WATERLOO -- We're coming to you live from the state softball championships at Waterloo High School with the Class B semifinal between Fredonia and Section IV champion Chenango Valley.
10:16 a.m. Fredonia leads 1-0 through four innings. Hillbillies took 1-0 lead in top of third inning on Katie Bartkowiak's two-out single to center that scored Mary Kate Bongiovanni, who worked a two-out walk and reached second on Anne Wasik's single to center. Good at-bat by Barkowiak, who fell into an 0-2 hole.
In top of fifth with one out, Hillbillies' Bongiovanni singles, steals second and moves to third on Wasik single to right. Wasik took second on throw home while Bongiovanni stayed at third. Bongiovanni scores on ball four wild pitch. Wasik to third while batter Bartkowiak moves to second. Fredonia leads 2-0.
Bunt single by T'ana Abt loads bases. Erin Pantano RBI single off pitcher's glove makes it 3-0, then Julie Arnold gets hit by pitcher to force in Bartkowiak. Hillbillies lead, 4-0. Marge Wronski safe on fielder's choice grounder but Abt forced out at home for second out. Throwing error by CV catcher lobbing ball back to pitcher enables Pantano to score to make it 5-0. Chrissy Ortolano safe on fielding error. Pinch hitter Katrina Johnston comes to plate as 10th batter of inning for Fredonia, and she strikes out to end inning.
Fredonia leads 5-0.
10:25 a.m. Caitlin Roberts of CV leads
off bottom of fifth with single, moves to second on wild pitch, takes
third on fly out and scores with two outs on another wild pitch. After
five innings, Fredonia leads, 5-1.
Through six innings, Fredonia leads, 5-1.
Heading into bottom of seventh, it is still 5-1 Fredonia as Hillbillies went down in order in top half of inning.
10:47 a.m. FINAL SCORE: Fredonia beats Chenango Valley in Class B semifinal, 5-1.
The Hillbillies will face Section II's Mechanicville for the title this afternoon at 1:30 on field two.
It is the third straight state semifinal for the Hillbillies.
Anne Wasik and Erin Pantano each had two hits, while Mary Kate Bongiovanni scored two runs in the triumph. Fredonia pitcher Marah Dahn was solid, limiting CV to three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
It will be a little crazy with Class B final and Randolph's Class C semifinal going on at the same time but we'll do our best to provide status reports.
See you later.
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12:33 p.m. Randolph trails Section IV champion Tioga, 5-2, in the Class C semifinal with Randolph batting in the top of the fourth. The Cardinals scored two in the first but Tioga answered with four in the bottom of the inning. Tioga added a run on an error in the third.
1:10 p.m. It's a FINAL SCORE: Tioga 5, Randolph 2 in Class C semifinal.
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1:35 p.m. Class B final to start in 25 minutes or so.
2:54 p.m. Mechanicville leads Fredonia, 1-0, after four innings. Kelsey Hines with an RBI double.
3:04 p.m. Fredonia leaves the bases loaded in the fifth.
3:16 p.m. A two-run triple by Alysa Russell gives Mechanicville a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
3:29 p.m. Mechanicville's lead is 3-0 after six innings. Last chance for the Hillbillies.
3:32 p.m. We have a FINAL SCORE: Mechanicville beats Fredonia, 3-1, in the Class B state championship game. Fredonia falls in state final for third straight year. MaryKate Bongiovanni had an RBI triple in the seventh.