EXTON — The Bob Horlacher 10-11 girls’ all-star softball team is in the state semifinals.
The District 31 champs picked up two wins on Monday, securing the berth into the final four.
In its second pool game, which was suspended from Sunday night, the team used a four-run sixth inning to pull away from Oxford, 8-1.
Hope Jones was 2-for-2 at the plate, including a triple, while pitcher Delaney Romanchick didn’t allow no runs in five innings of work, issuing just three hits and striking out eight. Romanchick also added a two-run double during a three-run, fifth-inning rally.
In its final pool game, Faith Jones was 3-for-3 as the local girls edged host Exton Little League, 3-2. Bob Horlacher jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third and never looked back.
Bob Horlacher, 3-0 in state play, takes on West Point (1-1) in the second semifinal today. The other semifinal, with first pitch slated for 2:30 p.m., pits District 12 champ Montoursville (2-0) against Exton (2-1). First pitch for Bob Horlacher’s game is set for 5:30 p.m.
The championship is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday in Exton.
STATE 10-11 BASEBALL
Back Mountain American 3, Council Rock North 2
Will McCrum pitched a one-hit ball with seven strikeouts 0ver 5.2 innings as Back Mountain American defeated Council Rock Northampton 3-2 in pool play at the state tournament at South Tioga Little League.
American will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday if CRN defeats Morrisville today and it wins the runs-allowed tiebreaker.
American trailed 2-0 with two outs in the top of the fourth when Jack Lukasavage hit a two-run single, scoring Michael Starbuck and Dylan Schuster. Starbuck had singled and Schuster had walked to reach base.
Then with two outs and no one on base in the fifth, Lukasavage walked and Lucas McGeehan singled. Todd Phillips then drove in the winning run with a single to left.
Sam Nocito doubled and Jake Connolly singled for American.
YOUTH LEGION REGIONALS
Swoyersville 7, Yardley/Morrisville 4
Keaton Dolan had two hits for Swoyersville as the local team defeated Yardley/Morrisville, 7-4, in the winner’s bracket final of the Youth Legion Regional held in Scranton.
Tyler Yankosky added two singles for Swoyersville, and also picked up the victory on the bump. He threw seven innings, striking out six with only one walk. He allowed seven hits, and gave up two earned runs.
Justin Montalvo added three runs for Swoyersville, which faces off with Bloomsburg at 7:30 p.m. today at Battaglia-Cawley Field in West Scranton.
STATE JUNIOR SOFTBALL
Montoursville 10, Nanticoke 4
The Nanticoke Junior softball team saw its season come to an end at the state Junior softball championship on Saturday.
After going 2-1 in pool play, Nanticoke fell to undefeated Montoursville, 10-4, in the state semifinals. The game was called in the sixth inning due to weather.
Jenna Lipowski hit home runs in the fourth and fifth innings, while Miranda Dunn added a solo shot in the fifth.
West Point went on to capture the state championship.
SWOYERSVILLE U12 BASEBALL
Mountain Top Red 23, Hanover 2 7
SWOYERSVILLE — Chris Argenziano and Dean Ambosie each had three hits to pace Mountain Top Red to a 23-7 victory over Hanover 2 in the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644 12-and-under tournament.
Micky Palmiero scored four runs, while Argenziano and Ambosie combined for seven runs.
Evan Materna was 2-for-3 for Hanover 2, while Jordan Stefanski added a single.