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Lady Tigers late rally falls just short in semi

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2018 at 9:25 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Stacy Buckland slides into second base ahead of the tag attempt by Fillmore shortstop Carlee Miller. The action took place during Lyndonville’s sectional semifinal loss to Fillmore this evening at the College at Brockport.

A big last ditch rally came up just short as top seeded Lyndonville dropped a narrow 8-6 decision to No. 5 Fillmore in the semifinal round of the Section V Class D1 softball playoffs this evening at the College at Brockport.

Trailing 8-1, Lyndonville came storming back in the bottom of the seventh ignited by a leadoff triple by Miranda Lembcke.

An error, an RBI double by Stacy Buckland, a single by Gracie Johnson, an RBI single by Ella Lewis and a two-run double by Anna Lewis suddenly rallied the Lady Tigers back to within two at 8-6.

Lyndonville still had two runners aboard when the comeback bid came to a screeching halt as Fillmore pitcher Macy Miller turned a grounder back to the circle into a game ending pitcher to first base to catcher double play to preserve the Eagles slender victory.

Anna Lewis finished with 3 hits and Lembcke 2. Alecia Hinkson also banged out a double for Lyndonville and came around to score the Lady Tigers first run on a single by Natalie Ostrowski in the fourth frame.

Defensively, Ella Lewis triggered a double play in the fourth inning.

In the circle for the Lady Tigers Lorelei Dillenbeck turned in a strong relief pitching performance allowing only 1 run and 3 hits with 3 strikeouts over the final five innings.

Fillmore, which avenged a 10-7 loss in last years semifinal,  got off to a quick start jumping out to a 7-0 lead at the outset tallying 3 times in the first inning 3 errors, 1 hit and 1 walk and 4 times in the second on 3 hits, 2 errors and a walk.

Lyndonville, which captured the D1 title last year, finishes the season with a 15-3 record.

Lyndonville’s Anna Lewis is tagged out by Fillmore catcher Danielle Wolcott to end the game.