SECTION IV SOFTBALL: STATE-RANKED CHENANGO VALLEY BLANKS WAVERLY, 6-0, IN CLASS B QUARTERFINALS (19 PHOTOS)
(2023-05-23)Valley Sports Report
BINGHAMTON — Madeline Trisket was unhittable, leading state-ranked and top-seeded Chenango Valley to a 6-0 win over eighth-seeded Waverly here Tuesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section IV, Class B softball playoffs.
Brisket fanned eight and walked two in a seven-inning no-hitter to earn the win. She threw just 86 pitches (56 for strikes), and faced just one batter over the minimum.
The Lady Wolverines kept the game close in the early-going, and trailed just 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.
“I think we surprised Chenango Valley tonight,” said Waverly coach Kayla Witman. “We kept the game tight for quite a while, and really did well working out of difficult situations.
“We had one inning with a few errors and, unfortunately, we just couldn’t get the bats going,” added Witman. (Trisket) is a good pitcher and has lots of movement … we hit the ball, but we just hit right to them.”
The Lady Warriors, ranked fourth in the state, took the lead in the bottom of the second inning on a lead-off triple by Amelia Paske, and an RBI single by Megan Butch to make it 1-0, but Waverly starter Olivia Robinson retired the next three batters.
Trisket retired the first 10 batters she faced in the game before walking sophomore Brinn Cooney with one out in the top of the fourth inning. Cooney was erased three pitches later on an inning-ending double play.
Robinson kept the CV bats at bay until the fifth inning when three hits, including an RBI double by Trisket, and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kate Hope pushed two runs across the plate to make it 3-0.
Freshman Loralye Anthony reached base on a one-out walk in the sixth inning, but was stranded at second base.
CV put the game on ice in the home half of the sixth inning, taking advantage of an error to plate three runs. Hope’s two-RBI double capped the rally.
Robinson was tagged with the loss, but pitched well in defeat, allowing two earned runs on eight hits, while striking out six and walking none in six innings.
The Lady Wolverines wrap up the season at 10-11, and graduate only two seniors.
“We’re losing two seniors,” said Witman.
“Alyvia Daddona has been with us from the beginning, and we’re going to miss her great attitude, and eyes-closed bunts,” laughed Witman.
“We’re losing a major player in Michaela Lauper,” she noted. “She’s an amazing center fielder, who gives her all every game, and always leaves it out on the dirt.
:She’s someone who can play anywhere you ask her to and always gives 110 percent,” added Witman. “Her leadership and teamwork will be greatly missed, too.”
Waverly returns a host of young talent in 2024.
“We’re returning 10 other players who are young and hungry for more wins next year,” said Witman. “This was a year of growth, development, and acclimating to varsity pitchers.
“They’re coming back even harder next year,” added Witman. “We have a lot to look forward to in the coming years.”
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Michaela Lauper. … PHOTOS BY MIKE LUBERTOWICZ.
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