SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – It was a guarantee that a Mohawk Valley team would claim the Class D softball sectional championship, and the two teams competing on Tuesday night, seventh-seeded Poland and fourth-seeded West Canada Valley, had already seen one another twice in the regular season, splitting those games one apiece.

The seventh seeded Tornadoes, who’s sectional seeding matches their state ranking in the most recent NYSSCOGS poll, came away with the win, 6-1, almost exclusively based on the performance of Shelbi Hagues. Hagues, along with going 4-5 with a double and driving in all six of her team’s runs, threw a complete game from the circle with seven strikeouts and only one earned run. This game saw first pitch at 5:30pm at Carrier Park Field on the Campus of Syracuse University, and Poland will play there again in the New York State Class D Regional against the champion from Section X on Saturday under the lights, that game starting at 7pm.

The Little Falls Mounties baseball squad also had the chance to return home with a crown in hand, theirs in Class C. They faced a much more unfamiliar opponent though, top-seeded Bishop Ludden, who entered the game 19-2 overall with their only losses being to Class A and B schools. Similar to their counterparts from Poland, an ace went the distance on the mound, Chase Regan throwing a full seven innings and also driving in three runs on a late-game triple. Little Falls advances to the Class C Regionals and will see Section IV’s Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour on Saturday.