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Jayhawks have tough weekend on diamond

Looking to avoid a season sweep, the Jamestown Community College softball team dropped a pair of games Sunday afternoon to Corning Community College at the Fireman’s Field in Lakewood.

The Jayhawks (0-6, 0-2 WNYAC) started to find their bats in their home-opener, collecting five hits in the 14-0 loss. Sophomore second baseman Renee Szymanski (Franklinville/Franklinville High School) led the way with a pair of hits. Freshman shortstop Brynn Pagett (Randolph/Randolph Central School), outfielder Gracie Wood (Warren, Pa./Warren Area High School) and first baseman Kara Leeper (Randolph,/Randolph Central School) each had a hit.

Freshman pitcher Samantha Heppel (Angola/Lake Shore High School) went the distance in the circle, giving up 12 hits while striking out six batters.

In the back end of the doubleheader, the Barons held their defensive hold over the Jayhawks who had one hit in the 17-0 loss. Sophomore right fielder Mackenzie Watson (Jamestown/Jamestown High School) had the lone hit.

Heppel showed her skills as a baserunner, stealing a base after being hit by a pitch. She also took the loss in the circle, giving up nine hits in 2 2/3 innings of action. Pagett came in relieve, going 1 1/3 innings and getting a strikeout.

On Saturday, the Jayhawks dropped a doubleheader at Corning CC.

The Jamestown Community College softball team dropped a pair of games on the road this past Saturday against Corning Community College.

Jamestown CC (0-4, 0-2 WNYAC) was grounded during the first game of the doubleheader, with just two hits in an 8-0 loss. Heppel had a double to go along with a single by freshman third baseman Emily Horth (Little Valley/Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School). While on the bases, Horth came away with a stolen base.

In the circle, Heppel went the distance giving up seven hits while striking out six batters.

In the back end of the doubleheader, the Jayhawks once again faced tough pitching from the Barons, getting two hits in a 17-0 loss. Freshman catcher Abbi Warner (Westfield/Westfield Academy & Central School) and Horth each collected a hit.

Pagett went the distance in the circle, earning the loss.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this Saturday as they take on Monroe CC at home. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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