BATAVIA — The Batavia softball team got the all-around effort Tuesday afternoon that it had been looking for all season.
Kim Walsh tossed a three-hitter, the top four batters in the lineup finished with nine hits and the Blue Devils made no errors in the field as they topped visiting Gates-Chili 7-0.
Walsh walked three and struck out seven and was in control the entire afternoon; batting out of the fourth spot, she also finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Liz Myers had a two-RBI single and Walsh added an RBI single to highlight Batavia’s four-run third inning.
Myers finished the day 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, Bre Hurlbut was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Hannah Bowen was 2-for-4 with a run scored to pace the Blue Devils on offense.
Batavia tacked on three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put it away.
Batavia is now 2-6 and Gates-Chili is 3-6.
In other softball action on Tuesday:
NOTRE DAME 14, PEMBROKE 8: The Fighting Irish busted open a tie game with eight runs in the top of the seventh inning as they went on for the league win.
Bailee Welker led the Notre Dame offense as she went 2-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored, while Mel Taylor was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Taylor got the start in the circle and went the first four innings, while Laurie Call picked up the win as she went the final three and allowed just two runs; Taylor and Call scattered seven hits.
Freshman Jessica Bukowski finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs for Notre Dame (4-4).
Danielle Della Penta was 3-for-3 with two runs scored for Pembroke, while Emily Caci added a 2-for-4 day with two RBIs and a run scored.
OAKFIELD-ALABAMA 2, ELBA 1: Taylor Grazioplene tripled to score Michaela Hale with the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth to lead the Hornets.
Emily Borkholder went the distance in the circle for O-A and allowed just three hits and struck out seven to pick up the win.
Kenzie Bezon was excellent in defeat in the circle for the Lancers as she allowed just two hits and struck out 12.
KENDALL 20, HOLLEY 12: The Eagles scored in every inning — including six in the second — en route to defeating the rival Hawks.
Kendall added three runs each in the third, sixth and seventh innings, two apiece in the first and fifth and one in the fourth.
Keri Hurlbutt led the charge for the Eagles (3-2 league, 4-4 overall) by going 4-for-5 with a walk, a double, two stolen bases, five runs scored and four RBIs. Allison Christensen went 4-for-4 with two walks and four RBIs in support of winning pitcher Jourdan Heller.
Sarah Wharram had two hits and walked three times for Holley (1-7).
ALEXANDER 9, LYNDONVILLE 8: After combining for 17 runs over the first three innings, the teams saw their offenses come to a halt over the last four, and the Trojans hung on for the victory.
Alexander scored two runs in the first inning, four in the second and three in the third. Lyndonville notched three runs in the second and five in the third.
Haley Setter (double) and Becca Bykowski (two runs) paced the Trojans (7-2) with two hits apiece. Korie Leitten was the winning pitcher.
The Tigers got two singles and a double from Alexis Harling.
BYRON-BERGEN 5, WARSAW 3: Kristin Hohn pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and finished with two hits and two RBIs at the dish to lead the Bees.
Angela Almeter and Christine Stevens each had two hits for Byron-Bergen (4-8), while Abbie Noeth and Noelle Ferris each had a hit and an RBI in the win.
Haley Dumbleton had two hits for Warsaw and Allison Weber had a double.