Banes splits twin bill in softball opener

Contributed Story Posted 11 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Banes Machine Shop/Banes Plumbing opened the Medina Women’s Softball A League season Monday by sweeping a doubleheader defeating Albion Vets 16-1 and Just Us 18-3.

Jamie Chatt, Donna Bane and Sarah Surdel each had two hits to lead the Banes offense against Albion Vets.

Banes scored 4 quick runs in the first inning on two walks, an error and hits by Amy Allis and Chatt.

Hits by Bane, Surdel, Connie Heschke and Robin Blaun added 4 more in the second frame.

Banes then broke the game open with 6 runs in the fourth on doubles by Jen Masse and Alisha Foss along with singles by Kathy Allen, Jen Molisani, Bane and Surdel.

The win over Just Us was decided in the opening frame as Banes scored 12 runs on a rash of walks and errors.

Allis and Surdel both had a pair of hits in the game.