SINCLAIRVILLE - Thanks to a top-flight pitching performance by Alyssa Hahn, No. 2 Cassadaga Valley (12-7) advanced in Section 6 Class C softball on Friday.
Hahn, who is just an eighth-grader, silenced No. 7 Maple Grove on three hits, striking out four and walking four, as the Lady Cougars won decisively, 12-3, in the quarterfinals.
Kristi Zink was perfect at the plate with four hits, including a triple, and scored four times for the Lady Cougars.
OBSERVER?Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Cassadaga Valley’s Kristi Zink scoops up a grounder and makes the play at first against Maple Grove in Friday’s Section 6 Class C quarterfinal game.
Chrissy Seibert drove in four runs with her first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the third, and also singled home pair of runs in the fifth inning when the hosts broke it open with five runs on five singles.
Kaitlin Johnson additionally had a two-run single in the fifth inning for Cassadaga Valley.
Maple Grove was down 10-0 when it came up with three runs in the sixth with Jordan Ahlstrom tripling home a couple of runs and scoring on a passed ball.
The other hits for the Lady Red Dragons were singles by Lauren Nickerson and Morgan Lehman.
Chautauqua Lake 6, Portville 1
PORTVILLE - Chautauqua Lake's Lauren Cummings, Jessie Herrington, Hannah Rauh and Luci Sena postponed their Senior Trip so they could help lead the No. 5 Lady Thunderbirds to a 6-1 victory over No. 4 Portville on Friday in Section 6 Class C quarterfinal action.
The game was suspended Thursday due to weather and was finished up Friday. After the victory, the four seniors received a ride to catch up with their fellow seniors for the weekend trip.
"They didn't want their season to end on that note," Chautauqua Lake coach Sue Teets said. "Talk about leadership and character."
Cummings came pretty close to throwing a perfect game for the Lady Thunderbirds as she only gave up three hits, had 11 strikeouts and did not issue a walk.
Courtney Hewes provided the defense as she made two catches in left field to rob the Lady Panthers of hits.
Chautauqua Lake was able to collect 11 hits led by Jade Walsh's, three hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Herrington put three hits on the board - a single and two doubles with an RBI. Ashley Moulton stroked a double and a triple with an RBI and Hewes added a single and a double with an RBI.