Softball roundup: New Paltz reaches semis

Softball roundup: New Paltz reaches semis

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Softball roundup: New Paltz reaches semis

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The sixth-seeded New Paltz High School softball team advanced to the Section 9 Class A semifinals with an 11-10 road victory over No. 3 Port Jervis on Wednesday.

The Huguenots were tied 10-10 heading into the top of the seventh inning before rallying. Lea Jones scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a double steal.

Jones finished 3 for 4. Freshman Bridget Bennett earned the win, pitching two innings of relief, and drove in three runs on two singles and a double.

New Paltz trailed 8-5 before freshman Sarah Rubin tied the score with a three-run homer.

New Paltz will visit No. 2 Wallkill today.

Red Hook 11, Goshen 0 — The No. 5 Raiders reached the Section 9 Class A semifinals with a road victory. Ashley Cahenzli (12-6) tossed a shutout for the win, striking out nine and walking one.

Red Hook scored in four innings, including a three-run outburst in the top of the second and six runs in the sixth. Cahenzli went 4 for 5 with two RBI and a double; Kyle Gabriel went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI; and Jessica Osterhaudt and Amanda Bard each drove in a pair of runs.

Red Hook will travel to take on No. 1 Cornwall today.

Roy C. Ketcham 8, North Rockland 0 — Casey Herzog (16-2) allowed two hits in six innings to earn the win for top-seeded Ketcham (17-3), striking out seven and walking two, in the Section 1 Class AA first round in Wappingers Falls.

Taylor Travis’ two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning for Ketcham, and Andrea Bombace hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Bombace was 3 for 3 while Karissa Deluca was 2 for 2 and Rachel Tierney went 2 for 3.

The victory came in Ketcham’s first game in nearly two weeks, after a string of wet weather.

“We had been working as much as we can outside,” Ketcham coach Nicole Oliva said. “They came out very well, ready to play. We had a very strong defense and we jumped on their defense right away.”

Ketcham will host No. 8 Arlington today in the quarterfinal round. Ketcham defeated Arlington in both previous meetings this season.

“I tell (my team) on any given day, any team can win,” Oliva said. “They can’t ever give up. They can’t go out there lazy, overconfident. They have to come out and play every single game and play with intensity.”
Tuxedo 8, Rhinebeck 7 – Natalie Blakey (triple, walk) and Christine Hatter were each 3 for 3 for the Hawks in the quarterfinals of the Section 9 Class C tournament.
Samantha Cassata scored three of Rhinebeck’s runs in the loss.

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