FFCS softball loses pair
ILION — The Fonda-Fultonville softball team dropped a pair of games at the David P. Whalen Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Braves lost in the first round, 6-1, to Frankfort-Schuyler and dropped an 18-13 decision to host Central Valley Academy in the consolation game.
Westmoreland defeated Central Valley Academy in the other first-round game by a 6-4 margin, while Frankfort-Schuyler topped Westmoreland, 6-4, in the championship game.
Frankfort-Schuyler’s Trinity Critelli was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
In its first-round game, Critelli pitched a two-hitter to lead Frankfort-Schuyler to the win. Critelli struck out 17 in seven innings.
Samantha Oriole had three hits for the Maroon Knights, while Hannah Banas had two hits.
Fonda-Fultonville scored its lone run in the sixth on a triple by Emma Crahan.
Marilyn Whitcavitch had the only other hit for the Lady Braves.
In the consolation game, Erin Jackson had three singles, a double, three runs scored and three RBIs to lead Central Valley Academy to a wild 18-13 win over FFCS.
The Lady Braves trailed 10-2 after two innings before rallying to tie the game at 12-12 in the top of the fifth.
CVA regained the lead with four runs in its half of the fifth on its way to the win.
Taylor Christensen had a single, double, three runs scored and three RBIs for Central Valley, Sianna Kenyon had a triple, three runs scored and an RBI, and Jordyn Bishop had two singles, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Brooke Newtown had two singles, a triple, two runs scored and three RBIs for CVA (4-5 overall), and Savannah Sommer had triple and two RBIs.
Brianne Egelston had two singles, a double and four runs scored for Fonda-Fultonville (5-5 overall), while Sierra Rose had three singles and three runs scored. Kaleigh Smith added two singles, two RBIs and scored a run for the Lady Braves.
David P. Whalen Tournament
at Central Valley Academy
Frankfort-Schuyler 6, Fonda-Fultonville 1
Fonda-Fultonville 000 001 0 — 1 2 3
Frankfort-Schuyler 021 012 x — 6 11 0
WP — Critelli; LP — Williams.
Central Valley Academy 18, Fonda-Fultonville 13
Fonda-Fultonville 200 640 1 — 13 13 1
Central Valley Academy 460 224 x — 18 14 4
WP — Yardley; LP — Williams.