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District 2 Softball Roundup: Honesdale Upsets Tunkhannock

May 25, 2019

Honesdale pitcher Marissa Gregory stopped the unstoppable Tunkhannock Tigers, allowing eight hits and two walks, but only one run, as the fourth-seeded Hornets upset the reigning champs in the District 2 Class 4A semifinals, 2-1 on Friday.

Honesdale took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second and Tunkhannock never scored the second run, despite Hailey Farr going 2 for 3 with a run scored, Mackayla Quick going 1 for 3 with an RBI, and five other Tunkhannock players having hits.

Kendra Schultz pitched great in relief, tossing five scoreless innings and striking out 12.

Top-seeded Tunkhannock is eliminated.

Honesdale Tunkhannock

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Daub 2 0 0 0 Jones 3 0 1 0 Gardas 2 0 0 0 Jones /p 3 0 1 0 Jones 3 0 0 0 Schultz /p 2 0 1 0 Price 3 1 1 0 Simmons 3 0 0 0 Rembish 2 0 0 0 Farr 3 1 2 0 West 2 1 1 0 Howell 2 0 1 0 Gregory 3 0 1 1 Quick 3 0 1 1 Wood 3 0 0 1 Walsh 2 0 0 0 Dell’Aquila 3 0 0 0 Schultz 1 0 0 0 Dunn 3 0 1 0 Larioni 0 0 0 0

Totals 23 2 3 2 Totals 25 1 8 1

Honesdale 020 000 0 — 2

Tunkhannock 000 100 0 — 1

2B: Hope Jones (Tunk), Mackayla Quick (Tunk).

Honesdale IP H R ER BB SO

Gregory, WP 7 8 1 1 2 4

Tunkhannock IP H R ER BB SO

Jones, LP 2 2 2 2 2 2 Schultz 5 1 0 0 0 12

Class 5A

Pittston Area 10, North Pocono 0

Pittston Area’s heart of the order — No. 3 hitter Alexa McHugh, No. 4 Madisyn Antal, No. 5 Tori Para — went a combined 6 for 7 at the plate, driving home six RBIs with six runs scored in a win in the District 2 Class 5A semifinals.

Felinski, McHugh and Antal each hit triples for No. 2 Pittston Area, which also got hits by Lexi Felinski, Morgan Mesaris, Shayla Williams and Kaehler Kivler.

McHugh was the winning pitcher, throwing five scoreless innings and striking out six. Pittston Area will play top-seeded Abington Heights on Wednesday at a site and time to be announced, the fourth year in a row the two teams are meeting in a district final.

North Pocono Pittston Area

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Blaine 2b 2 0 0 0 Para cf 2 0 0 1 Stevens ss 2 0 0 0 Felinski 2b 2 2 1 0 Giordano cf 2 0 1 0 McHugh p 2 2 2 3 Smith 3b 1 0 0 0 Antal 3b 2 2 2 2 DeStefano c 2 0 0 0 Para ss 3 2 2 1 Slater 1b 2 0 0 0 Mesaris dp 3 0 1 1 Connor dp 2 0 0 0 Williams lf 1 1 1 2 Zaic p 2 0 1 0 Kivler rf 2 0 1 0 Brooks lf 1 0 0 0 Weidlich rf 1 0 0 0 Davis lf 1 0 0 0 Loyack c 3 1 0 0

Totals 17 0 2 0 Totals 21 10 10 10

North Pocono 000 00 — 0

Pittston Area 212 50 — 10

2B: Morgan Mesaris (PA), Shayla Williams (PA). 3B: Alexa McHugh (PA), Lexi Felinski (PA), Madisyn Antal (PA).

North Pocono IP H R ER BB SO

Zaic, LP 4 10 10 9 3 2 Pittston Area IP H R ER BB SO

McHugh, WP 5 2 0 0 1 6

Class 2A

Northwest 11, Elk Lake 0

At Elk Lake, Courtney Cragle had three hits, including a double, three runs and four RBIs to lead No. 3 Northwest.

Nicole Cragle threw a four-hitter and also had a single and a double, three runs and an RBI. Trista Babcock was 3 for 4 as Northwest went 14 for 30 as a team.

The Rangers advance to play top-seeded Holy Cross for the D2 championship Tuesday at a site and time to be announced.

Northwest Elk Lake

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Babcock ss 4 0 0 1 Newhart 1b 3 0 0 0 Babcock cf 4 1 3 0 Ives 2b 3 0 0 0 Parnell 3b 4 2 2 0 Voda ss 1 0 0 0 Cragle p 3 3 2 1 Kasson 3b 2 0 1 0 Cragle c 3 3 3 4 Lawrence c 2 0 0 0 Carle 2b 3 1 2 2 Hunsinger cf 1 0 0 0 Cheslaw 1b 3 0 0 2 Decker dp 2 0 1 0 Kleintob rf 3 1 2 1 Voll lf 2 0 1 0 Harvey dp 2 0 0 0 Warriner rf 2 0 1 0 Culver lf 1 0 0 0 Warner p/p 0 0 0 0

Totals 30 11 14 11 Totals 18 0 4 0

Northwest 531 20 — 11

Elk Lake 000 00 — 0

2B: Nicole Cragle (NW), Courtney Cragle (NW). 3B: Alaina Carle (NW), Adalyn Kleintob (NW).

Northwest IP H R ER BB SO

Cragle, WP 5 4 0 0 2 0

Elk Lake IP H R ER BB SO

Warner, LP 5 14 11 9 0 1

Class A

Blue Ridge 6, MMI Prep 1

At Blue Ridge, Danielle Goff threw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead the top-seeded Raiders. Alexis Dalesandro doubled and drove in a run for No. 4 MMI Prep.

MMI Prep Blue Ridge

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Warner c 2 1 0 0 Welch dp 3 0 1 2 Dalesandro ep 3 0 1 1 Sommer ss 1 0 0 1 Altmiller ss 3 0 0 0 Goff p/p 3 1 1 0 Witner p 3 0 1 0 White 1b 1 1 0 0 Gallagher 2b 3 0 0 0 Glover c 3 0 0 1 Snyder cf 3 0 1 0 Glover 3b 2 1 0 0 Minzola rf 3 0 0 0 Gudykunst rf 2 1 0 0 Galada 3b 2 0 0 0 Martin lf 3 1 2 0 Kohl lf 2 0 0 0 Post cf 2 1 0 0

Totals 24 1 3 1 Totals 20 6 4 4

MMI Prep 000 001 0 — 1

Blue Ridge 000 303 x — 6

2B: Alexis Dalesandro (MMI). 3B: Kaylee Witner (MMI).

MMI Prep IP H R ER BB SO

Witner, LP 6 4 6 4 6 7

Blue Ridge IP H R ER BB SO

Goff, WP 7 3 1 0 1 9

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