Local roundup: South 8-10s win Section 3

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South Williamsport players pose: Abby Lorson, Alizabeth Schuler, Sage Lorson, Gianna Goodman, Lily Reidy, Emily Holtzapple, Chelsey Harrison, Lacey Kriebel, Lili Cox, Bailey Livermore, Kendall Cardone

SUBMITTED PHOTO South Williamsport players pose: Abby Lorson, Alizabeth Schuler, Sage Lorson, Gianna Goodman, Lily Reidy, Emily Holtzapple, Chelsey Harrison, Lacey Kriebel, Lili Cox, Bailey Livermore, Kendall Cardone

South Williamsport defeated Troy, 11-1, to win the Section 3 title Thursday and advance to the Little League 8-10 Softball state tournament. Alizabeth Schuler gave up two hits on the mound and went 2-4 with a double for South. Emily Holtzapple had a double and a triple.

• Loyalsock major softball advanced to the state semifinals as they beat Fairchance 7-3. Rhandie Jessell went 3-3 at the plate with 3 RBI, Grace Shaible and Hannah Winter both had 2 RBIs.

• Nate Ewing hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to put the 10-run mercy rule into play and give West End an 11-0, five inning win over Pennsbury in the first game of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament.

Ewing got the win on the mound, going the distance and striking out nine batters while only walking one. Pennsbury also didn’t have a single batter advance past second base as only one runner got to second.

Drake Mankey (2 for 3), Ewing (2 for 4), Brock Moyer (2 for 2, double, triple, three RBIs) and Jared Baker (2 for 3, two RBIs) all had multiple hits for West End while Mikey Engle was 1 for 2 with two RBIs.

West End plays Boyertown today at 3 p.m. in the second of four games as part of pool play. West End plays Thursday through Monday.

8-10 Softball

South Williamsport 11, Troy 1

South Williamsport 005 411 – 11 7 0

Troy 000 100 – 1 2 0

Alizabeth Schuler and Lily Reidy. Addie Smith and Andrews.

W — Alizabeth Schuler. L — Addie Smith.

Top South Williamsport hitters: Lilly Reidy 1-4; Emily Holtzapple 2-4 double triple; Alizabeth Schuler 2-4 double; Lacy Kreibel 1-3; Lili Cox 1-3. Top Troy hitters: Abbie Smith 1-2; James 1-2 double.

Next Game: State Tournament: South Williamsport vs. Section 8 winner at Wellsboro, Tuesday, 1:30.

Major Softball

Loyalsock 7, Fairchance 3

Loyalsock 010 240 – 7 9 1

Fairchance 120 000 – 3 4 2

Hannah Winter and Grace Shaible. Hersbender, Reynolds (4) and Gitikars.

Top Loyalsock hitters: Winter 1-2 2 RBI; Shaible 2-2 double 2 RBI; Rhandie Jessell 3-3 double 3 RBI. Top Fairchance hitters: Reynolds 2-3; Hlatky 1-2 double.

Next Game: Loyalsock vs. St. Mary’s at St. Mary’s, Today, 4.

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West End 11, Pennsbury 0 (5 inn.)

Pennsbury 000 00 – 0 3 3

West End 016 32 – 11 10 0

Brock Butta, Nick Guerieri (4), Brian Rayne (4) and Matt Hirsch. Nate Ewing and Drake Mankey. W: Ewing. L: Butta.

Top Pennsbury hitters: Logan Radeiwon 2-2. Top West End hitters: Drake Mankey 2-3; Nate Ewing 2-4, 2-run HR; Mikey Engel 1-2, 2 RBIs; Brock Moyer 2-2, 2B, 3B, 3 RBIs; Jared Baker 2-3, 2 RBIs.

Next game: West End vs. Boyertown, today, 3 p.m.

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