Lady ‘Billies finish league play with big win over Falconer, 7-0

OBSERVER Staff Reports

Fredonia (10-2, 10-2) took care of business in their final Section VI CCAA Division 1 West softball game by shutting out Falconer 7-0, at Fredonia High School on Friday. Maddy Marsh was excellent in the circle as she pitched the Lady ‘Billies to a big 7-0 win, against a usually potent Falconer (5-6, 10-8) offense.

The contest was held scoreless until the fourth inning when Fredonia scored their first run, after that the Lady ‘Billies began to find the holes in Falconer’s defense. The trio of Caelin Holt, Kelly Lucas and Marsh hit big RBI doubles. Holt’s double came in the fifth and knocked in two runs, putting Fredonia up 3-0. Lucas’ was a two-out, two RBI double in the sixth inning and Marsh then followed up with a RBI double, scoring Lucas. Kazlin Beers knocked in Marsh with a single, giving the Lady ‘Billies their final run.

Along with the potent offense, Marsh was strong in the circle for Fredonia. Marsh pitched all seven innings, gave up just five hits and struck out five in the shutout.

“I think Maddy Marsh did a really nice job keeping their hitters off balanced,” said Fredonia head coach Jesse Beers. “They hit the ball really hard all season. She was hitting her spots inside and outside. Defensively we played a pretty flawless game. It was a complete team effort all around.”

Ashley Pierce was opposite her for Falconer. Pierce pitched six innings, gave up six hits, five walks and struck out four.

Macy Youngberg stood out for Falconer offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Fredonia plays their first non-league game against Bishop Kearney of Section V at Chautauqua Lake today.

North Collins 6, City Honors 2

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins (10-9) knocked off City Honors, 6-2, in a Section VI non-league softball game at North Collins High School, on Friday.

Rebecca Holmes was in the circle for the Lady Eagles and went the distance, pitching all seven innings and gave up four hits, six walks and struck out five.

“She struggled a little bit today,” North Collins head coach Jan Warren said about the pitching of Rebecca Holmes. “But she battled through it and only gave up four hits.”

Holmes also had a strong outting offensively, going 2-for-3 with a RBI; Emily Winter went 2-for-3 with a RBI and scored two runs; and Hailey Jasinski went 3-for-4 and scored a run.

“We were putting the ball in play,” said Coach Warren. “Defensively we were making the plays we needed. Today we looked pretty good. I was happy with the way they played.”

City Honors (6-3) sent Iris Kahris to the circle and she went six innings pitched, allowing five earned runs, over 10 hits and struck out seven. The Lady Centaurs offense was propelled by Sophia Garczyk going 2-for-4.

North Collins adds another non-league game on Monday when they play Lake Shore.