Top Of Lineup Powers Westfield Past Maple Grove


To say Sean Gnadzinski has an embarrassment of riches might be an understatement.

While Westfield’s softball success starts with Haleigh Dellow — literally because she’s the team’s leadoff hitter — there are plenty of skilled players throughout the Wolverines lineup that have contributed to their success thus far this season.

And they’re all young.

Saturday’s 11-0 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West shutout of Maple Grove was just another chance for Westfield (10-1, 9-1) to put its talent on display.

Dellow went 3 for 4, was a double shy of the cycle and drove in two runs on offense while the sophomore ace stymied the Red Dragons throughout a complete-game three-hitter with nine strikeouts in the circle to lead the Wolverines’ charge once again.

“She’s so locked in and she’s been locked in the whole season,” Westfield coach Sean Gnadzinski said of Dellow. “I’m not surprised with the hitting.”

No. 2 hitter Sydney Hotchkiss, Westfield’s backstop, reached base three times, including a pair of singles, and threw out a pair of runners on the base paths.

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