SCHROON LAKE — Shelby Hogan and Cheyenne Williams nearly combined for a perfect game Wednesday.
They settled for a no-hitter instead.
High School Sports Magazine
Hogan (3) and Williams (6) combined to strike out nine batters on their way to the no-hitter and a 12-0 win for Minerva/Newcomb over Schroon Lake in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference softball.
Hogan helped her own cause with a double from the plate, while Gabby McNally went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
Molly Wisser struck out five in a losing effort for the Wildcats.
Minerva/Newcomb 12, Schroon Lake 0
Minerva 331 202 1 — 12 6 0
Schroon Lake 000 000 0 — 0 0 3
Hogan, Williams (5) and McCall. M. Wisser and A. Wisser. WP- Hogan. LP- M. Wisser. 2B- Hogan (M/N).
Westport 13, Indian Lake/Long Lake 10
WESTPORT — The Eagles were able to capitalize on walks as they held off the Orange.
Indian Lake/Long Lake pitcher Emma Gray threw a solid game for her team, recording 14 strikeouts. However, she was called repeatedly for illegal pitches, which forced walks and put runners on base. Gray finished with 11 walks.
“The big difference tonight was the walks,” Westport coach Ike Tyler said. “Their pitcher pitched well, but she had a hard time on several occasions being called for an illegal pitched; it helped us score runs.”
The sixth inning was the most productive for the Eagles, as they were able to score six runs at the end of the inning to give themselves a 13-10 lead heading into the seventh.
Sarah Looby helped Westport out offensively. She had a triple, three walks and two stolen bases.
The Eagles were able to capitalize with runners on by being aggressive on the bases. They finished with eight steals.
“Ellie Schwoebel had a delay steal at home for us in the third; it really got us going,” Tyler said. “That was a five-run inning for us — it shook up their pitcher up a little bit.”