ROUNDUP: Doney 1st in school history to 500 Ks
Savanah Doney became the first pitcher in North-Penn Liberty softball history to strike out 500 batters in a career, finishing with seven strikeouts and a 2 for 3 (two doubles, RBI) day at the plate, leading the Mounties to a 5-2 victory over Towanda in high school softball.
Emily Snyder was 3 for 3 with an RBI and struck out 10 hitters to lead Montgomery to its second victory in as many days, defeating Galeton, 8-1.
Cathryn Brought had six strikeouts and allowed just one run in six innings, but the Green Hornets could not find the scoring column as Athens earned a 1-0 victory.
Lynna Robertson gave up just three hits and no earned runs in six innings and Williamsport scored five combined runs in innings 4-6 as it defeated Nanticoke, 6-1. Emma Dickey, Isabelle Griswold, Kylie Seagraves and Elaina Stone each had two hits.
• Dom Harding and Tripp Breen each had two hits but Central Columbia scored six runs in the first three innings and defeated South Williamsport, 7-1, in high school baseball.
Owen Arndt struck out five en route to a complete game shutout to lead Lewisburg to a 2-0 victory over Shamokin. Colt Kline and Jacob Brooks doubled for the Green Dragons.
• One of the best runners from District 4 in the 2000s, Katie Sick has been elevated to Lycoming College’s head cross country coach, Director of Athletics Mike Clark announced on Wednesday.
Sick, who served as an assistant coach for the Warriors for the past two seasons, replaces Kip Hoffman as the team’s 10th head coach. Hoffman resigned to become an assistant coach at Warrior Run High School, where he will get to coach his daughters, Alyssa and Kara, who are both active in the program.
“We are extremely excited that Coach Sick will preside over the cross country program,” Clark said. “Katie has an infectious love for running and the team has benefitted from her caring and knowledgeable coaching acumen the past two years. In this new role, we are confident that she will continue to connect with the team and be able to continue to maximize each of our runner’s potential.”
In the past two years, Sick has assisted in all aspects of the program, helping coach junior Kaylee Long to third team All-MAC honors this past fall. In her first year with the team, Sick helped the women’s cross country team to a 38th-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional, the second-best finish in program history. Together, Hoffman and Sick have helped the Warriors establish 15 new personal-best times in the past two seasons.
• Penn College placed four players on the North Eastern Athletic Conference baseball all-conference team Wednesday. Junior Brittan Kittle and sophomore Nathan Holt were named to the first team. Freshmen Jacob Carles and Alex Flicker earned second-team honors.
Kittle earned his third All-NEAC selection, and back-to-back first team honors. Kittle ranked in the top 10 in the NEAC in runs (37), doubles (11), home runs (5), and RBIs (32). He batted .331 and picked up 41 hits.
Holt finished the season 5-4 in 11 appearances. He fired a league-best seven complete games and was in the top five of wins (5), strikeouts (56) and ERA (2.97).
Carles batted .356 with 24 RBIs, five home runs, 38 runs scored and 47 hits. Flicker finished his first season with a .369 batting average on 45 hits with 32 RBIs, two home runs, and 25 runs scored.
Central Columbia 7,
South Williamsport 1
South 010 000 0 — 1 5 2
Central 213 100 x — 7 9 2
Logan Burkett, Pete Sinibaldi (2), Luke Winner (4), Grant Bachman (7) and Dom Harding. Dominic Coombe, Heintzelman (7) and Ky Seesholtz. W–Coombe. L–Burkett.
Top South hitters: Harding 2-3; Tripp Breen 2-3. Top Central hitters: Thivierge 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Coombe 1-2, 3 RBIs; Seesholtz 2-3.
Records: South (12-3).
Lewisburg 2, Shamokin 0
Lewisburg 010 010 0 — 2 7 0
Shamokin 000 000 0 — 0
Top Lewisburg Hitters: Aaron Strosser 2-3, RBI, BB; Jacob Brooks 1-3, 2B; Colt Kline 1-3, 2B, run. Top Shamokin Hitters: Nathan Miller 1-3, SB.
Record: Lewsiburg (7-8-1). Next up: Lewisburg at Hughesville, Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Williamsport 6, Nanticoke 1
Williamsport 100 212 0 — 6 11 2
Nanticoke 100 000 0– 0 4 5
Lynna Robertson, Hailey DeBrody (6th). W–Robertson.
Top Williamsport hitters: Emma Dickey 2-3; Isabelle Griswold 2-4 2B, RBI, run; Kylie Seagraves 2-4 run; Sammi Reeder 1-3 2 RBIs; Elaina Stone 2-4 2 RBIs; Jayla Bartholemew 1-5 2B, RBI, run.
Montgomery 8, Galeton 1
Galeton 000 001 0 — 1 2 4
Montgomery 215 000 0 — 8 12 2
Regan Fuller and Kate Kulish. Emily Snyder, Faith Persing (7) and Shelby McCrae, Kaitlyn Raemsch (6). W–Snyder. L–Fuller.
Top Galeton Hitters: Jessie Evans 2-4. Top Montgomery hitters: Kylie Persing 2-3, 3 RBI, 2B, 3B; Emily Snyder 3-3, RBI; Riley Fry 2-4 2B; Saige Whipple 2-4; Jenna Warning 2-4.
Record: Montgomery (13-2). Next up: Montgomery at St. John Neumann, Thursday.
Athens 1, Wellsboro 0
Wellsboro 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
Athens 010 000 x — 1 2 0
Brought and Neal. M. Bennent and H. Sullivan. W–Bennent. L–Brought.
Top Wellsboro Hitters: Tiana Lecker 1-2, 2B. Top Athens Hitters: E. Repsher 1-1, run, BB.
Record: Wellsboro (8-7). Next up: Wellsboro at Towanda, Friday at 4:30 p.m.
North-Penn Liberty 5, Towanda 2
North-Penn Liberty 011 020 1 — 5 6 2
Towanda 001 010 0 — 2 2 2
Savanah Doney and Mariah Kshir. M. Maynard and C. Mclinto. W–Doney. L–Maynard.
Top North-Penn Liberty Hitters: Savanah Doney 2-3, 2 2Bs, RBI; Mackenzie Heater 3-4, 2 RBIs; Kylie Holmes 1-3. Top Towanda Hitters: G. Larcum 1-3, RBI; M. Maynard 1-3.
Record: North-Penn Liberty (9-5). Next up: Troy at North-Penn Liberty, Friday night.