The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 24, 2013

Local roundup: Danville 9-10 softball stars walk away with win

By The Daily Item


DANVILLE -- It was a walkfest when Danville played Bloomsburg in Sunday's 9-10 Division All-Star game.

Danville, however, walked away with a 15-9 victory at Echo Field behind the offensive and defensive work from pitchers Morgan Wagner and Lindsay Cashner.

Danville and Bloomsburg had only three hits apiece, but they also drew 16 walks each.

Danville took better advantage of those free passes when catcher Lydia Gordner hit an RBI single in the third inning and starter Wagner tripled in the first. Danville led 12-6 after three innings.

"At Danville, we run the bases. We might not get a lot of (offensive) action, but we run the bases," said Danville manager Jeff Wagner.

Cashner made that lead stand up with 10 strikeouts.

"I'm very pleased with Cashner's strikeouts. The team as a whole played very well," said Wagner. "We had some boo-boos, but we are going to practice hard all week."

Danville will play Lewisburg at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Warrior Run 11, Milton 7

DANVILLE -- Warrior Run jumped ahead early, lost the lead and went ahead again to grab the victory over Milton.

Milton coach Nathan Guisewhite said his team ran the bases well in the loss.

Larissa Shearer led Milton with a two-RBI double, while Marissa Pick had three hits for Warrior Run.


n Juniata 12,

Milton 1 (5 innings)

NEW BERLIN -- A seven-run third inning sent Juniata off and running for the Junior Division win.

Logan Bennett went 2-for-3 to lead Milton, which falls into the elimination bracket and plays Berwick on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Juniata had a total of 10 hits in the game, and the team will test its bats against Selinsgrove on Thursday at 5 p.m.

n Milton 15,

Shik-Acorn 4 (5 inn.)

LEWISBURG -- Milton scored an opening-day victory in Area II Major Division action behind a five-run fourth inning and a four-run fifth.

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