Bomasuto wins for Dunkirk again

Joyce Bomasuto picked up her third win of the week as Dunkirk (6-6, 6-3) topped CCAA Division 1 counterpart Falconer (4-5), 11-9, on Friday at Veteran’s Field.

“She’s stepped it up now,” Dunkirk coach John Sliwa said of Bomasuto. “Which is good. She said she’d go in and she was fired up (Friday).”Bomasuto allowed four runs on five hits while striking out one and walking one in relief of Kelsey Drummond, who went the game’s first two innings.

“She gave up nothing in the third or fourth innings and that was huge for us,” Sliwa added of Bomasuto.

Dunkirk jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first inning, before falling behind 5-4 after the third. Then, in the bottom of the fourth, Dunkirk went ahead for good after scoring five runs. Sarah Hanlon highlighted the frame with a 3-run home run.

The Lady Golden Falcons scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and one more in the seventh, but were unable to complete the comeback.

Khee Nance (two RBIs) and Lacey Clark (two doubles, RBI) both finished with two hits in the win, which was Dunkirk’s third of the week. Aside from her home run in the fourth, Sarah Hanlon chipped in three assists from right field as she threw out a runner at second base and two at first base.

For Falconer, Katie Hines suffered the loss, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits while striking out one and walking two. Allison Munella had three hits and as many RBIs in the loss while Brianna McFall chipped in a pair of hits.