May 25th, 2011
HARDWICKâ€“One day after scoring 14 runs against Oxbow, the Lake Region Lady Rangerâ€™s continued their offensive outburst by scoring 14 runs against the Hazen Wildcats.
With the playoffs looming, Coach Matt Tinkerâ€™s Lady Rangers know they need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to make a deep run in the Division 3 Playoffs. On Tuesday afternoon they pounded out 14 runs off of 10 hits, and stole an astounding 18 bases.
BRADFORDâ€“Coming off their 1st loss in 6 games, the Lady Rangers showed why they are a tough team to beat in Division 3 high school softball. Matt Tinkerâ€™s scrappy and spunky bunch of girls beat the Olympians of Oxbow, to the tune of a 14-2 drumming on Monday afternoon. The Lady Rangers pounded out 14 runs off of 11 hits. Of their 14 runs, 11 came with 2 outs in the inning, highlighted by the 6 run rally with 2 outs in the 3 inning to blow the game wide open.
Bradford-The Lake Region boys dropped a tight 7-6 loss to the 9-3 Oxbow Olympians in Bradford Monday afternoon. Oxbow made a squeeze play work in the bottom of the sixth for the winning margin. Lake Regionâ€™s Trevor Royer absorbed the loss for the now 6-6 Rangers. Junior Darik Messier recorded two RBI's and two hits for Lake Region.
LYNDONâ€“North Country took advantage of the mistakes made by an inexperienced Lyndon Institute team en route to a 13-5 win on on Monday.
The Vikings walked 11 batters and committed 10 errors in the game as Coach Bonvechio likened the contest to one of those long drawn out Yankees Red Sox games.
"It was a very sloppy game, there were three catcher's interference calls which created a lot of confusion on the field," said Bonvechio, "I mean when was the last time you saw that?"
FAIRFAX-Softball wins in Fairfax have been few and far between over the last few years for Lake Regionâ€™s softball team, and that proved to be the case again as the home team broke open a close 7-5 game with five runs in the sixth in a 12-5 win.
FAIRFAXâ€“ Lake Region ran into a buzz saw in the form of BFA ace Robbie Rinaldo, as he set down the Rangers on a three hitter, striking out seven in six innings of work.
LRâ€™s Tyler Jacobs pitched well, but was touched for a two run homer by Brett Hakey, which broke a 0-0 deadlock in the fourth. Hakey added a double, and would come on in relief, closing out the game for the Academy.
Kyle Perry had two hits for the Rangers as they move to 6-5, while BFA now stands at 10-3.
NEWPORTâ€“ The North Country Falcons had a rough go of it on Thursday falling to CVU 18-0.
Coach Bonvechio's boys got behind by ten in the first inning and would never recover after that.
The Falcons will try to put this one behind them as they get ready for MVU on Tuesday at home.