Lady Tigers surge into D1 finals
Defending champion Lyndonville put together a big seventh inning scoring burst to outlast Genesee Region League foe Elba 12-7 this afternoon in the Section V Class D1 semifinals at Brockport High School.
Breaking away from a 7-7 deadlock, Lyndonville erupted for five runs in the seventh inning on singles by Rebekah Hoffee, Maddy Boyle, Morgan Hungerford, Maddy Gardepe and a two-run double by Hailey Wetherbee to earn a return trip to the championship game.
The Lady Tgers also got off to a fast start scoring three quick runs in the first inning as Gardepe had a two-run triple and three more in the second as Hoffee, Boyle and Hungerford banged out consecutive doubles.
Boyle, Hungerford and Hoffee each finished with three hits as Gardepe and Wetherbee both had two.
Boyle also picked up the win in the circle scattering six hits and striking out four.
Elba did battle back to tie the game twice, first at 6-6 and then at 7-7, but the Lady Tigers answered back with the decisive five run seventh inning rally.
Lyndonville will now face Arkport for the D1 title at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keshequa.
Section VI Class B
Roy-Hart 2, Tonawanda 0
No. 11 seed Roy-Hart made a pair of first inning runs stand up for a narrow 2-0 victory over visiting No. 14 Tonawanda in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class B playoffs.
An error and an RBI sacrifice bunt by Ashley Bower plated the decisive two first inning runs for the Lady Rams. A bunt single by winning pitcher Taylor Fry and a sacrifice bunt by Kayla Brown set up the opportunity.
In the circle, Fry allowed only two hits and struck out four.
Bower also made the defensive play of the day with a diving catch in the sixth inning which saved at least one run.
Roy-Hart will next visit No. 2 Eden, a 4-1 victory over Olean, in the semifinals.
Barker 7, Maple Grove 3
No. 7 Barker ousted visiting No. 15 Maple Grove 7-3 in a Class C quarterfinal as Kelsey Blackely hurled a six hitter with seven strikeouts.
Blackley and Olivia Denny both had two hits to lead the Lady Raiders at the plate.
Barker scored two quick runs in the first inning and then added three more in the third as Erika Moeller had an RBI single.
Barker will next visit Franklinville in the semifinals on Friday.