MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Cassadaga Valley closed out a successful trip to the Grand Strand Classic Softball Tournament in style on Friday, claiming the championship trophy in its division by topping Bishop Ireton from Alexandria, W.Va., 6-3.
Alyssa Hahn picked up her first career victory, going 6 innings while scattering six hits. She issued two walks, struck out two and allowed one earned run. She was followed in relief by Courtney Vahl, who allowed three hits, one walk and two earned runs.
The Cougars scored twice early as Kelsie Brown drilled a double to score Jesse Burch, and Ashley Carroll singled to drive home Brown for the 2-0 advantage in the first inning. Cassadaga Valley added a run in the third and three more in the fourth inning.
Brown ended the day with two hits and three RBIs, Kristi Zink tripled and collected an RBI and Carroll also drove in two runs. Madison Reuther also picked up her first varsity hit.
HORNETS POST SHUTOUT
CATTARAUGUS - There were just four hits between them as Cattaraugus-Little Valley played host to Forestville on in non-league girls softball.
It was the first game of the season for both teams and the Lady Hornets took home the win, a 2-0 shutout, scoring a run in the second and another in the sixth.
Pitching was the name of the game as Forestville's Ryanne Dugan posted 10 strikeouts and walked three during a one-hit, complete-game performance.
Cherish Pope had two singles and S. Szumigala added an RBI double for the winners.
For the Lady Timberwolves (0-1), Sara Crandall pitched seven strong innings, striking out 12 while walking two and giving up three hits. She also had the team's only hit of the game.
MINGO BAY CLASSIC
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Frewsburg Bears fell to 1-2 as they were shut out by Hammonton, N.J., 10-0, in the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic.
Dane Johnson took the loss for the Bears, giving up eight runs with five walks and two strikeouts in two innings of work.
Bryce Peterson, Patrick Caldwell and Christian Proctor produced all of Frewsburg's hits.
The Bears play again today.
CATTARAUGUS - After giving up two runs, the bats came alive for Cattaraugus-Little Valley and the result was a 25-3 victory over Forestville (0-2).
The Hornets picked up a pair of runs in the first inning on two miscues by the Timberwolves (1-0), before Cattaraugus-Little Valley's offense kicked into gear.
Jared Frary collected four hits, including a triple, and had four RBIs, Matt Booth delivered three hits and two RBIs and Justin Forster added two triples for the winners.
Sam Agnew pitched four of the five innings to earn the win, striking out six with two walks and surrendering only two hits.