Banes tops Jr. Wilson 1 to gain ‘A’ playoff finals; White Birch wins to stay in title chase

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 August 2022 at 9:12 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Morgan Allis bangs out a hit for Banes during Monday’s playoff win over Jr. Wilson 1.

Jumping out to an early seven run lead, top seeded Banes went on to defeat No. 2 Jr. Wilson 1 9-4 in the winners bracket final of the Medina Women’s Softball ‘A’ League playoffs Monday evening at Jr. Wilson.

White Birch stayed alive in the playoff title chase by blanking NYSCOBA 16-0 in a losers bracket contest.

Banes grabbed a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning highlighted by a two-run single by Jami Chatt.

The lead more than doubled to 7-0 after a four run second inning uprising which included singles by Rileigh McCabe, Morgan Allis, Patti Page, Sue Seefeldt and Lindsay Chatt.

Jr. Wilson answered back with four runs in the fourth frame to cut the deficit to 7-4 but could get no closer. A two-run home run by Sara Flansburg, an RBI triple by Stormi Kruger and an RBI single by Chasity Chinn keyed that rally.

Banes tacked on solo insurance runs in both the fifth and sixth innings on RBI singles by Lindsay Chatt and McCabe.

Allis, McCabe, Lindsay Chatt, Robin Blaun and Connie Heschke each finished with a pair of hits.

Chinn, Flansburg and Jodi Zacher each had 2 hits for Jr. Wilson 1.

Defensively, Flansburg turned a double play for Jr. Wilson 1 in the fifth inning.

Banes will now play in the championship game at noon on Saturday at Jr. Wilson.

Jr. Wilson 1 will play in the losers bracket final at 10:30 a.m. Saturday against the winner of the 9 a.m. game between White Birch and Hemp House/810 Meadworks.

White Birch 16, NYSCOBA 0
Eleven players contributed hits for White Birch in the win as Stacy Buckland and Alecia Hinkson both had a double and two singles, Mallory Albone 3 singles, Liz Bailey, Maddy Boyle and Alex Harling a single and double, Nakisha Jones and Dana Siffringer 2 singles and Kenzie Muck, Miranda Lembke and Brynn Howell each a single.

Muck also pitched a 3 hitter.

Kathy Quackenbush, Michelle Mault and Karen Leroy each had a hit for NYSCOBA.

Jr. Wilson 1 third baseman Jodi Zacher get set to put the tag on Robin Blaun of Banes.