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Late Friday action; Nittany Valley 10Us take District 5 softball title

By Kenny Varner

What do you get when you mix an opportunistic offense, a phenom pitcher and a championship game?

The answer is an easy one.

What you get is a Nittany Valley Little League softball District 5 championship.

Friday night, the Blue and White finished a game that had been delayed for two days and wasted little time putting the game on ice.

Leading the way in the contest was the dominating pitching once again by Adrienne Masullo who struck out  six allowed only one hit and walked only two.

Teammate Sloan Moore finished off the game on the mound as she struck out two and walked just one en route to finishing up for Masullo.

Offensively, Masullo helped her own cause as she was a perfect 3-for-3, smashing a triple, two singles while plating five RBIs a d scoring three runs in defeating Four Leaf 16-1 in three innings.

Moore went 2-3 with a Triple, single, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Abby Herr, Harper Bair & Aralynn Carson all finished with RBI singles for Nittany Valley.

In the top of the first, Nittany Valley got right down to buisness when Moore tripled to start off the inning. She later scored on a wild pitch

With one out, Peyton Norfolk walked.

Masullo belted a triple to left, scoring Norfolk on the swing.

Abby Herr’s single brought home Masullo, quickly making it a 3-0 lead.

After stealing second, Herr found her way home as she was singled in by Harper Bair, sending the game into the bottom of the inning leading 4-0.

Four Leaf started out on a good note to start the bottom of the inning when Aubrey Chutko singled her team’s only hit on the night and later scored on three wild pitches.

But that would be the only run and hit they would get off of Nittany Valley in the contest.

In the second, Nittany Valley again planted four more runs on the scoreboard as Olivia Harter walked to start things off. She stole second and later scored on a RBI single by Moore.

Kylee Narehood followed with a hit, moving Moore up to third.

When the dust settled in the inning, Norfolk, and Masullo had all scored.

After sending down Four Leaf down quickly in the second, Mother Nature came roaring in and with lightning storms and heavy winds cancelled the rest of the game until Friday.

When the game resumed, the girls from Nittany Valley posted an 8-run third, almost clinching the win

In the third, Four Leaf had one runner on in the 3rd but she was picked off on a throw from Moore to Masullo right before Moore struck out Kayli Thompson to end the game.

It was celebration time for the Nittany Valley squad as they move onto regional action.

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