CURWENSVILLE – Curwensville senior softball pitching ace Holly Lansberry is the area’s new career strikeout leader after whiffing 15 on Wednesday in an 8-0, no-hit performance over Moshannon Valley.
Lansberry has amassed a total of 735 strikeouts and surpassed Jen Wagner of Glendale who had 722 to become the career leader in K’s. She set the mark in the first inning by striking out the side.
The Lady Tide pitching machine also tossed her fourth no-hitter of the year and pushed her record, along with her team, to 13-0. With the win the Lady Tide are 3-0 in the Moshannon Valley League while Moshannon Valley dropped to 2-2 in league play and 7-11 overall.
Curwensville had just a one to nothing margin after the first three and half innings then erupted for four runs in the bottom of the fourth. It was Lansberry who did it with her bat by hitting a bases loaded double and driving in three in the fourth frame. On the afternoon Lansberry was three for four with four RBI’s and two doubles.
As Curwensville head coach Allen Leigey said, “Holly (Lansberry) was just dominate once again. She just basically mowed them down. And she certainly had the hot bat for us with three hits.”
Sara Clark and Jenae Stiles also helped out the offense with two hits each while Shannon McDonald and Jenessa Stiles smacked doubles for Curwensville.
Leigey talked about his offense, “We don’t rely on one hitter to pull us through. The whole line-up is always involved. Yet, we haven’t really exploded on anyone.”
Curwensville will play at home on Thursday in a doubleheader with Sheffield starting with the first game at 3:30 pm.
MOSHANNON VALLEY – 0 Vanessa Rowley ss 3000, Kailee Swoope 3b 3000, Taylor Murarik 2b 3000, Cydnee Sankey c 0000, Kierstin Elder cf 3000, Kristin Gallagher p 3000, Ruthie Hutton dp 2000, Natasha Hudzy 1b 2000, Shannon Greslick lf 1000, Katlin Hamm lf 1000, Kristi Kephart flex/rf 0000. TOTALS – 21 0 0 0
CURWENSVILLE – 8 Holly Lansberry p 4134, Tess Bloom cf 4111, Shannon McDonald ss 4011, Ashley Demchak c 2110, Jenessa Stiles 3b 4110, Stacey Johnson 1b 3001, Sara Clark lf 3221, Jenae Stiles 2b 3120, Morgan Peterman 2b 1000, Erin Bressler rf 3110. TOTALS – 31 8 12 8
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
MOSHANNON VALLEY 000 000 0 0 0 5
CURWENSVILLE 100 421 X 8 12 0
ERRORS – Swoope, Rowley 2, Elder 2. 2B – Lansberry 2, McDonald, Jenessa Stiles. SAC – Johnson. HBP – Sankey (by Lansberry)
MOSHANNON VALLEY Gallagher 6 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
CURWENSVILLE Lansberry 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, 1 HB
WP – Lansberry (13-0) LP – Gallagher (3-4)