Mariachi claims ‘B’ Division playoff crown
Rebounding from a big early deficit, Mariachi de Oro defeated Buffalo Bio-Diesel 28-10 in the championship game of the Medina Women’s Softball League ‘B’ Division playoffs on Saturday.
Trailing 10-2 early, Mariachi came storming back to claim the win as a towering home run over the fence by Kelsey Matuszak capped off that big scoring barrage.
Mary Jo Polick had a total of 5 RBIs for Mariachi as Autumn Holloway had 4, Matuszak, Emily Johnson and Krista Polick 3, Heather DiGiacomo, Jessica Demmer, Katt Battaglia and Jenn McHugh 2 and Baillie Oberther 1.
Defensively, Mary Jo Polick made several big plays at shortstop including a jumping snag on a line drive.
Mariachi advanced to the title contest by downing regular season champion Jr Wilson 22-13 in the winners bracket final.
Mariachi jumped out to a big 18-5 lead. Jr Wilson did cut the deficit to 18-13 but could get no closer.
On defense for Mariachi, Matuszak made some great stretches and scoops to get outs at first base, Holloway had a nifty diving stop and throw and Krista Polick made some clutch plays behind the plate.
Krista Polick and Matuszak both had 4 RBIs in the contest as Demmer had 3, Mary Jo Polick, Battaglia and McHugh 2 and DiGiacomo and Holloway 1 each.
For Jr Wilson, Abbey Button had 4 hits and Laura Valley and Julie Tette 3 each.
In the first game, Mariachi bested HoJacks 19-5 as Matuszak had 5 RBIs, Holloway 4, Mary Jo Polick 3 and DiGiacomo, Demmer and Emily Johnson 2.
Defensively, Holloway and Mary Jo Polick both made some key plays and Judy Ward at pitcher registered a clutch strikeout with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to shutdown a HoJacks comeback bid.
Jr. Wilson opened with a 19-7 win over Team Monte.