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2018-05-15 / Sports

Bobcats Swat Hornets, Advance to MAC Title

BAINBRIDGE — The Bainbridge Guilford softball team, seeded second in the Midstate Athletic Conference tournament, built a 6-1 lead in the first three innings in Friday’s game, and finished with an 8-1 victory over third-seeded Harpursville. They advanced to the championship game on Tuesday against top-seeded Deposit.

The battery was a big factor for the Bobcats, as pitcher Kori Thornton struck out 11 Hornet batters and catcher Megan Palmatier homered and had two other hits. Ashley Matthews also had three hits, including a homer.

B-G scored three runs in both the second and third innings, and added one run in both the fourth and fifth frames, while Harpursville’s only run came in the third inning. The Bobcats outhit the Hornets, 13-5, and had just one error to the visitors’ five.

In the bottom bracket of the tourney, ninth-seeded Walton downed 12th-seeded Delhi, 10- 2. Warrior pitcher Riley McAdams struck out 12 Bulldogs and allowed just two hits.

DA opened the scoring in the fourth inning, but the home forces came back with two runs in the fourth inning, but the visitors tied the game in the top of he fifth. Walton responded with three runs in the bottom half, and racked up five more runs in the sixth frame.

Samantha Taddeo had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Warriors’ offense and Camberly had two hits and two RBIs.

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