Gator baseball/softball: still stuck in the swamp

Lori Chase
April 28, 2011

Weather woes continued to plague area high school baseball and softball teams last week, and Port Allegany was no exception. While the Lady Gators managed to get in games against Smethport and Otto-Eldred, their counterparts on the baseball diamond have played just six innings – in a suspended contest against Cameron County – since April 16.

On Wednesday, Smethport piled up seven runs in the top of the first inning, and Logan Akers hurled a eight-strikeout, two-hit gem in the Lady Hubs’ 12-1 softball win.

“It’s hard to come back against a good team like Smethport,” Port coach Dave Morey said. “We didn’t give up, but when you dig a hole like that, and against a dominant pitcher …”

Cora Bova singled in the bottom of the first, then scored the Gators’ only run on a fourth-inning double by Kris-Ann Raymo. Jenny Shelley (2 SO, 6 BB) and Kira Nolder shared pitching duties for Port, which dropped to 1-3 following the next night’s 6-3 loss at Otto-Eldred.

Eleven days after their last game, a 5-4 decision over Johnsonburg, the Gator baseball team’s record remains at 2-1. Both teams are off for the remainder of this week; weather permitting – a common refrain in this washed-out season – they’ll resume playing on May 2, when the Northern Potter baseball and Kane softball teams are slated to visit Port Allegany.

At Port Allegany, Apr. 20:
Smethport 7 1 1 3 0 – 12
Port Allegany 0 0 0 1 0 – 1

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