Local roundup: West Point softball falls in state opener
Warren scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 12-7 victory over host West Point on Thursday during the first day of the Pennsylvania Little League Major Division softball state championship.
Walks, errors and a two-run homer by Ellie Lobdell highlighted the first inning for Warren, which will play Williamsport at 11 a.m. Friday.
Tiffany Bruzda had a double for West Point, which will play Indiana at 1:30 p.m.
Celia Chase and Alexis Nyquist each had doubles for Warren, which iced the game with a five-run fifth inning.
Williamsport 10,Indiana 3 – A seven-run second inning and two triples by McKenna Dawes helped Williamsport to a first-round victory.
Winning pitcher Lynne Robertson allowed two hits.
Alley Bush tripled for Indiana.
Exton 13, Lionville 0 – Cameron Trotter hit a three-run homer and doubled to lead Exton to an easy victory. Exton will play Bob Horlacher at 11 a.m. in the winner’s bracket.
Lionville will play Warrington/Warwick at 1:30 p.m.
Bob Horlacher 6, Warrington/Warwick 5 – Bob Horlacher scored a run in the ninth inning to edge Warrington/Warwick in a first-round game.
Bob Horlacher led 5-0 after two innings, but Warrington/Warwick battled back to tie the score.
Faith Jones had a double and triple for Bob Horlacher, and Erin Dunn doubled.
Jordan Pietozykoski and Bri Koonce hit doubles for Warrington/Warwick.
Unity 6, West Hempfield 2 – Winning pitcher Ray Sowinski survived a shaky first inning, and No. 1 Unity advanced to the District 31 American Legion semifinals by defeating West Hempfield in Game 3 of their best-of-three series.
Rick Ross hit a three-run double in a four-run third inning to rally Unity.
Sowinski struck out seven.
Unity will play rival Latrobe, which ended its series against Hempfield East on Wednesday with a 16-5 victory.
West Hempfield 6, Penn Township 4 — West Hempfield evened its best-of-three series with Penn Township in the Westmoreland County Junior Legion quarterfinals. The teams will play Game 3 at 6 p.m. Friday at Penn-Trafford High School.
West Point Jrs. win title
West Point Little League Junior Division team completed a two-game sweep of Freeport to capture the District 26 title.
West Point defeated Freeport, 23-9, and 22-17, to advance to the section tournament Thursday at Mt. Pleasant.