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Albion softball squad tops Lake Placid

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Ellen Narburgh slides safely into third base ahead of a tag by Lake Placid’s Emily Jesmer. The action took place during the host Purple Eagles win over the Lady Bombers this morning.

Scoring in each of the first four innings, Albion went on to post an 8-2 victory over visiting Lake Placid this morning in a non league softball game.

Ashley Bocach had 3 hits and Ellen Narburgh 2 to lead the attack for Albion which improves to 8-4. Narburgh also split the pitching duties in the circle with Skyler Smith.

Albion took the lead for good by scoring two quick runs in the first inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of Meghan Hurley and a wild pitch. Singles by Bocach and Kassidy Hastings set up the opportunity.

Albion catcher Kelsee Soule makes a diving catch of a foul ball for an out.

The Purple Eagles made it 5-0 in the second inning as a sacrifice fly by Sierra Newton, a single by Bocach and a wild pitch plated the three runs. A single by Narburgh and an error ignited the uprising.

Smith and Bocach tacked on RBI singles in the third inning and an unearned tally in the fourth upped the lead to 8-0.

Albion second baseman Sierra Newton tries to turn a double play as Lake Placid’s Morgan Meyer heads to second base.

Lake Placid scored twice in the seventh on fielders choice plays off the bats of Mia Kennedy and Elaina Smith.

Morgan Meyer also had a pair of hits on the day and Madison Gifford a double for the Lady Bombers.

Albion next visits Newfane on Monday in a Niagara-Orleans League game.

Skyler Smith delivers a pitch for Albion.