Curwensville Softball Drops Two At Brockway

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BROCKWAY – The 2014 softball season has been a challenging one for the Curwensville Area High School squad, and Monday continued to cause frustration for head coach Allen Leigey.  The Lady Tide scrambled to set the line-up for a double-header with Brockway and dropped both games by scores of 8-2 and 7-3.

The first game was a continuation of a game that started nearly a month ago in Curwensville.  After three pitches on April 14, rain halted action and was rescheduled for Monday’s second meeting.  However, playing both games on the road was the least of the Black and Gold’s troubles.  Since that first meeting, catcher Haley McGarry suffered a broken finger, and the back-up catcher, Alaina Stiles, was ill for Monday’s game.

As a result of the missing backstops, the Tide was on its heels and found no consistency to challenge the Lady Rovers.  Curwensville was unable to gain an advantage in either game as Brockway led both games from the first inning.

“We hit the ball well, especially in the first game,” said Leigey.  “We didn’t run the bases very well, and they realized early that we were inexperienced behind the plate and took advantage of that.”

Curwensville (8-9) slapped out 11 hits in game one, but stranded eight runners through the contest.  Tierra Shope and Nikki Harker collected three hits each for the Lady Tide while Kealy Wassil added two.  The only runs the team could manage, however, in the continued game was in the bottom of seventh inning when Megan McCartney doubled home Abby Dugo and Shope.  Curwensville was technically the home team in that game.

The Lady Rovers collected 10 hits in the first game, but found half of those in the fifth inning to break open an existing 2-0 lead.  Juli Esposito’s triple was the big blow in the frame.

The woes for the visitors continued in game two as Curwensville again out-hit Brockway (8-to-6), but were unable to capitalize on their efforts.  The Lady Rovers scored two runs in the first inning after two outs and held off the Tide the rest of the way for the two-game win.

The closest the Lady Tide could get in the contest was 2-1 in the second inning.  Riley Young led off the inning with a single and stole second.  Young moved to third on a ground out to first before a sacrifice fly by Melanie Milliron gave Curwensville a spark.

However, the scoring drought continued, and Curwensville could manage just two runs in the seventh the rest of the way.  Brockway was able to add one run in the third and two runs in both the fourth and fifth to distance themselves from the visitors.

Dugo and McCartney added two hits each for Curwensville in game two while Brooke Clarkson was the only Rover with a pair of hits in the win.

The Lady Tide is scheduled to end its regular season on Wednesday when they travel to Clarion-Limestone for another double-header.

GAME 1 

BROCKWAY — 8

Juli Esposito cf 3331, A. Buesink lf 4111, C. Hidinger c 4110, Brooke Carlson 3b 4110, Ashley Cherubini ss 4121, S. Anderson 1b 4020, D. Martino 2b 4000, Kayla Raybuck rf 4010, Kayla Dowdall p 4110, TOTALS – 35 AB 8 R 12 H 3 RBI.

CURWENSVILLE — 2

Abby Dugo ss 4110, Tierra Shope p 4130, Alaina Stiles c 0000, Megan McCartney rf 4012, Nikki Harker 1b 3030, Jazmin Soult pr 0000, Kealy Wassil DP 4020, Riley Young 2b 2000, Haley McGarry c 0000, Bethany Carns c 3010, Hannah Dixon cf 2000, Kayli Sedgwick ph 1000, Melanie Milliron rf/lf 2000, Jourdan Round Flex 3b 0000, TOTALS – 29 AB 2 R 11 H 2 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Brackway  101 040 2 – 8 12 0

Curwensville  000 000 2 – 2 11 3

ERRORS – Milliron 2, Carns.  LOB – Brockway7; Curwensville 8. 3B – Espisito; McCartney.  SB - Esposito 2, Buesink, Hidinger, Carlson, Dowdall 2; Young.    

PITCHING

Brockway –  Dowdall 7 IP 11 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 3 K 0 HB

Curwensville – Shope 7 IP 12 H 8 R 3 ER 1 BB 5 K 0 HB

WP – Dowdall.  LP -Shope (5-8).

GAME 2

CURWENSVILLE — 3

Abby Dugo ss 5020, Tierra Shope p/ss 3010, Nikki Harker 1b 3010, Megan McCartney rf 4020, Riley Young 2b/p 4210, Kealy Wassil DP 4110, Melanie Milliron lf 3001, Bethany Carns ss/2b 1000, Kaylee Harnett 2b 1000, Jordan Round 3b 3000, Hannah Dixon Flex/cf 0000, TOTALS – 31 AB 3 R 8 H 1 RBI.

BROCKWAY — 7

Juli Esposito cf 3000, A. Buesink lf 4101, C. Hidinger c 4111, Brooke Carlson 3b 3120, Ashley Cherubini ss 2000, S. Anderson 1b 2112, D. Martino 2b 3111, Kayla Raybuck rf 3001, Kayla Dowdall p 3111, TOTALS – 27 AB 7 R 6 H 7 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Curwensvills  010 000 2 – 3 8 2

Brockway 201 220 x – 7 6 3

ERRORS – Shope, Dugo; Dowdall, Carlson, Anderson.  LOB – Curwensville 13; Brockway 5.  2B – Carlson, Martino. SAC – Milliron; Hidinger.  SB - Young, Harnett 2; Buesink, Dowdall.  HB – Cherubini (Shope). 

PITCHING

Curwensville –  Shope 2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 K 1 HB

Young 4 IP 3 H 5 R 3 ER 2 BB 2 K 0 HB

Brockway –  Dowdall 6 IP 8 H 3 R 1 ER 4 BB 5 K 0 HB

WP – Dowdall.  LP – Shope (5-9).

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/24 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 0 – 0
3/26 DUBOIS CENTRAL ppd. 0 – 0
3/31 BROOKVILLE 9 – 8 1 – 0
4/02 @ Sheffield (DH) ppd. 1 – 0
4/04 HARMONY ppd. 1 – 0
4/07 KANE ppd. 1 – 0
4/09 @ Elk County Catholic 6 – 7 (8 inn) 1 – 1
4/11 @ West Branch ppd. 1 – 1
4/14 BROCKWAY susp. 1 – 1
4/15 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 1 – 1
4/16 @ West Branch 2 – 7 1 – 2
4/17 @ Harmony 11 – 1 2 – 2
4/21 @ Mo Valley 5 – 6 2 – 3
4/23 JOHNSONBURG 8 – 7 3 – 3
4/24 @ Sheffield (DH) 13 – 1 4 – 3
4/24 @ Sheffield 10 – 1 5 – 3
4/28 @ DuBois Central 1 – 9 5 – 4
4/29 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 5 – 4
4/30 CLARION-LIMESTONE ppd. 5 – 4
5/01 GLENDALE ppd. 5 – 4
5/03 REDBANK VALLEY cancelled 5 – 4
5/03 GLENDALE 4 – 1 6 – 4
5/05 @ Kane 10 – 0 7 – 4
5/05 @ Kane 11 – 1 8 – 4
5/06 @ Johnsonburg 3 – 4 8 – 5
5/07 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5 – 10 8 – 6
5/08 DUBOIS CENTRAL 3 – 9 8 – 7
5/12 @ Brockway (DH) 2 – 8  /  3 – 7 8 – 9
5/14 @ Clarion-Limestone (DH)
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