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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00 pm | Updated: 3:38 pm, Wed May 28, 2014.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Penn Yan Academy softball team took home the championship of its division in the Grand Stand Classic Wednesday with a 7-6 victory over Cassadaga Valley.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, freshman Erika Cooper singled and pinch-runner Cassandra Sherman advanced to second on Brooke Sherman’s fielder’s choice. Sherman stole third base and scored the winning run on a passed ball.

Penn Yan (4-2) claimed the crown with victories over Lewisville and Finger Lakes East rival Midlakes. The Mustangs still must finish their game with the Screaming Eagles for Finger Lakes East purposes, but in relation to the tournament, the game results in a victory for Penn Yan and a 3-0 mark in its division.

“We had two wins in the seventh inning,” Penn Yan coach Marty Kubli said. “Last year, there were a lot of times when we had the winning or tying run on base and we couldn’t score. In the sixth and seventh innings, we’ve been able to produce so far. We’re hitting the ball well right now.”

Ashley Walker singled twice for the Mustangs. Megan Lafferty doubled during a 2-for-4 outing. Becca Bailey also doubled.

Mati Ponsetti struck out six in five innings pitched.

Bristol (Pa.) 14, Newark 3 (6)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Emily Hauf singled, the lone hit for the Reds (0-4). Pitcher Haley Vastbinder started a double play when she caught a line drive and nabbed a runner at first base by throwing over to Amanda Knapp.

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