BIG INNING PROPELS NOTRE DAME TO 10-2 WIN OVER WAVERLY
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 5, 2022 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz
SOUTHPORT — Notre Dame scored six runs in the home half of the third
inning, and cruised to a 10-2 win over Waverly here Thursday afternoon
in IAC South Large School Division softball action.
The Lady Wolverines took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI single by sophomore Olivia Robinson.
The Lady Crusaders took a 2-1 lead in the third on RBI singles by Ava Mustico and Payton Miller, and Lawson Bigelow put the finishing touches on the rally with a grand slam off the school in left-center field.
Notre Dame added four more runs in the fifth inning to stretch its lead to 10-2.
Waverly turned a pair of Crusader errors into a run in the sixth inning to provide the final margin.
Robinson singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, while junior Michaela Lauper and senior Lourden Benjamin each had singles, and senior Aubrey Ennis scored one run to account for Waverly’s offense.
Olivia Switzer earned the win for Notre Dame, allowing two unearned runs on three hits, while striking out eight and walking one.
Miller stroked three singles and scored two runs to pace Notre Dame’s 11-hit attack, while Mustico singled twice, scored two runs, and drove in one run, Switzer singled twice, scored one run, and drove in two runs, and Bigelow belted the grand slam, and scored two runs.
Waverly, now 5-7, returns to action Friday at Newfield.
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 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).