Medina 10U Fillies capture title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – The players and coaches of the Medina 10U Fillies include, in front, Demi Doward, Daci Doward, Baileigh McAdoo and Emilee Oberther. In back are Coach Dicki Foss, Iyanna king, Ryan Ollies, Faith Oberther, Bonnie DiCureia, Brianna Smith and Coach Pam Foss

The Medina 10U Fillies nipped the Hamburg Extreme 7-6 Thursday at Butts Park to capture the Buffalo Metro Division “C” championship.

Breaking away from a 6-6 tie, the Fillies claimed the title by scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh inning off the bat of Bonnie DiCureia.

“It was a nail bitter,” said Fillies Coach Pam Foss.

The Fillies had jumped out to an early 5-0 lead by scoring one in the first on an RBI single by Faith Oberther, three in the second on a two-run single by DiCureia and an RBI single by Ryan Olles and one in the third on a sacrifice by Baileigh McAdoo.

Oberther also had a huge game in the circle as she registered 15 strikeouts.

The Fillies maintained a 6-2 advantage after a run producing sacrifice by Iyanna King in the top of the sixth.

However, Hamburg rallied into a 6-6 tie by scoring four times in the top of the seventh on a two-run triple and a home run.

That set the stage for the Fillies dramatic finish in the bottom of the seventh.

The Fillies got the bases loaded after Demi Doward was hit by a pitch, Emilee Oberther walked and Olles received an intentional walk. DiCureia’s bat then drove in the game and title winning run.

Olles had a total of 3 hits and DiCureia 2.