Tonawanda News — Kenmore’s Hanna Post drove a deep line drive to the left-center gap. Catania rounded third as the throw came in. Catania jumped to the left, dodging the tag of Grand Island catcher Jenna Neff to make the game 1-0.
Post finished 2 for 3 with an RBI.
“We put the ball in play quite a bit today,” said Chimera. “That was the game plan, get good plays and make things happen.”
Kenmore struck again in the fifth. Miller reached on a 1-out single. Post reached after being hit by Cutting’s pitch. Christopher, in her first at-bat of the game, hit a line drive to left, scoring Miller from second.
Not to be outdone by Miller, Cutting added offense of her own, hitting a two-run, inside-the-park home run deep over the left fielder’s head to tie the game at 2.
“My team needed me, I was in a clutch situation,” said Cutting. “I just sat back, kept my mind clear and did it for the team.”
West threatened in the sixth, getting hits from Grace Ferguson and Lina Mirabella, but could not get the hit that would bring them home.
Argy reached in the seventh for Grand Island on an error. Miller sat down the next three batters, striking out two of them.
West, again, put runners in scoring position in the seventh. Miller hit her third single of the game, followed by Post to put runners on first and second with no outs. Christopher hit a bloop over the short stop’s head, but Miller was caught out of position on the base paths and was thrown out at third.
Cutting drew the next batter into a double play to end the inning.
Miller, playing with her emotions on her sleeve, putched a 1-2-3 eighth to keep the game level.