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2017 Daily Messenger Spring All-Stars: Victor’s Torlish is softball Player of the Year

Understand, Sammie Torlish didn’t always dream of softball diamonds. She’s no stranger to the game, though. When she arrived to play with the Victor softball team and coach Shelly Collins, Torlish knew all about running the bases, snagging line drives and fielding ground balls. She knew how it felt to put the sweet spot of a bat on the ball... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Spring 2017 HS sports selections

Meet the 2017 All-Greater Rochester Spring Sports picks — 128 athletes and nine coaches selected to represent eight teams. One Player of the Year had never made an AGR team while another followed in the footsteps of his brother as the best on the golf course. A tennis player posted a 19-2 record and found time to volunteer more than... more

Victor softball slugs their way into NYS Final Four

Blue Devils would jump out to an early lead when Sam Torlish singled to center to score Kara Commisso to give Victor a 1-0 lead just four batters in. Torlish would come around to score on a Trojans error. In the 3rd inning, Kyra Grooms would double to deep right center scoring Torlish once again and the Blue Devils lead... more

Waterloo stumbles in Class B softball final

If you are going up against the Wayland-Cohocton softball team there is one thing that you know is going to happen. Your defense is going to be tested — over and over and over. The No. 3 Eagles’ offensive strategy is to put the ball in play and see what the opposing defense can do. That plan paid off Wednesday.... more

Behind Wong’s arm, solid defense Victor edges Fairport for Class AA softball title

The ball was in Erin Wong’s hand when Victor lost its only softball game this spring, a 13-9 setback to Monroe County rival Fairport on May 3. But veteran coach Shelly Collins wanted Wong back in the pitcher’s circle for Friday’s Section V Class AA championship game and the sophomore right-hander got the Blue Devils back in the winner’s circle.... more

Waterloo, Mynderse softball rolls to wins in Class B quarterfinals

It was a strong day for the top two seeds of the Section V Class B softball tournament as both the Waterloo Indians and Mynderse Academy Blue Devils cruised to wins. Both local teams will now play in the semifinals on Wednesday. No. 1 Waterloo will play No. 4 Bath, and No. 2 Mynderse will face No. 3 Wayland-Cohocton. The... more

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has been a modified and varsity coach at Groton for more than two decades. “I’ve never been in a... more

Section V baseball, softball scramble due to spring weather

Months ago when Section V baseball and softball organizers decided to extend the regular season this year by a few days they had no idea what was in store for them this spring, which as it turns out is a lot of cold weather and rain and postponed games. That’s why ending the regular season by a few days right... more

Groton, Dryden rivalry heats up with father-son softball connection

From the Dryden Lion dugout on a 70 degree Friday afternoon, Ed Dow yelled out to his shortstop. “Take a step,” he yelled, motioning for Lindsey Goodenough to move closer to second base. Kelly Malepe wound up, delivered the pitch and without hesitation Groton’s Paige Graham broke from first to second. Catcher Amy Gardner didn’t hesitate either, swiftly throwing down... more

Offensive outburst leads Geneva softball to win over Midlakes

The Geneva softball team picked up its fifth win of the season as the Panthers cruised to a 17-1 win over Midlakes in six innings on Wednesday. Shannon Gallagher picked up the win in the circle after allowing just five hits and striking out five. Julianna Trunzo led the Geneva offense with three hits, including a first-inning, 2-run home run,... more

Moravia’s Funk strikes out 16 in no-hitter vs. Trumansburg

Maddie Funk struck out 16 batters in a no-hitter, as the Moravia softball team beat Trumansburg 9-0 Monday. Funk was perfect through five innings, and only faced 23 batters. The Blue Devils’ Julia Jandrew recorded a triple, Chloe McNabb had two hits, and Megan Nunes registered three hits and four stolen bases. The Citizen: Read More more

Canandaigua softball boosters to host CA Idol talent competition

Canandaigua Softball Boosters will present its 13th annual CA Idol Talent competition at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Canandaigua Academy Theatre, 435 East St.The competition will feature individual and group musical performances by elementary and middle school students from Canandaigua. Audience members will cast their votes for the top performances in each category.Tickets cost $8 in advance; $10 at the... more

Union Springs’ Grace Van Horn signs letter of intent to pitch at St. Bonavanture

Grace Van Horn completed the final step of her goal with a few strokes of the pen. The Union Springs senior signed a letter of intent to pitch for the St. Bonaventure softball team on Thursday during a ceremony in the Union Springs High School library. Van Horn is believed to be the first Union Springs softball player to sign... more