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Frewsburg first baseman Reagan Chitester is first out during Wednesday’s Division VI Class C pre-quarterfinal softball game against Silver Creek at the Robert H. Jackson Elementary School Sports Complex in Frewsburg. Photo PJ by Christian Storms

FREWSBURG — Kaylee Hutchison threw a two-hit hit and struck out 12 to lead Silver Creek to a 7-2 win over Frewsburg in a softball game ahead of Wednesday’s Class C Division VI quarterfinal at the Robert H. Jackson Elementary School Sports Complex.

Mikayla Kelly led the Black Knights offense, collecting three hits, including a double, and making three runs. Tessa Braidich added two hits – a double – and an RBI.

Reagan Chitester, who was the losing pitcher, and Peyton Yost were responsible for the hits for the Bears (9-7).

Silver Creek (10-4) travels to Falconer for a quarterfinal game today.


Frewsburg’s Jacey Cappa attempts a bunt in Wednesday’s game. Photo PJ by Christian Storms

RANDOLPH — Kendall Steward was nearly perfect for the Cardinals in the Class C pre-quarterfinals.

Tapestry’s leadoff batter, number 12, reached base on an error, but from there Steward and her teammates were perfect on their way to a 13-0 win.

Steward retired 13 batters and with her bat, she hit a home run. Sadie Steward added three hits with a triple; Kyra Pence hit a triple and a single; and Allie Conley, Jaclynn Flood, Harper Smith and Juliana Syracuse all had two hits.

The fourth-seeded Cardinals are back in action today at home against No. 5 Barker.


Silver Creek’s Kaylee Hutchison delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game. Photo PJ by Christian Storms

MAYVILLE — No. 6 Chautauqua Lake held off No. 12 Maple Grove 7-6 to advance to the Class C pre-quarterfinals.

Both teams scored with singles. Jenna Waters and Lucy Gates both had two goals for the Thunderbirds while Sam Snow connected on two singles for Maple Grove.

Olivia Herrington had 12 strikeouts and three walks, and allowed five hits in the winning effort. Lydia Darby pitched a full game for the Red Dragons and allowed seven hits.

Chautauqua Lake travels to No. 3 Gowanda today for the quarter-finals.


Frewsburg’s Reagan Chitester delivers a pitch during Wednesday’s game. Photo PJ by Christian Storms

AKRON — Southwestern’s season ended with extra rounds of the Class B2 pre-quarterfinals.

The 10-seeded Trojans had a 9-8 lead late in the 12th, but back-to-back hits sent 7-seeded Akron ahead of Southwestern 10-9.

Akron’s victory was led by a brace from Ella Hill who scored the runner starting second, then Hill was scored by a single winner from Sloan Jonathan.

Southwestern’s effort was led by Teagan Shedd with two triples. Allie Durnell was 3 for 5, Madi Crisanti was 3 for 6 with a triple, Brynne Conley was 2 for 5 with a triple and Jaidyn Newhouse went 3 for 6. Conley pitched all 12 innings, struck out five and walked three.


DUNKERQUE – It was a perfect day for the Dunkirk Marauders softball team.

The 5-seeded Marauders hosted 12-seeded Lackawanna and outscored them 22-0 while going a no-hitter in the Section VI Class B1 pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday in Dunkirk.

Everyone on Dunkirk’s offense contributed with Angelina Piede hitting a first home run, a single, a double and four RBIs; Ja Maladie Pacheco was 3 for 4 with a home run; Courtney Zatorski went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs; Emily Pacheco was 3 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs; Leah Morales was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs; Alyssa Salerno hit two doubles and Tayler Skelly tripled.

Dunkirk was equally dominant from the circle, allowing no Lackawanna base runners. Ja Maladie Pacheco pitched the first two innings and struck out four, Piede pitched the next 2 2/3 with five strikeouts, and Zatorski pitched the final.

Dunkirk’s win sets up a game today at No. 4 Lake Shore.


BROCTON — The 8-seeded Brocton Bulldogs exploded in eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat 9-seeded Forestville 17-13 in the Class D pre-quarterfinals.

The Bulldogs had 22 hits, with Chyanne Whitaker going 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs; Angeline Rexford went 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs; Madison Sears hit a double and two RBIs; and Savanna Krystofiak went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Forestville took the lead thanks to Megan Gruber going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a double, and Jade Work was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Brocton’s victory puts him on the road to No. 1 Westfield today.

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