The Montoursville Junior Softball team suffered its first loss of the All-Star season in the state championship game on Sunday, falling to West Point, 5-4 in nine innings. Emily Baxter was 1 for 4 with a home run for Montoursville, which carried a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning. West Point scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win.
MacKenna Budman was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles for Montoursville, and Korin Dangle and Kourtney Phillips each added a double.
Newberry advanced to the Minor Softball state championship game with a 5-0 win over Greater Wyoming. After throwing a no-hitter in a win Wednesday, Newberry's Alexis Schuler threw a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Schuler also had a triple and two RBIs for Newberry. Hailey Debrody had a pair of hits for Newberry and Olivia Fessler, Kristen Smith and Hailey Holtzapple all had an RBI. Newberry plays West Point for the state championship today at 6 p.m.
Lance Wlash went 2 for 2 and scored a run, but it wasn't enough for Jersey Shore's junior legion team in a 4-1 loss to Jonestown in the South Scranton Regional on Sunday. Walsh scored Jersey Shore's only run when he was driven in by Colten Corter. Walsh had the team's only extra-base hit. River Haines threw a complete game for Jersey Shore, allowing seven hits and striking out six.
Junior Division Softball
West Point 5, Montoursville 4
Montoursville000 202 000 - 4 5 2
West Point102 000 101 - 5 9 2
Korin Dangle and Kourtney Phillips. Ryan, Latsha (8) and Stoner. W-Latsha. L-Dangle.
Top Montoursville hitters: Emily Baxter, 1-4, home run; MacKenna Budman 2-4, 2 doubles; Kourtney Phillips, 1-4, doubles; Korin Dangle, 1-3, double. Top West Point hitters:?Stoner, 3-3; Belgiovare, 3-4.
Junior Legion state tournament
Jersey Shore 1
Jonestown200 000 2 - 4 7 1
Jersey Shore000 010 0 - 1 5 2
Seth Walmer, Jordon Nichols (6) and Luke Sonnen. River Haines and Bronson Bass. W-Walmer. L-Haines.
Top Jonestown hitters: Noah Gingrich 2-4, run; Jordon Nichols, 1-3, 2 RBIs; Luke Sonnen, 1-4, double. Top Jersey Shore hitters: Lance Walsh, 2-2, double, run; Colton Corter, RBI.