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O'Hara no-hits F-M in C-NS softball opener

Northstars ace also hits fifth-inning grand slam

— By the time O'Hara came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, she had only picked up one hit in three at-bats. But that changed here as O'Hara crushed a Marisa Duval delivery deep over the right-field fence, despite hitting into a modest breeze, for a grand slam.

A day later, it was much the same story at Oswego, and what made it so scary for future opponents was that C-NS dominated the Buccaneers 15-0 while its other senior ace, Kalet Lenart, showed off her pitching prowess.

Lenart, who would be the top pitcher on just about every other team in Central New York, shut down Oswego, holding them to three hits and one walk while picking up 14 strikeouts.

And the bats remained hot, C-NS scoring in each of the first five innings, peaked by an eight-run outburst in the third as O’Hara went deep for the second time in as many games.

Van Hoven, a change from past Northstars leadoff hitters due to her power, had a double, triple and four RBIs. Szabo tripled and drove in three runs, while O’Hara and Silfer each had two RBIs. Khalyia Flounory, one of the few new faces in the C-NS lineup, pounded out two doubles, scored twice and added an RBI.

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