Wickwire, Gorman lead Towanda past NEB; Tioga clinches division title
LERAYSVILLE - Emily Gorman went 4-for-4 while Alaina Gorman threw a shutout to lead Towanda past Northeast Bradford 7-0 in NTL softball action Wednesday.
The Black Knights jumped out early, scoring two in the top of the first, followed by another run in the fourth. They added four more in the seventh to secure the win.
Gorman had two doubles with 2-RBI while Laci Manning (2-for-4) and Sam Schoonover (2-for-4) also had multiple hits in the game. Manning added two runs with 3-RBI while Schoonover also scored.
Koryn Wickwire added a double with two runs while MacKenzie Roof had a hit with a run scored.
Alaina Wickwire allowed just three hits in the win while striking out three.
For the Panthers Calla Johnson had a triple, Courtney Coleman had a double while Monica Brown also had a hit.
Anne Williams started and earned the loss while Chelsie Souto also saw action. They combined for three strikeouts.
Tioga 9, Newark Valley 0
The Tigers clinched the IAC South Small School Division title Wednesday.
"I'm really happy with the kids," remarked Tioga coach Jim Wood. "This is my 11th varsity season and this is probably the most satisfying division title we've won. Eight of the 11 girls are freshmen or sophomores."
Wood credits his team's chemistry to their success.
"They have the best team chemistry that we've had in the 11 years I've been here without question," explained Wood. "They love playing for each other and it shows. This division title, a large part of it, was because the team chemistry was so good. They play well with and for each other, I'm very pleased at this point."
Britt Vergason was the big hitter in their win over the Cardinals, going 4-for-4 with a double, home run, run scored and 5-RBI while Dani Barto was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs and an RBI.
Taylor Ayres was 2-for-4 with a run scored while Sam Wood had a double with two runs. Lexi Swagler, Sarah Hollenbeck and Victoria Swansbrough also had hits. Swansbrough and Hollenbeck both scored while Swansbrough added an RBI.
Wood earned the win, striking out seven with no walks.
The Tigers, 9-2 in the IAC, will now face Union Springs for the overall Small School title next Wednesday at Cornell University with a 4:30 p.m. start but first have three games on the slate to finish this week.
"It's been a real effort all season," said Wood. "With the rough weather these girls have been mentally pretty tough. Night in and night out they've given good performances. I'm very proud of them."
Athens 6, Williamson 5
The Wildcats kept their playoff hopes alive by rallying for the NTL softball win Wednesday.
Down 5-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth Mackenzie Hafer hit a bases loaded single to score Kaitlyn Testen and tie the game up.
Then with two outs Jensen Dunkling hit a double to score Reagan Lynch, who proved to be the winning run.
Dunkling went 4-for-4 in the game with 2-RBI and a run scored while Hafer was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Also for Athens Hannah Reid was 2-for-4 with a double while Testen was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Miranda Peterson added a double while Lynch and Haley Priester also had hits. Peterson and Aubrey Allen scored with Priester knocking in two runs. Allen also had an RBI.
Dunkling earned the win, striking out seven while allowing six walks, four hits and three earned runs.
Megan Wyble went 2-for-3 with two runs to lead Williamson while Sam Herrington was 2-for-3 with 3-RBI.
Kendra Colegrove scored twice while Andi Regalbuto also crossed home.
Sarah Bates started and went the first 3 1/3-innings to strike out two while allowing four hits, two walks and two earned runs.
Emma Durst came on in relief and scored the loss. She struck out three while allowing eight hits, one walk and four earned runs.
Canton 6, Liberty 4
The Warriors held off a Mountaineer rally to pick up the NTL softball win Wednesday.
Canton jumped out to a 6-1 lead but Liberty scored three in the bottom of the sixth to cut it to 6-4. However, the Warriors kept them scoreless in the seventh to earn the win.
Maggy Machmer went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and 2-RBI to lead Canton while Kellsy Ross added a double with two runs. Kayla Shay added a double while Makenzy Route and Kelsey Griffith also had hits.
Lacey Castle, Route and Lauryn Watkins knocked in runs while Sidney Wheeler and Sammy Deljanovan both scored.
Ross earned the win, striking out six while allowing two walks, six hits and one earned run.
Mariah Berguson went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to lead the Mountaineers while Lauren Smith, Kristina Buchanan, Emily Strange and Mackenzy Payne also had hits.
Emily Davenport knocked in two runs while Buchanan and Strange scored.
Buchanan started and went 4 1/3-innings to earn the loss. She struck out one while allowing five hits, one walk and three earned runs.
Berguson finished up, allowing a hit and walk.
Wyalusing 7, Cowanesque Valley 1
The Rams broke open a 2-1 game with five runs in the final two innings to pick up the NTL softball win Wednesday.
Ally Devoir was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and run scored. Kasey DeVoir was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs while Ciera Holland had a home run and run scored.
Paighton Martin added a double while Erin Canfield and McKenzie Crewson also had hits.
Crewson and Kate Epler both scored.
Emily Faulkner earned the win, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out four.
Lexi Heyler led CV with two doubles and a run scored while Shanelle Ianson earned the loss.
The Rams host Towanda today.
Troy 11, Sayre 1, 6 innings
Taylor Johnston was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs to lead the Trojans to the NTL win Wednesday.
Kelsey Bristol went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs, Brooke Mattocks was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs while Kayla Stephani was 2-for-4 with two runs.
Faith Ceeley, Taylor Murray, Kerrigan Hoffmann, Elena Breese and Brooke Losey-Root also had hits. Sam Gentile scored twice while Ceeley also crossed home.
In the circle Murray earned the win, striking out five with one walk.
For Sayre Kaitlyn Garrity and Paige Wampole had their two hits while Kristyn Tappan scored the run. Wampole had the RBI.
Waverly 25, Odessa-Montour 0
Kiana Manuel went 4-for-5 with a double, triple, three runs and 3-RBI to lead the Wolverines to the win.
Sam Mennig was 2-for-5 with a triple, home run, 5-RBI and two runs, Zoe Mennig was 4-for-5 with a double, four runs and 2-RBI, Stephanie Bellis was 2-for-3 with three runs, Megan Wilbur was 3-for-6 with 3-RBI and a run scored and Karleigh VanNess was 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs and 5-RBI.
Becca Morgan and Kalie Herriman both had hits for Waverly. Morgan and Morgan Salsman both scored three times while Herriman also crossed home.
Morgan and Herriman both knocked in a run.
Sam Mennig earned the win, striking out 14 for the perfect game.
Notre Dame 19, Spencer Van-Etten 0
Makenzy Maloney went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs and 5-RBI to lead the Crusaders to the IAC win Wednesday.
Morgan Cox went 2-for-2 with 3-RBI and three runs, Isabele Milazzo went 2-for-4 with a triple, run scored and 2-RBI and Alaina Steadman was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Alivia Clark added a hit with two runs and an RBI while Allie Wichtowski also had a hit with a run scored.
Mackenzie Mahajan had three walks with two runs scored, Brooke Harvey scored twice while Ali Raupers also scored. Maura Glovins knocked in a run.
Clark had 14 strikeouts in the win allowing just a hit.