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May 2, 2013

Cring has perfect game

Home run helps beat Sauquoit

Four days after pitching a no-hitter, Nicole Cring pitched a perfect game Friday as host Cooperstown routed Morrisville-Eaton, 22-0, in a Center State Conference game.

Cring struck out 16 including the final 10 batters she faced.

“She’s a hard worker,” said Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss.

Cring’s fourth varsity no-hitter featured two standout plays by infielders Jennifer Flynn and Lexi Duda. Third baseman Flynn stopped a grounder to the hole between third and short. Second baseman Duda made a leaping catch to “rob Morrisville-Eaton of a sure hit,” Bliss said.

Cring also homered, tripled and drove in five runs. Maggie Hall homered and drove in four runs. Christina Noto went 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Duda and Ellen Vibbard finished with three hits apiece. Cooperstown scored 11 runs in the third inning.

On Monday, Cring struck out 11 and walked one in a three-hitter and hit a three-run homer to lift Cooperstown to an 8-3 win against visiting Sauquoit Valley.

Sauquoit Valley tied the score at 3 with three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Cooperstown answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning including Cring’s three-run homer.

Duda finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Hall scored three runs for Cooperstown (9-0, 6-0), which hosts Hamilton on Friday.

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