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Westfield tops Lady Thunderbirds 6-5

May 8, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

WESTFIELD, May 5 -The Westfield Lady Wolverines (9-2, 7-1) scored six runs in the first two innings and held off a late Chautauqua Lake (10-5, 5-1) rally for a 6-5 victory Monday in CCAA West II high school softball.

The win puts the two teams in a tie for first place.

Catherine Catalano got the Lady Wolverines' offense going as she led off the bottom of the first inning with a homer. Laura Tofil and Taylor Kassman each had RBI singles in the frame for the quick 3-0 lead.

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Photo by Mary Ann Wiberg
Westfield’s Darian Switzer throws to first base for a forceout during Thursday’s CCAA West II high school softball game.

In the second inning, the home team increased the lead, 6-0, as Catalano scored on a RBI single from Rachel Allen. Carson Hauser and Allen each scored on the same passed ball to account for the team's runs the rest of the way.

The Lady Thunderbirds' attempt at a comeback came in the fourth inning as Ashley Moulton had an RBI single. Chautauqua Lake loaded the bases with one out, but Westfield pitcher Tofil escaped the jam.

In the sixth inning, the visitors scored four more runs as Moulton ripped her third hit of the day to get on base and Emilee Steger, Ashton Albanesius and Jade Walsh each had RBI hits - Walsh's hit being a two-run triple.

In the seventh inning, the Lady Thunderbirds threatened as they loaded the bases once again. However, Tofil escaped the jam and did not allow a run for the 6-5 victory.

"Laura showed a lot of composure," Westfield coach Dave Luder said. "She had a rough sixth inning and she had bases loaded and could have gone in the tank, but she pitched her way out."

Mel McCutcheon had two hits in defeat.

For Westfield, the top three hitters in the lineup - Catalano, Hauser and Allen - each had two hits.

Lady Wolves top Lady Bulldogs, 6-3, in

pitcher's duel

BROCTON - Both teams received solid performances from their starting pitchers, but in the end it was the Westfield Lady Wolverines (6-1) who came away with a 6-3 victory over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs (3-3, 2-2) in a CCAA West II softball matchup on Thursday.

The offenses got off to a slow start as starting pitching controlled the game for both sides early in the contest.

With the score tied 1-all entering the fourth, Westfield broke out with three runs to take a 4-1 lead.

The Lady Bulldogs pulled within two runs in the fifth, but Westfield once again distanced itself by scoring two runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Carson Hauser went the distance in the circle for Westfield in the win. She allowed six hits while striking out four and walking none.

Hauser also helped her cause at the plate with two hits, including an RBI.

Savannah Rowan added two RBIs in the win.

Jess Merle was strong in the loss. Merle struck out 11 in a complete-game effort while walking four and allowing five hits.

Brocton tops Clymer with big inning

On Monday, April 28, Brocton battled back with a big inning, dashing Clymer's hopes of getting a victory as the Lady Bulldogs came away with a 12-10 win in eight innings.

The Lady Pirates (0-4) led 8-4 going into the top of the sixth inning, but Brocton exploded for six runs to pull ahead.

Winning pitcher Jess Merle gave up two walks with seven strikeouts in the complete-game victory and also doubled and singled, driving home three runs.

Jess Delcamp drilled a triple and two singles with an RBI, and Abby VanHout had a double and single with one RBI.

For Clymer, Tatum Mielewski connected for two triples and an RBI, Sydney Beal had a double and two singles with two RBIs and Rachel James and Courtney Newton both added three hits.

Brianna Summers took the loss with six strikeouts and eight walks.

Cybart sisters spark Lady Billies to win

Hannah and Caitlyn Cybart helped lift the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies to a 6-2 victory over Westfield (8-2, 6-1) on Friday in non-league high school softball.

Hannah Cybart pitched seven strong innings with six strikeouts, one walk and seven hits. At the plate, she was 3 for 3. Meanwhile, twin sister, Caitlyn, also had three hits for Fredonia.

The Lady Hillbillies got on the board in the first inning as Alicia Deering ripped an RBI triple and Bre Dahn followed with an RBI single for a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Deering and Dahn once again had RBI hits and a third run scored on an error to give the visitors a 5-0 lead.

The Lady Wolverines responded in the bottom half of the frame as Carson Hauser led off with a single and scored on an RBI double from Rachel Allen. Allen made the score 5-2 as she stole home.

Fredonia scored its final run in the sixth inning as Caitlyn Cybart singled and Hannah Cybart drove her in with an RBI single for the 6-2 win.

Deering finished with three hits and an RBI while Dahn also had two hits with an RBI in the win.

Laura Tofil was the losing pitcher as she went seven innings with four strikeouts, one walk and scattered 13 hits.

"It was a good game," Westfield coach Dave Luder said. "Laura threw the nicest game she threw all year. Most of their hits were just over the infield. Hannah Cybart threw a nice game. Both pitchers changed speeds well. Fredonia is solid, but I'm proud of my girls. They did all right."

Hauser and Allen each had two hits with Allen recording a double in a losing effort.

The Lady Pirates (0-4) led 8-4 going into the top of the sixth inning, but Brocton exploded for six runs to pull ahead.

Winning pitcher Jess Merle gave up two walks with seven strikeouts in the complete-game victory and also doubled and singled, driving home three runs.

Jess Delcamp drilled a triple and two singles with an RBI, and Abby VanHout had a double and single with one RBI.

For Clymer, Tatum Mielewski connected for two triples and an RBI, Sydney Beal had a double and two singles with two RBIs and Rachel James and Courtney Newton both added three hits.

Brianna Summers took the loss with six strikeouts and eight walks.

Cybart sisters spark Lady Billies to win

Hannah and Caitlyn Cybart helped lift the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies to a 6-2 victory over Westfield (8-2, 6-1) on Friday in non-league high school softball.

Hannah Cybart pitched seven strong innings with six strikeouts, one walk and seven hits. At the plate, she was 3 for 3. Meanwhile, twin sister, Caitlyn, also had three hits for Fredonia.

The Lady Hillbillies got on the board in the first inning as Alicia Deering ripped an RBI triple and Bre Dahn followed with an RBI single for a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Deering and Dahn once again had RBI hits and a third run scored on an error to give the visitors a 5-0 lead.

The Lady Wolverines responded in the bottom half of the frame as Carson Hauser led off with a single and scored on an RBI double from Rachel Allen. Allen made the score 5-2 as she stole home.

Fredonia scored its final run in the sixth inning as Caitlyn Cybart singled and Hannah Cybart drove her in with an RBI single for the 6-2 win.

Deering finished with three hits and an RBI while Dahn also had two hits with an RBI in the win.

Laura Tofil was the losing pitcher as she went seven innings with four strikeouts, one walk and scattered 13 hits.

"It was a good game," Westfield coach Dave Luder said. "Laura threw the nicest game she threw all year. Most of their hits were just over the infield. Hannah Cybart threw a nice game. Both pitchers changed speeds well. Fredonia is solid, but I'm proud of my girls. They did all right."

 
 
 

 

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