Lady Tigers win to advance to D1 finals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 May 2017 at 9:11 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville catcher Miranda Lembcke tries to put the tag on Fillmore’s Macy Beardsley. The action took place during the Lady Tigers Class D1 semifinal this evening at Brockport High School.

Earning a spot in the finals for the fifth straight year, top seeded Lyndonville bested No. 4 Fillmore 10-7 this evening in the semifinals of the Section V Class D1 softball playoffs at Brockport High School.

Lyndonville jumped out to an early 3-0 lead scoring once in the first on an error following a single by Anna Lewis, once in the second on a wild pitch following a single by Cassie Boyce and a double by winning pitcher Makenzie Muck and once in the third on a single by Miranda Lembcke following another hit by Anna Lewis and a walk.

Makenzie Muck delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.

Fillmore did score 4 times in the top of the fourth on 2 errors, a sacrifice fly, a fielders choice play and a single to take it’s only lead at 4-3.

However, Lyndonville answered right back with a pair of runs in the home half of the fourth on 2 errors to regain the lead for good at 5-4. A leadoff double by Muck and a walk set up the threat.

The Lady Tigers then scored five times in what proved to be the decisive fifth frame on 3 wild pitches, a fielders choice play and an RBI double by Anna Lewis, the only hit of the frame.  An error, a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases to set up the threat.

That uprising proved to be a key one as Fillmore rallied for 3 runs in the top of the seventh on 2 walks and 3 singles to slice the deficit to 10-7 with no outs.

Lyndonville though got out of the jam on a fly-out to Anna Lewis in left, a groundout back to Muck and a ground out to Aubrey Lewis at shortstop to quell the uprising and put a lock on the win.

Improving to 17-2, Lyndonville will next face the winner of the Alfred-Almond vs. York semi in the D1 championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Houghton College.

Lyndonville’s Ella Lewis takes the throw at second base as Fillmore’s Nikita Timmermans slides in.