WINDSOR BLANKS WAVERLY, 4-0, IN CLASS B QUARTERFINALS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | June 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy Mike Lubertowicz
WINDSOR — Second-seeded Windsor scored one run in the bottom of the
first inning, and that was all it needed, although the Lady Knights
added three runs late in the game for a 4-0 win over Waverly here Monday
afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section IV, Class B playoffs.
Windsor senior Kalista Holt spun a two-hitter, striking out 12 and walking just one in a complete-game, seven-inning performance to earn the win.
Senior Alyssa Sindoni was the only Lady Wolverine to reach base in the first five innings. She reached on a lead-off walk in the second inning, but Holt retired the next three batters.
After giving up the first-inning run, Waverly senior Hali Jenner kept pace until the sixth inning.
In the top of the sixth inning, sophomore Michaela Lauper broke up the no-hitter with a line-drive, one-out double to center field.
Moments later, Sidney Tomasso reached on a dropped third strike that allowed Lauper to advance to third base. However, Holt registered her third strikeout of the inning, and induced a flyball to escape the jam unscathed.
Windsor added three insurance runs in the home half of the sixth to take a 4-0 advantage.
Junior Bella Romano ripped a two-out double in the seventh for Waverly’s second hit of the game.
Jenner was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs — all earned — one eight hits in six innings of work. She struck out three and walked none.
Waverly finishes the season at 8-11.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.