Three-run innings lead Brockport

By on May 15, 2017

Brockport scored three runs in three separate innings as they defeated visiting Churchville-Chili 12-3 in girls’ softball.

They plated three runs on just two hits in the second inning as Mandi Lucas reached on a wild pitch after striking out. She stole second before Larissa VanDetta walked. Paige McGrath then laid down a sacrifice bunt with both Lucas and VanDetta scoring when the throw to third was wild. McGrath ended up on third and scored on an RBI bunt single by Erynn Hogan.

The Saints scored one run in the top of the third as a leadoff walk to Samantha Mickley and singles by both Alyssa Raniewicz and Sarah Russell loaded the bases. Alexis Raniewicz drove in Mickley with an RBI single, but the trail runner was gunned down at the plate on a perfect throw by Blue Devils center fielder Mara Santos.

Brockport tacked a run to their lead in the third without benefit of a hit. Olyvia Zinkiewich reached second on an error and took third on a groundout. She was driven in on an RBI groundout by Camille Harrison.

Churchville-Chili closed to within 4-2 in the fourth inning as first baseman Michaela Temperato drew a one-out walk and stole second. Mickley singled her to third and the two pulled off a double-steal with two outs with Temperato scoring.

The Blue Devils extended their lead to 7-2 with three runs in their half of the fourth with McGrath scoring on a passed ball after earlier singling and both Emily Parker and Santos knocking in runs with infield hits.

It became 9-2 as VanDetta led off with a double, stole third and scored on an error. Hogan later laid down a bunt single, reached third on an error and came across on Parker’s sacrifice fly.

The Saints final run came in the sixth as Jenna Prewasnicak reached base on an error and scored on Mickley’s RBI single.

Brockport tacked on three more runs in the sixth as Emma Laureano, VanDetta and McGrath all stroked RBI singles.

Pitcher Katie Overmyer allowed five hits while striking out seven and walking two in earning the victory – Brockport’s fifth of the campaign.

“We have a lot of athleticism and talent and played some good small-ball, now it’s learning how to win,” Brockport head coach Chris Carr said.

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