Kendall scores sectional softball upset
Avenging two lopsided regular season losses, No. 14 seed Kendall put together a big seventh inning rally to upset No. 3 Pembroke 7-6 this afternoon at Pembroke in the opening round of the Section V Class C2 softball playoffs.
Kendall, which lost by margins of 13-4 and 11-2 to Pembroke during the Genesee Region League season, scored three times in the top of the seventh to erase a 6-4 deficit and claim the victory.
A two-run triple by Kari Hurlbutt highlighted the decisive rally as she then came home with the winning run on a passed ball. An error and a walk set up the decisive rally.
The Kendall defense then preserved the victory as pitcher Chelsea Wright retired Pembroke in order in the bottom of the seventh on a grounder back to the circle, a liner to Kingsbury at third and a grounder to Nicole Browe at second.
“That is a huge win for our program,” said Kendall Coach Jeff Parizek.
Hurlbutt finished with a total of three hits and three RBIs and Taylor Kingsbury two hits.
Kendall also scored two runs in the first inning on a double by Hurlbutt and a single by Kingsbury and twice in the third on a walk, a single by Hurlbutt and a double steal.
Kendall’s next sectional contest will be on Thursday.
Section VI Softball Tournament pairings
In Class A No. 18 Albion will visit No. 15 Cheektowaga on Wednesday.
In Class B No. 20 Medina travels to No. 13 Cleveland Hill, No. 15 Newfane hosts No. 18 Lackawanna, No. 11 Wilson hosts No. 22 Salamanca and No. 19 CSAT visits No. 14 Tonawanda on Wednesday. The Wilson/Salamanca winner will face No. 6 Roy-Hart.
In Class C No. 7 Barker visits No. 10 Cassadaga Valley.
Kendall wins Class C opener
Kendall scored straight set wins in all five matches to defeat Addison 5-0 this afternoon in the quarter finals of the Section V Class C tennis playoffs.
Devin Appleton, Riley Iqbal and Anthony Washington all scored victories in singles competion for Kendall.
The Eagles also got doubles wins from the duos off Mike Nundy-Alyssa Hering and Rachel Ackles-Tessa Vick.
In Class CC, Holley dropped a 4-1 decision to Avon.
The Hawks lone point was earned by the second doubles team of Dave Sutton and Brandon Moore.
Kendall 241, Kearney 283
Evan Gaesser and Jacob Adams shared medalist honors with par rounds of 37 to lead Kendall to a 241-283 victory over Bishop Kearney in a non league golf match at Hickory Ridge.