Aecew, Pennridge blank Pioneers
By Kev Hunter
It was her rise ball that was most affective in this one, but pretty much anything Paige aeCew was throwing on Wednesday had a certain zip to it.
“I think she’s kind of on a mission of her own,” Pennridge coach Paul Koehler said. “She’s worked a lot harder in the offseason to get ready for this year. She’s hitting a lot of spots and making a lot of people miss right now. All that’s doing is EuLOGLnJ uS KHr FRnfiGHnFH.”
aeCew struck out 15 in leading the oams to an 8-0 win over the Pioneers in a non-league matchup played on a windy, rainy day at aock.
“I really think we’ve come together as a team and we can do some damage,” said aeCew, whose team outsFRrHG LWs firsW WwR RSSRnents by a combined total of 2P-0.
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By then, Pennridge (2-0) was comfortably ahead 4-0, with all of those runs coming with two outs in the top RI WKH firsW.
“That was the highlight of our game,” Koehler said. “That’s what that lineup can do. If they’re just patient and hit, they’re going to score runs. We can swing the bat.”
Back-to-back singles by Emily Mayhew and aeCew gave Pennridge a 2-0 lead on aock starter Lauren Weidler. Later in the inning, No. 8 hitter Briana dery drove in a pair to make it 4-0.
“We’re really coming alive with the bats,” aeCew said.
The oams’ ace, meanwhile, silenced a pretty good aock lineup, retiring the Pioneers (2-1) in order in the fiIWK DnG sLxWK LnnLnJs.
aetermined to get something going, Lewis led off the Pioneers seventh with a single.
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doubled to give the Pioneers runners at second and third. But after Cassidy Jagiela popped out, aeCew struck out llivia Seavy to ensure the shutout, as the oams avenged last year’s regular-season loss to their non-league rival.
The oams are back on the diamond Thursday when they travel to Southern Lehigh for a game at noon, and the Pioneers are off until April 8 when they host Bicentennial Athletic League rival aelco Christian.
North Penn’s Dylan Borawski delivers a pitch during Thursday’s non-league game against Hazleton.