Hornets, Mounties claim rivalry wins
The Wellsboro Baseball team and North Penn-Liberty Softball team scored wins on their respective diamonds in NTL Large School Division action on Thursday, April 11.
Wellsboro won the baseball game 16-10 and North Penn-Liberty beat Wellsboro 10-3.
In the baseball match up Wellsboro started off the game with a 4-run first inning to jump out to an early lead, but not to be outdone, Mansfield plated 8 runs in their half of the inning to lead 8-4.
The Hornets then went on the offensive in the top of the second, scoring 6 runs on 5 base hits to regain the lead, 10-8 then extended their lead to 11-8 with another run in the top of the 3rd.
The Tigers cut Wellsboro’s lead to a run with 2 runs in the bottom of the third. Wellsboro then scored a run each in the 4th and 5th to make it 13-10, then closed out the game with 3 runs in the seventh to claim the rivalry win.
Cam Tennis led Wellsboro at the plate as he went 3-for-6 with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Silas Wagaman, Darryn Callahan, and Carson Davis were all 2-for-5 while Isaac Keane and Kaeden Mann were 2-for-6. Lucas Citrino, Taynton Repard, and Zach Rowland all added hits.
Citrino, Keane, Callahan, Repard, Davis, and Mann all scored two runs each and Wagaman and Alex Moore scored single runs.
Rowland and Tyler Fletcher both pitched for Wellsboro. Fletcher went 2/3 of an inning and allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. Rowland pitched for 6 1/3 innings to score the win as he struck out 6 batters, allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and 3 runs (1 earned).
Logan Garverick went 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs to lead the Tigers while Brion Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Bryce Wilson, Gage Martin, Parker Brewster, Eli Shaw, Dylan Williamson, and Brandyn Choplosky all added hits. Logan Tokarz, Wilson, Brewster (2), Blaze Deitrick, Jacob Evans, Williamson, Garverick, Smith, and Choplosky all scored runs for Mansfield.
In the softball game, Liberty jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the 1st inning keyed by a Jessica Kouba base hit up the middle to score Sara Swingle. Wellsboro then scored twice as Hailey Neal and Heidi Zuchowski both touched home plate, cutting the lead to 3-2.
Liberty added another run in the bottom of the second for a two-run cushion as Savanah Doney drove home Swingle to make it 4-2, before Liberty put the game away in the bottom of the 4th.
Shae Berguson scored the 4th’s first run, then Mackenzie Heater drilled a grand slam to center to put Liberty up 9-2. Both scored one more run each, giving North Penn-Liberty the 10-3 win.
Zuchowski went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored 2 runs to lead the Lady Hornets while Ryann Adams was 2-for-4. Cathryn Brought, Chelsie English, Hailey Neal, and Rileigh Gerges also added hits. Gerges, Jessa Lohr, and Zuchowski drove in runs.
Brought allowed 10 runs (5 earned) in 6 innings of work. She gave up 11 hits and a walk to go with 8 strikeouts in the loss.
Kouba and Doney each went 4-for-4 at the plate with Doney hitting a double and a triple. Berguson was 3-for-4, Mariah Kshir was 2-for-4, Swingle was 2-for-3, and Heater was 1-for-3 with a grand slam.
Doney went all 7 innings for Liberty in the win, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 10 hits with 5 strikeouts.
The Wellsboro baseball team improves to 3-1 overall while the Tigers fall to 2-4. Liberty softball improves to 3-2 while the Lady Hornets fall to 3-2. We’ll see you next time right here on Home Page Sports.
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