Local roundup: Loyalsock Major Softball stays alive
Hannah Winter threw a one-hitter and Loyalsock collected 10 hits as it stayed alive in the Major Softball state tournament on Wednesday with a 13-1, four-inning win over Warrington.
Loyalsock advances to the consolation semifinals today where it plays Fair Chance in another elimination game at 6 p.m.
Allyia Kennedy was 3 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs for Loyalsock, and Winter also drove in a pair of runs, as did Rhandie Jessell. Grace Shaible tripled and drove in three runs for Loyalsock.
Winter struck out five to pick up the win.
• A six-run second inning proved to be key as Montoursville defeated Williamsport Red, 9-4, in the losers’ bracket final of the District 12 9-11 baseball tournament to earn a spot in the final.
With the win, Montoursville plays for the district championship against Keystone on Friday at Volunteer Stadium at 6 p.m.
Cole Johnson went 2 for 3 with a grand slam for Montoursville, Niko Rotoli was 2 for 3 with a solo home run and Colton Markel hit a two-run home run.
Williamsport Red’s only player with multiple hits was Makai Day, who went 2 for 4 with a home run.
• Loyalsock defeated Montoursville in seven innings, 10-8, to advance to the District 12 8-10 baseball championship game at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.
Loyalsock scored three in the top of the seventh. Dereyk Kulp went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and Jeremiah Johnson and Kayden Keefer both had two hits for Loyalsock.
Montoursville was led by Lucas Naughton (2 for 3) and Nathan Bear (2 for 4) while Elijah Way added a two-run home run.
Loyalsock 13, Warrington 1
Loyalsock 264 1 — 13 10 1
Warrington 000 1 — 1 1 4
Hannah Winter and Grace Shaible. Mitchell and Scolese. W: Winter. L: Mitchell.
Top Loyalsock hitters: Allyia Kennedy 3-3, 3B, 2 RBIs; Hannah Winter 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Rhandie Jessell 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Grace Shaible 1-3, 3B, 3 RBIs. Top Warrington hitters: Rouch 1B.
Next game: Fair Chance vs. Loyalsock, today, 6 p.m.
Montoursville 9, Williamsport Red 4
(Losers’ bracket final)
Williamsport Red 101 110 — 4 10 2
Montoursville 061 020 — 9 7 1
Makai Day, Indigo Koch (2) and Caleb Niedig. Colton Markel, Avery Dietrick (5) and Tyler Leutze. W: Markel. L: Koch. S: Dietrick.
Top Williamsport Red hitters: Makai Day 2-4, HR. Top Montoursville hitters: Cole Johnson 2-3, grand slam; Niko Rotoli 2-3, solo HR; Colton Markel 1-2, 2-run HR.
Next game: Montoursville vs. Keystone, Friday, at Volunteer Stadium in district championship, 6 p.m.
Montoursville 8 (7 inn.)
Loyalsock 020 140 3 – 10
Montoursville 002 041 1 — 8
Deryk Kulp, John Kiehl (5), Kayden Keefer (6), Jeremiah Johnson (6) and Jeremiah Johnson, Jacob Baylor (4). Christian Franzen, Brayden McCourt (3), Lucas Naughton (5), Elijah Way (6) and Lucas Naughton, Nathan Bear. W: Keefer. L: Way. S: Johnson.
Top Loyalsock hitters: Jeremiah Johnson 2-3, 2 2B, 2 BB; Deryk Kulp 4-4, BB, 4 RBIs; Kayden Keefer 2-5, RBI. Top Montoursville hitters: Elijah Way 1-3, 2 BB, 2-run HR; Lucas Naughton 2-3, 2 BB; Nathan Bear 2-4, BB.
Next game: Loyalsock vs. Keystone, Friday, at Volunteer Stadium for district championship, 8:30 p.m.