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Lady Tigers face low numbers challenge

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 March 2020 at 4:33 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Leading the Lyndonville softball team this spring will be this group of veterans. In front are Jennalee Riemer and Megan Krisher. In back are Lorelei Dillenbeck, Chloe Stinson, Ella Lewis and Gracie Johnson.

Numbers are a bit low but the Lyndonville varsity softball squad boasts a good nucleus of six returnees.

The defending Genesee Region League Division 2 champion Lady Tigers are led by senior outfielders Megan Krisher and Jennalee Riemer, junior catcher Chloe Stinson, sophomore shortstop Ella Lewis, sophomore pitcher/first baseman Gracie Johnson and freshman pitcher/infielder Lorelei Dillenbeck who earned G-R AllStar Honorable Mention..

“Our numbers are small but we have a good returning group and we are looking to improve as we go along,” said Coach Joe Moore.

The Lady Tigers graduation losses included pitcher/first baseman Stacy Buckland, third baseman Cassie Boyce and outfielders Anna Lewis, Natalie Ostrowski and Alecia Hinkson. Buckland, Lewis and Hinkson all earned G-R All-Star honors and Boyce was an Honorable Mention selection.

Lyndonville went 7-1 in the division and 17-2 overall last spring as the Lady Tgiers advanced to the Section V Class C3 finals.

In light of the current school closings due to the Coronavirus concern, the Lady Tigers are fortunate to have had only one league game scheduled before Easter that was an April 2 contest against Elba.