Lady Tigers rally past Purple Eagles; Lady Rams split against N.J. foe

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2019 at 1:13 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kendall Derisley slides safely into home plate as Lyndonville catcher Chloe Stinson awaits the ball. The action took place during the Lady Tigers win over the visiting Purple Eagles this morning.

Rebounding from an early deficit, Lyndonville rallied to defeat visiting Albion 6-2 this morning in a non league softball game.

Albion jumped out to a quick lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run single by Aly Knaak but the Purple Eagles could not cross home plate again. A walk, a bunt by Lexi Wolck and a single by Leah Pritchard set up the threat. Pritchard  had a total of 3 hits on the day.

Lyndonville battled back to tie the game by scoring twice in the third inning on an RBI single by winning pitcher Stacy Buckland and an error. A walk and a sacrifice bunt by Gracie Johnson set up the opportunity.

Stacy Buckland delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.

The Lady Tigers then took the lead on an RBI single by Buckland in the fourth frame which followed a pair of walks.

Lyndonville later put a lock on the win by scoring three times with two out in the sixth inning on a triple by Megan Krisher, a single by Anna Lewis and an error.

In the circle, Buckland scattered 6 hits and struck out 2. She also started a key double play to get out of trouble in the second inning.

The Lady Tigers defense also got a nifty diving catch by Lewis in centerfield in the third inning.

Lyndonville, which is now 3-1, next visits Pembroke in a Genesee Region League game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Albion, which is 3-4, next hosts Lockport in a non league game at 11 a.m. Tusday.

Roy-Hart splits
Roy-Hart split a doubleheader against Matawan Regional High School from New Jersey at the ESPN Complex in Orlando, Florida this morning.

Roy-Hart won the opener 19-1 as Maddie Fry and Mallory Steiner both had 3 hits and Jamie Bower and winning pitcher Reanna Perkins 2 each. Perkins’ hits were both doubles and Bower drove in a total of 4 runs.

Matawan downed R-H 9-1 in the second game.

Fry had a pair of hits, including a double for the Lady Rams.

Now at 2-2 on their Florida trip, the Lady Rams play another doubleheader on Tuesday.

Albion catcher Emani Poole tags out Lyndonville’s Alecia Hickson.