Lady Sharks hit early, often to close out GSSC with win

sjsoft-2runThe St. James High softball team did all of its damage in the first two innings of Thursday’s final round of the Grand Strand Softball Classic and held on for a 9-5 victory over Fairport (NY).

The Lady Sharks scored five runs in the first and added four more in the second to put Fairport on the ropes for a possible mercy-rule victory. But Fairport fought back and went the distance despite being unable to dig out of the early hole St. James created.

Fairport actually outhit St. James 14-12 and the Lady Sharks committed three errors to keep Fairport in the game. But the Lady Sharks were able to string more hits together early and maintain a comfortable margin through seven innings.

Kelsi Bachmann went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and one run scored, Sydney Cook went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Kelsie Gollie went 2 for 3 with two runs scored to lead the Lady Sharks. Shelby Spaziani struck out six over five frames and Sarah Flowers closed out the final two innings.

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