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Lightning downs Medina 10U Fillies

Contributed Story Posted 12 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Iyanna King slides into home for the Medina 10U Fillies during Thursday’s loss to the visiting Amherst Lightning.

Breaking away from an early 2-2 tie, the Amherst Lightning scored five times in the second inning to move on top to stay in route to posting a 23-12 win over the host Medina 10U Fillies Thursday evening at Butts Park.

A grand slam home run highlighted the big second inning for the Lightning which then put a lock on the win by scoring six times in both the third and fourth innings.

Bonnie DiCureia and Brianna Smith both had three hits for the Fillies as Lily Joe Carpenter and Demi Doward both had two. Smith’s hits included a double and Carpenter’s a triple.

The Fillies tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the first on RBI singles by Faith Oberther and DiCureia. A single by King and a walk to Ryan Olles set up the threat.

Faith Oberther delivers a pitch for the Fillies.

The Fillies also scored once in the second on a single by King and twice in the third on a single by Doward and a double by Smith.

The Fillies biggest inning was a five-run fourth which was ignited by a triple by Carpenter and included RBI singles by King, DiCureia, Doward and Smith.

Oberther and DiCureia then both had RBI singles in the fifth to wrap up the Fillies scoring.

Defensively for the Fillies, Baileigh McAdoo played a solid game at second base and also had a hit.

The Fillies next host the WNY Sting at Butts Park at 4 p.m. on June 20.