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June 16, 2021 - 8:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in elba, sports, softball.

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The Elba Lancers softball team came into the post-season as the #6 seed in the Class D2 Section V tournament and put together a string of wins carrying them to the championship game yesterday against Friendship.

Nice run but it came to an end with a 10-0 loss.

The Lancers finish the season with a record of 7-11.

Photos by Debra Reilly.

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June 14, 2021 - 4:41pm
posted by Press Release in sports, elba central school scholarship fund, softball.

Submitted photo and information.

Elba Central School is hosting "Softball Showdown: Lancers vs. The Law" this Thursday, June 17th, starting at 5 p.m.

The seniors will be playing a team of Genesee County Sheriffs deputies and NYS Troopers in a showcase game.

Just for fun, Undersheriff Brad Mazur and Deputy Ryan Young stopped out at the school today to take on some good-natured smack-talk from the Lancers.

The school is located at 57 S. Main St. in Elba.

All proceeds will benefit the ECS scholarship fund.

The game will take place on our softball field and tickets are available for $5 in our district office (or at the field).

Food from Chap's Elba Diner, Andy's Pizza, and Los Compadres food truck will be available for purchase as well.

May 15, 2021 - 3:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in alexander, sports, softball, oakfield-alabama.

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Oakfield-Alabama beat Alexander in girls softball yesterday 22-7. The winning pitcher was CJ Ryan, who tossed five innings and gave up five hits will striking out four.

At the plate, Ryan was 4-5 with two triples and a double, and six RBIs.

Kelsey Schlagenhauf, 4-5, three RBIs. Katie Raziano, Jenna Gilbert, and Lily Davis each had two hits.

"This is a huge win for our young team," said Manager Jeff Schlagenhauf. "To be able to beat a great team in Alexander and one of the best pitchers in the area, Sam Sawyer, gives our kids a ton of confidence.

"We just want to keep improving each and every day. The girls are playing with a ton of energy and believe in each other. It’s a great recipe for success."

Photos by Kristen Smith. For more photos, click here.

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February 9, 2021 - 10:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Stingers, softball, sports, batavia, Lions Park.

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Press release:

Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball (BGFS) is overwhelmed with gratitude from the community stepping up with very generous donations to allow for the installation of a brand-new electronic scoreboard at Lions Park, the home of the Batavia Stingers. 

In particular, BGFS wants to give a special thank you to the two lead sponsors of the sign, Batavia’s Original Pizzeria and Batavia Restaurant Supply Inc. These two local businesses understand the importance of youth sports for our community and backed up this belief with critical financial support that made this scoreboard a reality.

When speaking with Batavia’s Original owner, Kathy Ferrara, and Batavia Restaurant Supply owners, Stacey Schrader and Nate Charvella, they were all moved by the disparities in girls and boys sports, and we're excited to help provide the girls with the first electronic scoreboard in Batavia for girl’s softball.

We hope people pay attention to these businesses that give back to our community, as they deserve our support the most!

In addition to the very generous lead sponsorships by Batavia’s Original and Batavia Restaurant Supply, BGFS would also like to give a special thanks to the almost two dozen sponsors that are permanently listed on the banner below the sign at Lions Park.

Three of these sponsors listed as Primary sponsors for their generous donations are the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Lawley Insurance, and the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation. These are more examples of organizations and businesses that value the importance of youth sports.

Lastly, but certainly not least, BGFS would like to give a big THANK YOU to the project coordinator, and guy that pulled it all together, JC Kabel. He spent countless hours fundraising and leading the project design and installation. 

The BGFS Board is forever grateful for helping us have our ladies look up at that beautiful scoreboard and think it is normal for girls to have the same opportunities as the boys.

May 4, 2020 - 12:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in softball, sports, batavia, Batavia HS, coronavirus.

Nickie Fazio, wife of Batavia High School softball Coach Jim Fazio, made this video as a tribute to the 2020 softball team, whose season has been canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fazio said:

I wanted to do something special for the Varsity girls since they did not get to play this year. My heart goes out to all of them, but especially the seniors. Took me the whole week to get it done. Thank you to everyone that sent me pictures to help me put this together. It evolved into something much bigger than I originally planned. This was the best way Coach and I could express how much these girls mean to us.

