GREENVILLE — Melody Kappel fired a no-hitter as Greenville opened the Patroon Conference softball season with a 15-2 victory over Cairo-Durham on Monday.

The game was stopped after five innings.

Kappel struck out 11 and hit one batter in leading the Spartans to victory. She also helped her own cause with a double and single and three RBI.

Molly SanEmeterio had a triple, two singles and three RBI for the Spartans. Mady Prayto contributed a double and single with an RBI, Camryn Childs doubled and drove in two runs and Taryn Silk and Ava Landversicht each had a single and an RBI.

Giovanna Manoli started on the mound for the Mustangs and allowed 14 runs, nine hits and six walks. Imani Walcott finished up, surrendering one run, one hit and four walks.

“It was nice to have the girls back on the field again after such a long time.” Greenville coach Chris Hagan said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how our younger girls gel with the seasoned veterans.”

Hudson 9 Maple Hill 5

CASTLETON — Lindsay Martin ripped a two-run homer and a single to highlight a nine-hit attack as Hudson defeated Maple Hill, 9-5, in Monday’s Patroon Conference softball season opener.

Martin’s homer came during a five-run sixth inning rally and put Hudson in front for good.

Gabby Logue belted two doubles, drove in a run and pitched three solid innings in relief for the Bluehawks. McKenna Krager added two singles and three RBI, Lily Kritzman doubled and drove in a run, Aaliyah Camacho doubled and Lauren Meicht singled.

Emma Dugan led Maple Hill with two singles. Ryleigh Olson and Kate Ackerman both doubled.

Kritzman pitched the first four innings for Hudson, striking out five, walking four and allowing three runs and three hits. Logue threw the last three innings, striking out two, walking one and allowing two runs and three hits.

Ackerman pitched all seven innings in taking the loss, striking out five and walking seven.

“This was the first Maple Hill softball game since May of 2019 and it was so great to see all of the school players out there in their uniforms playing the game they love,” Maple Hill coach Pat Austin said. “It felt ‘back to normal’ in many ways.

“Credit Hudson for the win. We were up 5-3 heading into the sixth, and they rallied in a big way, including the HR over the left-field fence. We had a freshman throw her first varsity game (Ackerman) and she grinded and did great. Very proud of her and our catcher (Dugan).

Chatham 18, C-A 5

CHATHAM — Allyson Engel homered and singled and Haley Pulver went 4 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI to power Chatham to an 18-5 Patroon Conference softball victory over Coxsackie-Athens on Monday.

Hannah Taylor added a double, 2 singles and an RBI to Chatham’s attack. Abby Taylor had a triple and 4 RBI, Adryanna Jennings 2 singles and 3 RBI, Olive Mountain 3 singles, Jordy Simmons and Erin Madsen a single and an RBI each and Emily Mesick a single.

Erin Mogul and Lauren Winegard tripled and Patience DeRose doubled for C-A.

Mesick was the winning pitcher, striking out 7, walking 5 and allowing 5 runs and 6 hits.

Natalie Farrand and Leigh Wiley combined to strike out 5 and walk 5 for C-A.

“We started off slow today and finally put some hits together later in the game,” Chatham coach J.B. Brantley said. “Give credit to Coxsackie, which jumped out and put us on our heels early. It was nice to see Allyson barrel one over the fence for her first career home run.

“We definitely have some things to work and improve on from today at practice this week.”

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