CURWENSVILLE—-Sophomore Holly Lansberry was in mid season form Thursday afternoon as she threw a one hitter at visiting Redbank Valley in the Lady Tide’s season opener.
After the Lady Bulldogs catcher Hildebrand hit the first pitch of the game to lead off with a double the lights went out on the visitors. Lansberry settled in to blank Redbank the rest of the way in striking out 11 in Curwensville’s 10-0 victory. Head coach Allen Leigey was very pleased and summed up his pitchers performance in saying “ Lansberry obviously pitched very well for the first time out.”
The Lady Tide’s offense didn’t get rolling at first but Leigey noted “We started out slow but once we came around the second time we started to relax and put some hits together.” Curwensville was led by sophomores Ashley Demchak, Shannon McDonald and Lansberry, as the trio each had two hits.
Lansberry had a third inning two run homer while McDonald banged two doubles. The three soph’s also had 2 RBI’s each to pace the Lady Tide’s attack. The hosts scored three in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10 run rule. The10th run to cross the plate came with two outs for Curwensville.
The Lady Tide will host Glendale in a Moshannon Valley League game on Monday at 4:15 pm.
REDBANK VALLEY – 0 Hildebrand c 3010, Bowser cf 3000, Delp rf 3000, Magagnoti ss 2000, Bullers p 2000, Wanninger 3b 1000, Smith 1b 2000, Fenstermaker lf 2000, McCullough 2b 2000.
CURWENSVILLE – 10 Holly Lansberry p 4222, Dani Struble ss 3200, Dana Johnson c 3101, Ashley Demchak 3b 2122, Morgan Peterman pr 0100, Shannon McDonald rf 4222, Kristi Newpher 2b 1000, Samantha Haney lf 3001, Erin Bressler rf 0000, Ronna Knepp 1b 3000, Tess Bloom cf 2110, Sara Clark ph 1000.
SCORE BY INNINGS
REDBANK VALLEY 000 000—-0 1 3
CURWENSVILLE 022 033—-10 7 0
2 outs when winning run scored in bottom of sixth.
Errors – Fenstermaker -3. LOB – Redbank Valley 2, Curwensville – 5. 2B – Lansberry, McDonald 2.
HR – Lansberry. SAC – Demchak, Haney. SB – Struble, Johnson, Newpher. HBP – Demchak.
REDBANK VALLEY Bullers 5 2/3 IP, 7H, 10R, 7ER, 2BB, 7K.
CURWENSVILLE Lansberry 6 IP 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 11K.
WP-Lansberry (1-0) LP-Bullers