CURWENSVILLE – It was business as usual for the Curwensville Lady Tide softball team Monday afternoon. The Lady Tide, on a cool, damp spring afternoon at home, won their fifth straight contest when they handled the Lady Elkers from Ridgway in easy fashion 18-0.
The battle was over in just two and a half innings, thanks to the 15 run mercy rule. Actually the Tide just about had the required 15 runs in the first inning when they came up with 11 tallies to put the game away.
Holly Lansberry threw a three inning no-hitter, issuing just one walk. That walk coming in the third inning with two outs. The Curwensville junior pitcher is now 5-1 on the year from the circle.
Highlighting the Tide’s explosive first inning were two other juniors, Jenessa Stiles and Ashley Demchak. The duo each had two hits in the inning. Both with a single and a double and two RBI’s.
In all, Curwensville had five hits, six walks and two Ridgway errors to put those 11 runs on the board in the first frame.
The second inning wasn’t much better for the Lady Elkers, as the Lady Tide added another seven runs and would not bat again the rest of the afternoon.
Demchak lead all hitters with three hits and a total of three RBI’s. Sara Clark added a double and drove in two while Erin Bressler also knocked in two teammates for Curwensville.
Head coach Allen Leigey was pleased with the abbreviated contest, “The girls were all business this afternoon and really didn’t let up at all in the brief time we were out there. Demchak (Ashley) and Stiles (Jenessa) did a nice job at the plate. Then again the whole squad was on top of their game.”
The Lady Tide now stand at 6-1 on the 2008 season and will next entertain St. Mary’s Tuesday afternoon at home. Game time is 4:15 pm.
RIDGWAY – Emily Mitchell p 2000, Bekka Leitzel ss 1000, Brittany Biondi c 1000, Kirstie Shirey 1b 1000, Brianna Stenta lf 1000, Chelsea Bryndel 3b 1000, Andrea Redmond cf 1000, Shelby McDermott rf 1000, Amber Stillwell 2b 0000. TOTALS – 9 0 0 0
CURWENSVILLE – Holly Lansberry p 4211, Sara Clark lf 2312, Shannon McDonald ss 1311, Ashley Demchak c 3233, Jenessa Stiles 3b 2222, Lauren McKeown 3b 0000, Stacey Johnson 1b 1101, Tess Bloom cf 1100, Michelle Wise cf 1000, Erin Bressler rf/2b 1212, Morgan Peterman 2b 0200, Lindsey Barrett ph 1000. TOTALS – 17 18 9 12
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
RIDGWAY 000 0 0 4
CURWENSVILLE (11)7x 18 9 0
ERRORS – Bryndel, Stenta, Mitchell, Leitzel. LOB – CURWENSVILLE – 5 RIDGWAY -1. 2B- Clark, Demchak, Stiles.
PITCHING IP H R ER BB K
Mitchell 2 9 18 12 10 1
Lansberry 3 0 0 0 1 8
WP – Lansberry (5-1) LP – Mitchell