Softball Keep Win Streak Alive; Head Into Weekend Atop the Conference: Part 1

Softball Keep Win Streak Alive; Head Into Weekend Atop the Conference: Part 1

Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville Softball Team continued their tear through the AMCC as they won their sixth and seventh games in a row on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the visiting Hilbert Hawks by the final scores of 9-1 in game one and 8-0 in game two.

D'Youville got on the board early in game one. Leadoff hitter Lydia Monin (Buffalo, NY/Tapestry Charter School) was the first baserunner of the game, reaching base on an error. Amanda Drake (West Winfield, NY/Mount Markham) moved Monin to second on a sac-bunt, and Lydia was then driven home in the next at-bat by Lauren DeVantier (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield), who tripled. Hannah Turek (Depew, NY/Lancaster) singled, driving in DeVantier. Two batters later, shortstop MacKenzie Kehlenbeck (Oakfield, NY/Oakfield-Alabama) singled to bring home Turek, making the score 3-0 at the end of the first.

DeVantier picked up her second RBI of the game by driving in Monin, who got on in the bottom of the second with a walk. Hilbert would cross the plate in the top of third for their first run of the game, making the score 4-1. With Kehlenbeck on second and Sarah Marino (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels Academy) on first due to back-to-back walks, the two pulled off a double-steal with Kehlenbeck taking third and Marino taking second. Catcher Ashley Colan (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) walked to load the bases. At the top of the order, Monin walked to bring home Kehlenbeck and make the game 5-1.

The Spartan offense closed out the game with a strong offensive showing in the bottom of the sixth. Drake led off the inning with a single and advanced to third with a DeVantier single. An error from the Hawks allowed Turek to reach first, moving DeVantier to second and loading the bases. Alison Hall (Cheektowaga, NY/Depew) groundout out to third but drove in Drake and moved the other two baserunners into scoring position.

Kehlenbeck was next to bat, reaching on an error and bringing home DeVantier. MacKenzie stole her third base of the game which caused a throwing error from the Hilbert catcher, giving Turek the chance to score. Three batters later, pitcher Kalie McHenry (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) doubled to drive in the game winning run in the shortstop Kehlenbeck.

Game one went to the Spartans by the final score of 9-1, with Kalie McHenry picking up her 16th win of the season. In 6 innings, the right hander struck out 6 and allowed no earned runs. MacKenzie Kehlenbeck led the team with 3 stolen bases and tied with Lauren DeVantier for team lead in RBIs with 2. Lydia Monin, Hannah Turek, DeVantier and Hall all scored 2 runs, with Amanda Drake accounting for the other. Monin and Ashley Colan each had 2 walks.