LE ROY — The highly competitive Section V Class B2 softball bracket is down to just four teams following unbeaten Le Roy’s 12-6 victory over No. 8 Attica during quarterfinal action Thursday,.
Le Roy improved to 16-0 on the season as seniors Bryn Luckey and Brenna Fenstermaker were a combined 8-for-8 offensively with Luckey going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while Fenstermaker was 4-for-4 as well with a double and one RBI.
A third senior, Felicity Wieseltier, was 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI.
Junior Kailyn Tresco had a huge game as she also had three hits in four at bats with a triple, double and five RBIs.
Attica (11-8) was led by Samantha Daley who was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Top-seeded LeRoy will host Way-Co Saturday at noon in the semifinals.
The four teams remaining in B2 — Le Roy (16-0), Way-Co (16-2), Williamson (20-0) and Wellsville (19-1) are a combined 71-3.
Le Roy head coach Mike Battaglia, who has been unable to be with his team the past several games due to a health issue, is super proud of his Lady Knights this season for continuing to play every inning and every out like its their last.
“These kids have worked so hard and shown a ton of resiliency,” Battaglia said. “They have played many games without their Coach and just keep rolling. Got down 2-0 today and came right in and scored three runs to go ahead. Attica scored two more in the third and we came in and scored five in the bottom of the inning. They work hard, play together, and I love how they answer when they encounter adversity. Way-Co will be a huge challenge Saturday. Two great teams that play hard on every pitch. Should be a great game.”
DANSVILLE 8, WAYNE 3
Hannah LaPlant went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs while teammate Sidney Stone was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs as No. 6 Dansville upset No. 3 Wayne Thursday in Ontario.
Winning pitcher Sami Mackey tossed all seven innings with four K’s.
Wayne was led by Olivia Huber who had a pair of doubles.
The victory put Dansville into Saturday’s game at No. 2 Newark at 11 a.m.
WAY-CO 10, BATH 2
Nora Schubmehl had four hits with two RBIs and two runs scored while Hannah Fairbrother and Kailey Johnson each had three hits with a run scored and one RBI as No, 4 Way-Co picked up the victory over No. 5 Bath.
Greta Huber added two hits and drove in a pair while also pitching a complete game three-hitter with eight K’s.
Bath was led by Caydence Spears with a hit and one RBI for the Lady Rams.
Way-Co plays at Le Roy Saturday at noon.
AVON 8, RED JACKET 4
Visiting sixth-seeded Avon defeated No. 3 Red Jacket as junior pitcher Joleigh Crye struck out 20 batters and allowed just one earned run during the Lady Braves’ quarterfinal victory.
Crye pitched a complete game five hitter and only one walked one.
Offensively, she helped her cause going 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Her seventh grade sister Jessie was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run scored and one stolen base.
Leadoff hitter Alyssa Smith added three hits with two runs scored and a stolen base while Olivia Pusloskie was 2-for-4 with four stolen bases, a run scored and one RBI.
Courtney Yencer was 2-for-2 with two runs scored for Avon.
Red Jacket was led by Olivia Hotchkiss who was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three stolen bases.
Avon improved to 9-7 and will play the winner of Alexander and Addison in Saturday’s semifinals.
DUNDEE 7, LETCHWORTH 5
Freshman Mikayla Schoffner hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh as No. 2 Dundee survived No. 7 Letchworth.
Letchworth led 5-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh but the Indians couldn’t put them away.
“We were in control of the game from start to the bottom of the seventh but softball has a way of throwing a wrench in the best laid plans,” Letchworth coach Chad DeRock said. “In the bottom of the seventh the ball didn’t bounce our way. It is truly heartbreaking. Hats off to Dundee/Bradford , they found a way to pull it out. It was the story of our season, we struggled to put seven full innings together. Regardless of tonight’s outcome I’m proud of these young ladies. Their fight, their energy, and the unbelievable growth they made through the season. They can walk away with their heads held high.”
Letchworth outhit Dundee 11-6.
Tiante Murray (double), Delaney Bean and Johanna Gozelski all had two hits while Brooke DeGroff smacked a home run.
DeGroff struck out four and walked two in the loss.
BOLIVAR-RICHBURG 12, CAL-MUM 1
Trailing only 2-1 three and a half innings, No. 3 B-R would outscore No. 6 Cal-Mum 10-0 over the next three innings as the Lady Raiders lost.
Winning pitcher Layna Ayers tossed a complete game three-hitter with three K’s.
She also helped her cause by driving in two runs.
MaMadigan Harris had two hits and scored four runs.
For Cal-Mum, Taylor Mills had a double while Montgomery Kessler and Olivia Woodward both had singles.
Woodward scored Cal-Mum’s only run on a Sawyer Richardson sac fly.
Cal-Mum finished their season 10-7.
“Lot of the same problems we’ve had all season hurt us tonight,” Cal-Mum head coach Dan Dickens said. “First nine runs came after we should have been out of innings. Walked to many and you can’t do that against a team as talented as Bolivar. Sad to be losing a solid group of seniors. Hopefully the returning players work in the off season so we are more competitive next season.”
YORK 5, OAKFIELD-ALABAMA 2
Visiting No. 5 York picked up the quarterfinal win over No. 4 O-A Thursday.
York’s offense was led by Merideth Holland who had two hits and drove in three runs while sister Kaitlyn Holland added two hits including a double.
Emily Wallace added a triple while Anna Lyness, Lexi Dixon and Sam Bianchi also contributed with hits.
Merideth Holland struck out 12 batters in the victory.
“Merideth threw a great game tonight sitting down 12,” York head coach Rob Kersch said. “She did a fantastic job hitting her spots keeping the OA batters in check most of the game. Our defense really came to play tonight finishing the game with a double play. The squad is really looking forward to Saturday.”
For O-A, CJ Ryan had a great game as she went 2-for-3 with a home run while Lily Davis was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Josie Reding added two hits for the Lady Hornets.
Ryan pitched well enough to win but four O-A errors provided all five York runs.
Ryan pitched all seven innings allowing five hits and five K’s.
O-A finished their season 11-5.
York improved to 11-6 and will visit No. 1 Lyndonville Saturday in the semis.
KESHEQUA 17, SOUTH SENECA 1
In a game that took place Wednesday, Mackenzie Gillen, Alex Hugi and Catrina Pierce all had three hits and accounted for eight runs scored as the Lady Indians cruised.
Julia Wilkins was 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and two runs while Libby Benner was 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs.
Winning pitcher Aurora Sabins got the win pitching five strong innings while allowing just one hit with two K’s.
Sabins was 2-for-4 with two doubles at the plate.