Medina Journal-Register — LYNDONVILLE — With underclassmen dominating their lineups, both the Lyndonville High baseball and softball teams enjoyed banner seasons this spring capturing Section V championships.
The Class DD title was the second in three years for the Lyndonville baseball squad while the D-1 championship was the first ever for the Lady Tigers softball team.
“Both teams getting sectional titles was really something special,” said Tigers baseball coach Shane Price. “It’s just great for the kids and really gets the support of the school and the community behind the teams.”
The Lyndonville baseball squad, with seven underclassmen in the starting lineup (two juniors and five sophomores), nipped Fillmore 1-0 to claim the Class DD title. The Tigers went on to defeat Whitesville 8-3 to earn the Section D Class D berth to the state playoffs but then dropped a narrow 3-2 decision to Pine Valley of Section VI in the Far West Regional.
The Lyndonville softball squad made school history by capturing the Class D-1 championship with a narrow 6-5 victory over Romulus. The Lady Tigers then dropped a 7-3 decision to Andover in the Section V Class D state qualifier contest.
First baseman Eddie Silversmith and versatile (infield/outfield/pitcher) Austin Bane were the only senior starters in the Tigers baseball squad’s lineup which also included juniors Justin Edwards (pitcher/outfield) and Evan Milleville (infield) along with sophomores James Ianni (catcher), Ty Hrovat (infield/pitcher), Brandon Schoolcraft (outfielder), Austin Buckland (outfield/pitcher) and Chris Scroger (infield/pitcher).
The Lady Tigers equally youthful lineup included the senior trio of Alyssa Houseman (outfield), Alex Harling (first base) and Keri Stillinger (third base) along with juniors Jenna Castricone (infield), Cheyanne Button (outfield), Madison Gardepe catcher) and Katie Marek (outfield) and sophomores Maddy Boyle (pitcher/infield), Rebekah Hoffee (shortstop/pitcher) and Kaityln Albone (infield/outfield).
“I couldn’t be prouder of these girls,” said coach Joe Moore. “They really played up to their capabilities in the three games we won to take the sectionals.”