ST. MARYS – Holly Lansberry threw her second perfect game of the season, and third no-hitter, as Curwensville knocked off the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic (ECC) 2-0 on Tuesday in St. Marys. The game was called due to rain in the top of the sixth.
The victory in the District 9 Northern Allegany League Small School Southern Tier leaves the Lady Tide with a 10-0 season record. Curwensville has now won 27 straight regular season games. The last time the Tide lost a regular season game was on April 9, 2008 to Clearfield, 5-1.
Lansberry picked up 13 strikeouts in the rain shortened game, bringing her season total to 119 in 52 innings. She now trails Jen Wagner of Glendale by 31 K’s to become the area\’s all-time strikeout queen. Lansberry’s career total now stands at 691.
First baseman Stacey Johnson was the offensive hero as she hit a one out single in the top of the fourth inning to drive in the only runs of the contest. Johnson’s single plated both Shannon McDonald and Ashley Demchak.
Lauren Evers, ECC’s starting pitcher, went the entire five innings and pitched a pretty good game herself in limiting the Lady Tide to their lowest offensive output of the year. Although she struck out only one Lady Tide her defense was right behind her.
Curwensville coach Allen Leigey said after the game, “We hit the ball well today, but we hit the ball right at their defense all day long. Give Elk County credit, they played a very good game.”
A quick look at the box score tells the story of a pretty plain ballgame, with no frills or thrills. Curwensville had just four hits on the afternoon, all singles.
With the win the Lady Tide also remain undefeated in the District 9 Northern Allegany League Small School Division Southern Tier at 6-0 and in sole possession of first place.
The Lady Tide will attempt to stay unbeaten when they host Johnsonburg on Wednesday in a game that starts at 4:15 pm and is also another D-9 Northern Allegany League contest.
CURWENSVILLE – 2 Holly Lansberry p 3000, Tess Bloom cf 2000, Shannon McDonald ss 2110, Ashley Demchak c 2110, Jenessa Stiles 3b 2010, Stacey Johnson 1b 2012, Sara Clark lf 2000, Jenae Stiles 2b 2000, Erin Bressler rf 2000. TOTALS – 19 2 4 2
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC – 0 Loren Olewnik c 2000, Laura Mohney ss 2000, Anna Hawkins dp 2000, Mary Kate Minnick rf 2000, Kelsey Schwabenbauer 2b 2000, Lauren Evers p 2000, Samantha Schlimm 1b 1000, Kathleen Caruso 3b 1000, Kayla Leuschel cf 1000, Dani Cassels flex/lf 0000. TOTALS – 15 0 0 0
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
CURWENSVILLE 000 20 2 4 0
ELK COUNTY 000 00 0 0 2
Game called due to rain after five innings.
ERRORS – Schwabenbauer, Mohney. LOB – CURWENSVILLE 3 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0
Note: There were no extra base hits, stolen bases and/or sacrifices in this game.
CURWENSVILLE – Lansberry 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K
ELK COUNTY – Evers 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
WP – Lansberry (10-0) LP – Evers