Falconer rallies late to drop Dunkirk; Forestville tops Westfield

FALCONER — Haley Pierce’s two-run single in the bottom of the fifth broke a 4-all tie Wednesday afternoon, as Falconer (2-3, 2-1) dropped Dunkirk, 6-4, in CCAA West 1 softball action at Falconer High School.

“It was a really good game by both teams,” Falconer head coach Paul Lombardo said. “It was nerve wracking from a coach’s standpoint, but those are the ones you like.”

Down 4-3 entering the home half of the fifth, Alex Rivera tied the game with a run-scoring single, before Pierce delivered the eventual game-winning hit.

Dunkirk built a 4-0 lead in the top of the fourth on a two-run double off the bat of Mackenzie Gugino, a suicide squeeze by Alexis Ruiz and an RBI double by Emma Newton.

Falconer got back in the game with a three-run fourth, as winning pitcher Katie Fales helped her own cause with a lead-off home run while Olivia Adam and Taylor Bianco delivered RBI singles.

Fales allowed four runs on four hits while striking out four and walking three in a complete-game effort. Meanwhile, Monica Pokoj suffered the loss for Dunkirk after she allowed six runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking one in six innings of work.

CCAA West 2

Forestville 11, Westfield 3, 5 innings

WESTFIELD — Brooke Ostrye tossed a five-inning, rain-shortened complete game Wednesday to help Forestville (2-0, 2-0) past Westfield (0-5, 0-4), 11-3, in CCAA West 2 softball action at Westfield High School.

Ostrye allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight in earning the win.

The Lady Hornets scored five in the top of the first and five more in the top of the second, before adding their final run in the third while the Lady Wolverines pushed two across in the bottom of the third and one more in the home half of the fourth.

Leading the way for Forestville were Cece Egan, who went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, Clare Kingsfield, who went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Caroline Kaicher, who added two hits and two RBIs.

Madison Abbey-Mott went 2 for 2 in the loss while Kiara Booker had a double and an RBI for the Lady Wolverines. Sarah Tilley suffered the loss in the circle after he allowed 11 runs on 12 hits while walking six.