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Softball Opens Season 2-1 with Wins at BEA and Clearfield

Deborah Biter
Amariah Sprankle

Tyrone 8, Bald Eagle 7

The Tyrone Lady Eagles started their season strong, racking up 13 hits in an 8-7 win at 2023 state semifinalist Bald Eagle Area on Friday, March 22.

Last year Bald Eagle was one game away from making it to the state championship.

The Lady Eagles began the first inning with an Allison Beeman triple on a BEA error. Amariah Sprankle followed up with an RBI single that scored Beeman from third. Layna Dibert then drove in Sprankle and herself with her first career home run, and Tyrone was off to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first.

We hit the ball hard and stayed disciplined. Multiple players stepped up to fill out of their comfort zones and they all did well. We played well enough to win the game and give ourselves a 2-1 record going into Easter break

— Head Coach Hilary Sollener

Bald Eagle got two runs back in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-2.

In the second inning, KK Brodzina added another run with an RBI double, making the score 4-2.

In the bottom of the third Bald Eagle tied it up with two home runs.

In the top of the fifth, Tyrone cashed in big and added four more runs with hits from Sam Shaw, Amariah Sprankle, and Layna Dibert, making the score 8-4.

BEA would mount a comeback in the sixth with two runs, making it a one-run game, but the Lady Eagles were able to close the door in the bottom of the seventh for the 8-7 win.

Brodzina led the team with three hits, and Beeman had two. Dibert and Sprankle had three RBIs each.

The Lady Eagles never trailed in the game. Kaitlyn Rockwell earned the win.

Tyrone plans to continue their winning ways with at against Bishop McCort on Friday, April 5th.

Layna Dibert hit her first home run, and Kaitlyn Rockwell earned her first varsity win as Tyrone won at Bald Eagle Area, 8-7, in the season opener for both teams.

Dibert finished with three RBIs to go with two from Amariah Sprankle. KK Brodzina had three hits for Tyrone to go with two each from Sprankle and Dibert.

Rockwell finished with five strikeouts and two walks.


Tyrone 310 040 0 — 8 12 3

Bald Eagle Area 202 012 0 — 7 12 3

2B–Brodzin, Sprankle, Tuskovich (T), Housel (BEA). 3B–Burns (BEA). HR–Dibert (T), Stere, Thompson (BEA). RBI–Burns, Stere 2, Thompson 2, Habovick (BEA), Brodzina, Shaw, Sprankle, Dibert (T). WP–Rockwell. LP–Albright. SO–Rockwell 5, Albright 8. BB–Rockwell 2, Albright 1.

Records: Tyrone (1-0), Bald Eagle Area (0-1)

Bellefonte 10, Tyrone 3

Tyrone fell to 1-1 with a 10-3 loss to Bellefonte in the Lady Eagle’s home opener on Monday, March 25.

Senior KK Brodzina had two hits to lead the Lady Eagles.

Kaitlyn Rockwell had two RBIs and Sam Shaw had one RBI for Tyrone.

Rockwell took the loss for Tyrone. She had 5 strikeouts and 5 walks while giving up 10 runs.


Bellefonte 021 402 1 — 10 16 1

Tyrone 002 100 0 — 3 7 2

2B–Tuskovich, Rockwell (T), Manning, Brown (B). HR–Brown (B). RBI–Shaw (T), Rockwell 2, S. Ripka, Manning 2, Brown 3, Barnhart 2, M. Ripka (B).

WP–Smith. LP–Rockwell. SO–Rockwell 5 (T), Smith 2, Clarkson 5 (B). BB–Rockwell 5, Smith 4, Clarkson 1.

Records: Bellefonte (2-0); Tyrone (1-1).

Tyrone 16, Clearfield 13

Sophomore Amariah Sprankle led the high-scoring Lady Eagles with a grand slam in an eventful 16-13 win at Clearfield on Thursday, March 28.

Sprankle’s grand slam came in the top of the first inning to get the Lady Eagles off to a 4-0 start. 

“We hit the ball hard and stayed disciplined. Multiple players stepped up to fill out of their comfort zones and they all did well. We played well enough to win the game and give ourselves a 2-1 record going into Easter break,” said Head Coach Hilary Sollener. 

The Lady Bisons came back in the bottom of the second with six runs due to several Tyrone fielding errors. 

But Tyrone came roaring back in the top of the third inning with seven runs.

Key hits in the inning included a double from Grace Naylor, a single and a double from senior Allison Beeman, an RBI double by Sam Shaw, a two-RBI single to right field by KK Brodzina, and a high fly ball to left that scored a run by Amariah Sprankle.

By the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Eagles still had the lead 16-6 but a couple of errors in the bottom of the fifth allowed Clearfield to close the gap, making it 16-13 Lady Eagles. 

Sophomore Amariah Sprankle finished the game with five RBIs. 

Senior KK Brodzina had four hits and three RBIs.  Six Tyrone hitters finished with multiple hits. 

Sophomore Grace Naylor and Amariah Sprankle, Senior Tiffany Tuskcovich and Allison Beeman, Junior Sam Shaw, Freshman Kaitlyn Rockwell all had doubles.   


Tyrone 407 140 0 — 16 19 5

Clearfield 060 070 X — 13 14 4

2B–Hayward, McBride, Green, Twigg C, Beeman (T). HR–Sprankle (T), Singleton (C). Multiple hits–Singleton 2, Hayward 3, McBride 2, Twigg 3 C, Brodzina 4 (T). RBI–Singleton 2, Hayward 3, McBride, Green, Twigg, Houser C, Brodzina 3, Beeman 2, Shaw, Sprankle 5, Fogleman, Tuskovich 2 (T). WP–Shaw. LP–Henry. SO–Shaw 4, Henry 3. BB–Shaw 2, Henry 1.

Record: Tyrone (2-1).


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Allison Beeman
Allison Beeman, Staff Writer
Allison Beeman is a senior in high school and in her third year of Eagle Eye. When Allison is not in school, she enjoys playing softball as an outfielder. During the summer she traveled to Denver, Colorado to play in a softball tournament. After high school, she would like to attend college to major in business.  Before coming to Tyrone Allison lived in West Virginia and before that Maryland. Some of Allison's interests include listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with friends.  This year in Eagle Eye, Allison looks forward to taking pictures at football games and writing softball stories. 
Grace Naylor
Grace Naylor, Staff Writer
Grace is a sophomore at Tyrone Area High School. This is Grace’s first year in Eagle Eye as a staff member. Grace plays softball and basketball. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Grace likes writing about school sports and other fun activities within the school. Grace is a member of All Eagles, a club dedicated to student inclusion. She also is in the National Honor Society. Grace is a part of the Eagle Eye Yearbook. Her favorite subject in school is Math. When Grace gets out of high school, she wants to attend a 4-year college to be a teacher for Elementary Special Education students. Grace is excited to write stories!

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