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T-V shortstop Karyn Sheeley leaps over The Family School’s Sarah Vevante to try and catch the throw from the catcher as Vevante steals second base.

T-V tops Family School

By Rob Potter
GRAHAMSVILLE — May 18, 2010 — The trio of Rachel Adriaans, Lauren Jones and Karyn Sheeley led the Tri-Valley Lady Bears to a 3-1 win over the visiting Family School Lady Falcons on Friday afternoon in a non-league softball game.
Leadoff batter Adriaans, a sophomore center fielder, went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Senior pitcher Jones recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed only four hits. Senior shortstop Sheeley had a hit and two RBIs.
T-V (5-9) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Adriaans reached base with a bunt single and moved to second base on Aurora Boyes’ sacrifice bunt. Adriaans advanced to third base on a passed ball and scored when Sheeley hit a fielder’s choice grounder to shortstop.
The Family School (3-7) evened the score at 1-1 in the top of the fourth. With one out, Sarah Vevante singled and then stole second base. The next batter, Kayla Manjorin-Russo, singled to center field to bring Vevante in to score.
The Lady Bears took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth. With two outs, Adriaans reached base on an infield single. After stealing second base, she scored the go-ahead run when Boyes hit a bloop single into center field.
Sheeley ripped a double inside the right field line to allow Boyes to cross home plate and give T-V a 3-1 advantage.
Consecutive errors by the Lady Bears in the top of the sixth allowed Lady Falcon batters Vevante and Manjorin-Russo to reach third base and second base, respectively, with just one out. But they were stranded at those bases as Jones struck out the next two batters to end the inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Bears put runners on second base and third base with no outs. Erin Smith began the inning with an infield hit and Amanda TerBush reached on an error.
But Family School pitcher Denise Tagariello got the next three batters to hit fly balls in the infield. All three pop flies were caught, leaving Smith and TerBush on the bases.
Michelle Jorgensen hit a two-out single in the top of the seventh as the Lady Falcons attempted to rally. But Jones then induced a groundout to end the game.
“It was a tough match,” Family School Coach Missy Dunlap said. “It was well-played. Errors got us again.”
T-V Coach Mary Feusner was pleased to defeat the Lady Falcons, who beat the Lady Bears, 7-6, in nine innings when the teams played a non-league contest last month at The Family School.
“We hit the ball with runners on base today,” she said. “We were able to come through in those scoring situations.”
Feusner praised several members of her team.
“Our pitcher, Lauren Jones, did a good job,” the veteran coach said. “Rachel Adriaans had a good day, she was 3-for-3. Erin Smith and Amanda TerBush each had two hits and Karyn Sheeley had two RBIs.
“Right fielder Courtney Kelly did a great job defensively,” Feusner added. “She got two runners out at second base with accurate throws.”
Tagariello throws no-hitter as Lady Falcons defeat Fallsburg
On Thursday afternoon in Hancock, The Family School defeated Fallsburg, 22-4, in a non-league game that was called after five innings due to the 15-run mercy rule.
Tagariello picked up the win by throwing a no-hitter. At the plate, she had an RBI single and a two-run double.
Also keying the Lady Falcons’ offensive attack were Vevante (two doubles, two RBIs), Manjorin-Russo (two singles, three RBIs) and Jorgensen (a two-run single).
Celia Garcia took the loss in the pitcher’s circle for Fallsburg (0-12).

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