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Clinton County finished as D12 runner ups

Williamsport 17 , Keystone 2
JERSEY SHORE – They battled to the bitter end and they showed their pride throughout the game.
Despite falling to Williamsport in the District 12 10-11-year old softball championship, nothing can be taken away from the road the Clinton County girls team took to get to the title tilt.
In the end, the “Blue and White” can say that they finished the post season as District runner ups.
Their coach Scott Weaver was proud of his kids and the intestinal fortitude it took to get the the title tilt.
“The coaches had a super blast. We had such a great group bunch of kids. They battled hard all season. Just sometimes you just come up with the short end of the stick,” Clinton County manager Weaver said. “We picked up an early win to start out the season and then we fell to Williamsport, the team we lost to tonight . We came back and picked up another win which set up a rematch with them. We just didn’t get the job done.”
“The Red and Black attack” combined patience at the plate and timely hitting to their advantage, clinching the title with a 17-2 victory at Nippenose Valley field.
Early on the game was tight as both played two runs each in the first inning.
On the mound, Williamsport hurler Abby Robertson went up against lefty Julia Schubach.
Schumacher tallied three strike outs while Robertson retaliated with eight.
Robertson was also a tough out at the plate going 4-for-4 with six RBIs and one run scored.
Williamsport found the holes pounding out 11 hits while Clinton had three.
Picking up hits for the home team were Hana Styers, Audry Walker and Kelsey Burrows.
In the first inning, Williamsport opened the game posting two runs early on.
With one out, Kendall McAnelly singled and reached second on a failed pick off move at first. She later advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Teammate Aubri Blair walked, putting runners on the corners.
Alexandria Chilson bounced into an RBI fielders choice, making it 1-0.
Blair later scored on the first RBI single of the day by Robertson, putting them ahead 2-0 going into the bottom of the inning.
Back came Clinton County as they rallied for two runs of their own.
On the first pitch she saw, lead off hitter Hana Styers blasted a shot into right field.
With one out, Audrey Walker hustled out an infield hit that dribbled down third.
Kelsey Burrows hit the team’s only RBI of the game when she roped a double into right, cutting it to 2-1.
Walker would eventually score on a wild pitch, knoting things at two.
But a five run second inning, put the pressure on Clinton County as they took their at bats in the second, trailing 7-2.
Though Clinton County got runners in scoring position, the Williamsport defense tightened and sent them away empty handed.
Williamsport was at it again in the third as they played another five runs to take a comfortable 12-2 advantage.
The icing on the cake came in the fourth when the added six insurance runs en route to the 17-2.
With the win Williamsport wins the Section 3 and District 12 championship and in a true sportsmanship gesture, the Clinton County girls ran with Williamsport to show the unity and friendships between the two teams.

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