A pair of Binghamton softball players hit home runs, helping the visiting Patriots to a season opening 9-3 victory over Horseheads on Thursday in Southern Tier Athletic Conference play.
Kaily LaForce led off the game with a home run off of Horseheads pitcher Amber Terlaje, and teammate Emily Keenan hit a three-run blast as part of a six-run fourth inning that broke the game open.
Mikayla Pourby pitched a complete game with five strikeouts for Binghamton (1-0), and went 1 of 4 at the plate with an RBI. Terlaje took the loss for Horseheads (0-3).
Maine-Endwell 5, Corning 3: At M-E, Daniella Dean hit a two-run triple in the second to give Maine-Endwell a 2-1 lead which it would not relinquish. Spartans (2-0) pitcher Kim Jones went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Jones also struck out eight and did not walk any in six innings, only allowing one earned run. M-E’s Natalie Longo went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and an RBI. For Corning (1-1), first baseman Caitlyn Price notched an RBI double.
Chenango Valley 15, Susquehanna Valley 8: At SV, the Warriors scored six runs in the fourth inning en route to victory. The Warriors put up eight more runs in the sixth the seal the win.
Chenango Forks 13, Seton Catholic Central 1: At SCC, all nine Chenango Forks hitters registered a hit, and Kylee Warner pitched a complete game earning a victory. Katherine Loughlin took the loss for SCC (0-2).
Elmira 6, Vestal 2: At Elmira, Natalie Poulton doubled and drove in two runs, but the Golden Bears were defeated.
Oneonta 3, Owego 1: At Owego, Allie Heeman pitched seven innings with 14 strikeouts for Owego in a losing effort. Oneonta’s Brieanna Baker pitched all seven innings, striking out 19, earning the win. Baker would go 2-for-4 with two singles.
Tioga 16, Candor 1: At Tioga, Sam Wood pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and Brittany Vergason went 4-for-4 with four runs and as many RBIs as Tioga (2-0) cruised to an Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory.
Hancock 4, Bainbridge-Guilford 0: At Hancock, Lea Newman pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, holding the Bobcats to a single hit.
Afton 20, Greene 2: At Afton, the Crimson Knights took control in the first inning, scoring four runs. They added five more in the fourth and 10 in the fifth.
Unatego 10, Oxford 0: At Unatego, the Spartans scored three runs in the second inning to take an early lead they would hold.
Chenango Valley 4, Susquehanna Valley 3: At Susquehanna Valley, Zach Cole hit a sacrifice fly for the Warriors to drive in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Jacob Hertzog tallied two RBIs for the Warriors.
Seton Catholic Central 5, Norwich 1: SCC’s Michael Korchack earned his second victory of the season with a complete game, 13-strikeout performance.
Chenango Forks 15, Oneonta 1: At Oneonta, the Blue Devils offense broke out in the sixth inning as Justin Lake hit a triple and 12 runs were scored. Bubniak recorded 9 strikeouts for Forks.
Elmira 10, Vestal 9: At Vestal, starting catcher TJ Wegmann went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, but the Golden Bears lost their season opener to the Elmira. Vestal scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it a one-run game, but Elmira’s Zach Neirstedt recorded the final out.
Horseheads 10, Binghamton 1: At Horseheads, Sean Nickerson held the Patriots to three hits over six innings, striking out five and allowing only one run. Matt Fiacco was the losing pitcher for Binghamton (0-3).
Union-Endicott 5, Corning 0: At U-E, Nick Yesensky pitched 6 1⁄3shutout innings, striking out five and walking only one. Matt Eastman went 2-for-4 with a two run single in the second inning for U-E (2-0).
Tioga 16, Candor 0: At Tioga, Peter Simmons and Jesse Manuel combined to strike out 10 batters and allow only one hit as Tioga won its IAC game. Adam Layman went 3-for-3 with two doubles, scoring three runs and adding three RBIs.
Vestal 12, Union-Endicott 6: At Vestal, Jake Nelson scored a hat trick and posted two assists to lead the Golden Bears (6-0) to victory.
Owego 11, Chenango Valley 4: At Owego, Tyler Ford recorded five goals and one assist, and Nick Figuerado made 15 saves in goal for Owego (2-3). Four different players scored for Chenango Valley.
Chenango Forks 19, Seton Catholic Central 4: At CF, Jack Sherwood tallied five goals and three assists, and teammate Jake Gaworecki netted five goals with two assists, helping Chenango Forks (6-0) earn a section 4 victory.
Kyle Moran scored twice for SCC (1-5).