EDISON OVERCOMES WAVERLY'S FAST START IN 10-5 WIN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 21, 2021 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz
ELMIRA HEIGHTS — Waverly scored three runs in the top of the first, but
Edison answered with four in the bottom of the inning, and pulled away
for a 10-5 win here Friday afternoon in IAC South Large School softball
The Lady Wolverines started quick, with senior Sidney Tomasso reaching on a bunt single, moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Olivia Robinson, and scoring on an RBI single by junior Aubrey Ennis.
With two outs, Jenner and Romano stroked back-to-back RBI singles to make it 3-0.
Gabby MIlazzo’s two-run single highlighted Edison’s four-run rally in the home half of the first.
Milazzo retired Waverly in order in the top of the second inning, then stroked an RBI single in the bottom of the frame to make it 5-3.
Leah Austin-Whitaker followed with an RBI double, and Bailey Mawhir added an RBI single to extend the Lady Spartan lead to 7-3.
Romano’s two-out RBI single in the top of the third inning trimmed the deficit to 7-4, but Edison answered with two runs in the fifth to take a 9-4 lead.
Romano was 3-for-3 with a double, one run scored, and two RBI to lead Waverly’s 10-hit attack, while Ennis singled twice, scored one run, and drove in one run, and senior Hali Jenner singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run.
Tomasso, and freshman Olivia Robinson each singled and scored one run for the Lady Wolverines, while freshman Peyton Shaw singled and drove in one run, and senior Alyssa Sindoni added a single.
Jenner was tagged with the loss, allowing seven runs — five earned — on nine hits and two walks in three innings in the circle.
Tomasso pitched the final three innings, allowing three runs — all unearned — on three hits, while striking out two and walking two.
Waverly committed six errors in the loss.
The Lady Wolverines, now 6-7, return to action Monday when it hosts Notre Dame.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.