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Five run inning lifts Herkimer over Westmo

By By MIKE LEVIN

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Herkimer softball team used a big sixth inning to beat Westmoreland, 7-1 in the first round of the Section III Class C-1 playoffs Tuesday.  Sarah Kinney hit the go ahead shot to give the Magicians a 2-1 lead, and her team followed with four more runs in the inning.

Erica Plumley, Rachel Waseleski and Alyssa Napolitano all drove in runs in the inning, while Waseleski also scored on a wild pitch.

Herkimer tied the score at one in the fourth, on an RBI single by Michele Ervin, in which Sarah Meszler beat out a throw to the plate.  Plumley also drove in a run in the top of the seventh, in which Alyssa Schiau eluded a throw home.

Sarah Schumske pitched a complete game for Herkimer, giving up just one run in the win.

The Magicians advance to the quarterfinals, at Thousand Islands, on Thursday.

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