AVON — Pitching and defense wins softball games.
Avon has plenty of both.
Sixth-seeded Avon had pitcher Joleigh Crye take a perfect game (no hits, walks, errors) into the seventh inning as the Lady Braves advanced into Monday’s Class C1 championship game following the 7-1 victory over Addison Saturday.
The junior right-hander gave up her first base runner on a one-out single through the hole between short and third in the final frame.
She finished with a two-hitter, one walk and 16 strikeouts.
Olivia Pusloskie led the offense going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a run scored and one stolen base.
Parker Hughes was 1-for-3 with two runs and one RBI while Crye helped her cause going 1-for-3 with a double two runs scored and one RBI.
Seventh-grader Jessie Crye added a triple and a run scored for Avon, who plays at No. 5 Bloomfield Monday for the title.
Addison was led by Gabby Colette who was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Bella Benjamin who had a hit.
Avon improved to 10-7 on the year.
KESHEQUA 16, HONEOYE 4
Julia Wilkins was 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and four runs scored, Alex Hugi was 4-for-4 with two runs while Libby Benner added four hits of her own including a double as No. 1 Keshequa (17-2) won their 12th straight game in the Section V Class D1 semifinals.
Keshequa will host No. 3 Hammondsport Monday at 7 p.m. for the title.
Cheyenne Cotton was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs while Mackenzie Gillen added three hits and three runs. Catarina Pierce added three hits and scored twice. She also walked two.
Honeoye was led by Alexis Johnson who was 2-for-4 with a run scored while Ava Higgins also had two hits.
Keshequa will be looking for back-to-back titles Monday.
The Lady Indians also won the title in 2019.