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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 12, 2021 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz


SOUTHPORT — Olivia Switzer tossed a 1-hitter, and was 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Notre Dame to a 5-0 win over Waverly here Wednesday afternoon in IAC Large School softball action.

Payton Miller and Switzer stroked RBI singles in the bottom of the first inning to give Notre Dame an early lead.

Miller stroked another RBI single in the second inning to make it 3-0.

Lawson Bigelow’s drive over the right-field fence in the bottom of the fourth inning fave the Lady Crusaders a 4-0 lead, and Izzy Griffin added an RBI double later in the frame to provide the final margin.

Sophomore Michaela Lauper’s one-out single in the second inning was Waverly’s only hit of the game.

Senior Hali Jenner was tagged with the loss. She allowed five runs — three earned — on 11 hits, while striking out five and walking none in six innings.

Switzer fanned nine and walked three in the complete-game performance.

Waverly, now 4-4, returns to action Saturday when it takes on Marcellus and Homer at the Mudville Softball Complex in Herkimer, N.Y.


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Tim Birney Author Bio

Tim Birney

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).