Poler’s Pub hands Banes first loss; Jr. Wilson outlasts White Birch in women’s softball

Contributed Story Posted 20 June 2023 at 10:09 am

Poler’s Pub handed Banes it first loss of the young season by a score of 12-3 in Medina Women’s Softball League action Monday evening.

Poler’s Pub got the first run by Cathy Schmitt off a hit by Halle Deuil. In the second inning Poler’s Pub had hits by Randi Scholes, Jean Swiercznski, Melissa Prince, Bridget Tower and Alishia Foss.

In the bottom of the third Lindsay Ward started off the inning with a stand up double, Swiercznski added another hit to score Ward. Poler’s Pub continued to play solid defense from the fourth to six inning keeping the score 6-1.

In the six inning Poler’s Pub strung more hits to take a bigger lead. Hits were led by Prince, Tower, Schmitt, Foss, Deuil, Ward, Swiercznski and Pam Schuner scoring another 6 runs in that inning.

Swiercznski finished 3-3 and scoring 2 runs, Prince 4-4 scoring 2 runs and Foss 4-4.

Banes scored one in the third on a double by Rileigh McCabe and a single by Connie Heschke and twice in the seventh on singles by Amy Laventer, Rylee VanNostrand, McCabe and Jen Masse.

McCabe, Masse, Jami Chatt and Kathy Allen each finished with 2 hits. McCabe also had a big game defensively at third base making 9 of the 18 outs.

Jr. Wilson 24, White Birch 16

In a back and forth scoring affair, Jr. Wilson downed White Birch 24-16!

White Birch scored four runs in the top of the first off hits from Alecia Hinkson, Aubrey Lewis, Kenzie Muck, and Jenalee Riemer. Jr. Wilson answered back with two runs in the bottom of the 1st on a two run home run from Stormi Kruger.

In the second, White Birch scored 5 runs on six hits, but Jr. Wilson’s would come back and score seven runs after hits from Michele Crandall, Bri Guzdek, and Penny Roath. With the bases loaded, Stormi Kruger then delivered a grand slam to tie the game.

Breaking the game open in the 4th, Jr. Wilson’s scored 11 runs, highlighted by a double from Chasity Chinn, and singles from Jessica Rosenbeck, Arden Brighton, Guzdek, Roath, Crandall, and Kruger

Both teams scored four runs in the 6th, but three fly-outs in the top of the seventh ended the game for White Birch.

Kruger finished the night with four hits and eight RBIs. Rosenbeck and Crandall both had four hits, while Chinn, Crandall, and Roath finished with three hits, and Guzdek, Jaclyn Rodriquez, and Sara Flansburg had two.

For White Birch, Hinkson and Maddy Gardepe each had a double and 2 singles, Ella Lewis a double and single, Muck 2 singles, Aubrey Lewis and Maddy Boyle 2 singls and Riemer, Mallory Albone, Brynn Howell and Anna Lewis 1 single each.