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Lady Tigers use big late inning scoring burst to earn opening round sectional victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 May 2019 at 3:24 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Gracie Johnson slides into third base as Katie Razlario awaits the throw for Oakfield-Alabama. The action took place during the host Lady Tigers sectional win this afternoon.

A huge late inning scoring explosion keyed top seeded Lyndonville to a 16-7 victory over visiting No. 8 Oakfield-Alabama  this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section V Class C3 softball playoffs.

Trailing 7-6, Lyndonville regained the lead for good by erupting for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two-run double by Stacy Buckland, a two-run single by Chloe Stinson, RBI singles by Gracie Johnson, Anna Lewis and Alecia Hinkson and two errors.

Stinson finished with 3 hits as Lewis, Johnson, Buckland, Hinkson and Natalie Ostrowski each had 2.

Brianna Smith had 3 hits for the Lady Hornets as Kelsey Schlagenhauf and Julia Uhrinek both had 2.

Lyndonville had jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI triple by Lewis and a two-run single by Stinson but Oakfield-Alabama answer back with four runs in the top of the second on a combination of four singles and two errors.

The Lady Tigers regained a 6-4 lead with three tallies in the fourth featuring triple by Ostrowski and Johnson and an RBI single by Megan Krisher.

The sea-saw battle continued as the Lady Hornets moved back on top at 7-6 with three runs in the fifth highlighted by an RBI triple by Katie Razliano.

However, that lead was short-lived as the Lady Tigers countered with the decisive nine run barrage in the sixth inning on a combination of eight hits and two errors to move back on top to stay.

Improving to 16-1, Lyndonville will next face No. 4 Bolivar-Richburg in the Class C3 semifinals on Wednesday. Bolivar-Richburg blanked No. 5 Dundee 11-0 in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Section V Baseball

Top seeded East Rochester defeated No. 17 Holley 7-2 in a Section V Class C1 quarterfinal baseball playoff game.

Lyndonville’s Chloe Stinson bangs out a hit during for the Lady Tigers.