Newberry wins first game with a bunt

Kirsten Smith singled home Claire Alexander in the top of the seventh inning for the game’s only run as she also pitched a no-hitter in Newberry’s 1-0 victory over RTL of Wyalusing in the first game of the Section 3 Minor Softball tournament in Turbotville.

Smith and Alexander’s seventh-inning singles were the game’s only hits. Alexander led off with a single and reached third on a steal before scoring on Smith’s bunt single.

Both Smith and Jayne Hailey, who took the loss, struck out 15.

Up next is the winner’s bracket final vs. host Warrior Run, which had a first-round bye in the 3-team tournament. Tonight’s loser meets RTL on Wednesday, while tonight’s winner advances to the title game on Thursday, with an “if” game to follow on Friday.

Newberry000 000 1 – 1 1 0

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Kirsten Smith and Hailey Debrody. Jayne Hailey and Catherine Brown. W – Smith. L – Hailey.

Top Newberry hitters: Smith single, Claire Alexander single