Even sick, May dominates at ND tops Waverly
WAVERLY - Notre Dame's Olivia May could barely speak after the game.
She wasn't feeling well all day and by the time the game was over her voice was nearly gone.
Talking to May you could tell she wasn't feeling well.
Watching her play on Monday you would have thought she was the healthiest person around as she turned in a dominating performance in a 6-0 victory over Waverly.
May struck threw a one-hitter, striking out 15 on the mound and she had a three hit day at the plate, hitting a home run, a double, driving in three runs and scoring two more to help the Crusaders hand Waverly its first loss of the year.
With the win Notre Dame takes the lead in the division race over Waverly, with the two teams meeting again on Thursday.
"I tried to put all that aside and worry about being sick after the game," May said.
Knowing that they played Waverly twice this week helped May in knowing that this game wasn't an absolute must win if her sickness made her struggle.
"We knew coming into this week we need at least one win against them," May said. "We knew we had a second shot at them, so I didn't feel as much pressure."
Right from the start May was dominant on the mound, striking out six of the first seven batters she faced, including striking out the side in the second inning.
"I tried to get ahead in the count, knowing if I did they would chase after pitches," May said.
While she was shutting down the Waverly lineup, May also provided the games only runs for the first six innings.
In the third inning Allie Steadman reached on an error and May followed with a two-run home run to left field to put the Crusaders up 2-0.
"It was way too high out of the strike zone," May said. "It's not a pitch I should be swinging at, but it went over the fence so it's okay."
Notre Dame tacked on four runs in the seventh inning to put things away.
Mackenzie Maloney had two hits and an RBI and Alivia Clark had a hit, an RBI and a run scored, while Brooke Smith had a double and Monica Jerzak had a hit and scored a run and Allie Steadman scored two runs.
Ali Raupers had an RBI in the game for Waverly.
May walked two and hit one batter in the win on the mound.
Sam Mennig struck out three, walked one and allowed eight hits on the mound for Waverly. She also had the Wolverines only hit in the game.
Waverly is at Edison on Wednesday and Notre Dame hosts Newark Valley.
Tioga 11, Candor 3
Tioga pounded out 10 hits in the win Monday.
Sam Wood had two hits, scored two runs and had an RBI and Dani Barto had two hits, a run scored and two stolen bases.
Britt Vergason had a hit, a run scored and a stolen base and Bry Godfrey had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
Alexis VanDruff had a hit, a run scored and an RBI, Sierra Beebe scored a run, Donette Hutchison had two hits, a run scored, a double and an RBI and Deanna Hutchison had a hit and scored a run.
Wood struck out nine and walked none, while allowing four hits and three runs, none earned.
Marissa Becken had two hits for Candor. Makaylah Short pitched for Candor.
Tioga hosts Spencer Van-Etten on Wednesday.