Tigers Launch Season vs. Moon…Mission Successful
The North Allegheny varsity Softball Team opened its season with a Section 3-AAAA game vs. the Moon Tigers at NASH Filed on Tuesday afternoon. North Allegheny prevailed over an improved, competitive Moon team, winning the contest 4-0.
NA got its first run in the bottom of the third inning when second baseman Lacey Hilderbrand scored on a Moon throwing error to give the Tigers a 1-0 advantage. The Tigers tacked on two more in the bottom of the fourth when courtesy runner Laura Ryder raced from first to home on a scorching triple into the left field corner by first baseman Molly Benvenuto. Benvenuto then scored run number three when third baseman Allie Green hit a hard grounder to shortstop that was misplayed. Run number four came in the bottom of the fifth, when, with two outs, catcher Liz Scherer completed the launch with a long home run to left-center field.
Senior Madi Beining went the distance for NA, allowing five hits while striking out five and walking none. Lauren Protch took the loss for Moon in a strong performance, allowing just three hits and one earned run while striking out six and walking two.
The Tigers will travel to Kissimmee, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon to compete at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex with games on Friday and Saturday.
NA Softball vs. Moon, 3-29-16
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