Penn Yan softball is seeded No. 2 in Sectional Tournament

Gary Pinneo
Penn Yan’s No. 14 Matilynne Ponsetti slides safe into home as the catcher drops the ball and is unable to make a tag.

The Penn Yan Mustang softball team completed their regular season on a high note,  registering shutout wins over a couple of Finger Lakes East opponents.  

The Lady Mustangs are seeded second behind Aquinas in the Section V Class B1 bracket, meaning they don't play again until Friday, May 27, when they host either Dansville (7-8, No. 7) or Midlakes (1-15, No. 10)

Penn Yan 6 Waterloo 0

The Lady Mustangs defeated Waterloo 6-0 in a game that started on Thursday and ended on Saturday morning.  The Mustang girls jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning in this game.  But rain brought an end to the action for this day.  When the action resumed in Penn Yan on Saturday morning, the Orange and Blue softball forces tacked three more runs and waltzed away with the 6-0 win.  Kate Disbrow drove home two runs in this game with two hits.  Morgan Simmons also had two hits and a RBI.

Penn Yan 9 Wayne 0

On Friday afternoon at the Middle School Field in Penn Yan, the Lady Mustangs whitewashed Wayne 9-0.  The Orange and Blue softball squad broke open a scoreless game with a nine run outburst in the fourth and fifth innings. Matti Ponsetti delivered a triple and drove in two runs.  Morgan Simmons added a triple of her own.  Bri Bush was the winning pitcher scattering three hits and striking out 12.  The Lady Mustangs head into the Section V Tourney with an overall 13-7 record.  They finished 12-4 in the Finger Lakes East.

Mynderse 2 Penn Yan 1

Earlier in the week, Mynderse edged Penn Yan 2-1 in a Finger Lakes East Clash played in Seneca Falls.  This was a battle between two of the Finger Lakes East powerhouse softball program. The first place, undefeated Blue Devils would prevail in this hard fought contest 2-1.  Mynderse ace Courtney Johnson scattered five hits and struckout seven Penn Yan batters. Mustang ace Bri Bush limited Mynderse to just three hits and struck out two.  The Blue Devil girls scored in the first inning but Penn Yan tied the game with a run in the third inning on a Kate Disbrow double, a sacrifuce, and a Mynderse error.  Seneca Falls scored the eventual game winner in the fifth inning.  Rachel Roddenbery had a double for Penn Yan also.  But the local would fall just short on the scoreboard in this game.