CHEEKTOWAGA -Falconer has been on a postseason roll and the good times continued on Tuesday as the sixth-seeded Lady Golden Falcons (8-11) pulled off a 6-1 win over No. 3 Cleveland Hill in their Section 6 Class B-2 quarterfinal softball game.
Abby Courtney was in control all day for Falconer, tossing a four-hitter, collecting eight strikeouts and giving up three walks.
The Lady Golden Falcons held a 2-0 lead and broke things open in the sixth with three runs when Kaylei Russell slammed a solo home run with two outs. Kaylee Keith reached on an error and Jenna Fellows drilled a triple to score Keith and Shannon McFall followed that with a single to bring Fellows home.
Samantha Bartel took the loss for Cleveland Hill, surrendering 11 hits over seven innings with two walks and two strikeouts. On offense, Haile James had two hits and scored the team's lone run as Tabatha Miller got the RBI.
Falconer will play at No. 2 Fredonia in the quarterfinals on Friday.
AKRON DOWNS SWCS
AKRON - No. 8 Southwestern (6-10) was unable to get untracked as the Lady Trojans fell victim to a shutout performance by Ashley Kidder for top-ranked Akron and the result was a 4-0 loss.
Kidder gave up just three hits on her way to the victory as Shelby Lunz doubled and Jenna Rauh and Kate Johnson both singled for Southwestern.
Akron scored a run in the first and thee more in the fifth as Sydney Burk took the loss for the Lady Trojans, giving up just one hit with five strikeouts and seven walks.