Power pushes C-NS softball past Liverpool

O'Hara goes deep twice in 13-6 win over Warriors

— Though at times wild in her pitching effort, O'Hara still went six innings and recorded 12 strikeouts. Harris had four RBIs overall, smashing a three-run triple in the bottom of the seventh.

Whatever the result here, Liverpool could feel good about how its opener had gone at West Genesee, as it gained a small bit of payback by shutting out the Wildcats 3-0.

No doubt, the Warriors remembered that WG beat them, 4-3, in last year’s Class AA semifinal. And it provided some extra focus, something that Stoddard, in particular, thrived on.

Stoddard shut down the Wildcats’ bats, giving up just two hits, both singles. Also, the Warriors’ defense minimized mistakes, committing just one error.

That last fact proved important because WG made five errors, which helped Liverpool as it scored twice in the third inning and a single run in the fifth. Hansen doubled, tripled and scored twice as Holly Clark scored the Warriors’ other run.

Then the Warriors made it back-to-back shutouts on Wednesday, blanking Fayetteville-Manlius 9-0 in its home opener.

Four first-inning runs, and three more runs in the second, quickly put Liverpool in control, and pitcher Dana Nicoletti made it stick, throwing her own one-hitter that included five strikeouts.

All told, the Warriors broke out for 17 hits. Harris tripled, doubled twice, scored three times and finished with four RBIs, while Clark and Nicoletti matched Harris, each getting three hits of their own. Nicole Cerrone added a pair of RBIs.

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