Wolverines edge Lady Tigers for Class C2 title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 June 2021 at 8:09 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Brianna Krisher tags out Bolivar-Richburg’s Madigan Harris at second base. The action took place during this afternoon’s Section V Class C2 championship game at Lyndonville.

Scoring in six different innings, No. 3 seed Bolivar-Richburg edged top seeded Lyndonville 9-7 in the Section V Class C2 softball championship game this afternoon at Lyndonville.

The contest was a sea-saw battle through the first two and a half innings.

Bolivar-Richburg scored a quick run in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Jessica Majot but Lyndonville answered right back with two tallies in the home half of the frame on an RBI double by Lorelei Dillenbeck and a passed ball. The rally was aided by singles by Gracie Johnson and Chloe Stinson.

Lyndonville’s Brynn Howell reaches high to make a catch in left field.

Again in the second inning the Wolverines scored three times in the top of the frame on two errors and an RBI single by Madigan Harris but again the Lady Tigers answered right back with a pair of runs on an RBI double by Johnson and a wild pitch to knot the contest at 4-4. A double by Brynn Howell sparked that rally.

Bolivar-Richburg regained the lead for good at 5-4 with a run in the top of the third on an RBI single by Kayli Giardini.

The Wolverines made it 6-4 in the fourth on an RBI sacrifice fly by Majot and then 8-4 with a pair of tallies on an error in the top of the sixth.

Blanked without a hit in the third, fourth and fifth innings, Lyndonville came battling back in the bottom of the sixth.

The Lady Tigers scored three times on an RBI double by Addison Dillenbeck and run producing singles by Johnson and Ella Lewis to slice the deficit to just one at 8-7 but could not pull even as runners were left stranded at second and third. Singles by Haley Shaffer and Brianna Krisher ignited that rally.

The Wolverines added a big insurance run in the top of the seventh on a leadoff home run by Jianna Nix to make it 9-7.

Bolivar-Richburg pitcher Malayna Ayers, who came on in relief in the sixth inning, then retired the Lady Tigers in order in the home half of the seventh to preserve the narrow win.

Lyndonville finishes the season at 17-2 and Bolivar-Richburg at 16-3.

Lyndonville’s Chloe Stinson dives back to third base before Bolivar-Richburg’s Gracie Ziker can make the tag.