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Lady Rams split Saturday double-dip with Tyrone

Photos by Jeff Shomo
By Kenny Varner

SPRING MILLS – The Penns Valley softball team was one pitch away from sweeping the Tyrone Golden Eagles Saturday morning but a seventh inning 2-run home run by Beth Pearson shocked the Rams in game one at Penns Valley high school, 6-5.

Despite the loss Penns Valley hurler

Kendra Bumgardner was strong on the mound posting 12 strikeouts, six hits and two walks.

Tyrone’s Macy Lingenfetter  got the win as she went the distance with three strikeouts, 10 hits and one walk, and two hit batters.

Lead off hitter Allie O’Brien  blasted a first inning round tripper, giving the Lady Rams a quick 1-0 advantage. O’Brien finished the game with a 3-for-3 performance boasting two singles, HR, RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Tyrone took the lead in the second a 2-run blast by Macy Tuskovich.

Going into the third, the Penns Valley defense held and set things up for its offense.

In the bottom of the inning, the Rams tied the contest.

Kailen Winkelblech, grounded into a fielder’s choice scoring Avery Dinges. She finished her day with a single, double an RBI while Dinges

posted a single, double, RBI and two runs scored.

Penns Valley took back the lead posting two runs thanks to a Bumgardner RBI double and a Dinges RBI double, making it a 4-2 advantage.

Bumgardner, finished with a single and two RBIs,

 In the bottom of the sixth, Penns Valley added another run to go into the final stanza with a 5-3 advantage.

But a few Penns Valley miscues and the home run by Pearson played the spoiler as the Tyrone Golden Eagles posted the win.


Penns Valley 14, Tyrone 8

SPRING MILLS – In game two of the double dip, the Lady Rams bounced back in grand fashion as they out slugged the Golden Eagles 14-8.

Allie O’Brien got the victory as she got the win on a seven strikeouts and one walk.

Taking the loss on the mound was Maddie Rockwell who had five strikeouts and 11 walks.

Playing the role as the visiting team  a 6-run fifth inning proved the be the lift the Rams needed to spark them to the lead.

Penns Valley pounded out 13 hits on the afternoon.

Leading the offensive punch for the Lady Rams were Allie O’Brien (single, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 runs scored, stolen base), Kendra Bumgardner (2 singles, 2 runs scored, RBI), Kailen Winkelblech – single, run scored, Noelle Webb (2 singles, double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored),

Jordan Anderson (2 singles, 3 runs scored), Ellie Coursen (single, 2 runs scored, RBI), Scotty Dinges (single, double, 2 runs scored, 4 RBIs, stolen base).

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