Offensive outburst

JAMESTOWN – Joyce Bomasuto went 4 for 5 and the Dunkirk Lady Marauders scored runs in three in defeating Jamestown, 12-7, Monday in CCAA Division 1 high school softball.

Dunkirk scored three runs in the first, three in the fifth, three in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Bomasuto had two triples, a double and scored four runs.

“She just did what she can do,” Dunkirk coach John Sliwa said. “She stayed back on the ball and drove it. Being in the number two slot this year, it’s important for her to get on base. She was seeing the ball well and hitting it.”

Katie Hanlon contributed in the win with two hits and as many RBIs while Lacey Clark drove in three runs with a double and single. Nicole Balzer had two hits and as many RBIs.

Dunkirk had 14 total hits in the game.

“I was happy, but not satisfied with the offense,” Sliwa said. “Some big hitters are leaving runners on base. We left the bases loaded twice.”

Mackenzie Martin had three of Jamestown’s nine hits.

Fredonia 5, Allegany-Limestone 4

The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (4-1, 5-1) scored four runs in the first inning and held off a seventh-inning comeback attempt en route to a 5-4 victory over the Allegany-Limestone Lady Gators Monday in CCAA Division 1 softball action.

Allegany-Limestone scored first in the contest after Allison Forness had an RBI double to grab a 1-0 lead in the opening frame.

Lady Gator pitcher Mariah Monroe opened the bottom of the first by walking Alicia Deering, who moved to second on a sacrifice fly. Bre Dahn and Baylee Tarnowski reached on hits while Morgan Genovese brought home Tarnowski to give Fredonia a 2-1 lead. Cassie Essek hit a ball into the outfield that was dropped, allowing Karli Schwertfager and Genovese to score.

“They gave us two extra runs in the first inning that put us up 4-1,” Fredonia assistant coach Bob Sievert said. “That was really a big key to the game.”

Fredonia added an insurance run in the top of the fourth when Deering led off the inning with a triple and scored on a McKenna Leid sacrifice fly.

However, Allegany-Limestone chipped away at the four-run advantage through the next three innings. With two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Kathleen Shea reached on a base hit and scored on a Laura O’Keefe RBI triple. An error allowed O’Keefe to score and cut the Fredonia lead to 5-3.

After the Lady Gators scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth inning, another Fredonia error and a hit batter put two runners on with no outs in the top of the seventh. Tarnowski struck out the next batter while the next two Lady Gators hit into a fielder’s choice and a ground ball to end the game.

“They made it interesting,” Sievert said.

Tarnowski earned the win on the mound for the Lady Hillbillies with a complete-game effort in which she allowed seven hits and struck out 10.

“She didn’t have her best stuff today,” Sievert said. “We got through it. Defensively, we played OK. We got the big outs when we needed them.”

Deering was the only Fredonia player to record more than one hit.

Monroe earned the loss for Allegany-Limestone. She allowed 10 hits, struck out one batter and walked two in six innings of work.

The Lady Hillbillies take today off before Wednesday’s rivalry game against Dunkirk.

“We try to tell the girls to stay within themselves and don’t get caught up in the emotion,” Sievert said. “We have such a young team and a lot of these girls are playing in their first Dunkirk-Fredonia game. We tell the girls, ‘You have to come to the games ready to play. All we want is an hour and a half of your time from 4:30 to 6 and everything will be fine.”