Lady Hornets hang on against Liberty

Lady Hornets hang on against Liberty

Wellsboro fends off Liberty comeback attempt to stay undefeated


by Ed Weaver - April 16, 2016

The Wellsboro Varsity Softball team held on for a 6-5 victory over North Penn-Liberty to remain undefeated on Friday, April 15.

The Lady Hornets, who only had 5 hits on the entire afternoon, jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the first inning and then scored 2 more runs in the second to lead 6-0. North Penn-Liberty got 3 runs back in the third and 2 more in the fifth to cut it to 6-5, but the Wellsboro defense dug in and held on for the win.

Sophomore Sydney Tremper was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI’s to lead Wellsboro at the plate. Senior Alexa Singer was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI, senior Jenny Young was 1-for-4, sophomore Alyssa Yungwirth was 1-for-4, and sophomore Brianne Keane had an RBI.

Singer scored 2 runs, senior Sarah Ingerick scored a run, senior Darci Warriner scored 2 runs, and Yungwirth also added a run.

Yungwirth picked up her second win of the year, making her 11-0 for her career. The sophomore threw a complete game, 3-hitter and struck out 13 batters while only allowing one walk.

For North Penn-Liberty, Brooke Harvey was 1-for-4 with an RBI, Abby Heatley was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI’s, and Lauren Smith was 1-for-3. Harvey scored 2 runs, while Smith, Jillian Berguson, and Carmen Bates also added runs. Kristina Buchanon started on the mound for Liberty, only lasting 1/3 of an inning for the loss. Savanah Doney pitched the remaining 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) and added 2 strikeouts.

The win improves the Lady Hornets’ record to 4-0. The team will be back in action on Monday, April 18 as they host Cowanesque Valley.


Writing: N/A

Photography: Sarah Wagaman


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