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Flashback: Decatur tops Yeagertown in second Super Series softball Meeting

YEAGERTOWN – They meet again.
After defeating a feisty Yeagertown in the winners bracket of the Mifflin County Youth Little Super Series tournament, Decatur and Yeagertown had one more chapter to add before dividing a winner.
An early 7-run first inning set the tone for Decatur as they added two in the second and held onto to the 9-1 decision over Yeagertown.
The game was visited by an all too familiar face Friday in “Mother Nature” showed her head and had a hand in yet another sporting event, ending the contest in the bottom of the fifth.
The thunder and lightning couldn’t have come at a worse time for Yeagertown as it was battling with the bases loaded with only one out.
It was a very satisfying victory for Decatur head coach Sonny Ciccolini as he was impressed with his tea and most of all his pitching.
“The girls played a great game. Defensively we had a few struggles here and there but they came back,” Ciccolini said. “They hit the ball well and they were aggressive at the plate. Our pitchers you can’t say enough about them. The first pitcher Taylor Ciccolini played great and then Leesha (Shilling) came in and did exceptional off the bench. There is no one better than Leesha coming off the bench.”
Yeagertown won the coin toss and chose to be the home team giving Decatur a chance to show off their offense.
They did just that as they posted a 7-run opening inning.
Caitlyn Kick got the inning going reaching first via a walk. Kick proceeded to steal both second and third.
Ciccolini had it going at the plate too posting an RBI single, scoring Kick on the hit.
Kirsten Drukenmiller hustled out an infield single, putting runners on first and second, setting the stage for Shilling. She did not disappoint as she blasted an RBI double, putting runners on second and third with no one out, making it 2-0.
An infield single by Erika Shirk loaded the bases and kept the rally going.
Maddie Renninger’s soft single to left field, scored Drukenmiller and increased its lead to four.
Jesse Brumbaugh labeled a shot into right field, scoring Renninger and Shirk and upping its advantage to six.
After a stolen base and wild pitch put Brumbaugh at third, Haylee Schreffler’s RBI fielders choice ended the visitors scoring and put Yeagertown in an early ditch to dig out of.
Ciccolini and company shut dow Yeagertown down in the first and second inning while posting two more insurance runs in its part of the second.
However, Yeagertown refused to go away and wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
In the bottom of the third, Yeagertown picked up its first hit and its first run, cutting it to 9-1.
Ava Sulouff started off the inning with a walk. Teammate Novaleigh Hubler followed with a walk of her own.
With a runner in scoring position, Jaylen Moore smacked a single into right field giving her her team’s first hit and first RBI.
Both teams remained scoreless up until the bottom of the fifth.
It looked as if a rally was brewing for Yeagertown as Kaitlyn Pennebaker hustled out an infield single followed by a single by teammate Alyssa Souders.
With one out, Jaylen Moore’s patience at the plate loaded the bases as she walked to first.
As Jocelyn Bedlyon came up to the plate, a flash of light went across the sky, followed by another ending the contest and giving the win to Decatur.

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