RTL Minors eliminated from sectionals
WYALUSING - The run came to an end for the RTL Minors as they were eliminated from the sectional tournament with an 8-4 loss to Danville on Tuesday.
Danville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first and added a run in the bottom of the second to build a 2-0 lead.
RTL cut the deficit to 2-1 in the top of the third as Cheyenne Anaya walked and eventually came around to score.
Danville got two runs back in the bottom of the third to stretch the lead to 4-1, however RTL continued to fight back.
In the fourth inning Macey Schillinger walked and after a strikeout, Nicole Howell walked and both Schillinger and Howell wound up scoring in the inning to cut the deficit to 4-3. RTL had a runner called out for leaving the bag at third and left a runner stranded as they had a chance to tie the game, or go ahead, in the inning.
With their lead down to one run Danville's bats exploded in the bottom of the fourth as they scored four runs, keyed by a triple from Morgan Wagner.
However, RTL threw out a runner at home to prevent more damage and RTL got a run back in the fifth as Hailey Jayne walked and stole a pair of bases on her way to cutting the deficit to four.
RTL had more chances in the inning, but Danville worked their way out of trouble and then relief pitcher Laura Cashner put RTL down 1-2-3 in the sixth to seal the win.
Schillinger started for RTL, striking out eight in a complete-game effort.
Wagner started for Danville, striking out 10 in 4 2/3 innings and Cashner struck out one in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Laci Norton had a hit in the game for RTL and Jayne and Schillinger each scored runs in the game.
Howell scored a run in the game and Anaya scored in the game for RTL.
Wagner led the danville offense with the triple.