Lady Tigers nipped in Class C3 title contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 May 2022 at 8:16 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Bolivar-Richburg’s McKinlee Harris leaps over Lyndonville third baseman Ella Lewis to try to avoid the tag during this afternoon’s Section V Class C3 title game at Honeoye Falls-Lima.

Unable to build on a first inning lead, top seeded Lyndonville dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to No. 3 Bolivar-Richburg in the Section V Class C3 softball championship game this afternoon at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School.

Lyndonville jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI double by Ella Lewis, an RBI single by Haley Shaffer and and error. A single by Gracie Johnson ignited that uprising.

However, the Lady Tigers could not cross home plate again and managed just three more scattered hits the rest of the way on singles by Johnson, Shaffer and Addy Dillenbeck.

Bolivar-Richburg, which also bested Lyndonville in last year’s final 9-7, got back into the game on RBI singles by winning pitcher Jessica Majot in the fifth inning and Haley Mascho in the sixth inning which cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Wolverines then completed their comeback by scoring twice in the top of the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly by Malayna Ayers, a single by Braedin Bentley and an error. Another error and a single to open the inning set up the threat.

The Lady Tigers defense turned two double plays on the day. The first went from Lewis at third base to Johnson at first in the second inning and the second from Shaffer at pitcher to Lewis to Johnson and back to Lewis in the fifth frame.

Lyndonville finishes the season at 20-1 and Bolivar-Richburg advances to next week’s Section V Class C state qualifier also with a 20-1 record.

Lyndonville’s Brooke Robinson gets back to first base before Bolivar-Richburg’s Braelin Bentley can put on the tag.