March 28, 2020 - 6:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in softball, sports, Batavia HS, covid-19, coronavirus.

From Coach Jim Fazio: "Players and coaches from the Batavia varsity softball team participated in the Section V Softball Challenge.

"Previously high schools from Waterloo and Rush Henrietta came up with the idea of practicing social distancing by still being involved with their teams in a unique way with softball related skills and players' imaginations.

"Since Alexander High School and others did a fantastic job with their videos, this challenge took off and we thought it would be a great idea to join in and have some fun while practicing social distancing and playing safe."

December 19, 2019 - 3:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in pembroke, sports, basketball, softball.

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Photos and story by Faith DesRoches.

Mackenna Johnson, a senior at Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School, has committed to attend Niagara County Community College.

She plans to play girls basketball and girls softball and she will be coached by Nate Beutel.

The signing by NCCC is a result of Johnson's accomplishments at Pembroke in both basketball and softball.

Johnson has been a starter on her basketball team for the last four years and a team captain for three of those seasons.

During Johnson's career in basketball, she ranks sixth all-time in points (529), 11th in rebounds (338), second in assists (233), and third in steals (203).

She is the only second Lady Dragon to be ranked in the top five in all four categories. The first person to do it was her sister Breanna Johnson.

As a softball player, Johnson has also been a four-year starter and a captain for three seasons. Johnson has been a Genesee Region All-Star.

Johnson said she's eager to begin her basketball and softball career with the Thunderwolves.

Top photo: Pembroke basketball coach Ron Funke, Mackenna Johnson, and Nate Beutel, NCCC coach.

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The Johnson family: sisters Sydney Johnson and Aralyse Johnson, mother Shannon Johnson, father Jamie Johnson, McKenna, her sister Breanna Johnson, and grandparents Darlene and Dwayne Johnson.

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The varsity girls' basketball team: Nicole von Kramer, Dekari Moss, Emily Peters, Serene Calderone, Casey Wurtz, Allie Schwerthoffer,  Isabel Breeden, Megan Conibear, and Brianna Rindell.

July 3, 2019 - 6:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in baseball, softball, stingers, little league, video.
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At age 11, Karissa Kendall does something not many girls can claim -- she is a successful pitcher in both baseball and softball.

June 19, 2019 - 2:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Stingers, softball, batavia, video.
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In a 12U girls fastpitch softball game played at Kibbe Park on Tuesday, a team comprised of players from Batavia, Le Roy, and Elba, beat a team comprised of players from Alexander, Lyndonville, Perry 10-9.

Katie Landers had three hits, three RBIs, and scored two runs for the Batavia team.

Loretta Sorochty allowed two runs and four hits over three innings. She had seven Ks.

Karissa Kendall gave up one run and one hit over two innings.

Emily Pietrzykowski, of Alexander, had two hits.

April 25, 2019 - 7:40am
posted by Steve Ognibene in softball, sports, batavia, girls softball, steve ognibene's blog.

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The Batavia varsity softball team bounced back from their previous game and defeated Monroe County Division 4 opponent Greece Odyssey by a score of 9-6 in a game played yesterday afternoon at Genesee Community College. 

Alyssa Ognibene, in her first ever varsity start, picked up her first varsity victory as she spun a complete game with five strikeouts and scattering six hits. 

Maiya Reinhart went 4-4 at the plate, hitting for the cycle, including a solo home run, towering fly ball over the left corner fence (photo celebrated above with teammates). Reinhart drove in three runs for the Lady Devils. 

Jenae Colkey collected three singles and an RBI for the Lady Devils, while Ryann Stefaniak, Bryn Wormley, Mackenzie Reigle, Sonji Warner, Dallas Lama, Irelyn Curry, and Natalie Rogers also hit safely. Rhorri Fix put down a perfect bunt for a base hit, while Julia Clark played very well defensively. 

With the win, Batavia moves to 1-0 in league play and 2-1 overall.

