Lady Hornets top Towanda on softball diamond
A five-run sixth inning pushed to Wellsboro Varsity Softball team to an 8-2 victory over Towanda on Tuesday, April 26.
After a scoreless tie heading into the fourth inning, Wellsboro finally got on the score board as senior Alexa Singer scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0. The Lady Hornets added two runs in the fifth, as senior Jenny Young scored on a sacrifice bunt by senior Darci Warriner, then sophomore Brianne Keane was walked with the bases loaded to bring home senior Sarah Ingerick to make it 3-0.
Towanda got a run back in the top of the sixth to make it 3-1, but Wellsboro turned on the offense in the bottom half of the inning as Young and sophomore Sydney Tremper scored on an Ingerick RBI double, Ingerick scored on a wild pitch, Warriner scored on a Singer RBI single, and sophomore Alyssa Yungwirth scored to make it 8-1. Towanda added a run in the top of the seventh but Wellsboro ended any rally attempt for the 8-2 win.
Tremper was 2-for-2 on the night to lead the Lady Hornets at the plate, and Warriner was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Singer finished 1-for-4 with an RBI, Ingerick was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI’s, Young was 1-for-3, and Yungwirth was 1-for-3.
Singer pitched a complete game, allowing 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits, and struck out 3 on 70 pitches to improve to 5-0 on the year. The win was Singer’s 32nd for her career and she has now struck out 192 batters during her career.
“We’ve been struggling a little bit offensively and haven’t had back-to-back hits for a while now,” said head coach Greg Carr. “It was nice to see the girls hit the ball solid for at least one inning and hopefully its contagious as we head over to Towanda and play them over there. You never know but hopefully we can keep it going and get a W over in Towanda tomorrow.”
The win, the 124th of Carr’s career, improves the Lady Hornets’ record to 8-2 on the year. The team will be back in action this afternoon in Towanda.
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