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Lady Tigers bow in Class D1 final

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville catcher Madison Gardepe tries to make the tag on an Arkport’s Carly Patrick during the Lady Tigers Section V Class D1 title loss to the Blue Jays at LeRoy this afternoon.

Jumping out to a quick 3-0 first inning lead, top seed Arkport went on to defeat defending champion No. 3 Lyndonville 9-2 this afternoon in the Section V Class D1 title game at LeRoy.

Arkport combined two bunt singles, an error and a pair of RBI singles to take the lead for good in the first inning.

The Blue Jays, which scored in every inning but one, quickly added two more runs in both the second and third frames to make it 7-0. Two more bunt singles helped key the second inning uprising as a pair of singles plated the runs. A single and a wild pitch then accounted for the third inning tallies.

Lyndonville had a big scoring chance in the top of the first as Rebekah Hoffee and Morgan Hungerford both reached on singles with just one out. However, Arkport quickly got out of trouble by turning a line drive into an unassisted inning ending double play by second baseman Carly Patrick.

The same thing happened in the fourth frame as Lyndonville’s Maddy Boyle led off with a single but another line drive was turned into an inning ending double play by Arkport first baseman Courtney McDaniel.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Rebekah Hoffee slides into home for a run for Lyndonville ahead of a tag attempt by Arkport catcher Jordan Drake.

Lyndonville finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kaitlyn Albone. A leadoff single by Jenna Castricone and an error set up the opportunity.

The Lady Tigers then loaded the bases in the sixth on a walk followed by singles by Hungerford and Maddy Gardepe but managed only one run on a fielders choice play.

Lyndonville finishes the season at 15-4 while Arkport advances to the Class D state qualifier at 20-1.

Section VI Class B Semis

Eden 11, Roy-Hart 0
Banging out a total of 14 hits, No. 2 Eden scored at least twice in each of the first four innings in route to posting an 11-0 win over visiting No. 6 Roy-Hart in the Section VI Class B semifinals.

Rachel Rausch had Roy-Hart’s only hit with a second inning single.