To view or purchase photos, click here.

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April 9, 2019 - 7:40am

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The Batavia Lady Blue Devils got some revenge over Monroe County nemesis Pittsford Sutherland, defeating the Knights 14-8 in the opener for both teams in Pittsford.

Batavia jumped out early in the top of the first inning as Bryn Wormley led off the game with a sharp single to left, while Ryann Stefaniak had an infield single. Maiya Reinhart's RBI single put Batavia on top with the lead they would never relinquish.

The lead grew to 5-0 as Wormley, Stefaniak and Mackenzie Reigle had key hits in a three run third inning. Irelyn Curry scattered 11 hits in going the distance for Batavia with five strikeouts to pick up the win in the circle. 

Sutherland got within 5-3 in the fourth inning, but Batavia scored a single run in the fifth and tacked on four runs in the sixth inning to lead 10-3. 

Sutherland would not go away quietly as they drew within four at 10-6, but the Devils added four big insurance runs in the seventh to take a commanding lead. Sutherland would score two in the seventh to account for the final margin. 

For Batavia, Wormley, Stefaniak (2 RBI) and Reinhart (3 RBI) each had multiple hits, while Alyssa Ognibene had a clutch base hit. Eighth-grader Allessandra Warner had a fine defensive game behind the plate for the Lady Devils, who start the season 1-0.

Batavia’s next game is away at Honeoye-Falls Lima tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

To view or purchase photos, click here.

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February 7, 2019 - 10:32am

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Press release:

Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball (BGFS) recently received a very generous grant from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation for $1,000. BGFS is actively fundraising to be able to purchase and install a new scoreboard at Lions Park, home field of the Batavia Stingers, and this grant will definitely help in the effort.

BGFS fields teams, known as the Batavia Stingers, at the 10u, 12u and 15u level in a Genesee Region Fastpitch Softball League.  While only in our third year of existence, BGFS has seen continued growth and has big plans for improving the field at Lions Park over the next couple of years. 

BGFS is very grateful to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation for not only this generous grant but for the partnership that the Batavia Dick’s Sporting Goods Store has formed with the Stingers the past two seasons. The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation and Batavia Dick’s Sporting Goods Store see the important role BGFS plays in providing young ladies a healthy and fun outlet in the community and has pledged to help BGFS reach its full potential.

There will be an in-person registration at the Batavia Dick’s Sporting Goods Store on Saturday, Feb. 9th, from 10 a.m..- 2 p.m.  Parents interested in signing up their daughters and learning about our program are encouraged to attend. More information about BGFS can be found by checking out our Facebook page, Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball, which has a link to our online registration site. 

Thank you to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation and our Batavia Dick’s Sporting Goods Store not only for the generous grant but for promoting and supporting youth sports in our community.

January 3, 2019 - 1:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, softball, Genesee Softball Team.

Photo of Shiori Ubukata making a play during this past softball season. (Photo courtesy of Genesee Athletics.)

The Genesee Softball Team is hosting their annual All Skills Clinic each Sunday throughout the month of February.

The clinic, taking place inside the Richard C. Call Arena, runs from 8 - 11:15 a.m. each Sunday in February. Pitchers and Catchers check in starts at 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 3rd while Hitters and Fielders check in starts at 8:30 a.m. Pitchers and Catchers clinics will run from 8 -9 a.m. with All Skills running from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

The cost of the clinic is $150 for both sessions. Pitchers and Catchers cost $50 with All Skills costing $120. Sign up with Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball and receive $25 off the registration fee. Cash or checks are made payable to Genesee Softball. Players must be registered by Jan. 26.

The clinic is run by the Genesee Softball Coaching Staff and team and is designed for players ages 8 and up. The instruction will include a number of different drills and skill developing stations including pitching, catching, hitting, fielding, etc.

For more information, contact softball Head Coach Taylor Mauer at (585) 813-4327 or email [email protected]. Registration forms are available online here.

August 5, 2018 - 12:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in softball, sports, batavia, Kibbe Park, batavia men's league.

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The Batavia Men's League Softball championship comes down to Tomkins Insurance vs. Skyworks this coming week.

