C.dock top­ples Lower More­land

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Tim Hindin thindin@mont­gomerynews. com

For five in­nings Lower More­land and Christopher Dock were stuck in a clas­sic pitch­ing duel fea­tur­ing the Lions’ gessica Cu­g­ley and the Pi­o­neers’ Lau­ren Wei­dler. Dock was even­tu­ally able to break through of­fen­sively in the sixth in­ning when they put up three runs. The run sup­port was more than enough for Wei­dler and the Pi­o­neers as they won 5- 1.

Af­ter sur­ren­der­ing an RBI dou­ble in the sec­ond in­ning to Lower More­land left­fielder Bryna Par­low, Wei­dler went on a tear, record­ing nine con­sec­u­tive outs, with the mid­dle seven com­ing all by strike­out. Af­ter Par­low’s dou­ble, only two Lions reached base for the rest of the game, catcher Sa­man­tha Casey on a walk and cen­ter­fielder Ka­ley Pryzbylin­ski on an er­ror. As if the pitch­ing stat line were not im­pres­sive in it­self, Wei­dler scored a run and played the en­tire game with an an­kle in­jury.

“She did well,” Christopher Dock coach Wayne Benner said. “She was hav­ing some trou­ble with her an­kle. She sprained it a while ago and it’s been tapped up and I think she’s been OK, but she might have done some­thing late in the game to­day that might have xre] in­jured it.”

The pitch­ing matchup showed fi­nesse pitch­ing by Cu­g­ley as she con­sis­tently threw strikes and recorded seven of her outs via a fly ball and an­other eight on ground balls, and the power pitch­ing by Wei­dler as she blew fast­balls past Lower More­land hit­ters all game rack­ing up 12 strike­outs.

For most of the game Cu­g­ley got pretty solid de­fense be­hind her al­though the ma­jor­ity of the runs she gave up were late in the game due to a few de­fen­sive lapses.

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