Lady Tigers roll in sectional opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 June 2021 at 7:20 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Lorelei Dillenbeck slides into third base as the throw comes to Red Creek’s Madyson Sanzotta. The action took place during the Lady Tigers home field sectional win this afternoon.

Jumping out to a commanding lead in the first two innings, top seeded Lyndonville went on to defeat visiting No. 16 Red Creek 22-3 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class C2 softball playoffs.

Improving to 15-1, Lyndonville moved on top to stay by scoring five quick runs in the first inning as Ella Lewis, Lorelei Dillenbeck, winning pitcher Haley Shaffer, Brooke Robinson, Brynn Howell and Gracie Johnson all banged out hits.

The Lady Tigers then broke the contest wide open by exploding for 13 runs on 10 hits in the second inning to open up an 18-3 lead.

A triple by Chloe Stinson along with doubles by Lorelei Dillebeck and Robinson highlighted that uprising which also included two singles by Addison Dillenbeck and one each by Shaffer, Lorelei Dillenbeck, Howell, Johnson and Brianna Krisher.

Lorelei Dillenbeck finished with 4 hits as Lewis, Robinson, Johnson and Stinson each had 3 and Shaffer, Howell and Addison Dillenbeck 2 each.

In the circle, Shaffer allowed 3 hits and struck out 5 in four innings of work. Lorelei Dillenbeck came on to hurl the fifth inning of the run rule contest and retired the side in order.

Lyndonville will next host  No. 8 Byron-Bergen  in the quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Byron-Bergen ousted No. 9 Kendall 5-1. The Lady Tigers split a pair of games with the Lady Bees during the Genesee Region League season.

Byron-Bergen got a big three-run triple from Aly Ball in the third inning and a 10 strikeout effort in the circle from pitcher Kendall Phillips in the win over Kendall whose pitcher, Sara Mattle, had 5 strikeouts.