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The Dansville Online
  • Keshequa advances in Class C3 final

  • In a rerun of last year’s sectional final, Keshequa came out ahead of Honeoye to win the Class C3 playoffs Thursday afternoon at Letchworth.

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  • In a rerun of last year’s sectional final, Keshequa came out ahead of Honeoye to win the Class C3 playoffs Thursday afternoon at Letchworth.
    Keshequa pitcher Alex Flint claimed the 13-2 win. She struck out 14, allowed just four hits and was named tournament MVP.
    The top-seeded Indians were quick on the board, leading 2-0 at the bottom of the first with RBI singles from Gebrielle Mehlenbacher and Kristen Jackson. Mehlenbacher singled again in the second inning as did Selena Erwin, who later crossed the plate on a fielding error.
    The Bulldogs finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth when Erica Cratsley hit a single, stole twice and made it home on Keshequa’s throwing error.
    Tessa Gordinier hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth, sending Erwin and Ariel Wood across the plate before getting tagged out at third, but giving the Indians a 5-1 advantage.
    Keshequa put the game in the bag with a seven-run fifth inning, including an over-the-fence home run by Flint. Both teams added one more hit to make the final tally 13-2.
    “These kids started in January,” said coach Martha Blair, who was named Class C3 Coach of the Year. “Last year when we didn’t play well against Oakfield-Alabama in the playoffs, they said we need to be more of a hitting team. They came in and they worked hard and they got what they deserved.”
    Mehlenbacher, Jackson and Gordinier were all named to the All-Tournament team along with Honeoye’s Megan Leitten, Erin Conversi, Kylie McBride and Sarah DeGaugh; Bolivar-Richburg’s Alexis Sloat; and Red Jacket’s Megan Hotchkiss.
    The win advanced Keshequa to the Class C playdowns this week.
    “Whoever comes along comes along and we’re going to try to be the best prepared team that we can be and take them on,” Blair said following Thursday’s win. “We’re excited. Our goal was to go a little further than we did last year, so that’s what we’re hoping for.”

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