Matthews Second Home Run Of The Season Helps Bobcats Cruise To Win Over Panthers

By: Meagan Schulz

Norwich falls to Warriors; Oxford comes from behind to beat Afton

BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford trailed by three runs after the top half of the first inning as Edmeston was able to get on the scoreboard on a cold, windy night. However, in Bobcats’ fashion, they answered in the second inning with five runs to take the lead and the win over the Panthers by a final score of 11-3.

B-G’s Ashley Matthews hit yet another home run this season – her second of the year – in the contest, a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the home team their final tally of 11 runs scored.

Matthews finished with three RBIs on two hits and teammate Bailey Hart also finished with two hits and a RBI in the win. One of Hart’s two hits was an extra base hit where she stopped at second.

Dealing with the elements was B-G’s starting pitcher Alli Miller. As it was a cold night for the game, it took the first inning for her to adjust and settle in.

Putting in four innings of work inside the pitcher’s circle, Miller struck out seven Edmeston batters, but gave up three walks and two hits. Despite allowing three earned runs in the first, the Bobcats’ junior came away with the win.

Coming on in the fifth inning as a relief pitcher was B-G’s Kori Thornton. Thornton didn’t surrender one hit in the her time on the rubber, ringing up five over the final three innings.The Bobcats (4-0, 1-0) head to Unadilla Valley Thursday afternoon for a 4:30 p.m. game.

Bainbridge-Guilford 11, Edmeston 3

Edmeston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 3 2 2

B-G 1 5 2 1 2 0 x – 11 7 2

Alli Miller (W), Kori Thornton (5) and Bree Barber; M. Bateman (L), M. Reinart (3) and L. Williams.

2B: Bailey Hart.

HR: (B-G) Ashley Matthews.

Chenango Valley 10, Norwich 0

CHENANGO BRIDGE – The Purple Tornado didn’t find very many hits in Wednesday’s loss to the Chenango Valley Warriors as they fell 10-0. Norwich was able to get four hits against the Warriors’ pitcher in the loss.

Lead-off hitter Parker Walsh and the ninth batter in Norwich’s line up, Triniti Myers, each had two hits in the game. Myers recorded the first hit with a two out single and Parker followed with a single as the next batter.

In the sixth inning, the two repeated the play except Myers led the frame off with the hit.

The Purple Tornado prevented a run from scoring in the bottom half of the first inning as the Warriors were threatening. CV’s lead-off hitter walked after Norwich’s Morgan Conkling pitched a battle to a full-count before picking up the fourth ball of the at-bat.

Norwich’s defense picked up the next three outs in succession, fielding the ground ball hits that all went to the third baseman, Lexi Whaley.

Conkling saw five Warrior batters in the second inning but Norwich’s starting pitcher and her defense were able to hold the home team from scoring.

Chenango Valley’s next trip to the plate was a different story though as they rallied to score six straight runs. The Warriors added one run in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Conkling picked up on strike out during her four innings toeing the rubber. Chole Winton came on in the fourth inning to finish the game and also struck one CV batter out.

Norwich (0-2) is on the road again on Thursday as they face Susquehanna Valley at 4:30 p.m.

Chenango Valley 10, Norwich 0

Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 4 2

CV 0 0 6 13 0 x – 10 10 0

Morgan Conkling (L), Chloe Winton (4); Warwick (W) and M. Hargus.

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