Ruthanne Forehand hit a grand slam — on her 17th birthday — to highlight Groton’s eight-run third inning as the Indians held off Trumansburg, 13-12, in Interscholastic Athletic Conference softball action Friday.
Groton led, 10-2, after its big third, but T-burg responded two innings later with a seven-run fifth to make it 12-10. T-burg outhit Groton, 11-7.
Steffanie Preston went 3-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs for the winners, while Alex Quarella added two hits and three runs scored.
* Dryden 7, Moravia 5: The Blue Devils took a 5-2 lead into the seventh inning but the Dryden bats came alive late as the Purple Lions rallied for the victory.
* Trumansburg 219, Union Springs 224: T.J. Eighmey shot a 4-over 40 to lead the Blue Raiders (5-1), who won despite the Wolves’ Austin Thomas carding an even-par 36.
Dan Lapp and Anthony Mekos both shot 5-over 41 for T-burg. Freshman Lapp, who finished third at last year’s state championship tournament at Cornell, was back in the lineup after missing the previous match due to illness.
The Blue Raiders host Whitney Point at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Union Springs was scheduled to host Marathon on Friday, and will play host to Cayuga County rival Moravia on Monday.