NA’s Tigers Prove More Ferocious In 3-0 Win Over Howland
The North Allegheny Varsity Softball Team hosted the Howland, Ohio, Tigers at NASH Softball Field on Friday evening (while the North Allegheny Varsity Baseball Team was successfully hosting the Moon Tigers at NASH Baseball Field), and the host Tigers defeated the visiting Tigers 3-0 in a well-played game between two solid teams. For North Allegheny, junior pitcher Madi Beining went the distance, scattering three Howland hits while striking out seven and walking none.
Offensively, North Allegheny scored one run in the second inning and two in the fourth. The first run came when senior designated player Erica Jelinek hit a one-out single to left field, advanced to second on a single by junior shortstop Lacey Hilderbrand, and moved to third on a long single by senior first baseman Logann Woodley. An infield single by senior right fielder Anna Sardon brought Jelinek safely across the plate.
In the fourth inning, Woodley reached on a Howland error and advanced to second on a Sardon sacrifice. Junior pinch runner Laura Ryder ran for Woodley, advanced to third on a Howland short passed ball, and scored on a single by senior center fielder Laura Cotter, who advanced to third when her hit was misplayed by the Howland outfield. An infield error by Howland on a ball hit by senior left fielder Mackenzie Gostomski allowed Cotter to cross the plate with run number three.
With the win, North Allegheny raised its overall record to 12-0 while remaining 10-0 in Section 3AAAA competition. Next up for the Tigers, following Prom Weekend, is a trip to Baldwin to take on the Highlanders in an evening contest starting at 7:30 PM.
NA Softball vs. Howland, 4-24-15
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