Whitney Point’s Courtney James tossed a no-hitter and Courtney Dunham had a three-run double as the Golden Eagles blanked host Lansing, 4-0, in a key Interscholastic Athletic Conference softball game on Thursday.
With what WP coach Mike Hakes described as his team’s best defensive effort of the season, the Golden Eagles (7-3 IAC, 8-3) moved into position to claim its fifth straight IAC Large-School North Division title by completing a sweep of division-leading Lansing (8-3, 10-6). If WP defeats Groton on Tuesday, it will win the division title.
Dunham’s three-run double highlighed a four-run fifth inning, part of a 4-for-4 effort at the plate.
Tioga 15, Newfield 0: At Newfield, Sam Wood pitched a perfect game through four innings before allowing the Trojans’ only hit. Wood also went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a triple and two RBIs.
Waverly 2, Thomas A. Edison 0: At Elmira Heights, Mckenzie Slaven registered 14 strikeouts and pitched a perfect game into the seventh inning. An international tiebreaker rule and two singles in the eleventh inning led to two runs and an IAC win for the Wolverines.
Groton 20, Odessa-Montour 3: At Groton, Katie Vandenschoten hit a home run in the first inning and Leah Forehand hit a three-run homer in the third as the Indians cruised.
Windsor 8, Johnson City 0: At Windsor, Emma Benson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Paige Rauch also went 3-for-4, driving in a pair as the Black Knights (15-1) cruised past JC in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference game. Windsor pitcher Mara Kohlbach scattered eight hits in a complete-game effort.
Norwich 5, Chenango Valley 3: At Norwich, Jordan Sanford belted a two-run homer and Jacasa Currie went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as Norwich held off a late rally to beat CV.
Vestal 6, Binghamton 3: At Binghamton, Sarah Berube hit a two-out double in the third inning to put the Bears ahead 4-0 on their way to the victory.
Horseheads 1, U-E 0: At Horseheads, Alissa Rice stole third base and Mackenzie Palmer hit a fielder’s choice to second base, sending home the Raiders’ winning run in the eleventh inning.
Oneonta 9, Chenango Forks 1: At Chenango Forks, Brieanna Baker struck out 13 and scored three runs to help the Yellow Jackets shut down the Blue Devils.
Lansing 17, Whitney Point 1: At Lansing, Josh Todd went 3-4 with two RBIs and also struck out 11 batters to help the Bobcats control the Interscholastic Athletic Conference matchup.
Tioga 18, Newfield 4: At Tioga, the Tigers jumped ahead with nine runs in the first inning, eventually tallying 18 hits en route to the win.
Thomas A. Edison 2, Waverly 1: At Elmira Heights, Tyler Troccia hit sac fly to score the Spartans’ run in the first inning. A fielder’s choice sent home the winning run in the second.
Windsor 10, Johnson City 2: At Windsor, Jake Conroy recorded 11 strikeouts, four hits, two walks, and two runs to hold back Wildcats.
Vestal 16, Horseheads 6: At Horseheads, Vestal’s Julia Lovaglia, Devon McKercher and Nicole Lyons each tallied three goals and two assists and Noelle Patterson added a hat trick.
Chenango Forks 12, Maine-Endwell 10: At M-E, Forks’ Sierra Torillo scored three goals to lead a balanced attack as the Blue Devils held off the Spartans for the victory.