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April 19, 2013

H.S. softball: Danville rolls past Selinsgrove

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Danville's offense continued throughout the fourth and fifth innings as the Seals struggled to contain its offense.

Kylie Romeo opened the fourth by reaching on an error before Shaw was walked. That opened the door for Fritz, who came through with a huge 2-RBI single up the gut before Lesley Fritz hit an RBI single into deep left two batters later. Lesley would have 3 RBIs in the win while Tara ended the game going 4-for-4 with two RBIs.

"We have a lot of hitting power on the team, so it's really nice to see everybody on the team hitting consistently," Tara Fritz said.

"Even when you got two strikes on you, I think everybody was feeling really confident (at the plate)," she added.

Selinsgrove's lone run came in the fourth inning. After Brynn Musser grounded out to start the inning, Kerstetter reached on a walk.

The sophomore then came home on an ensuing single by Katie Spriggle thanks to the left fielder struggling to field the ball to make it a 9-1 Lady Ironmen lead.

"That's our job (to not allow Selinsgrove to do anything offensively)," Fritz joked. "Throwing (and) giving them tough pitches to hit (like) outsides, drops, anything you can to get them to swing and just kind of beat it off somewhere."

All of Selinsgrove's hits were singles, and only one left the infield. Rachel Goodling was the only Seal to have two hits in the loss.

"Tara's been tough all year," Heeter said. "She's just going to come out there and battle you and battle you and sometimes you win, but right now, she's doing more winning than losing."

Danville scored in the top of the first inning when Alyssa Shaw drove Zina Knight home with two outs. Heath then scored in the second inning when Knight came through with a single to short with two outs to put Danville up 2-0 early.

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