April 15, 2013

Saranac softball splits Mudville doubleheader


---- — HERKIMER — The Saranac girls’ softball team opened its season Sunday with a split at the Mudville Tournament.

The Chiefs dropped a 3-1 decision to Oneida before recording a 5-1 victory over Gloversville.

“We hadn’t been on a field yet, except to shag a few fly balls,” Saranac coach Sam Campbell said. “So I was really happy with how we played.

“I was happy with our defense. We had some good swings at the plate, but we could have had some better ones.”

Against Oneida, the Chiefs were held to one hit by Ashley Marshall, who finished with four strikeouts.

Losing pitcher Kourtnie Campbell, who struck out four and surrendered three hits, led off the game with a double and scored the Chiefs’ lone run.

Against Gloversville, winning pitcher Tori Trim allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked two.

Brette Campbell and Shelby Lottie paced Saranac with two hits each, with Campbell and Ashley Terry hitting triples.

The Chiefs erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the second inning.

Emily Towne and Becky Washburn paced Gloversville with two hits apiece, and Sam Stewart took the pitching loss.

Saranac opens its CVAC season on Tuesday in Peru.

Oneida 3, Saranac 1

Saranac 100 000 0 — 1 1 4

Oneida 000 021 x — 3 3 0

K. Campbell and B. Campbell. Marshall and Sgarlotta. WP- Marshall. LP- K. Campbell. 2B- Didio (O).

Saranac 5, Gloversville 1

Saranac 030 002 0 — 5 7 1

Gloversville 100 000 0 — 1 6 4

Trim and B. Campbell. Stewart and Ostcondes. WP- Trim. LP- Stewart. 3B- Terry (Sar), B. Campbell (Sar).