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Franklinville's Haskell powering Panthers

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 14:42:44-04

Since 7th grade Franklinville's Ally Haskell has been one of the most dominate pitchers in Western New York.

"She allows us, with her abilities to compete with any school of any size," Head Coach Allan Dunlap said.  "We're always in the game because of her talent."

With a repertoire that features a fastball, rise ball, drop curve and change, she's able to keep batters off balance and guessing, tallying 10 career no-hitters.

"I think it's exciting," Haskell said.  "It's fun to look forward and try to keep progressing throughout my high school career.

It's not just in the circle she dominates and silences the aluminum. She's makes plenty of noise at the dish, as well.

"She's been our leading hitter since the 7th grade," Dunlap said.

"At the plate, I'm just focused and do my job," Haskell added.

After powering the Panthers to the Class D Section VI title a year ago, it was a loss in the state quarterfinals that has the ace focused on another deep postseason run.

"Our goal last year was to win a sectional title and it was fun to do that," she said.  "This year, we're hoping to go even further. It's even more motivation being there last year and losing. It makes you want it even more to get to the final four."

While she's only a junior, her collegiate career is set.  Last August she committed to continuing her softball career at St. Bonaventure.

"It was always a goal that I worked for, and it was exciting when it became a reality."

***SUPER 7 COUNTDOWN***
#1 – Ally Haskell, Franklinville Softball

#2 – Joe Cooley, Canisius Lacrosse
Scored 5 goals in the Crusader 9-3 win over Cathedral Prep. He also had one assist in the victory as Canisius improved to 2-0.

“Joe is a dual threat. His is a player that can create for himself to score and has great vision to feed other.” – Joe Smith, Head Coach

#3 –  Tina Stasiuk, Lancaster Softball
Went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to power the Legends past Williamsville North 6-4

“Tina came up huge for us in an intense divisional game at Williamsville North. Her two-run single in the 7th inning drove in what ultimately proved to be the game's winning run. The senior third baseman also drove in a run in the 5th inning with a key single and made key plays on defense to lead the Legends to victory.” – Kelly Ambrose, Head Coach

#4 – Nick Ciraro, Clarence Baseball
Tossed a 1-hitter in the Red Devils 8-0 win over Frontier to open the season.

#5 – Allison Kasprzyk, East Aurora Lacrosse
Scored six goals in the Blue Devils 9-8 win over Williamsville East

“Allie is an amazing athlete in every sport that she participates!  I am thrilled that she has chosen lacrosse as her main sport and has her hard work in developing her lax skills is paying off for our team as well as for her future at Findlay in the Fall. As a captain of our team, Allie plays attack as well as midfield.  She is constantly impressing our team with her one-handed catches, stealth like dodges and perfectly placed shots.” – Christina Schutrum

#6 – Danny Flynn, West Seneca East Lacrosse
Scored four goals in the Trojans 11-8 win over Frontier.

“Danny Flynn is an explosive shooter and can score from several spots on the field.” – James Maisano, Head Coach

#7 –  Riley Crum, Lewiston-Porter Softball
Tossed a complete game in the Lancers 14-2 win over Kenmore East.

"Riley is the ultimate competitor. Whether she has her best stuff or not, she will always give 100%." - Chris D'Anna, Head Coach