Penn Yan girls dominate
After waiting for Mother Nature to provide a little nice springtime weather, the defending Finger Lakes East champion Penn Yan Lady Mustang softball team finally opened their 2011 season, and quickly made a statement they will be the team to beat again in the Finger Lakes.
The balanced Mustang squad features superb pitching from returners Bri Bush and Rachel Angell, outstanding defense, and a line-up that can hit and score a lot of runs. This was quickly evident in week number one.
Penn Yan 12 Marcus Whitman 0
In Thursday’s opener, Penn Yan blanked Marcus Whitman 12-0 behind the no-hit pitching of junior Brianna Bush. She whitewashed the visiting Wildcats striking out eight. The potent Penn Yan offense put this game out of reach early, scoring 12 runs in the first three innings.
Kate Disbrow slammed a triple and a double driving in four runs to pace the Mustang onslaught. Rachel Roddenbery contributed two hits, including a triple, and also drove in two runs.
Chelsie Travis added two hits. Marcus Whitman could garner only two runners in this game — one by a walk and the other reached on an error.
Penn Yan 15 Pal-Mac 0
The next day, Penn Yan repeated their opening day act with a convincing 15-0 win over Pal-Mac at the Middle School Diamond in Penn Yan. The win was completed in five innings due to the run rule. Bri Bush continued her shutout skein for four more innings, striking out five. She allowed one hit. Rachel Angell completed the shutout win tossing a scoreless fifth inning. The hitting heroes for the Mustangs included Rachel Roddenbery. She enjoyed a 3-for-4 game with a triple, a double, and five RBIs. Bri Bush added two hits in four tries and also drove in three runs. Leah Perry knocked in a couple of runs with a key hit.
The Lady Mustangs improved their early season record to 2-0 with this win.
Penn Yan 19 Midlakes 4
The Penn Yan Lady Mustangs remained perfect in 2011 with a convinving 19-4 thrashing of Midlakes on Monday afternoon.
Rachel Roddenbery keyed the big win going 2 for 4 with a double and a 3 run homer.
Morgan Simmons added 4 hits and Amanda Rivera 2 hits. The high-flying Mustang softball team improves their early season record to 3-0.
Naples 17 Dundee 2
In other local high school softball action, Naples defeated Dundee 17-2 in a Finger Lakes West game played in Naples on Friday afternoon. Naples jumped out to a 11-0 after 3 innings. Dundee (0-1) scored their two runs in the fourth inning, but did not have a hit in this contest.