Tyrone softball drops two, but shows improvement


Bailey Christine

Sophomore Finnley Christine attempts to throw out a Bellefonte runner at 1st base

After opening up the season with a 12-0 loss to the Central Lady Dragons on March 27, the Lady Eagles were able to play a very competitive game on March 30 against the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats, falling 6-2 in 7 innings.

“I am already seeing so much improvement from these girls,” said Head Coach Peter Baran, “I am so very proud of this team!”

“Looking back on Monday’s game, there are nothing but positive things to say,” said sophomore first basemen, Madi Grazier, “We played 7 inning and most importantly we never gave up.”

In the top of the first, junior, short-stop Anna Baran got a single on the first pitch of the game to spark the Lady Eagles, but due to a ground out and pop up they were not able to capitalize and score.

I am so very proud of this team!”

— Head Coach Peter Baran

The Lady Eagles and the Lady Bearcats then went back and forth with the score remaining 0-0 until the Lady Bearcats were able to string a few hits together to start making runs in the fifth inning.

“Our team has finally gelled as one,” said Baran, “We played tough until the game was over.”

In the top of the sixth, the bottom of Tyrone’s lineup were able to get on base so that the top of the lineup could bat them in.

Baran came back up to bat and was able to plate freshman, outfielder Grace Gensimore with an RBI single to give the team their first run of the season. Soon after Baran brought a run in, junior, 3rd basemen Finnley Christine was able to do the same and bring in senior Heidi Walls to make the score 4-2.

“Many mistakes were made in the field, but we are working hard at correcting them for games to come. Tyrone softball is changing for the better,” said Grazier.

In the bottom of the sixth the Bearcats responded with two more runs, which would seal the deal for them.

“Anna having two hits, and Shannon pitching excellently, started to give us the spark to help us play better. Once our bats start rolling, and more girls are able to get more than one hit we will be more competitive and win.”

Although the Lady Eagles lost, this was the first time they had played a full game since April of 2013.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Thursday, April 2nd, vs. Clearfield the Lady Bison, at home, at 4:30pm, and Saturday, April 4th, vs. the Mo Valley Lady Damsels, at home, at 10:00am, and 12:00pm.


Tyrone000 020 0-2 5 4

Huntingdon000 330 X-6 8 0

2B-Alexander, Miller 2 (H).

Multiple hits-Varner 2, Miller 2, Reed 2 (H); Baran 2 (T).

RBI-Shuck, Miller, Brown (H); Baran, Christine (T).

WP-Troha. LP-Gearhart. SO-Miller 6 (H); Gearhart 2 (T). BB-Troha 2, Miller 2 (H); Gearhart 2 (T).

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