Softball still undefeated at home after sweep of Lakers

(In game one Shannon McCann drove in two runs from the ninth spot in the lineup).

(Elyssa LeBaron went 3-for-3 in game one with three runs batted in for the Generals).

HERKIMER, NY – Hosting their final regular season doubleheader on Saturday (5/7) against Finger Lakes, the #2 Herkimer Generals softball team remained undefeated at home defeating the Lakers 12-0 and 10-1.

Helping the Generals (26-5, 13-0) in the circle was Jacqueline Gardner (Syracuse, NY) in game one and Casey (Levittown, PA) in game two. Both pitched complete games, watching Gardner allow one hit in her five innings and Boltersdorf allow two. Gardner got her second shutout of the season, helping her to a 5-0 record on the season. As for Boltersdorf, it was her fourth outing allowing one run or less in an appearance, now with a 9-2 record.

Offensively, Herkimer’s lineup managed double digit hit totals again, getting big contributions from Elyssa LeBaron (Corning, NY), Taylor Daniels (Watervliet, NY), Shannon McCann (Horseheads, NY) and Lindsey Parese (Herkimer, NY). LeBaron went 6-for-7 in the doubleheader with three runs scored and five runs batted in. Daniels went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and three runs batted in. McCann went 2-for-3 in game one with two runs and two RBI. Parese went 1-for-4 in the doubleheader with two runs and two RBI.

On Sunday (5/8)  the team will play its regular season finale against the fourth best team in the region Monroe Community College. Herkimer will travel to play the Tribunes in a doubleheader at 1 and 3 p.m.

Game One:

#2 Herkimer Generals 12, Finger Lakes Lakers 0

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WP: Jacqueline Gardner (5-0) LP: Carlye Capron; HR: Herkimer 1 (Daniels); 2B: Herkimer 3 (Daniels, McCann, LeBaron); 3B: Herkimer 1 (LeBaron); RBI: Herkimer 11 (Daniels 3, McCann 2, LeBaron 2, Nicoletti, McGuire, Desino, Parese); Records: Herkimer 35-5 (13-0), Finger Lakes 15-24 (7-5).

Game Two:

#2 Herkimer Generals 10, Finger Lakes Lakers 1

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WP: Casey Boltersdorf (10-2) LP: Jolynn Betty; 2B: Herkimer 2 (Super, Daniels); 3B: Herkimer 2 (LeBaron, McGuire); RBI: Herkimer 9 (LeBaron 3, Brone, McGuire, Super, Parese, Gardner, Fry); Records: Herkimer 26-5 (13-0), Finger Lakes 15-25 (7-5)

Next Doubleheader: 5/8 at Monroe CC 1 & 3 p.m.

-Giorgio Varlaro

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