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Lyndonville, Albion romp to non league softball victories

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 April 2014 at 12:00 am
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Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Rebekah Hoffee bangs out one of Lyndonville’s three home runs during the Lady Tigers victory over Medina this afternoon at Vets Park.

Scoring in every inning, Lyndonville downed Medina 16-10 this afternoon in a non league softball game at Vets Park.

Albion likewise scored in every frame in earning a 15 run rule five inning 17-1 victory over visiting Batavia.

Lyndonville 16, Medina 10
Home runs by Maddy Boyle, Rebekah Hoffee and Madison Gardepe highlighted the attack for Lyndonville which improves to 2-0.

Gardepe and winning pitcher Haley Wetherbee both finished with a total of four hits as Boyle, Jenna Castricone and Masson Bayne each had two.

Emily Kams belted two home runs driving in a total of five runs for Medina which also got two hits by Alison Bensley.

The contest sea-sawed back and forth for the first two innings. Lyndonville jumped out to leads of 2-0 and 4-3 on two-run homers by Boyle in the top of the first inning and Hoffee in the second frame.

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Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Haley Wetherbee delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.

However, both times Medina answered with three run rallies to take short lived leads of 3-2 and 6-4. Mallori Wienke, Emma Ambrose, Emilee Austin and Haley Jakubowski all had singles to key the first inning rally and Kams hit a three run homer in the second.

Lyndonville finally regained the lead for good at 8-6 by scoring four times in the third inning on three errors and a sacrifice fly by Kaity Albone. Singles by Castricone, Gardepe and Wetherbee set up the threat.

The Lady Tigers then put a lock on the win by scoring three times in the fourth and fifth frames. Gardepe had a two-run homer in the fourth. A passed ball, a sacrifice by Boyle and a single by Gardepe then plated the runs in the fifth. Gardepe and Castricone also later both had doubles to key a two run seventh inning.

Kams hit a two-run homer in the seventh for Medina which was making its season debut.

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Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina first baseman Hailey Jakubowski gets set to take the throw as Lyndonville’s Masson Bayne crosses the bag.

Albion 17, Batavia 1
Kelsee Soule hurled a no hitter with 10 strikeouts for Albion in the five inning 15 run rule victory over Batavia.

Ashley Bocach had four hits, Kelsey Schmitt and Ally Page three and Olivia Prest and Savannah Allen two each to lead the Purple Eagles at the plate.

Taking charge at the outset, Albion scored four quick runs in the first inning on a doubles by Schmitt and Soule along with singles by Bocach and Allen.

Hits by Schmitt, Bocach and Page then helped to plate three runs in the second.

Keeping the momentum, Albion scored four times in the third as Bocach and Andrea Aman had singles and Page a double.

The Purple Eagles then capped off the win with a six run fourth inning which included RBI singles by Schmitt, Bocach, Page, Allen and Isabella Prest.