Niagara Gazette


April 25, 2014

Starpoint softball win sets up rematch with old teammates

Niagara Gazette — Starpoint softball flexed its offensive muscles Thursday, tallying 12 runs led by six RBI off the bat of Ashley Owens as the Spartans improved to 5-1 and 2-0 in ECIC II play with a 12-7 victory over Williamsville East.

Owens also earned the win from the circle, striking out five in the complete game to complement a three-hit game that included a pair of doubles. Sierra Belkota crossed the plate three times in the win while Allison Block had a pair of hits and scored twice. Mikenna Pelloth and Kelsi Palistrant added two hits apiece.

The offensive outburst came on the eve of what could be one of the Spartans’ biggest tests this season, a rematch against league rival Williamsville South. It will be the first time the Spartans face old teammates Madison and Brianna Clark, the former Starpoint stars who left the team to finish their careers with the Billies.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. at Starpoint.

Wilson 4, Akron 3

After watching the beginning of the game from the bench, team captain Alissa DiCesare stepped to the plate with the score tied 3-3 and delivered a walk-off, pinch-hit single to score Ally Bubar as the Lakewomen (2-2 overall) moved to 2-0 in N-O play. Centerfield speedster Bekah Blasius went 3-for-3 with an RBI and snagged four fly balls. Tayler Devole lasted the complete game from the circle, striking out four.

N. Tonawanda 10, Grand Island 6

Rachel Krawczyk was 3-for-4 was three RBI from the plate as she also tossed a complete game, striking out four batters to help the Lady Jacks remain undefeated (3-0 NFL). Meaghan Danaher also went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Niagara Falls 17, Ken East 5

Jasmine Petrishin tossed a four-hitter with six strikeouts in the complete game and also went 2-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Wolverines (2-1 NFL) in the league win. Jerri Ann Orfano also went 2-for-4, scoring five times, and Carli Leo was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Almost all of the Bulldogs’ runs came in the fourth inning when Monica Caruana hit a grand slam. She finished 1-for-3 with the four RBI.

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