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STAC SOFTBALL: WAVERLY DROPS 8-6 DECISION TO ADDISON (24 PHOTOS) (2024-04-06)

Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Addison scored three runs in the fifth inning, and two more in the sixth to break open a tie game, then held off Waverly for an 8-6 win here Saturday afternoon in non-league softball action.

“The bats finally woke up, but it was a little too late,” said Waverly coach Brent Doane.

Addison took advantage of a pair of Waverly errors in the top of the first inning to plate three runs.

Waverly’s first hit was a lead-off single by junior Meghan Apgar in the bottom of the third, but the Wolverines were unable to advance her past second base.

The Wolverines returned the favor in the bottom of the fourth inning, taking advantage of a pair of Addison errors to score three runs, and tie the game at 3-3. Apgar delivered the key hit in the rally — a two-run double.

The Knights answered with five runs in their next two at-bats to take an 8-3 lead after 5 1/2 innings.

In the bottom of the sixth, sophomore Delaney Wheeler rapped a one-out double, and junior Loralye Anthony moved her to third base with a bunt single. Both runners came around to scored to trim the deficit to 8-5.

In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Maddie Cron ripped a lead-off triple, and scored on an RBI triple by freshman Hannah Carpenter that closed the gap to 8-6.

The Wolverines ended up loading the bases with two outs, and freshman Lecksie Douglas hit a hard shot up the middle, but Addison pitcher Sadie Strauss snared it and fired it to first base to end the game.

Walker doubled and singled, scored one run, Apgar singled twice. scored one run and had three RBI,
and Anthony singled twice and scored two runs to pace Waverly’s nine-hit attack.

Cron tripled and scored one run in the win, while Carpenter tripled and drove in one run, junior Makayla Esau added a single, and senior Olivia Robinson scored one run.

“Meghan Apgar played an outstanding center field today, and did a nice job at the plate today,” said Doane.

Robinson was tagged with the loss, allowing eight runs — three earned — on 10 hits, while striking out six and walking one in seven innings.

Waverly, now 1-1, returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Chenango Valley.

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IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Hannah Carpenter. … PHOTOS 1-12 BY TIM BIRNEY … PHOTOS 13-24 BY MIKE LUBERTOWICZ.

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