Play at the plate

The Dryden and Trumansburg softball teams split a doubleheader at Trumansburg Wednesday afternoon with T'burg winning game 1, 9-7, and Dryden winning game 2, 10-6. 

In the first game, Trumansburg scored all nine of its runs in the fourth inning as the Blue Raiders finally got to senior starter Brianna Stafford. Stafford had only given up one hit while striking out three opponents up until the defining frame.

Senior Lindsey Goodenough had one hit and got on base all three times as she scored twice in the first game. But it was the second game when she showed her true offensive prowess and led the team to the win.

Goodenough went 3-for-3 with four RBIs as she had a pair of two-run home runs. She hit one inside the park in the first inning and got the game clincher on a blast to dead center. 

"She absolutely crushed that second one tonight," head coach Ed Dow said. "It's great to see that kind of smile on her face as she rounded the bases. Lindsey has been a great surprise as she has been our offensive leader all year as she came back out to play softball for the first time since her freshman year."

But it wasn't all offense that carried Dryden to the win. Junior hurler Kelly Malepe pitched a complete game one-hitter with three strikeouts as she kept Trumansburg bats quiet.

"Kelly has really stepped up this year as she offered to toe the rubber for the first time since her seventh-grade modified season," Dow said. 

Dryden stays busy this week as it plays away games on Thursday and Friday and a home tilt on Saturday. Next week the Lions will finish up the season with home games vs Groton and McGraw next Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

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