Softball team continues strong play

SoftballWhitehall’s softball team is playing some of its best softball of the season at exactly the right time.

The Railroaders have won their last four games to inch their record above .500 in the Adirondack League.

On Monday, Whitehall defeated Hadley-Luzerne 15-1.

Paxton Peterson led the charge offensively for Whitehall, going 3 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Brooke Paddock had two hits for Whitehall and Brittney Putorti allowed only four hits in seven innings while piling up nine strikeouts.
The Railroaders scored in every inning except the first, including six runs in the fourth inning to blow open the game.

The rout came several days after a gritty come from behind  victory over Fort Edward last Wednesday.

Trailing 5-4, Whitehall scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off with a 6-5 win.

Rachel Lavin, hitting in the ninth spot in the order and representing the tying run, reached first base on a well-placed bunt down the third baseline that just stayed fair.

Two batters later, Brittney Putorti drove Sam Godfrey’s offering to centerfield, plating Lavin and tying the game at 5-5.

Down to their final out, Ariel Ayers, who had injured her right ankle sliding into third base earlier in the game, limped to the plate and hit a groundball to second base that was bobbled on the throw to first, allowing Putorti to score all the way from second.

“The girls never stopped fighting,” head coach Pam Putorti said. “We played as a team and we won as a team. We had a few defensive miscues earlier in the game but we were able to overcome them.”

Brittney Putorti picked up her seventh win of the season, scattering seven hits over seven innings and recording nine strikeouts.

Whitehall managed only three hits in the game, but two—Lavin’s bunt single and Brittney Putorti’s double—came at the most opportune of times.

After starting the season 2-8, Whitehall has gone 7-1 over its last eight games to improve its record to 8-7 in the Adirondack League and 9-9 overall.

Based on the virtue of its Adirondack League record, Whitehall has compiled enough wins to qualify for Sectional Play but Pam Putorti said she is leaving the decision to play in the postseason up to the team’s seniors.

The team was scheduled to play Fort Ann on Tuesday (results weren’t available before the paper went to press). If the team decides to play in the Sectional tournament, it will learn its opponent on Monday.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

North Country Freepress – 09/22/17

FreePress_9_22_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 09/22/17

Weekender 9_22_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 09/20/17

518 Wheels 9-18-17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 09/22/17

Lakes_9_22_17.pdf-web.pdf

Car Show in Granville Sunday

Autumn Leaves Car Show 2016

By Krystle S. Morey The 31st annual Autumn Leaves Car Show, hosted by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, is […]

Whitehall homecoming this weekend

Whitehall homecoming 2016 parade

  By Matthew Saari The annual homecoming dance is scheduled for this Saturday and students at Whitehall High School have […]

Whitehall to face Cambridge Saturday

Whitehall Football 2017

  By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s football team may boast an undefeated record for the season but the Railroaders’ mettle is […]

‘Shine on Shelby’ drive continues

Shelby McEachron

By Krystle S. Morey Following the unexpected death of a local woman, the community has poured out in support of […]

Restaurant coming to West Main Street

The former Edwards Liquor Warehouse, which will soon become the West Main Street Grill, got receives a new coat of paint.

By Krystle S. Morey “When we go out to dinner, we leave the town. It kind of defeats the purpose […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 09/15/17

Lakes_9_15_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 09/15/17

Northshire_9_15_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 09/15/17

Weekender 9_15_17.pdf-web.pdf