WAVERLY RIDES 18-RUN FIRST-INNING OUTBURST TO 22-3 WIN OVER WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 17, 2021 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz
WAVERLY — Waverly erupted for 18 runs in the bottom of the first inning
en route to a 22-3 five-inning win over Watkins Glen here Monday
afternoon in IAC Large School softball action.
The Lady Senecas scored two runs in the top of the first, but the Lady Wolverines sent 23 batters to the plate in home half in a rally that featured eight hits, six base on balls, four hit batters, and three Watkins Glen errors.
Freshman Olivia Robinson drove in the first run of the rally with an RBI double to score senior Sidney Tomasso, who led off the inning with a triple.
She added an RBI single in her second at-bat of the inning, and was also hit a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in a run later in the rally. Robinson was hit by a pitch in three consecutive at-bats Saturday.
The first-inning outburst also featured a two-run single by senior Alyssa Sindoni, and RBI singles by freshman Peyton Shaw, junior Jadyn Babcock, Tomasso, and junior Aubrey Ennis.
Sophomore Alyvia Daddona and Tomasso added RBI singles in the second inning to make it 20-2.
Junior Lourden Benjamin drove in a run with a groundout in the fourth inning, and senior Hali Jenner capped the Waverly scoring with an RBI single to make it 22-2.
Tomasso had four hits, including a triple, scored four runs, and drove in two runs, and Robinson had three hits, including two doubles, scored four runs, and had three RBI to pace Waverly’s 15-hit attack.
Babcock singled twice, scored three runs, and drove in two runs in the win, while Shaw singled, scored three runs, and drove in two runs, Jenner, Sindoni, and Hannah Burgess each singled, scored twice, and knocked in two runs, Daddona singled, scored one run, and drove in two runs, Ennis singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Benjamin crossed the plate once.
Tomasso earned the win for the Lady Wolverines, allowing three runs — two earned — on three hits, while striking out five and walking none.
Waverly, now 6-5, hosts Newark Valley Wednesday.
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.