FREWSBURG — Olivia Herrington was simply an excessive amount of to deal with within the circle, on the plate and within the area on Tuesday night time.
The sophomore struck out 9 batters in 5 innings of labor, cracked a triple and a single with an RBI on offense, and added some sturdy defensive work at shortstop to steer Chautauqua Lake (4-0, 4-0) to an 11-1 win over Frewsburg (4-4, 3-4) in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Affiliation Division 2 West motion.
Regardless of getting a late begin to the 12 months following a powerful volleyball marketing campaign and struggling two accidents to their beginning lineup, the Thunderbirds have rolled out to a 4-0 begin and can now journey to face Maple Grove on Thursday.
“I knew that Chautauqua Lake was simply getting began. I believe they’ve solely had three video games this 12 months due to the volleyball form of placing them behind,” Frewsburg head coach Jon Blanchard stated. “So I didn’t actually know the place they have been. We had seven video games coming in right here with one nonleaguer. We will play with anybody on any day however (Herrington) did a terrific job on the mound and managed the sport rather well.”
Chautauqua Lake would get on the board within the first inning as Herrington opened up with a single and moved to second on a fielder’s alternative earlier than sprinting dwelling on a throwing error.
The Bears would battle again within the second when pitcher Reagan Chitester plated Peyton Yost, who made essentially the most of a pair of stolen bases, however that might be the extent of the Frewsburg offense the remainder of the way in which.
The Thunderbirds took benefit of a wild pitch, a handed ball and an error within the second inning, plating Cayzlee Johnson to make it 2-1, and would add on three extra runs within the third.
Herrington was struck by a pitch to start out off that inning, and would transfer into scoring place with a pair of stolen bases earlier than coming dwelling on an error. That was adopted by an RBI triple from Johnson, and two extra runs on errors.
“I’m actually happy,” Chautauqua Lake head coach Sue Teets stated. “We needed to name up a jayvee participant. We’re two down due to accidents. I juggled my entire lineup and moved individuals round so I didn’t understand how issues would go. We had a brief week to follow however I really feel like their heads have been the place they wanted to be — somewhat rattled at instances. I stated ‘simply play your recreation.’ That’s all I would like you to do is get the ball in play and make issues occur, and so they did that.”
The lead grew to 7-1 within the fourth after a double by Tatem Zemcik and an RBI double from Lucy Gates, a seventh-grade callup as a consequence of damage.
Johnson would relieve Herrington within the sixth, putting out one and giving up no hits in reduction. Heading to shortstop, Herrington rapidly confirmed her versatility within the area with a pair of good throws.
“She’s an superior shortstop, I’ll inform you that,” Teets stated. “In all probability probably the most fluid that I’ve seen within the league — simply clean, good glove. I might in all probability put her anyplace and it’s nice. That is the primary 12 months I’ve had two pitchers, actually in the entire 12 months’s I’ve coached.”
Jenna Waters grabbed a single and a double with an RBI within the win, Johnson had two triples with three RBIs, whereas Mallory Morrison, Hannah Bretz (double) and Zemcik (double) all had one hit.
Chitester and Peyton Yost would swap time within the circle for Frewsburg, with Chitester choosing up six strikeouts in 5 innings whereas Yost struck out one and had no walks.
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