Margaretville, Roxbury girls to meet in league championship game
By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury and Margaretville girls’ softball teams will meet for a third time Thursday when they square off at 4:30 p.m. at Neahwa Park in Oneonta. This time the Delaware League Championship is on the line.
The Rockets were winners the first two times, toppling the Blue Devils 9-5 in the non-league opener for both teams and then blanking Margaretville, 8-0, in a Delaware League contest a week later.
To get past Roxbury in the title game, Margaretville will need to find a way to generate offense against Roxbury pitching ace Brittany Keator. Keator continues to shine on the hill for the Rockets, getting stronger as the regular season progressed. The Roxbury pitching ace fired a one-hit shutout the last time the two teams tangled.
Roxbury put an exclamation point on a perfect Delaware League season by smothering Windham 22-2 on Friday. Aided by 23 Windham walks, two hit batters and seven Warrior errors, the Roxbury offense scored in every inning. The Rockets plated nine runners in the games first frame.
Margaretville split a pair of games during the final week of the regular season beating Hunter-Tannersville, 8-2, in a DL contest and dropping a 7-4 decision to Gilboa. The Blue Devils scored three times in the first inning without a base hit against the Wildcats. That would be all the support Blue Devils pitcher Danielle Hull would need. Hull fired a four-hit complete game.
Gilboa’s Brooke Koerner slammed a triple and a double to help the Wildcats upend Margaretville in the regular season finale on Monday in Gilboa. Koerner’s offensive heroics backed up a complete game three-hitter by Alison McGuire. McGuire struck out seven.
Rachel Mathessen slammed a double and Amy Filupeit a triple for Margaretville.