Clutch Pitching, Hitting Defense Lift OFA Girls
MASSENA - OFA used clutch execution on the mound, in the field, at the plate and on the bases to earn a 6-5 win over Massena and a 2-1 NAC Central Softball record in Friday's action.
Bailey Friot struck out five in five innings and Riley Hough earned a save by retiring all six batters she faced. The two hurlers combined on a five-hitter to outduel Massena's Caitlyn Reed.
Friot also singled twice and scored two runs and Katherine Smith singled and scored twice including the game-winner in the sixth inning where she came around to score with aggressive and alert base running after stroking a two-out single.
"Bailey Friot hit her spots well tonight and Riley Hough came in in the sixth and retired all six batters she faced. We played very good defense in spurts and now we just need to stay focused for seven innings," said OFA Coach Mark Henry.
"Katherine Smith manufactured the game-winning run all by herself with great base-running after the first two batters in the inning were retired."
Emma LeBeau tripled for OFA and Abby Raven, Gabrielle Morley and Paige Pinkerton also singled. Reed and Liz Rogers both singled twice for Massena and Cook added a single.
GOUVERNEUR BLANKS POTSDAM
Peyton Mussaw scattered four hits and struck out six pitching Gouverneur to a 15-0 win over Potsdam where the Wildcats scored four runs in the first and second innings.
Lia Canell went 4-4 and Elizabeth Riutta went 3-3 leading the Wildcats' offense, Ellen Baer and Mussaw each stroked two singles. Dimarco went 2-2 for Potsdam.