis singled twice to pace Tioga’s six-hit attack, while Webb and Chapman each singled and scored one run, sophomore Olivia Ayres and freshman Austyn Vance each added a single, and Wessels drove in one run.
Wessels was tagged with the tough-luck loss, allowing three runs — one earned — on eight hits, while striking out five and walking none in six innings of work.
Sage earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out three and walking two in seven innings.
Hoffmeir doubled and singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Sarah Merton added a pair singles to lead Newark Valley at the plate.
Tioga, now 11-4, wraps ups it regular season at home Friday against Waverly.
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