No. 3 North Collins advances with win over Sherman, 19-3

OBSERVER Staff Report

SHERMAN — The North Collins Lady Eagles moved their first round sectional softball game, originally scheduled as a home game on Thursday night against Sherman, up two days because the North Collins High School prom was set for Thursday night.

As it turned out, North Collins just ended up making one memorable night into two.

The Lady Eagles pounded out 24 hits en route to a 19-3 win over Sherman in the first round of the Section VI, Class D softball playoffs, at Sherman High School.

North Collins (3-seed, Class D) scored four runs over the first three innings of the contest, but the Lady Eagles’ bats came alive in the later innings. North Collins scored 15 runs over innings four through six on Tuesday to run away with the victory. North Collins did not bat in the seventh inning, as the Lady Eagles still played as the home team, despite the venue.

Hailey Jasinski, Emily Winter and Selena Maciejewski all had four hits on the day for North Collins. Jasinski and Winter each scored four runs, while Maciejewski scored three. A trio of Lady Eagles also had three hits — Morgan Smith, Myah Gabel and Rebecca Holmes. Smith had a double and an RBI, while Gabel had three RBI and Holmes had four RBI and a triple. McKenna Williams had two hits, two runs and two RBI, while Cianna Tobia added two RBI.

In the circle for North Collins, Holmes was every bit as dominant as she was at the plate. North Collins’ captain had 12 strikeouts, compared to only four hits allowed. Only one of the runs against her was an earned run, while she earned the complete game victory.

“She’s getting better every game,” said North Collins head coach Jan Warren.

North Collins now has a week off to celebrate prom and prepare for its sectional semifinal opponent, the winner of Forestville/Franklinville on Thursday. The Lady Eagles’ semifinal game will be next Wednesday, May 29.

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