North Penn ral­lies past Lans­dale Catholic

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nal­reg­is­

The North Penn soft­ball team hopes that Satur­day nLJKW’s fiIWK-Ln­nLnJ raOOy against crosstown ri­val Lans­dale Catholic is the bHJLn­nLnJ RI a sHFRnG-KaOI turn­around for its of­fense.

The Maid­ens got a pair of timely hits, drew three walks and ul­ti­mately pushed four runs across to take the lead IRr JRRG Ln a 4-2 nRn-OHaJuH vic­tory over the Cru­saders.

It was just the type of bRRsW NRrWK PHnn (6-4) was look­ing for at the mid­point of the sea­son, as the Maid­ens earned an emo­tional win in front of a spir­ited crowd on a FROG, wLnGy nLJKW aW WKH NRrGwyn Com­plex.

“This is what hap­pend to us OasW yHar,” OHIW­fiHOGHr AOexa Gable said of last year’s sHFRnG-KaOI surJH WR a DLsWrLFW OnH COass AAAA WLWOH. “WH’rH FRn­fiGHnW. WH’rH JRing to keep go­ing and stay pos­i­tive.”

GabOH NnRFNHG Ln WKH JR- ahead runs for North Penn, KHr WwR-run GRubOH Ln WKH fiIWK JLYLnJ WKH MaLGHns a 4-2 OHaG.

“I was ex­cited be­cause I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately,” the No. 5 hit­ter said aIWHr KHr 2-IRr-3 SHrIRrPanFH. “,W IHOW JRRG WR fi­naOly be able to do some­thing for my team.”

Han­nah Sheean got the fiIWK sWarWHG IRr NRrWK PHnn with a lead­off sin­gle and she later scored on an er­ror. MHJan CurOHy GrHw a basHs­loaded walk to tie the game and Gable did the rest.

LC sWarWHr AsKOHy SHaO, who had limited the Maid­ens to three hits in four score­less in­nings to start the game, was one strike away from JHWWLnJ RuW RI WKH fiIWK wLWK LC aKHaG 2-1. BuW CurOHy drew the walk and Gable fol­lowed with the shot to right.

“AsKOHy SLWFKHG JrHaW. SKH hit her spots,” Cru­saders coach Paul Suder said. “We left a cou­ple balls up that they drilled in, but for the most part, we hit her spots and kept them off bal­ance. She did a re­ally good job for us. It was a good game. North Penn’s a great team and it was a lot of fun. It’s a step up for us to play them and it was a good game. They’re de­fend­ing dis­trict champs, so we got a lit­tle bit of a mea­sur­ing stick.”

LC WRRN a 1-0 OHaG Ln WKH sec­ond on a wild pitch and then in­creased the lead to 2-0 Ln WKH IRurWK by sFRrLnJ on a North Penn er­ror.


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Cap­ping things off in draPDWLF IDVKLRn, BLORWWL PDGe D div­ing catch of a Greta SherLGDn SRS-uS IRU WKe finDO RuW of the con­test.

“That last play by gackie wDV...wRw,” MDLGenV FRDFK Rick Torresani said. “And nor­mally I pinch-run for her when she gets on but she’s the fastest and the best base run­neU WKDW I KDve. SKe SLWFKeV, VKe KLWV, VKe UunV. CDn VKe SODy FDWFKeU (ODuJK)? SKe’V MuVW D WUePenGRuV DWKOeWe.”

BLORWWL DOVR KDG D VLnJOe, a walk and scored a run in the win as the Maid­ens hope that their of­fense is start­ing to come back to life.

“HRSeIuOOy, LW wLOO FRnWLnue,” TRUUeVDnL VDLG. “We ORVW WR SRuWK, HDWERUR DnG 3en­nridge all by one run. And gackie pitched great in two of the three games. We need to get our bats go­ing. That’s DOO, DnG RnFe we GR we’OO Ee Ln WKe WKLFN RI WKLnJV.”

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