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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 3, 2022 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz


WAVERLY — Division-leading Notre Dame scored five runs in the top of the third and fourth innings en route to an 11-3 win over Waverly here Tuesday afternoon in IAC South Large School softball action.

The Lady Wolverines had opportunities in the contest, but left nine runners on base.

Waverly scored the first run of the game in the home half of the first. Sophomore Peyton Shaw worked a one-out walk, and moved to second on a line-drive single by senior Bella Romano

With two outs, sophomore Olivia Robinson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Two pitches later, Shaw scooted home on a passed ball to make it 1-0.

Lawson Bigelow’s two-out, two-run home run highlighted Notre Dame’s five-run third inning that gave them a 5-1 lead.

The Lady Crusaders rapped out four singles, and took advantage of two Waverly errors in a five-run fourth-inning rally that extended the lead to 10-1.

The teams traded runs, then Waverly junior Michaela Lauper provided the final making with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

Senior Aubrey Ennis had two hits, Lauper singled and drove in one run, and senior Bella Romano added a single to account for Waverly’s four hits, while Shaw, junior Alyvia Daddona, and senior Lourden Benjamin each scored one run.

Olivia Switzer earned the win for Notre Dame, allowing three runs — all unearned — on four hits, while striking out seven and walking three in seven innings of work.

Olivia Switzer had three hits, two runs scored, and one RBI, and Izzy Griffin stroked three singles, scored one run, and knocked in two runs to pace Notre Dame’s 17-hit attack, while Bigelow homered and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, and Payton Miller had three hits, three runs scored and two RBI.

Waverly, now 5-6, returns to action Wednesday at Candor.


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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 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.