NEB holds off Athens; Tioga, Wellsboro, Troy, Canton pick up wins.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 12, 2012


A Nicki Emick 3-run home run in the bottom of the fifth kept the Panthers undefeated season going.

Down 4-3 with two runners on and one out Emick put Northeast up 6-4. Athens came back with a run in the top of the seventh but couldn't even things up as the Panthers hung on to win 6-5.

"It was a tough game," Northeast coach Gary Hennip said. "Athens played very well; we knew they were playing well coming into the game. We hung tough and were fortunate to win."

Northeast (16-0) has earned at least a share of the NTL East title with the win.

Calla Martin was 2-for-3 for Northeast with a double and run scored while MaKaylah Holbert went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base.

Emick had the home run and 4-RBI while Haylie Phillips, Kelsey Carlsen, Aubri Mosier and Chelsea Souto also had hits.

Phillips added an RBI while Carlsen scored a run.

Alexa Daddona led the Wildcats at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Jensen Dunkling, Christin Dunkling, Kaitlyn Serfass, Mackenzie Hafer and Kiersten Horton also had hits with Serfass's a double.

Both Dunklings and Serfass also knocked runs in.

Christin Dunkling and Mackenzie Warner crossed home.

Phillips started for the Panthers, going 2 2/3-innings. She struck out one while allowing one walk and three earned runs.

Souto came on in relief, going the rest of the way to strike out six while allowing one walk and one earned run.

Serfass got the start for Athens, going the first four innings. She struck out five while allowing two walks and two earned runs.

Daddona came on in the fifth but gave up the grand slam to earn the loss. After one out Serfass came back in and finished up.

The Panthers will travel to Canton today with a 2 p.m. start.

Tioga 14, Watkins Glen 4

TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. - The Tigers belted out 21 hits as they defeated Watkins Glen in IAC softball action Friday.

Deanna Hutchison went 4-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI for Tioga while Dani Barto was 4-for-5 with two runs scored.

Also for the Tigers Raven Worthing was 3-for-5 with a run scored and 2-RBI with Bry Godfrey, Donnette Hutchison, Sierra Beebe and Sam Pond all going 2-for-4.

Britt Vergason and Sam Wood also had hits.

Beebe, Godfrey, Donnette Hutchison, Wood and Pond all scored once while Vergason crossed home three times.

Beebe added 2-RBI while Godfrey, Vergason and Donnette Hutchison also knocked in runs.

Wood got the win, striking out 12 while allowing four walks, nine hits but no earned runs.

Taylor Chaffee led Watkins at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double while Jess Stansfield takes the loss.

Tioga is back in action today as they host SVE with an 11 a.m. start.

Wellsboro 4, Williamson 3

Three runs in the first inning for the Green Hornets were key as they picked up an NTL West win Friday.

Paige Carr went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Wellsboro while Lauren Bleggi was 2-for-4, Brooke Kohler went 1-for-1 with three walks while also getting the win, going 5 2/3-innings to strike out nine and walk one.

Maggie Smith also went 1/3-inning to walk three.

Brianna Greenwalt, Sierra Magnotta and Katie Haslund had the three Warrior hits. Kim Daugherty scored the loss, striking out one while allowing five walks.

Wellsboro will travel up to the Horseheads tournament this morning with a 9 a.m. start.

Troy 14, Liberty 5

The Trojans continued to sit atop the NTL West with a win Friday.

Faith Ceely led Troy with four hits, two runs and 2-RBI while Kayla Stephani had three hits, including a double, two runs and 5-RBI.

Katie Jackson, Tiffani Mattocks and Kara Schucker had two hits each. One of Mattocks' hit was a home run with two runs scored and an RBI. Schucker scored three times with an RBI while Jackson also scored twice.

Taylor Murray, Cecelia Morse, Brooke Mattocks, Hannah Jackson and Sara Hunsicker with Morse's a double.

Murray, Bethany Manley, Morse and Kelsey Bristol also knocked in runs.

Hunsicker, Hannah Jackson, Manley and Murray also scored runs.

Schucker started and earned the win, striking out two while allowing seven hits and two walks. Manley came on for two innings, striking out two while Jerilyn Ross pitched the final inning with one strikeout.

Maddie Wise led Liberty with two hits, including a double, a run scored and an RBI. Maddie York, Rachel Strange, Cassie Frederick, Mariah Berguson and Brittany Crumb also had hits.

York and Crumb each had an RBI while Crumb scored twice. Frederick and Berguson also scored.

Nicole McCaslin started, going six innings in the loss. She struck out two while allowing 16 hits and two walks.

York pitched the final inning, allowing one hit.

Troy will face Horsheads at 9 a.m. today and Owego to follow.

Canton 13, Sayre 0, 5 innings

Chelsey Heatley went 3-for-4 with three runs and 3-RBI to lead the Warriors to a win Friday.

Kayla Ward went 3-for-3 with a triple, 2-RBI and also crossed home. Morgan Palmer added a triple, double, one run and 1-RBI while Makenzy Route and Kellsy Ross had two this each. Route scored twice while Ross had two runs and an RBI.

Bridget Tracy, Emily Ambruch, Cassandra McFall, Macy McMurray and Kaitlyn McFall also had hits with Ambruch's a triple.

Ambruch scored once with an RBI, while Cassandra and Kaitlyn McFall also scored. Macy McMurray had an RBI along with Kaylin Baker.

Ross earned the win, allowing two hits, one walk while striking out seven.

Kelly Villanti and Kelsey Young had the two Sayre hits. Kaitlyn Tappan scored the loss, allowing 15 hits, three walks and two strikeouts.

Canton will host NEB today with a 2 p.m. start.