PIAA softball: Nanticoke Area prevails in extra innings

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This time, extra innings went Nanticoke Area’s way.

Madison Stashak singled in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth as the Trojanettes outlasted District 1 champion Upper Perkiomen 4-3 Monday in a PIAA Class 4A state softball first-round game at Methacton High School.

District 2 second seed Nanticoke Area moved to Thursday’s quarterfinals. The Trojanettes will play District 3 second seed East Pennsboro at a site and time to be announced. East Pennsboro defeated D12 champion Bonner-Prendergast 4-0 behind a no-hitter by Cailey Joyce.

Nanticoke Area fell in the D2-4A championship game to Tunkhannock 1-0 in 10 innings on Friday. The Trojanettes led 3-2 going into the bottom of the fifth when Upper Perkiomen scored a run to eventually force extra innings.

After three scoreless innings, Megan Murphy hit a two-out double in the top of the ninth. Stashik re-entered the game after being subbed out for defensive purposes and singled Murphy home.

“We rely on pitching and defense and timely hitting,” Nanticoke coach Ryan Stetz said. “We’re trying to have fun, but we’d like to end (these games) a little sooner.”

Murphy had a solo homer in the second inning for Nanticoke Area’s other extra-base hit. Kelsey Bernhart homered for Upper Perkiomen, which finished with six hits off Nanticoke Area starter Miranda Bohn.

PIAA CLASS 4A FIRST ROUND

Nanticoke Area 4, Upper Perkiomen 3 (9 inn.)

Nanticoke`AB`R`H`BI

Rakowski`3`1`0`0

Bohn`4`0`1`0

Sobeck`3`1`1`0

Baron`4`0`1`1

Murphy`4`2`2`2

King`4`0`1`0

Redenski`3`0`0`0

Stashak`4`0`1`1

Skladzien`0`0`0`0

Kurkowski`4`0`1`0

Totals`33`4`8`4

Upper Perk`AB`R`H`BI

J.Sullivan`4`1`1`0

M.Lindsay`4`0`1`1

Fretz`4`0`1`0

T.Lindsey`4`0`1`0

A.Sullivan`4`0`0`0

Fretz`4`1`0`0

Bernhart`4`1`1`2

Banner`3`0`1`0

Kooser`2`0`0`0

Croak`1`0`0`0

Gahman`0`0`0`0

Totals`34`3`6`3

Nanticoke Area`012`000`001 — 4

Upper Perkiomen`020`010`000 — 3

2B: Murphy. HR: Murphy, Bernhart.

Nanticoke`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Bohn W`9.0`6`3`1`0`5

Upper Perk`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

T.Lindsey L`9.0`8`4`4`0`7

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