PY Softball: Sectional Preview

Bill Loveland

The No. 2 seeded Penn Yan Softball team defeated Midlakes last Friday in the second round of Sectional play. With the victory, the Mustangs advance to the Class B semifinals against No. 3 seeded Waterloo. This Indians team sports a 14-7 record to Penn Yan's 15-6. In two head to head games this year, the Mustangs and Indians have split the series 1-1. The first game, the Mustangs led 3-1 in the sixth but gave up three runs to fall 4-3. In the latter game, Penn Yan beat the Indians 2-1 via sophomore Ashley Walker's timely walk-off single. That Waterloo loss was the Indians' first of the year after an undefeated April.

With a Penn Yan victory, the Mustangs will advance to the sectional championship against the winner of  No. 8 Hornell (coming off an upset of top seeded Charlotte) and No. 4 Aquinas. The championship will be held at 4 p.m. on May 31st at MCC.