|YOUTH SOFTBALL (14U): VALLEY STORM ELIMINATED IN QUARTERFINALS AT "RAIDER RUMBLE" (2017-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
WINDSOR, N.Y. — The Valley Storm 14U travel softball team went 2-2 here at the "Raider Rumble" over the weekend, losing games to the two teams that eventually played in the championship game.
The Storm opened pool play with a 5-3 loss to the TC Tremors Black. They were eliminated Sunday by TC Tremors Green, 6-3, in the quarterfinals.
Based out of BAGSAI softball complex in Binghamton, both Tremors team have players from Wyalusing to Syracuse to Horseheads to Scranton.
TC Tremors Black 5, Valley Storm 3
The Valley Storm dropped a 5-3 decision to the TC Tremors Black in the opening game of pool play Saturday morning.
Horseheads’ Shelby Smith delivered a three-run home run, and Waverly’s Megan Lee singled and scored a run for the Storm’s only hits of the game. Horseheads’ Sophie Smith also scored a run.
Athens Megan Bennett was tagged with the tough-luck loss. She allowed five unearned runs, thanks to five errors behind her, on five hits, while striking out five and walking four.
Valley Storm 9, RBI Lightning 5
Valley Storm scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning and three more in the fifth in a 9-5 win over Endicott-based RBI Lightning in pool play Saturday afternoon.
With the score tied at 2-2, Megan Lee led off the third inning with a single. With one out, Sophie Smith stroked an RBI single to make it 3-2.
After a single by Tioga’s Michaela Webb, Shelby Smith and Corning’s Jenna Case delivered back-to-back RBI singles to push the lead to 5-2. Athens’ Emma Repsher capped the rally with a run-scoring groundout.
The Lightning scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth to trim the deficit to 6-3, but the Valley Storm answered with three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 9-3 lead.
Webb delivered the second run of the inning with an RBI single, and Shelby Smith’s sacrifice fly capped the rally.
Webb had three hits, including a double, scored two runs, stole two bases, and drove in a run, and Shelby Smith homered and singled, scored twice, and had three RBI to pace the Storm’s 11-hit attack.
Case singled twice and had two RBI in the win, while Sophie Smith singled, scored a pair of runs, and drove in a run, Lee singled and scored a run, Tioga’s Mackenzie Luther and Athens’ Harley Sullivan each added a single, and Tioga’s Giovanna Rossi and Julia Brown each scored a run.
Waverly’s Hali Jenner earned the win. She allowed four earned runs on six hits, while striking out four and walking four in a complete-game, five-inning effort.
Valley Storm 8, Full Throttle 0
Jenna Case tossed a four-hitter to lead Valley Storm to an 8-0 win over Towanda-based Full Throttle in the final game of pool play Saturday afternoon.
Case struck out two and walked none in a five-inning complete game. She threw just 51 pitches.
Emma Repsher doubled and singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Giovanna Rossi singled twice and scored a run to lead the Storm’s 10-hit attack, while Megan Bennett singled twice and scored a run, and Case singled and had two RBI
Sophie Smith doubled, scored two runs, and drove in a run in the win, while Harley Sullivan singled and knocked in a run, Hali Jenner singled and scored a run, and Megan Lee, and Shelby Smith each scored a run.
TC Tremors Green 6, Valley Storm 3
The fifth-seed TC Tremors Green scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to break a tie game en route to a 6-3 win over Valley Storm in the semifinals Sunday morning.
Tremors Green took a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Harley Sullivan stroked a two-out, two-run single in the home half of the frame to trim the deficit to 3-2.
Megan Lee led off the second with a triple, but was wiped out at the plate on a squeeze attempt moments later. Sophie Smith then ripped an RBI double to tie the game at 3-3.
Sullivan had three hits, including a double, and two RBI to lead the Storm’s nine-hit attack, while Megan Bennett and Jenna Case each singled and scored, and Sophie Smith singled and drove in a run.
Lee tripled for the Storm, while Jenner and Michaela Webb each added a single, and Shelby Smith crossed the plate once.
The Storm, now 19-3-2, will be in Sunbury this weekend for the ASA Hall of Fame tournament.
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