The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 14, 2014

High School Roundup: Central softball wins HAC-II game

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ALMEDIA — By The Daily Item


Central Columbia 17,

Lewisburg 2 (3 inn.)

ALMEDIA — A day after snapping a 57-game losing skid, Lewisburg fell to district title contender Central Columbia in just three innings in a HAC-II contest.

Senior Rita Benfer and freshman Gabrielle Herman both went 2-for-2 for the Green Dragons (1-19).

Central Columbia (18-1) was led by Kimmy Hollister, who hit two doubles, while Carley Swisher was 3-for-3.

Jersey Shore 5,

Shamokin 0

COAL TOWNSHIP — Rebecca Caputo struck out 14 and held Shamokin to two hits to give Jersey Shore the HAC-I win.

Natalie Wolfe doubled for Shamokin (9-9, 7-7 HAC-I) and Brianna Bonshock added a single.

Jess Allen had three hits for Jersey Shore (13-5, 11-2) and Brianna Stetts was 2-for-3 for the Bulldogs.

Selinsgrove 9,

Line Mountain 7

MANDATA — Selinsgrove held off a late Line Mountain rally to take the nonleague victory.

Line Mountain entered the bottom of the seventh down 9-4 but Selinsgrove (6-12) held the Eagles to three runs in the frame. Joelle Snyder finished 4-for-4 with two runs for Line Mountain (9-9).

Katie Spriggle and Sara Reibscheid each laced three hits for Selinsgrove.

Muncy 9,

Warrior Run 0

TURBOTVILLE — Amanda Kustanbauter shut down the Defenders in a HAC crossover matchup.

Kustanbauter held the Defenders to singles from Laura Bastian and Lisa Waldman. Sarah Miller and Lyndsi Stugart hit home runs for Muncy.


Shikellamy 8,

Selinsgrove 5

SUNBURY — Shikellamy closed the book on its home tournament, beating Selinsgrove in a game originally postponed April 12.

Nick Dunn led the Braves (11-8, 9-6 HAC-I) offensively with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with two RBIs and stole two bases, including a successful steal of home in the third inning. Hitting immediately behind Dunn in the Braves’ lineup was Jean Turber, who added two hits and two RBIs.

Aidan Greak led Selinsgrove (7-13), finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Line Mountain 4,

Newport 1

NEWPORT — Line Mountain took a lead in the first inning and held on for the Tri-Valley League win.

The Eagles (13-3, 11-2 TVL), in second place in the Tri-Valley League standings, were led by a 3-for-4 day from JP Lenker and three hits from Colton Gaw.

Troy 9,

Danville 1

TROY — A six-run fourth inning propelled Troy to the nonleague win over Danville.

The Trojans (11-9) stroked 14 hits while holding the Ironmen (5-14) to four hits.

Southern Columbia 7,

Montgomery 4

CATAWISSA — The Tigers (13-4, 11-2 HAC-III) made the most of their five hits to beat Montgomery in the HAC-III matchup.

Nathan Hunter drove in two runs for Southern Columbia while Zach Tillett and Blake Marks each had a double for the Tigers.

Mifflinburg 11,

Warrior Run 1 (5 inn.)

MIFFLINBURG — A triple by Brian Zimmerman put into effect the mercy rule in the fifth inning as the Wildcats cruised to a HAC crossover win.

Zimmerman went 2-for-4 while Brady Lloyd, Devin Hendrix and Trey Smith all added two hits as well.

Mifflinburg ends the year at 9-11.

Loyalsock 9,

Shamokin 1

WILLIAMSPORT — Loyalsock may be hitting its stride, looking to defend its PIAA Class AA championship from a season ago.

The Lancers (15-5, 12-2 HAC-II) beat Shamokin in a HAC-II matchup with two ACC baseball recruits leading the way. North Carolina signee Kyle Datres hit a home run for the Lancers as a part of a 3-for-4 day and Wake Forest commit Jimmy Webb was 2-for-4 with a triple.

Joe Deptula had two hits and an RBI for Shamokin.