Third-seeded Hancock scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from visiting Milford in a Section Four Class D quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Demi Travis went 4-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs for Hancock. She hit a three-run triple in the sixth inning.
Winning pitcher Lea Newman struck out seven and walked one, improving her record to 13-4 on the season.
Kaley Chase’s home run in the third tied the score at 1 for sixth-seeded Milford, which ended its season at 15-3. Milford’s Maddy Zenir went 2-for-3.
Hancock (16-4), which broke a 1-all tie with three runs in the fifth inning, will play the winner of the Roxbury/Deposit quarterfinal today in a Section Four Class D semifinal.
Hancock 11, Milford 1
Section Four Class D
6-Milford 001 000 0 _ 1 5 1
3-Hancock 010 037 x _ 11 10 4
Kaitlin VanWinkler (L), Kaley Chase (6) and Natasha Skillen. Lea Newman (W,13-4) and Caitlin Wormuth. 3B: Demi Travis (H) 2. HR: Kaley Chase (M).
Section Three Class C-1
Behind victories from Lucy Ford and Kristin Ratliff, Cooperstown’s girls finished third in the Section Three Class C-1 meet at Sauquoit Valley.
Ford, on the mend from an ankle injury, cleared 5-0 to win the high jump.
Ratliff’s big meet included a first-place showing in the 400 hurdles (1:10.40), a second-place effort in the 2,000 steeplechase (school-record 7:48.4) and a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles (17.07).
Ford also placed third in the shot put (29-21/4) and Liz Millea tied for the third in the pole vault (7-6).
Cooperstown’s 400 relay team of Maya Wasson, Ford, Millea and Chantel Huntington placed second in 53.47.
Cooperstown finished with 70 points in a meet won by Tully with 114. The host school was second with 91.5.
Cooperstown’s boys placed seventh last Thursday at Morrisville-Eaton with 37.5 points. Tully won with 137.5.
Johnny Zhang paced Cooperstown with a victory in the triple jump. He covered 39-8 ½.