CV’s softball, baseball smoke Windsor

Chenango Valley Warriors: 9
Windsor Black Knights: 3

From the Press & Sun-Bulletin :
Chenango Valley made it look easy.

The visiting Warriors scored in every inning but the sixth, handing top-ranked Windsor its first loss, 9-3, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference softball game Monday.

Dani Koltz homered, Shannon Kane had four hits and Siera Sheehan pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings in relief of Koltz for the victory.

Sheehan and Chenango Valley (16-1, 12-1 STAC) both avenged a 2-0 loss to Windsor on April 24 that bumped CV from first to third in the Class B state rankings.

“It’s nice to come in and shut a team like this down,” Sheehan said. “Especially since they were the team that beat you.”

The player who hit a two-run homer off Sheehan in that game, Windsor first baseman Abby Hanrahan, was on crutches Monday after suffering a knee injury Sunday in the championship game of the Canastota Tournament.

Hanrahan, who leads the team in homers and RBI, went for a foul ball in the sixth inning and stopped short of the fence when her “feet went out from under her,” said Windsor coach Bill Waldron.

“It was hard turf that we played on,” Waldron said. “She’s going to have an MRI tonight. If it’s not a torn ACL or MCL then she’ll be sidelined for the next two weeks, maybe (be back) in time for sectionals. But if it’s torn, she’ll obviously be out for the season.”

Windsor (20-1 overall, 12-1 STAC), ranked No. 1 in the state in Class B, had clinched the East Division a few weeks ago. CV clinched the Central on Saturday.

“In reality the victory probably didn’t mean much,” said CV coach Eric Coleman, whose team will play in the STAC playoffs next week. “But we wanted this game. I couldn’t take the hunger away from these girls.”

CV had four hits in the first, plus an RBI fielder’s choice from Lauren Roberts and a sacrifice fly from Mikala King that made it 2-0. Kane had an RBI single in the second and Abby Pierce an RBI groundout in the third to make it 4-0.

Windsor’s Meghan Tucker, who held the Warriors scoreless in the first meeting, played left field and freshman Cara Martin got the start.

Both players pitched Sunday in Canastota.

“It was Cara’s turn to pitch,” Waldron said. “I just wanted to see what she would do in a big situation like this.”

Windsor’s offense gave Martin some support in the bottom of the third when Kristin Waldron had an RBI single and Tenley Halaquist followed with a two-run double to make it 4-3.

Sheehan then relieved Koltz and got back-to-back groundouts to leave the tying run stranded on third.

“When I’m not doing good, Siera is always there to pick me up,” Koltz said.

CV added more runs in the fourth as Roberts laced a two-run, two-out double to right-center that made it 6-3. She finished with three RBI.

Sheehan managed to escape a few more jams, including one in the sixth inning with the bases-loaded and two out, when she got Jessie Smith to pop out to third base to end the inning.

In the seventh, Koltz hit a two-run home run that rolled past the center and right fielders for the game’s final runs.

“CV came ready to play,” Bill Waldron said. “They wanted to prove a point that they can play with us and beat us. And to their credit they came out more ready than we were.”

Chenango Valley Warriors: 7
Windsor Black Knights: 2

From the Press & Sun-Bulletin :

Eric Bidwell tossed a five-hitter and Dan Pendleton had two hits and three RBI as Chenango Valley clinched the Southern Tier Athletic Conference’s Central Division title with a 7-2 victory at Windsor on Monday.

Bidwell struck out seven and walked three for CV (17-0 overall, 13-0 STAC), which can complete a perfect STAC regular season with a victory over Chenango Forks on Wednesday.

Three of the four STAC division champions have now been determined. Horseheads clinched the West Division title Monday with a 5-4 victory over Elmira Southside. Windsor had already clinched the East Division title.

Only the Metro Division champion, where Vestal and Maine-Endwell are tied for first, has not been determined yet. The STAC playoffs are next week.

Pendleton had an RBI single in the first inning, then added a two-run single in the third inning as the Warriors scored four runs in the inning to take a 6-0 lead.

Justin Topa added three hits for CV.



CV romps Seton CC

Dan Pendleton makes contact for CV. | Photo by Collin Herko

Chenango Valley Warriors: 19
Seton Catholic Central Saints: 1

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