Cooperstown 12, Little Falls 5
Sophomore Chris Ubner went 4-for-4 at the plate and pitched five strong innings for Cooperstown in a 12-5 win over visiting Little Falls.
Ubner had a double and two RBI for Cooperstown at the plate, keying a Hawkeyes offense that scored in each of the first three innings. Ryan Lansing went 3-for-5 and finished a home run shy of the cycle, while Ben Tafuro went 2-for-4.
Ubner was equally solid on the mound, striking out seven before being relieved by Alex Hage in the sixth. Jackson Martz finished up in the seventh.
Cooperstown 12, LF 5
Little Falls..... 003 002 0 - 5 6 3
Cooperstown..... 233 004 x - 12 14 0
Chris Ubner (W, 1-0), Alex Hage (6), Jackson Martz (7) and Sam Bonderoff (Co). Trumbull (L), Ferditone (LF).
2B: Ryan Lansing (C), Chris Ubner (C), Kendel Haney (C), Alex Hafcup (C).
3B: Ryan Lansing (C).
Edmeston 12, CV-S/SS 2
Josh Martin went 2-for-2 with two doubles and pitched five strong innings to lead Edmeston past Cherry Valley-Springfield/Sharon Springs in five innings. Martin also drew two walks, knocked in three runs, and stole four bases for Edmeston. On the mound, he struck out four and allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings.
Luke Ough went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI for the Panthers. Parker Robinson was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, while Derrick Lyon finished 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Edmeston (4-0, 2-0) hosts Milford Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Edmeston 12, CV-S/SS 2
CV-S/SS ..... 000 20x x - 2 2 1
Edmeston ..... 221 34x x - 12 10 3
Josh Martin (W, 2-0), Luke Ough (E). Ian Johnson (L), Austin Yerdon (2), Luke Dubbin (3), Justin Riavez (4), Kyle France (5), Justin Riavez, Austin Yerdon (CV-S/SS).
2B: Garrett Lum, Luke Ough (2), Josh Martin, Parker Robinson (2) (E).
Milford 6, Franklin 5
Sam Harvey had two doubles, including an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning that put Milford ahead for good, as the Wildcats defeated Franklin in a Tri-Valley League game.
The Wildcats took a 5-1 lead entering the fifth inning, but Franklin’s Kayla Campbell hit a grand slam to tie the game at five.
In the bottom half of the frame, Milford’s Jenna Banks reached on an error. She stole second, scoring on Harvey’s double later in the inning.
Franklin threatened in the top of the seventh with runners on second and third and one out. However, Milford pitcher Leanna West got a strikeout and a groundout to third base to end the threat. West (2-0) allowed five hits and three walks, striking out 12 in seven innings.
Harvey finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI for Milford.
The Wildcats got the victory despite leaving 15 runners on base.
Milford (2-0) is at Edmeston for a key TVL game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Milford 6, Franklin 5
Franklin..... 100 040 0 - 5 5 3
Milford..... 410 010 x - 6 5 3
Leanna West (W, 2-0), Allyson Morrison (M). Alyssa Nowhitney (L), Rachel Cobane (F).
2B: Sam Harvey (2) (M). 3B: Marissa Campbell (F). HR: Kayla Campbell (F).
Little Falls 9, Cooperstown 6
Cooperstown recorded 18 hits and pitcher Natalie Brotherton allowed just four earned runs in 10 innings, but the Hawkeyes dropped a Center State Conference Division II game to Little Falls in 10 frames.
“We just couldn’t get that timely hit when we had runners in scoring positon,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said. “Eighteen hits but couldn’t get the big one at the right time.”
Brotherton gave up three unearned runs in the top of the first, but responded with seven scoreless innings. Cooperstown tied it in the fourth, but left the bases loaded in the seventh and stranded two in the eighth.
Little Falls scored one in the ninth, which Anna Lambert equaled with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame, but the Hawkeyes again left two on base. The Mounties put the game out of reach with five in the 10th, two of which Cooperstown got back before falling short.
Brotherton finished with four earned runs, six walks and 10 hits scattered across 10 innings. She struck out four.
“She pitched well, and the kids really played well,” Bliss said. “Little Falls put the ball in play a lot, and the girls made a lot of really good plays and obviously a lot of hits, but didn’t get that really big hit when we needed it.”
Lambert paced the Cooperstown offense, going 4-for-4 with two RBI. Abby Miller went 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Carly Erway, Kate Donnelly, Hailey Seamon and Danielle Seamon all had two hits.
Cooperstown (0-2, 0-1) visits Canajoharie for a non-division game Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
LF 9, Cooperstown 6
Little Falls ..... 300 000 001 5 - 9 10 0
Cooperstown ..... 000 300 001 2 - 6 18 3
Jordan Baumeister (W) and Lindsey Flabock. Natalie Brotherton (L) and Hailey Seamon.
2B: Kylie Miles (LF); Kate Donnelly (C), Natalie Brotherton (C), Abby Miller (C).