By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | May 16, 2017
The Wellsboro Varsity Softball team had a 14-game win streak snapped in a 3-1 loss at Hughesville on Monday, May 15.
The Lady Spartans jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after the first inning and added two more runs in the bottom of the third to push the score to 3-0.
Despite collecting 8 hits on the night, Wellsboro stranded multiple base runners throughout the game. Trailing 3-0 entering the seventh, the Lady Hornets attempted their second comeback in as many games. Sophomore Tiana Lecker led off with a base hit and scored on an RBI single by freshman Ryann Adams to make it 3-1. Junior Alyssa Yungwirth followed Adams' hit with a line drive to left field to put runners on the corners, but the Lady Hornets went down in order after that to end the game.
Brought started the night on the mound for the Lady Hornets, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits in 3 innings to go along with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Yungwirth pitched the final 3 innings, striking out 6 without allowing a hit.
"Any time a win streak ends it's tough," said head coach Ron Brought. "It wasn't our night as we couldn't get the timely hits needed to win. We out hit them 8-3 but we left 10 runners on base. I have a lot of confidence in this team and we'll regroup and finish off the season strong."
The Lady Hornets are now 15-2 (13-1 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Thursday, May 18 against Jersey Shore for Senior Night.