Elba girls edge Lyndonville for Class D title
In a matchup of Genesee Region League foes, Lyndonville dropped a 2-1 decision to Elba this afternoon in the Section V Class D softball state qualifier game at Batavia High School.
Lyndonville tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning as the Tigers won a successful protest. Intially an umpire’s decision that a ball hit by Anna Lewis which bounced off the Elba center fielder’s glove and over the fence was ruled a double. However, Lyndonville protested the decision which was reversed by sectional officials giving Lewis a home run and tying the game.
The successful protest ,which caused the game to be replayed from the point of the protest, also resulted in Elba losing a run which the Lady Lancers had scored in the bottom of the sixth.
However, Elba got that run right back in the replay of the bottom of the sixth on a triple by Tatiana Draper for what proved to be the margin of victory.
Elba’s other run came in the first inning on an RBI single by Lauryn Engle.
Elba pitcher Carli Bogue allowed only 2 hits and struck out 13.
Lyndonville did get the first two runners aboard to open the game on a walk and an error buy Bogue bore down to get out the jam by registering 3 strikeouts.
The Lady Tigers had only two other base runners via a single by Stacy Buckland in the fifth inning and an error in the seventh. Lyndonville did get the runner to third base in the seventh but Bogue notched a clutch game ending strikeout.
Lyndonville advanced to the state qualifier by defeating Alfred-Almond 10-1 for the Class D1 title while Elba bested Bradford 8-5 for the D2 crown.
The Lady Tigers, which split a pair of G-R games with Elba during the regular season, finish at 15-4.