Niagara Gazette


April 23, 2013

HS ROUNDUP: Cutting beats head cold, then Falcons

Niagara Gazette —

Ailing Ally Cutting compounded herself a prescription for victory as Grand Island rallied to defeat Niagara-Wheatfield, 7-3, in Niagara Frontier League softball Tuesday afternoon.

Under the weather right up to the first pitch, Cutting yielded three Falcon runs, then drilled a two-run single in the third for a 4-3 lead. She added a two-run triple in the fifth and retired 14 of the last 16 Falcons, striking out eight, walking one, getting a booster shot from Jenna Neff’s five assists at third base and Jessica Amsdill’s game-ending grab in right.

Laura Crooks scored twice and made two consecutive highlight-reel catches for Wheatfield, one going back, the other sliding in. Grand Island evened its NFL record at 2-2, while N-W dropped to 3-1. – Doug Smith

Wilson 17, CSAT 5

Allie Bubar cleared the fence for a home run and added a double, leading the way for the Lakewomen (2-2 N-O), who tallied 21 hits as a team. Kelly Secor had four of them and added three RBIs, while Alissa DiCesare knocked in four runs.

Ken East 12, Lew-Port 4

Gabby Johns went 4 for 5 and Jessica Hyland was 2 for 4 with a double for the Bulldogs (2-2 NFL), while Elizabeth Raby hit a triple and Theresa Fleckenstein doubled for the Lancers (2-3, 1-2 NFL).


• Morgan Kuhn and Katie Oliveri each hit two-RBI triples and Kara Bax earned her third win for Nia.-Wheatfield (4-1), which beat Grand Island, 8-5.


Grand Island 3, North Tonawanda 2

John Holody pitched a complete game, striking out six while allowing seven hits and two earned runs for the Vikings (5-3, 4-1 NFL). Quinn Corrao had the only RBI for GI, which scored two unearned runs. Taylor Mellot nearly matched Holody, striking out four and allowing four hits and only one earned run for the Lumberjacks (1-4). Mellot also went 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI.

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