Lady Tigers capture D1 sectional title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 May 2017 at 7:04 pm

Contributed Photo – Lyndonville players and coaches celebrate their Section V Class D1 championship win over Alfred-Alomd this afternoon at Houghton College.

Scoring in every inning, top seeded Lyndonville rolled to a 10-1 victory over No. 2 Alfred-Almond in the Section V Class D1 championship softball game this afternoon at Houghton College.

Lyndonville next faces D2 champion Elba, an 8-5 victor over Bradford, on Tuesday for the overall Section V Class D title and a berth in the state playoffs.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Stacy Buckland hurled Lyndonville past Alfred-Almond in the D1 title contest.

“The girls just played a great game. They were solid,” said Coach Joe Moore.

Lyndonville jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning without the benefit of a hit as a pair of errors aided the uprising.

The Lady Tigers tacked on solo runs in the second inning,on an error following singles by Bri Paniccia and Cassie Boyce, in the third on a fielders choice play following a double by Alecia Hinkson, and in the fourth on an RBI double by Ella Lewis to make it 5-1.

Lyndonville then put a firm lock on the victory by erupting for 3 runs in the fifth inning and 3 more in the sixth.

A double by Hinkson ignited the fifth inning scoring burst which included singles by Miranda Lembcke and Paniccia and a two-run double by Boyce to make it 8-1.  A double by Makenzie Muck and an RBI triple by Ella Lewis in the sixth then helped to cap off the scoring.

The sectional title is the first for the Lady Tigers since 2013.

Contributed Photo – Lyndonville captains Makenzie Muck, Miranda Lembcke and Aubrey Lewis proudly display the sectional championship trophy.