DELHI, NY -- The Finger Lakes Softball team split a Region III doubleheader with the SUNY Delhi Broncos on Saturday. The Lakers won the opening game 6-5 in extra innings, but the Broncos took the nightcap 4-3.
Finger Lakes is now 16-19 on the season. The Lakers will conclude the regular season on the road on Sunday as they travel to Watertown, NY to face the Jefferson Community College Cannoneers.
Jennifer Marshall and Kelsey Snyder each had a pair of hits in Game 1 for the Lakers. Snyder also drove in a pair of runs, as did Cassidy Bosch. Snyder (5-4) got the win in the circle for the Lakers going all eight innings and striking out five.
In Game 2, Taylor Laws had a pair of hits for Finger Lakes. Marshall doubled and drove in a pair of runs.
The Broncos scored a run in the first, but Finger Lakes answered quickly in the second. Jenn Marshall started the rally with a single. Kelly Minnehan reached on an error and the two scored on a single by Kelsey Snyder. After Delhi took the lead back in the bottom of the inning, the Lakers tied it in the fourth. Taylor Laws singled home Ashley Leederman to make the score 3-3. The Broncos would not go away and pushed their lead to two going into the sixth inning. Cassidy Bosch singled home Kelsey Snyder and Ashley Leederman to make it a 5-5 game. In the eighth inning, Abby Weaver started at second base due to the tie breaker rule. She was bunted to third and scored on a two-out single by Ashley Leederman to give the Lakers a 6-5 lead. They held on to that lead in the bottom of the inning for the victory.
The Lakers took the early 1-0 lead in Game 2, but SUNY Delhi answered with a pair in the second. The Lakers tied the game on an RBI single by Laws, but the Broncos answered and carried a 4-2 lead into the fifth. Chelsea Bartlett worked a two-out walk and scored on a double by Marshall, but that would be all the scoring the Lakers had as SUNY Delhi hung on for the 4-3 victory.