SOUTHPORT, N.Y. — A 5-run seventh inning by Harpursville ended Notre Dame’s softball season in Section IV, Class C playoff action Tuesday.
The Hornets broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the final inning to win 7-2 in quarterfinal action.
Harpursville used runs in the first and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead when in the bottom of the sixth a 2-run home run by Tiyah Moffe knotted the game up.
In Harpursville’s next at bat errors on the first and third batters allowed them to put two runners on, who were brought in on a double.
Another 2-out error two batters later scored their third run in the inning. Back to back hits added two more for Harpursville who then sent Notre Dame down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh.
Moffe (2-for-4) had the big bat for Notre Dame while Chloe Stemermen and Ava Mustico also had hits. Peyton Maloney scored a run as well.
Moffe took the loss in the circle, striking out four while allowing eight hits, one walk and seven runs, one of which was earned.
The four Crusader errors came back to haunt them as Harpursville had four doubles in the game. Mackenzie Robinson (2-for-3) had one of those doubles, plus knocked in two runs and scored twice for the Hornets.
Harley Bunker scored the win, striking out four while allowing just four hits, two walks and one earned run.
The Hornets travel to Tioga on Thursday for the semifinal contest.