Leahy leads Team Patey past Team Windigo in all-star game


Out of all the all-stars on the field, it was perhaps Mariah Leahy who shone the brightest.
Leahy, who is a member of the three-time defending champion Fort Frances Her-icanes, got it done on the mound and with the bat as she paced Team Stacy Patey to a 7-2 win over Team Kayla Windigo in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League’s annual all-star game on Sunday night at Couchiching.
After Leahy kept Team Windigo at bay in the first inning, Nancy Indian (Big Grassy Lynx) opened the scoring for Team Patey in the bottom half as she plated Marissa Kerry (Her-icanes) on a Fielder’s choice.
Indian then plated Summer Leonard (Couchiching Raiders) in the fourth with an RBI single before coming around to score on a throwing error to put Team Patey up by three.
Calleigh Councillor (Northwest Bay Beavers) finally put Team Windigo on the board in the fifth as she smoked a leadoff triple before coming around to score on a groundout to trim it to 3-1.
But Team Patey responded with the decisive frame in their half.
Hailey Bombay (Manitou T-Birdies), Raelle Redford (Fort Frances Angels), and Kerry all singled to load the bases before Leahy cranked a two-run single to put her side ahead 5-1.
Leonard then clubbed an RBI single to put Team Patey ahead by five.
An RBI single by Redford in the sixth made it a six-run lead.
Alyssa Windego crushed a two-out RBI triple to plate Grace Bragg (Raiders) to trim it to 7-2 in the seventh, but Kerry struck out Sarah Glover (Fort Frances Mud Dogs) to limit the damage and end the game.
Leahy gave up just one run on four hits while striking out four over five strong innings to garner the win.
The RRDWFL playoffs, meanwhile, continued on Monday night and saw the top five ranked teams get into their first post-season action on the Winner’s Side of the bracket after having a bye in the first round.
Mykenzie Borger pitched well to pace the top-ranked Renegades to a 7-4 win over the eighth-seeded Dawson Tigers in Barwick.
Alicia Anderson was tagged with the loss for the Tigers.
Grace Bragg also tossed a gem and homered as she paced the second-ranked Couchiching Raiders to a 8-0 shutout of the seventh-seeded Angels.
Rylee Redford suffered the loss for the Angels.
The three-time defending champion Fort Frances Her-icanes got off to a great start in their attempted title defence with an 11-4 win over the sixth-seeded Fort Frances Mud Dogs.
Mariss Kerry garnered the win for the third-ranked Her-icanes over Casey Meyers of the Mud Dogs.
And the fourth-ranked Northwest Bay Beavers dumped the fifth-seeded Big Grassy Lynx 14-11.
Shae Smith homered while Darcy Smith earned the win for Northwest Bay.
Candace Handorgan took the loss for Big Grassy.
Tonight’s Loser’s Side games will see Lynx hosting the last place Manitou T-Birdies, the Tigers will welcome the 10th-seeded Red Gut Babes to Pinewood, and the Angels will square off against the ninth-ranked Sabaskong Tebinaak at the St. Francis Sports Field.
All games will start at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting).