Albion, Medina bow in opening round of softball sectionals
Holley, Kendall ousted in Section V playoffs
No. 7 seed Newfane defeated visiting No. 10 Albion 14-3 and No. 8 Springville downed visiting No. 9 Medina 9-2 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section VI Class B1 softball playoffs.
Sam Ferington had a single, double and 5 RBIs and Katie Kneeland a home run to lead the way for Newfane which next faces No. 2 Alden in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Springville scored 3 quick runs in the first inning and 5 more in the third to key the win over Medina and advance to a quarterfinal round meeting against top seeded Depew.
Emma Ambrose and Destiny Satkowski both had 2 hits for Medina.
Roy-Hart 8, North Tonawanda 1
Scoring in every inning but one, Roy-Hart posted an 8-1 victory over visiting North Tonawanda in a regular season ending non league game.
Taylor Fry, Ashley Bower and Lexie Lovewell combined to hurl a 4 hitter with 3 strikeouts for Roy-Hart.
At the plate, Kayla Brown had 3 hits, including a double, and Maddie Fry 2 for the Lady Rams.
Taylor Fry banged out a two-run single in the second inning as did Delany Draper in the sixth.
The Lady Rams also got RBI singles by Lindsay Yates and Maddie Fry in the third frame.
Bloomfield 17, Holley 8
A huge 10 run first inning scoring burst sparked No. 5 Bloomfield to a 17-8 win over visiting No. 12 Holley in the opening round of the Section V Class C1 playoffs.
Anna Brasted and Maddy Papaj both had 3 hits and 2 RBIs for Holley. Papaj’s hits included a triple and Riley O’Mara added a double.
South Seneca 2, Kendall 1
No. 7 seed South Seneca scored once in the sixth on a pair of errors to earn a narrow 2-1 victory over No. 10 Kendall in a Section V Class C2 opening round game at Rush-Henrietta.
Kendall jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning as Chelsea Wright singled, advanced on a bunt by Kali Haskins and scored on an error. However, the Lady Eagles could not cross home plate again.
Wright, who pitched a 4 hitter with 1 strikeout, had Kendall’s only 2 hits.