Ae­cew, Pen­nridge blank Pioneers

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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.

DHCHw rHWLrHG WKH firsW nine bat­ters she faced, in­clud­ing eight strike­outs. She did not al­low a hit un­til Emma Lewis smacked a bloop sin­gle to left in the fourth in­ning.

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.

ae­Cew struck out Wei­dler and then Sarah oy­der dou­bled to give the Pioneers

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.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn’s Dy­lan Bo­rawski de­liv­ers a pitch dur­ing Thurs­day’s non-league game against Ha­zle­ton.

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