Carter’s Blast; Shope’s Arm Lift Curwensville Over Ridgway 5-0

TIFFANY CARTER shows her swing earlier this season.  Carter belted a three-run homer yesterday to help lift the Lady Tide to a 5-0 win over Ridgway

TIFFANY CARTER shows her swing earlier this season. Carter belted a three-run homer yesterday to help lift the Lady Tide to a 5-0 win over Ridgway.  (photo by Rusty McCracken)

RIDGWAY – For the fourth time this season, the Curwensville Area High School softball team shut out its opponent.  Thursday’s victim was Ridgway as timely hitting from the Lady Tide and the pitching of Tierra Shope posted a 5-0 final.

Shope struck out 11 batters on Tuesday against Brockway and posted one better than that against the Lady Elkers.  Her control has been stellar this week as she walked no one in Thursday’s game, scattered four hits and posted the 12 K’s in the shutout.

“Shope has just figured things out lately,” head coach Allen Leigey said.  “She stayed ahead of the batters again and seems to have found her go-to pitch that has hitters off balance in the last few games.”

Shope’s steady arm was made stronger in Thursday’s contest by the fact that she took the circle in the first inning with a 3-0 lead.  The day started off with Sarah Wriglesworth reaching first on an error.  Senior Taylor Goodman followed with a single, and the big swat came from Tiffany Carter after one out.  Carter’s shot to center flew out against a brisk wind for the 3-0 advantage.

“Tiff just pounded that ball into a stiff wind that knocked  a lot of balls down on the day,” Leigey noted.  “Without the wind holding up a few shots, I think we would have really broken things open.”

Curwensville (6-1) extended the lead with a run in the third and capped the day with another run in the sixth.  Carter’s homer was her lone hit on the day, but she also scored a run as well as the three RBI.  Goodman slapped out three hits to pace the Tide while Abby Dugo collected a pair of singles.

The Lady Tide will travel to DuBois Central Catholic on Saturday to make-up an earlier rained out game.  The starting time for the contest is 1:00 p.m.

CURWENSVILLE — 5

Sarah Wriglesworth cf 4100, Taylor Goodman 2b 4130, Cheyenne Pentz ss 4000, Tiffany Carter c 3113, Abby Johnson lf 2110, Alaina Stiles rf 4010, Abby Dugo 3b 2021, Riley Young pr 0100, Nikki Harker 1b 3000, Kealy Wassil dp 2000,  Tric ia Laird ph 1001, Tierra Shope flex/p 0000, TOTALS – 29 AB 5 R 8 H 5 RBI.

RIDGWAY — 0

Jenni Hoffman 2b 3000, Jenna Thomas ss 3020, H. Schneider p 3010, Taylor Roseto dp 3000, Jill Gaio cf 3010, R. Catalaro 1b 3000, T. Graziolic c 3000, Sierra Cos 3b 3000, Dani Shirey rf 2000, R. Pavlock flex/lf 0000, TOTALS – 26 AB 0 R 4 H 0 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Curwensville  301 001 0 – 5 8 1

Ridgway   000 000 0 – 0 4 2

ERRORS – Pentz; Cos, Graziolic.  LOB – Ridgway 5; Curwensville 8.  2B – Goodman, Stiles; Schneider. HR – Carter.  SB – Goodman. SAC – Johnson. WP -Shope 7.

PITCHING

Curwensville –   Shope 7 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 12 K 0 HB

Brockway –  Wright 7 IP 8 H 5 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K 0 HB

WP – Shope (6-1).  LP – Schmeider.

Lady Tide Scoreboard  – includes new dates for previously postponed games:

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

SCORE

RESULT

RECORD

MVL

D9NAL

April 4

**SHEFFIELD

3:00

10-0

W

1-0

 

1-0

April 4 **SHEFFIELD

4:15

17-0

W

2-0

 

2-0

April 5

*WEST BRANCH

4:15

4-3

W

3-0

1-0

 
April 8 **KANE

4:15

11-12

L

3-1

 

2-1

April 15 **JOHNSONBURG

4:15

14-0

W

4-1

 

3-1

April 16 **at Brockway

4:15

3-1

W

5-1

 

4-1

April 18 **at Ridgway

4:15

   5-0     W     6-1      5-1
April 20 **at DuBois Central Catholic

1:00

         
April 22 **at Johnsonburg

4:15

         
April 23 **ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC

4:15

         
April 24 **DuBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC

4:15

         
April 26 at Punxsutawney

4:15

         
April 29 *at Glendale

4:30

         
May 2 **at Kane

4:15

         
May 3 at Redbank Valley

4:15

         
May 6 **at Elk County Catholic

4:15

         
May 8 **BROCKWAY

4:15

         
May 13 *at Harmony

4:00

         
May 14 **RIDGWAY

4:15

         
May 15 *MOSHANNON VALLEY

4:15

         
 
*Denotes Moshannon Valley League Game
**Denotes District IX Northern Allegany League Game 

 

 

Curwensville Baseball Game Postponed
Golden Tide End Mini-Skid, Bag Elkers 6-1

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