Local roundup: Schuylkill Haven’s pitcher strikes out 14 as Wellsboro loses

From staff reports

In high school baseball, Wellsboro’s season came to an end with a 4-1 loss against Schuylkill Haven at Pottsville on Monday evening in the PIAA Class AA playoffs.

The Hurricanes used a huge seventh inning to break up a 1-all tie by scoring three runs.

Wellsboro led 1-0 in the top of the first inning when Carson Davis had an RBI groundout that drove in Cam Tennis. Schuylkill Haven would tie it up in the bottom of the inning, though.

Schuylkill Haven’s Brandon Schaeffer struck out 14.

Wellsboro was led by Billy Lechler and Silas Wagaman, who each went 2 for 3. Cam Tennis had a single and scored a run.

• In Class AAA, Warrior Run defeated Brandywine Heights in eight innings, 7-6, to advance in the state tournament.

Warrior Run is the only area softball team to advance after Monday’s first-round games.

With a tied game in the eighth inning, Megan Zimmerman scored thanks to a Lauren Watson bunt to go ahead before Madi Waltman forced Brandywine Heights to go down in order in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.

The Bullets tied the game up in the bottom of the seventh inning down by a run thanks to Jessica Davidheiser reaching on an error, stealing second and heading to third on a wild pitch with only one out. She then scored thanks to an RBI groundout.

In the  Class A softball state playoffs, Sullivan County’s offense couldn’t produce enough runs, as the Griffins’ season ended with an 11-1 loss to Claysburg-Kimmel at Penn State.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Schuylkill Haven 4,

Wellsboro 1

Wells 100 000 0–1 5 1

Schuylkill Haven 100 003 x–4 7 1

W–Brandon Schaffer. L–Johnny Rowland.

Top Wellsboro hitters: Billy Lechler 2-3; Cam Tennis, 1B, run; Silas Wagaman 2-3. Top Schuylkill Haven hitters: Brish, 2B; Yeastedt, 3 BB, runs; Schaeffer 2 1B, run, SB; Press 2-3, run; Luckenhill, 1B, RBI, run.

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