RTL Minors capture District 15 title
WYALUSING - The RTL Minors Little League Softball team capped an unbeaten run with a 5-3 victory over Wellsboro to claim the District 15 9-10 title.
RTL got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning as they held on for the victory.
In the opening inning Laci Norton walked and stole a pair of bases and Chloe Tewksbury then walked and also stole a base. After Wellsboro got a strikeout Macey Schillinger singled and Norton, Tewksbury and Schillinger all scored the inning to put RTL on top.
Wellsboro got a run back in the second when Jessica Lehr walked and came around to score.
Wyalusing increased the lead to 5-1 in the fifth as Hailey Jayne hit a lead-off inside the park home run and Schillinger followed with a triple and scored on a Daphne Fassett groundout.
Down four runs Wellsboro got two back in the bottom of the fifth as Emma Coolidge walked and scored and with two outs Ryan Adams reached on an error and came around to score in the inning.
Holding a two-run lead in the final inning, Jayne struck out the side for RTL to seal the victory.
Jayne struck out 10 for Wyalusing in the game and Adam struck out 10 for Wellsboro in the game.
Jayne had the home run and Schillinger had two hits, while Fassett added a hit in the game for RTL.
Wellsboro got a hit from Adams and a double from Lehr in the game.
RTL now advances to sectional play.