Octorara pounded out eight hits, including a mammoth blast by Astyn DiNorscia to earn their first win of the season, a 13-2 pasting of Unionville in a game shortened to six innings on the mercy rule.
Octorara got going right away, with Megan Gallagher leading off the game with a single, and swiping second. Katrina Campbell followed with an RBI single, and moved over to third when DiNorscia reached on an error. Ashley Sosack helped her own cause with a single that knocked in Campbell.
Alison Souders and Richele Comstock each singled to start the second, but were left stranded for the next two batters, bringing up DiNorscia with two outs. The Braves' junior took a big swing and connected for a shot to deep left field, knocking in Souders and Comstock, and circling the bases for a home run at the fenceless Unionville diamond.
"That ball was a shot," said coach John Cummings. "That would have easily cleared the fence at Octorara."
The Braves made it 8-0 with three more runs in the fourth. Gallagher and Campbell both worked walks, and DiNorscia picked up RBI number four and five with a double. After DiNorscia moved up 60-feet on a passed ball, Sosack brought her home with a sac fly to deep left.
Unionville notched an unearned run in the bottom half of the inning, but the Braves struck again in the top of the fifth. Nikki Reali reached on a walk and stole second, and moved over to third on a sacrifice off the bat of Shey Labiak. Reali crossed the plate when Comstock reached on a error. Comstock scored when the Unionville hurler walked the next three of the next four hitters, Gallagher, Campbell and Sosack.
Leading 10-1 to start the sixth, Octorara put it away with three more runs. Reali got things going with a one out single, and Labiak walked to make it first and second for Comstock. Comstock delivered a single to left to score Reali, and Labiak came across after the Indians left fielder could come up with the ball cleanly. Comstock moved over to second on the E-7, and up to third on a passed ball. Gallagher drove in the final Braves run of the day with a sac fly to left.
Unionville would add a meaningless run in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 13-2 final.
Sosack went the distance in the circle for Octorara, allowing two runs-one earned-on five hits, three of which came in the sixth. She struck out 10, and only walkingine Unionville batter.