The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 24, 2013

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


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LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

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.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

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.

In the third inning Milton's offense got a boost with a solo home run from Nick Chubb. Dillon Stokes and Brandon Feltman both added 3-for-4 days for Milton, with Stokes scoring three runs and Feltman doubling twice.

Cameron Schreffler hit an RBI single for Shik-Acorn, which plays the Juniata-Mifflinburg loser on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Milton plays the Juniata-Mifflinburg winner on Tuesday at 7:30.

AMERICAN LEGION

n Berwick 3,

Selinsgrove 2

BERWICK -- Berwick broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh to seal the Susquehanna Valley League victory at home.

Zach Kyttle went the distance for Berwick, grabbing the win despite a 3-for-3 day from Kyle Pannebaker for Selinsgrove (4-5).

n West Snyder 8,

Line Mountain 7 (8 inn.)

BEAVER SPRINGS -- Nick Lorenz laced four hits against Line Mountain, but he saved his best for last.

Lorenz hit a game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give West Snyder the win. Shane Connahan fell a home run short of the cycle for West Snyder, while Alex Lash added three hits.

Erik Smeltz and Brady Michael led Line Mountain offensively, each finishing 2-for-4.

n Hughesville 8,

So. Williamsport 1

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- A two-run single by Brett Reitz opened up the game for Hughesville as it took the West Branch League win.

Hughesville (5-3) later put the game away with three runs in an ugly seventh inning. South Williamsport committed three errors in the seventh.

Reitz finished with two hits and three RBIs, and Tyler Mitcheltree led Hughesville with a 3-for-4 day.

Hughesville plays yet again today by hosting Milton.

n Danville claims forfeit

DANVILLE -- Catawissa forfeited its game to Danville, which improved to 5-2.

Danville hosts Berwick today.