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Lady Rams trip up Bald Eagle Area in softball action

Photos by Jeff Shomo
SPRING MILLS- The Penns Valley softball got its week off and running in a huge way, defeating visiting Bald Eagle at home Monday.

A 4-run third inning proved to be the spark the Rams needed as it went on to top the Eagles 8-4.

Leading the offensive punch for Penns Valley was pitcher Taylor Bumgardner who finished with two hits, 3RBIs and a run scored.

Scottie Dinges and Bumgardner both went yard in the contest.

Bald Eagle got a 2- hit effort from Ava Stere. Stere went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Both teams opened their parts of the first plating a run each.

After a scoreless second inning, the Eagles picked up two in the top of the inning.

Madison Eckley led things off for Bald Eagle as she roped a double into left.

Stere brought in Eckley on an RBI single to center, putting the Eagles ahead once again at 2-1.

With one out, Katelyn Smitchko  singled, putting runners on first and second.

Stere would later score on a Rams miscue, upping the Bald Eagle lead to 3-1.

Back came Penns Valley, as it rallied to plate four runs and take control of the lead.

Noel Webb was hit by a pitch to start the inning.

Teammate Avelyn Van Heyst also took one for the team as she was also hit by a pitch, quickly putting two runners on.

Kailen Winkleblech was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Ellie Coursen blasted a 2-run double to tie the contest at three.

Winkleblech scored to take the lead on a wild pitch. On the pitch, Coursen moved up to third.

Bumgardner singled in Coursen, giving the Lady Rams a little breathing room at 4-2.

In the top of the fifth, the Eagles battled back, scoring one.

Bumgardner gets the run back in the bottom of the inning as she crushes a home run over the left field wall.

In the bottom of the sixth Dinges blasts a 2-run home run to help the Rams take a convincing 8-4 advantage.

Bumgardner went the distance in the win, allowing five hits and five strikeouts in the victory.

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