10u Defeats Previously Unbeaten Neshannock 6-3 and Claims Tri-County League Title.
Neshannock entered tonight’s contest with a perfect 16-0 record. They went home with a silver medal at 16-1.
The Magic played gutsy and stuck together all night as they prevailed victorious. 9 different players came through with 13 hits as the girls rallied from an early first inning deficit. Haley Donley and Anna Ferrucci each had 3 hits. Donley scored twice and drove in one while Ferrucci scored once. Avory Elchison got the scoring started in the third inning with a clutch two out single to score Donley. Claire Brandes also came up with a huge two out triple in the fifth to score Donley again as she hit a line shot down the right field line. Zoe Maine had the key hit in the decisive sixth inning as she singled in a pair of runs. Isabella Roth, who was incredible defensively at first base, also scored and drove in a run in the sixth. Aliya Garroway and Grace Balin singled and scored for the winners while Gabby Gretch rounded out the hit parade with a single in the second.
Anna Ferrucci outdueled Hannah Lash for the win. Ferrucci scattered 8 hits and fanned 11. Lash was impressive with 13 strikeouts but the 13 EC hits were just too much to overcome.
In addition to Roth’s defensive heroics, Claire Brandes, Caryn Brandes, Emily Sedgwick, Donley, Gretch, Balin, Maine, and Ferrucci were also solid with the leather. Garroway and Elchison ended the suspense in the seventh as Garroway threw out a baserunner attempting to steal second base on the back end of a Ferrucci strikeout. Just like that, a potential rally turned into two outs. Roth cleanly handled a ground ball for the third out and the Magic were champions.
12u Finishes Season With Perfect 17-0 record. Defeats Shenango 9-0 to Capture Tri-County League Championship.
The season ended exactly as it started, with another mercy rule victory. This time it lasted just 5 innings as the ladies made it look easy once again.
Skyla Greco fired a No-Hitter fanning 8 and walking 4 as the Wildcats were able to reach third base just one time and unable to score.
Greco and Eisabela Miller led the offense with 2 hits apiece. Greco doubled, singled, and drove in 3 while Miller singled twice, scored once and also had an rbi. Zoe Geminiani doubled while Katelyn Cole scored once and also had an rbi. Adrienne Nardone, Ariana Garroway, and Breonna Streit each singled and scored twice with Nardone also adding an rbi. Reagan Mittler also scored for the Magic.