Lincoln eliminates Colfax from softball playoffs

Zebras top Lady Falcons with 8-7 walk-off win
By: Gold Country News Service
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LINCOLN – Turnabout proved to be fair play for the Lincoln Zebras girls softball team here Tuesday afternoon.

In a game between two teams tied with identical records for the Pioneer Valley League’s third playoff berth, Lincoln’s Sienna Stone hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh that scored the winning run in the Zebras’ 8-7 walk-off win over visiting Colfax.

The win gives the Zebras a 6-4 final PVL record and a berth in the Div. III playoffs while Colfax slipped back to 5-5 and finished in fourth place. Overall, Colfax was 13-11 on the season. On April 18, Colfax had posted a 7-6 walk-off win of their own over the Zebras.

“Today was the story of our season,” said Colfax coach Mimi Scott, whose Lady Falcons saw six of their ten PVL games either go extra innings or be decided in the final at-bat.

“The girls did a great job though this year,” Scott said. “We were a little beat up with injuries near the end of the year but they battled.”

Scott had praise for Jenna Patterson (2 for 4) for a well-pitched game.

“Jenna pitched a good game today,” Scott said. “She deserved a better fate.”

Other bats for the Lady Falcons in their season finale included Taylor Avila (2 for 3), Alex Mutto (2 for 3), Nelly Steinhoff (2 for 4) and Kayla Harris and Meg McCollum, both who doubled.