BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Finger Lakes Softball team swept SUNY Broome Community College in a Region III and Mid-State Athletic Conference matchup. The Lakers took the opener 11-8 and the nightcap 3-2, both in extra innings.
Finger Lakes is now 9-5 in Region III and 10-11 on the season. The Lakers also hold a 3-1 MSAC record. Broome is 3-7 both on the season and within the region. Finger Lakes will remain on the road on Tuesday as they travel to Corning Community College for another Mid-State Athletic Conference and Region III doubleheader.
Ashley Leederman and Taylor Laws both provided a career-high three hits for the Lakers. All nine starters recorded at least one hit in the game. Where Leederman and Laws provided the hits, Chelsea Bartlett and Jennifer Marshall provided the runs. Bartlett drove in four Lakers in the game and Marshall plated three. Jolynn Betty (3-7) went all nine innings for the Lakers to get the win.
Cassidy Bosch and Daniele Ogrodowski each had a pair of hits, including a double, in Game 2 for Finger Lakes. They each stole a base as well. Kelly Minnehan joined them with two hits. Minnehan ran out a triple for one of her hits. Kelsey Snyder (2-0) got the complete game win for the Lakers. She went all eight innings, allowed just six hits, walked none and struck out five in the win.
Back-to-back doubles got the Lakers going in Game 1. Bosch followed a Laws double with one of her own as a part of a two-run third inning to tie the game at 2-2. Broome answered with three in the bottom of the inning. Finger Lakes got two runs back on RBI hits by Taylor Laws and Chelsea Bartlett to make it 5-4. The Lakers would tie the game in the sixth and take a one-run lead in the seventh. Broome answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to force extra innings. Using the international tie breaker, Daniele Ogrodowski started on second in the eighth and scored on a single by Jennifer Marshall. Broome got one in the bottom, however, to force the ninth. The Lakers strung together hits in the inning, scoring four runs to take an 11-7 lead. Broome was able to get one run, but Taylor Laws made a catch in right field and threw a tagging runner out at third base for a double-play and limiting any offense by the Hornets. Finger Lakes was able to close out the win, 11-8.
Game 2 began with Finger Lakes, playing as the home team, pushing across a run in the bottom of the first. Daniele Ogrodowski doubled, advanced to third, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chelsea Bartlett. The Lakers bats would be held at bay for most of the game following that run. Broome pushed across a pair of runs in the sixth and led 2-1 going to the bottom of the seventh. Cassidy Bosch led the inning off with a double and was bunted to third by Daniele Ogrodowski. Jennifer Marshall delivered a two-out single up the middle to tie the game and force extra innings. Finger Lakes stranded Broome's runner from the tie breaker in the top of the eighth. Abby Weaver took her position on second base in the bottom of the inning. Kelly Minnehan walked and Ashley Leederman singled to load the bases. With two outs, Cassidy Bosch singled to left field to score Weaver and give the Lakers the 3-2 walkoff victory.