NYSCOBA claims ‘B’ playoff crown

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 August 2016 at 7:21 pm
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Contributed Photo NYSCOBA earned first place honors in Medina women’s softball B league playoffs Sunday. In front from left Kathy Quackenbush, Hailey Jakubowski, Renee Kepner, Lisa Boyce.  Back row Michelle Mault, Bianca Mault, Amanda Campbell, Kristin Guild, Erica Snyder and Tracy Macfarland.

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.