On Thursday, in the semifinals, Tompkins beat T.F. Brown's Beers N Bombs 15-7. In the nightcap, Skyworks beat USPS 14-1.

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June 9, 2018 - 9:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, softball, Kibbe Park.

Submitted by Mike Jamil:

Week 5 Coed Scores, updated standings, and Week 6 schedule...
Bomb Squad gets it's Tonya Harding impersonation on, treating 97 Rock like Nancy Kerrigan hitting Wesley with a car pre game. Though Wesley still turned out to be 97 Rock best hitter. No joke. Bomb Squad wins 15-3...
If you predicted mercy for the outcome of the 6pm game at Kibbe Park, you were Dead On accurate as Dead On Auto Body Repairs sends the Brew Crew to TF Browns early. Winning 18-3...
Saved By The Balls apparently was missing Zack Morris. They lose to YNGODESS 15-8...
Neither manager bothered to partake in the 8pm matchup. The inevitable happened and Toyota Of Batavia/ Southside Deli gets back on track winning 24-6 against Basic Pitches with their basic outcome...
In a family feud, Maskell's Rascals withstand the late attempted comeback by Abusement Park. They win 18-14...
Updated Standings
1. Bomb Squad 5-0 with 90 runs scored and 33 runs against...
2. Toyota Of Batavia/ Southside Deli 4-1 with 82 runs scored and 38 runs against...
3. Maskell's Rascals 3-2 with 63 runs for and 45 runs against... 
3. TF Browns Saved By The Balls 3-2 with 62 runs scored and 60 runs against...
3. Dead On Auto Body Repairs 3-2 with 80 runs scored and 79 runs against...
3. YNGODESS 3-2 with 53 runs scored and 52 runs against...
7. TF Browns Abusement Park 2-3 with 69 runs scored and 57 runs against...
8. 97 Rock 1-4 with 32 runs scored and 62 runs against...
8. TF Browns Brew Crew 1-4 with 49 runs scored and 111 runs against...
10. Basic Pitches 0-5 with 47 runs scored and 100 runs against...
Week 6 Schedule
Williams Park at 630 has Bomb Squad (home) vs YNGODESS
Kibbe Park at 6pm has TF Browns Brew Crew (home) vs TF Browns Abusement Park
Kibbe Park at 7pm has Maskell's Rascals (home) vs Toyota Of Batavia/ Southside Deli
Kibbe Park at 8pm has Dead On Auto Body Repairs (home) vs TF Browns Saved By The Balls
Kibbe Park at 9pm has 97 Rock (home) vs Basic Pitches
 

June 9, 2018 - 9:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in softball, sports, batavia, Kibbe Park.

Submitted by Mike Jamil:

Thursday Night Men's League Week 5 scores, updating standings, and Week 6 upcoming schedule...
Fava Brothers Lawncare Bad Boyz defeat Vinyl Sticks 25-15...
Fava Brothers Good Boys defeat Beer View Mirrors 17-5...
Tompkins Insurance of Batavia defeat U.S.P.S. 23-19...
Beers N Bombs defeat Master Batters 23-22...
Skyworks defeat Upstate Blazers 16-0...
Updated Standings
1. Skyworks 5-0 with 86 runs scored and 31 runs against...
2. Tompkins Insurance of Batavia 4-1 with 94 runs scored and 55 runs against...
3. Fava Brothers Lawncare Good Boys 3-2 with 77 runs scored and 63 runs against...
3. TF Browns Beer View Mirrors 3-2 with 69 runs scored and 61 runs against...
3. U.S.P.S. 3-2 with 73 runs scored and 74 runs against...
3. Fava Brothers Lawncare Bad Boyz 3-2 with 87 runs scored and 90 runs against...
3. TF Browns Beers N Bombs 3-2 with 71 runs scored and 85 runs against...
8. TF Browns Master Batters 1-4 with 90 runs scored and 98 runs against...
9. Vinyl Sticks 0-5 with 43 runs scored and 86 runs against...
9. Upstate Blazers 0-5 with 50 runs scored and 97 runs against... 
Week 6 Upcoming Schedule
Williams Park at 630pm has Vinyl Sticks (home) vs Upstate Blazers...
Kibbe Park at 6pm has TF Browns Beer View Mirrors (home) vs Tompkins Insurance of Batavia...
Kibbe Park at 7pm has TF Browns Master Batters (home) vs Skyworks...
Kibbe Park at 8pm has U.S.P.S. (home) vs Fava Brothers Good Boys...
Kibbe Park at 9pm has TF Browns Beers N Bombs (home) vs Fava Brothers Lawncare Bad Boyz
 

