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Junior High Lady Hornets beat Athens, tie Sayre.

By: Ed Weaver | | May 15, 2022

Junior High Lady Hornets beat Athens, tie Sayre.

The Wellsboro Junior High Softball team beat Athens and tied Sayre on Saturday, May 14.

The win against Athens, 11-10, was the team's 2nd win of the season and broke a 5-game losing streak.

Against Athens, the young Lady Wildcats scored twice in the 1st inning to take an early lead, only to have it diminished by Wellsboro, who plated 6 runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead. Wellsboro scored twice more in the 2nd and found themselves up leading 11-8 after the 4th inning and hung on for the win.

Bailee Confer had 3 hits on the day to lead the young Lady Hornets while Kieleigh Barrido-Hoover, Ella Boyce, Mazie Johnson, and Claire Browning all had 2 hits each. Claire Browning, Mazie Johnson, and Lauren Kosek combined for 5 strikeouts and 7 hits in the circle.

Against Sayre both teams were tied at 1-all after the first inning and both teams continued to trade the lead until Wellsboro scored twice in the 6th to tie the game up. Ella Boyce had 3 hits including an inside the park home run while Kaelyn Peterson, Makenzi Roan (including a game tying triple), and Blake Eckart all had 2 hits each. Bailee Confer, Miya Kemp, and Mazie Johnston each added 1 hit.

Bailee Confer, Lauren Kosek, and Claire Browning combined for 4 strikeouts and 8 hits.

The team is back in action on Wednesday, May 18 against Williamson.


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