Groton Indians

Groton's baseball and softball seasons came to an end Friday afternoon in the first round of the Section IV Class C playoffs. 

The baseball team lost, 12-2, to Tioga on the road. No details were reported.

Tioga (13-6) will move into the quarterfinals against No. 3 Trumansburg (12-5) for a rematch of the IAC Small School championship.

The softball team continued from its first two innings from the day prior, when lightning and storms forced its postponement, and lost, 5-1, to Seton Catholic at home. Seton Catholic (4-14) will move on to play Union Springs. 

Saints starter Claire Loughlin's talent in the circle was too much for the Groton (11-6) lineup as she took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and collected seven strikeouts.

Fellow pitcher J.J. Harriott broke it with one out in the fifth on a hit through the 5-6 hole. Her courtesy runner took second on a passed ball, but stayed there after two Ks. 

Seton Catholic, which held a 2-0 lead going into Friday's continued game, tacked on two more in the top of the sixth on three consecutive walks. Nikki Krowick scored on a ball in the dirt and Abby Link grounded out to the shortstop to bring in Alina Galyon's run for a 4-0 lead. 

On two outs in the bottom of the inning, Maggie Ossitt took her third pitch up the middle to reach base. Courtney Parr kept it rolling with a hit to shallow left field on the first pitch, though both remained there. 

Loughlin scored the final Seton Catholic run in the seventh after reaching on a full-count walk. She scored on a ball in the dirt. 

Groton got its run in the bottom half when Macy Corcoran started the inning with a hit to shallow right. She moved over on Harriott's groundout to the second baseman and moved over to third on a passed ball

Kara Conklin brought the run in with a groundout to second in the penultimate at-bat of the Groton season.

Harriott went the complete game, allowing five hits and walking six. She had eight strikeouts.

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