Banes and Poler’s win softball season openers

Contributed Story Posted 16 May 2023 at 10:10 am

Banes defeated Jt. Wilson 18-13 and Poler’s Pub downed White Birch 11-2 in season opening Medina Women’s Softball League games Monday evening.

Connie Heschke had 4 hits, including 2 doubles, Lindsay Chatt 4, including a home run, and Morgan Allis 3, including a double and triple, for Banes.

Jr Wilson had Stormi Kruger with 3 hits, including a double and triple, Jodi Zacher 3, including a double, and Sara Flansburg and Sharon Korzelius both with 2 including a double.

Both teams got off to a quick start. Banes scored 4 in the first inning on singles by Heschke, Robin Blaun, Jen Masse and a double by Chatt. Jr. Wilson scored 3 on singles by Jessica Rosenbeck, Zacher, Michelle Crandall and doubles by Flansburg and Kruger.

Banes’ biggest inning was a 10 run second. Ignited by a triple by Allis, it also featured a home run by Chatt and a double by Heschke.

A triple by Kruger and a double by Ashley Salz highlighted a three-run third inning for Jr. Wilson.

Both teams had a big fourth inning. Banes scored 4 on a double by Heschke and singles by Sue Seefeldt, Chatt and Kathy Allen. Jr. Wilson scored 6 on singles by Penny Roath, Jessica Rosenbeck, Flansburg, Kruger, Michelle Crandall and Korzelius.

Poler’s Pub 11, White Birch 2

In the first inning White Birch scored two quick runs on a several hard singles but Poler’s Pub answered right back scoring two runs and hits by Melissa Prince, Bridget Tower, Cathy Schmitt.

In the second inning the bats came alive for Poler’s for 4 runs on hits from Randi Scholes, Neva Saile, Jean Swiercznski, Amy Jessmer and Lindsay Ward.

In the third, Poler’s added another 2 runs to make it 8-2.

Poler’s Pub finished out game adding in three more runs by Schmitt, Jayden Townsend and Alishia Foss. Schmitt had 3 hits on the evening.