June 1, 2018 - 2:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, news, BHS, Announcements, softball, basketball, tennis.

Press release:

Girls Varsity Tennis and Softball Coach Jim Fazio will be hosting instructional camps this summer for basketball, tennis, and softball.

The Softball Camp will be open to girls ages 9-16 on July 9-11, from 9 a.m. to noon, with rain dates on the 12th and 13th, at the Batavia High School Varsity softball field. Cost is $50; multiple children from the same family pay $40 each.

The Tennis Camp will run July 16-18, from 1 to 4 p.m. with rain dates on the 19th and 20th at the Batavia High School tennis courts for boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Cost is $50; multiple children from the same family pay $40 each.

The Basketball Camp will run Aug. 13-17 at John Kennedy School from 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Cost is $65; multiple children from the same family pay $55 each.

All camps will focus on the fundamentals of each sport, sportsmanship, safety, and fair play. Drills and contests will be held daily.

Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, and to get applications and the required waivers, please contact Coach Fazio at 585-356-0901 or at [email protected]

May 30, 2018 - 10:42am

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A disappointed Batavia bench overlooks the final moments ending their season and chance of a sectional crown, losing to class A2 rivals Pittsford Sutherland 12-3 at SUNY Brockport yesterday afternoon. This is the second time the Knights have beat the lady Devils in back-to-back seasons.

After the first inning game tied 1-1, Sutherland took the lead in the bottom of the third 4-1, which left Batavia craving for some runs early on.

Top of the fourth inning, Batavia looking to tie the game, in scoring position with bases loaded and only one out. Sutherland sophomore pitcher Grace Fanset came up big getting the next two outs.

Pitcher Fancet (pictured below) hit a three-run home run with other teammates scoring. Score after four innings: 11-1 Sutherland. Lady Devils scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning, then stranded the bases loaded. Batavia left 12 runners on base for the game.

Final 12-3. First year Head Coach James Fazio commented after the game:

"The Batavia High School Softball Team just finished their season falling to Pittsford Sutherland in the Class A2 Sectional Finals. Batavia began their season down in Myrtle Beach (S.C.) and played a very difficult schedule to get ready for sectional play.

"Batavia started off their season at 3-5, but then won eight out of their next 10 games and were playing their best softball of the season heading into sectionals. Batavia won the Pembroke tournament recently and was named Co-champions of Monroe County Division 4 with a 7-1 record with their only loss coming to HFL, who then they would beat in the first round of sectionals.

"Batavia then defeated #1 seed SOTA in the semifinals before losing to Sutherland. The team graduates seniors Kaitlin Ange, Alaina Bowman, Bri Janes, and Taylor Stefaniak and those players will be greatly missed. The team has a number of returning players and players up from Junior Varsity that will form a very competitive team next season."

Click here for more game photos.

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Class A2 tournament all stars from Batavia and Pittsford Sutherland

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May 27, 2018 - 12:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in softball, sports, batavia.

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The Batavia Stingers won the inaugural Lions Club softball tournament at Lions Park yesterday.

The team is coached by Stan Kaus, Matt Landers, and Chuck Richmond.

Submitted photo.

May 26, 2018 - 3:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Stingers, batavia, softball, sports, Batavia Lions Club.

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Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball and the Batavia Lions Club hosted an inaugural four-team softball tournament today at Lions Park.

The Batavia Stingers fielded two teams to play against teams from Perry and Lyndonville.  Pictured is a game between Perry and Lyndonville.softballmay262018-2.jpg

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