The Lady Warriors chances for repeating as WVC division champions were hurt were when they lost to Tunkhannock in West Pittston on Friday, 6-4. The LWs had won five straight.
But the situation is not critical yet. WA is 8-4, 1/2 game behind Tunkhannock and Berwick, both 8-3. WA has two games left versus Dallas and Berwick. Berwick and Tunkhannock have three games left, one against each other so one will get a loss there.
Right now WA is fourth in the District 2 standings. Valley View (10-0) in number one.
In Friday’s game, seven of the 10 runs were scored in the first two innings. Tunkhannock got two in the top of the first and WA tied it in the bottom on a 2-run double by Adrienne Przybyla into the right center gap.
Tunkhannock scored two more in the top of the second on four singles and an infield error. It could have been worse, as Alex Holtz struck out Tunkhannock clean up hitter Ryleigh Fitch with one out and the bases loaded. The next batter flew out to right.
The Warriors made it 4-3 in the bottom of the second on a single by Bree Bednarski and a long triple down the left field line by Nicole Turner, a pitch after she hit a foul ball home run distance.
Tunkhannock made it 5-3 with a run in 4th. In the fifth the Warriors made it 5-4 on a single by Turner and a double by Degnan that one-hopped the fence in the left field gap. Przybyla nearly tied it with a gapper, but Tunkhannock centerfielder Kirsten Gilpin made a running catch.
Tunkhannock scored one in the top of the seventh to make it 6-4. In the bottom, the Warriors did get a base runner on a walk to Przybyla, but an infield out ended it.
Holtz gave up four earned runs and struck out six. Tunkhannock’s Erin Smith struck out six and had two RBIs.
Wyoming Area 9, Crestwood 1
Bree Bednarski hit a grand slam to lead Wyoming Area to a victory. Alex Holtz did not allow an earned run in a complete game, and she helped her own caused with three hits and a home run. Emily Wolfgang also produced three hits.
Coughlin 6, Pittston Area 3
Marissa Ross had four hits, including a double, to pace Coughlin.
Theresa Domarasky Lauren Dragon had two hits each, while Taylor Baloga and Alyssa Talarico each doubled for Pittston Area.
Coughlin led 6-0, when PA made it interesting with three in the bottom of the sixth.
Nanticoke 14, Pittston Area 1 (5 inn.)
Nanticoke jumped out quickly, scoring eight times in the first two innings to defeat Pittston Area.
Kayley Schinski had a double and single for the Trojanettes, who swept the two meetings both via the 10-run rule. Kayla Benjamin and Taylor Briggs each added a pair of hits.
Taylor Baloga had two hits for Pittston Area.
Wyoming Area 10, Lake-Lehman 4
Winning pitcher Alex Holtz and Nicole Turner had doubles as Wyoming Area had 19 hits in its victory.
Holtz, Turner and Adrienne Przybyla all had three hits for the Warriors and Bree Bednarski and Emily Wolfgang had two each.
PA at Hazleton
WA at Dallas
Valley West at PA