Singer leads Wellsboro to NEB Tourney title.

By: Brian Fees | Towanda Daily Review | April 6, 2014 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees


Singer leads Wellsboro to NEB Tourney titleLERAYSVILLE - Behind the pitching, and hitting, of Alexa Singer the Wellsboro Green Hornets claimed the title at the NEB softball tournament on Saturday.

Singer threw a four-hitter in the final as Wellsboro defeated Tunkhannock 5-1.

"It's exciting," Singer said. "It was a lot of fun, it's great for the rest of the season. It was exciting to start the season out in a good way."

Pitching on a cold, windy day Singer was able to handle the elements and shut down the opposing hitters.

"It is hard, especially when your hands are freezing and cramping up," she said.

It wasn't just Singer's pitching against Tunkhannock as she also went 3-for-4 with tow doubles and an RBI.

"Some days you've got it," she said of swinging the hot bat in the final.

Singer's first double nearly left the park as she hit the top of the fence.

"I wasn't sure (if it was going to go out)," she said. "I was just happy with the hit."

In the final Sarah Ingerick, Paige Carr and Brooke Kohler all had two hit days.

Ingerick had a double, a run scored and an RBI and Kohler had an RBI and scored two runs.

Maggie Smith, Baylea Lehman and Peyton Wilson all had hits in the game, with Smith driving in a run and Lehman and Jordan Butters scoring runs.

A year ago the Green Hornets fell to Northeast Bradford in the final, so they were happy to win the title this time.

"It's definitely nice to win it this year after taking second last year," Singer said.

In the opening game Wellsboro defeated Mid Valley 7-0.

Singer pitched four perfect innings to start the game, striking out two, and Brooke Kohler worked the final three innings, striking out six and allowing four hits.

Smith had a home run for Wellsboro in the game and Ingerick had three hits, with two doubles and three RBI.

Kohler had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored and Jenny Young scored a run.

Lehman had a hit and scored a run and Wilson had a pair of hits and scored two runs.

Northeast Bradford finished third in their tournament, winning the third-place game 12-9 over Mid Valley.

Maddy Johnson and Bridget Haverly each had home runs for NEB in the win.

Johnson had a pair of hits, three RBI and scored three runs and Haverly had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Danielle Moore scored a run and had an RBI and Calla Johnson had a double, a run scored and two RBI.

Angelia Laudermilch had two hits, with a double, and three RBI.

Monica Brown had a double and Courtney Coleman had three hits, with two RBI and a run scored. One of her hits was a double.

Hannah Dum scored two runs and Annie Williams had two hits and an RBI, with a run scored, while Cassie Johnson scored a run.

Chelsie Souto, Megan Brown and Coleman combined to strike out eight on the mound.

Northeast Bradford lost their opening game to Tunkhannock 11-1.

Maddy Johnson had two hits and scored the Panthers run and Calla Johnson had two hits, with an RBI.

Angelia Laudermilch and Annie Williams had hits in the game.

Coleman and Williams combined for the pitching, striking out one.


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Brian Fees is the sports editor of the Daily & Sunday Review in Towanda, PA.