Surprise, Surprise. Wayland-Cohocton (12-3, 6-0) clinched the Livingston County Division I softball title Monday in Maple City, blanking Hornell by a score of 2-0.

 

By Frank Williams
Sports Writer

Surprise, Surprise. Wayland-Cohocton (12-3, 6-0) clinched the Livingston County Division I softball title Monday in Maple City, blanking Hornell by a score of 2-0.
Way-Coh has been an annual powerhouse in the softball realm for years, and with Monday's victory they wrapped up the top spot in D-1 soley with a currently unbeaten record in the division with just one league game to play tonight against the Lady Mustangs in Dansville.
They put numbers on the board in their half of the third after Katelyn Venable walked, Diane Cork singled, though Hornell threw Venable out third. But Cork had advanced to second waiting until Courtney Smith singled her home for the first run of the game moments later. Hurler Rachel Meyer provided her own insurance run when she clubbed a solo homer in the top of the fifth to give the Golden Eagles the 2-0 triumph.
"I'm happy we won the title in this one, but I wasn't particularly pleased with the way we played,' said Head Coach Dave Stewart. "I thought we had some good swings in the first inning or two, but after that we didn't seem to hit much and didn't get many good cuts up there."
Rachel Meyer picked up the win in the circle by twirling a 2-hit shutout against the Red Raiders while striking out 10 and walking two. Offensively; Meyer was 2-4 with a homer and an RBI, Diane Cork was 1-4 with a run, Courtney Smith 3-4, with an RBI and a steal, Sarah Wolcott, Heather VanSon and Laura Kahn all went 1-3.
The Golden Eagles play tonight at Dansville and then head to Utica Saturday for a double-header at the Mudville Tournament.