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Flashback to Friday; BEA tops Hollidaysburg in softball action

By Kenny Varner

MILESBURG – They just keep on rolling along. The Bald Eagle softball team continues to show its dominance through District 6 competition as it played the roll of unfriendly host Friday, defeating a spunky Hollidaysburg team 10-3. It was a game that saw the victors tally 16 hits on the afternoon while its defense and pitcher Moreta Dyke allowed only a scattering of eight in a complete game victory. “We did hit the ball, finally. We knew it was going to happen. We haven’t had it all year but we did hit the ball better.” said coach Curt Heverly said. In the first, Dyke sent the side down quickly getting the first three of four to fly out and strike out. Two out lightning hit the Eagles in the bottom of the inning as the hometown scrapped and scraped it’s way to six first inning runs. With two down and the bases empty,Marrissa Tobias started the inning off with an innocent looking single into center. She moved up on a wild pitch by Tigers’ pitcher Emily Dick. McKenzie Proctor kept the inning alive with her patience at the plate, walking to put runners on first and second. Logan Fischer did the same, loading the bases on a second walk of the inning. Morgan Nyman put her team in the board when she blasted a 2RBI single into center, making it 2-0. Megan Kresovich kept the rally in tune, picking up the third walk for the Eagles. Mikayla Smith brought in Fischer and Nyman on a fierce hit right over third base, upping the Bald Eagle lead to 4-0. Ninth hitter in the inning, Dallis Dillon gave the Tigers one last blow to the scoreboard that inning, posting a 2RBI double, ending the first inning scoring at six. Dyke cruised through the second inning as well, allowing just one more hit while keeping Hollidaysburg off the scoreboard. The Tigers held the Eagles in check in the second. Hollidaysburg battled back in the third, posting up three runs in the inning, cutting the Bald Eagle lead in half. Catcher Kaitlyn Cappella led off the inning with a single to left. Lead off hitter Alyssa Pheasant followed in Cappella’s footsteps by blasting her own single into left, putting runners on first and second. Kaylee Beaudoin poked a slapping single into left, scoring Cappella. Pheasant made the best of a bad situation as she scored via Bald Eagle  wild pitch. Lastly Beaudoin scored on an error by the Eagles, capping the scoring in the top of the third. “Our pitcher did well tonight except for that one inning there but she did that at Westmont Hilltop the other day,” Heverly said. “We beat them 13-3 and she gave up three runs and a lot of hits but it was all in one inning And that was it. Our defense was good but we had a few errors though.” In the bottom of the third, Bald Eagle extended its lead back to five, collecting two more runs, upping the lead to 8-3. Scoring in the third were Smith and Kresovich. The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth when the Eagles added some insurance runs, picking up two more to take its largest lead of the game at 10-3. Dyke and Proctor both crossed the plate in the inning, setting the stage for Dyke to shut down the game in the seventh. Dyke, despite getting into a little jam in the seventh, got out of the inning unscathed en route to the 10-3 victory. Bald Eagle will be back in action Monday as they hit the second half of its season by hosting Punxsutawney.

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