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If Brittney Putorti keeps pitching the way she has, Whitehall will be tough to beat.

The Railroaders won their last three games behind the strong pitching of Putorti, who limiting opposing batters to six runs on six hits in three games.

On Tuesday, Whitehall defeated previously unbeaten Argyle 2-1 in an extra-inning thriller.

Putorti struck out 15 batters and drove in Paxton Peterson for the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The game was a classic pitcher’s duel, with Putorti and Argyle’s Ashley Ellis allowing only two hits apiece and combining for 27 strikeouts.

Neither team scored a run until Whitehall took a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning. Argyle tied the score in their next at bat, setting the stage for Putorti’s game winning hit in the eighth.

Last Wednesday, Whitehall recorded a 9-3 win over visiting Bolton.

Putorti was overpowering, striking out 10 batters and allowing only two hits in seven innings pitched.

She helped her own cause by driving in a pair of runs on two singles and Olivia Short also drove in two runs for Whitehall as it picked up its third win of the season.

Whitehall jumped on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning and added three more runs in both the third and fourth innings.

Bolton scored a run in the second inning but was shut out for the next three innings before adding a pair of runs in the fifth inning.

Whitehall finished the game with only four hits but was able to take advantage of six Bolton errors.

Putorti’s right arm continued to stymie hitters in the Adirondack League on Friday afternoon as she pitched Whitehall past Hartford, 7-2.

Ariel Ayers, Carli Varmette, and Short carried the team offensively, accounting for all seven of the Railroader hits.

Whitehall jumped on the board in the top of the first inning with a run and added two more in third, a single run in the fifth, and three more in the seventh.

Putorti’s fastball gave Hartford’s hitters fits all day as she struck out 17 batters in seven innings.

She has allowed only two hits in each of her last four games and the Railroaders have held their opponents to three runs or fewer in five of six games this season.

Whitehall improves to 5-1 on the season and is tied for the second-best record in the Adirondack League with Lake George and Argyle, half a game behind Fort Ann.

The Railroaders will travel to Salem on Friday evening.

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