By Lori Brown
FALLSBURG The Fallsburg Lady Comets played their last two games of the softball season last Wednesday by hosting the Family School Lady Falcons in a non-league doubleheader.
On the beautiful, warm day, the Lady Comets celebrated their two seniors and also their first win of the season in the opening game.
Fallsburg (1-10) took an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on its way to a 24-5 victory. The game ended in the fifth inning due to the 15-run rule.
With bases loaded in the bottom of the first, Paige Seletsky stole home, followed by Sammy Wiles. Kirsten Jacobsen hit a line drive single, bringing home Kierra Miller. Jacobsen and Christina Beatty both stole home to extend Fallsburg’s lead to 5-0.
Moments later, Seletsky slammed a double to left field to bring home Celia Garcia.
Family School (0-10) got on the scoreboard in the top of the second when Nicole LaRossa stole home.
The Lady Comets continued scoring in the bottom of the second as they added another seven runs to increase their lead to 15-1. The key hit in the frame was an RBI double by Beatty.
In the top of the third inning, the Lady Falcons scored two runs to cut their deficit to 15-3. Nicole LaRossa hit a single to score Elli Haviv and Brianna Neuwirth stole home.
Fallsburg answered with six runs in the bottom of the inning. Beatty and Lindsey Houck stole home. With the bases loaded, Seletsky hit a single, which allowed Jess Wiener and Garcia to cross home plate. Wiles and Miller both scored by stealing home.
After playing solid defense in the top of the fourth, Fallsburg scored three runs in the bottom of the frame. Christina Beatty and Tiffany Williams scored on a single by Garcia. Wiles then singled to bring Garcia in to score.
The Lady Falcons scored two runs in the top of the fifth. Haviv stole home and LaRossa scored on a base hit by Michelle Jorgenson.
Between the two games, Fallsburg Central School Athletic Director Tim Bult presented flowers to the two seniors on the Lady Comets team, Bianca Molina and Jessica Wiener.
“I would like to thank the team for sticking together in this terrible, rainy season,” Bult said.
Fallsburg Coach Carlye Hyde said that she was proud of both Molina and Wiener for their accomplishments. Molina and Wiener were presented with flowers for themselves as well as for their family members.
“This is our first win for the last two seasons while I was coach,” Hyde said. “We turned into a team. It took two seasons and we finally came together.
“I saw major improvement,” Hyde continued. “We worked on baserunning, getting on base and hitting. They did a great job. They never gave up through the season and we won a game. I am proud of them.”
Seletsky led the Lady Comets’ offense by going 2 for 4 with a double, a single and three RBIs. Beatty was 3 for 4 with a double and two singles and one RBI.
“We were pretty hopeful we could be competitive today,” Family School Coach Shane Mielke said. “They [Fallsburg] had a lot of unearned runs.
“Elli Haviv did great and had a couple of hits and runs,” Mielke added. “She played good defense and is valuable to the team. She keeps the girls up and has a positive attitude.”
Note: In the second game, Fallsburg prevailed by the final score of 25-9. The Lady Comets finished their season with a 2-10 record. The Lady Falcons ended their season with an 0-11 record.