BUFFALO - Lacey Clark swung a hot bat Wednesday to lead the Dunkirk Lady Marauders to an 8-6 victory over Immaculata in non-league high school softball action
Clark had three hits with two home runs. She opened the scoring with a solo homer in the second inning and then belted a three-run homer to highlight a five-run fifth inning and give the Lady Marauders an 8-5 lead.
"They were line-drive shots," Dunkirk coach John Sliwa said. "The first one she hit, they threw her a changeup and she fought it off. Then they threw her another one and she sat back and drove it over the fence. On her second home run, she just stuck the bat out and it went over the fence. She kept the bat head out and did a nice job. She fought off tough pitches."
Joyce Bomasuto recorded an RBI double in the frame.
Dunkirk starting pitcher Sarah Hanlon was effective for three inning as she shut down Immaculata, but the home team erupted for five runs on two hits in the fourth inning.
"I talked to her a couple times and asked if she wanted to come out, but she gutted it out," Sliwa said.
Bomasuto pitched the sixth and seventh inning and faced just one batter over the minimum to close the door on Immaculata.
Sliwa was impressed with his team's offense as they faced a tough pitcher in Molly Hennessey
"She pitches pretty hard," he noted. "It took us a while to get going because we hadn't seen a girl with that speed. It was nice to battle and pull it out. They have a nice program."
Aimee Kaufman was the winning pitcher as she pitched the fifth inning. She allowed one run, struck out two and gave up a walk.