NYSCOBA claims ‘B’ playoff crown
Coming from behind twice, NYSCOBA outlasted Mariachi 22-12 Sunday in the Medina Women’s Softball League ‘B’ League playoff championship game.
Lisa Boyce had 5 hits, including 2 triples and 5 RBIs, to lead the NYSCOBA attack as Hailey Jakubowski had 3 hits and 4 RBIs, Amanda Campbell 3 hits and 3 RBIs and Kathy Quackenbush 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
In the circle, Renee Kepner struck out 2 and Quackenbush 1 while on defense, Jakubowski and Tracy MacFarland shut down the left side of the infield.
Mariachi jumped out to a 3-1 first inning lead but NYSCOBA rallied by erupting for 8 runs in the fifth frame to take a 9-4 lead.
However, Mariachi but together a big sixth inning uprising to regain what proved to be a brief 12-10 lead.
The NYSCOBA bats caught fire though in the seventh inning by exploding for 12 runs to claim the 22-12 victory and the title.
Jessica Demmer had 2 triples and 2 RBIs for Mariachi as Katt Battaglia added a two-run triple, Mary Jo Polick 2 hits including a two-run triple and Brittney Anderson a two-run single.
In the circle, Judy Ward registered 4 strikeouts.
In the semifinals, NYSCOBA defeated top seeded regular season champion Champs Mini Mart 29-18 and Mariachi downed Jr Wilson 2 25-1.
Heather DiGiacomo had a grand slam home run and Emily Johnson a bases loaded triple to highlight the Mariachi offense. Johnson had a total of 5 hits as Krista Polick had 3 with 3 RBIs. DiGiacomo and Alissa Anderson both had 2 hits.
Jr. Wilson did rebound to defeat Champs 18-9 for third place honors.
Mel Valley had 4 hits for Jr. Wilson as Laura Valley, Jenn Thom, Nicki Dresser and Audrey Schalck each had 3 and Julie Tette, Rachel Preston, Jen Hughes, Deseree Hughes and Sari Rupp 2 each.
Jr. Wilson put a lock on the win by erupting for 7 runs in the sixth inning.