Veteran laden Lady Tigers softball team preps for G-R Division II title defense

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 March 2019 at 11:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Veteran members of the Lyndonville softball team include, in front, Gracie Johnson, Megan Krisher, Chloe Stinson and Lorelei Dillenbeck. In back are Alecia Hinkson, Cassidy Boyce, Ella Lewis, Anna Lewis and Stacy Buckland. Missing from the photo are Natalie Ostrowski and Paige McDonald.

Returning starters at eight of nine positions, the Lyndonville softball team is taking aim at defending its Genesee Region League Division II title and making a strong run in the sectional playoffs.

“Everyone is returning but one starter so we are looking to do well this year,” said Coach Joe Moore whose Lady Tigers went 13-1 in the league and 15-3 overall last spring. “Our pitching is back and we’ve done well with the sticks the past couple of years so I am expecting a lot out of this group.”

The Lyndonville lineup includes seniors Anna Lewis (utility), Stacy Buckland (pitcher/infield), Cassidy Boyce (third base), Alecia Hinkson (outfield), Natalie Ostrowski (outfield) and Paige McDonald (outfield) along with junior Megan Krisher (second base), sophomore Chloe Stinson (catcher), freshmen Gracie Johnson (pitcher/first base) and Ella Lewis (utility), eighth grader Lorelei Dillenbeck (pitcher/infield) and juniors Maddie Austin (infield), Morgan Forder (outfield) and Jennalee Riemer (outfield).

Anna Lewis earned first team G-R All-Star and third team Class D All-State honors last spring while Ostrowski, Hinkson, Krisher and Johnson all received G-R Honorable Mention.

The Tigers key graduation loss was first team G-R All-Star catcher Miranda Lembcke.

Lyndonville is scheduled to begin its G-R Division II title defense at Elba on April 2.

April: 2 – at Elba, 4:30 p.m.; 4 – at Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.; 8 – Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.; 11 – Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; 13 – Barker, 10 a.m.; 16 – at Newfane, 4 p.m.; 22 – Albion, 11 a.m.; 24 – at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; 26 – Attica, 4:30 p.m.; 29 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
May: 1 – Alexander, 4:30 p.m.; 3 – at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; 4 – at Alexander Tournament; 6 – Holley, 4:30 p.m.; 8 – Elba, 4:30 p.m.; 9 – Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.; 14 – CG Finney, 4:30 p.m.; 15 – at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; 17 – at Notre Dame ,4:30 p.m.