In softball, West Genesee’s late rally fell just short in a 4-3 loss to Baldwinsville, a game where a slow start proved costly.
The Wildcats gave up single runs in each of the first three innings and trailed, 3-0, before finally getting on the board in the top of the fifth.
As it turned out, the Bees’ run in the bottom of the fifth was the game-winner, as WG moved within one by the top of the seventh, only to see B’ville pitche Elizabeth Campbell record the final outs.
Tess Andrews, Sarah Sauda and Morgan Nichols each had RBIs in that late Wildcat push as Kaleigh Churchill, Katie McIntyre and Trish Andrews scored the runs. Morgan Nichols pitched the whole way, striking out six while allowing six hits and two walks.
Frustrated by this, WG let out that frustration Thursday in a 23-0 romp of Syracuse West where Ashely D’Avirro, who broke her wrist in the pre-season, returned to the pitcher’s circle and teamed with Churchill for a no-hitter.
D’Avirro worked five innings for her gem, and during that time WG scored eight runs in the second and seven runs in the third on its way to 20 hits. Churchill, Trish Andrews and Katie Regin each had four RBIs, while Tess Andrews and Kaleigh McGraw drove in three runs apiece. Combined, the Andrews sisters scored nine runs.