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Lady Hornets Fend Off Canton For 4th Win Of Season

Lady Hornets Fend Off Canton For 4th Win Of Season

By: Ed Weaver  /  May 8, 2024

Wellsboro survived a late rally by Canton to win 12-11 and earn their 4th win of the season on Tuesday, May 7.

The back-and-forth game started out with the Lady Warriors scoring two runs in the top of the 1st, but the Lady Hornets answered in the bottom half of the inning. A lead-off triple from junior Arianah Lawton got things started for the Lady Hornets then senior Abby Owlett doubled to score Lawton. Owlett crossed home plate one at-bat later as junior Paige Logsdon homered, putting Wellsboro in front, 3-2.

Wellsboro held Canton scoreless in the 2nd, then proceeded to increase their lead. Freshman Bailee Confer and sophomore Harleigh Cleveland both reached base on error, Lawton was hit by a pitch, then Owlett singled and Wellsboro found themselves in front, 7-2.

Canton got one run back in the top of the 3rd to cut it to 7-3, but again the Lady Hornets answered in the bottom half of the inning. Sophomore LeAnna Fuentes and junior Madelynn Losinger both scored after drawing back-to-back walks to put Wellsboro up 9-3.

After a scoreless 4th inning, the Lady Warriors began their rally efforts in the 5th. Canton added 4 runs in the top of the 5th to cut the lead to 9-7. They held Wellsboro scoreless in the bottom half of the inning, then tied the game up with a pair of runs in the 6th. Wellsboro shook off the 5th inning rust and scored their final three runs in the 6th. Logsdon and sophomore Tegan Del Rio led off the inning with back-to-back walks, and a sacrifice bunt from senior Caralyn Warner moved both runners into scoring position. A Fuentes double in the next at-bat scored Logsdon and Del Rio putting Wellsboro back in front. Fuentes later scored on a Confer base hit.

Trailing 12-9 heading into the 7th, the Lady Warriors mounted their final rally attempt and nearly forced Wellsboro to bat in the bottom half of the inning. Tara Gilbert led off the inning for Canton by reaching on an error. She would score, along with Cyra Hugo, to pull Canton within a run, but Wellsboro's defense survived after a base hit from Audrey Bastion by getting a ground out from the top of the Lady Warriors' batting order.

Logsdon led Wellsboro at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and home run and 3 RBIs. Owlett finished 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs, Lawton was 1-for-2 with a triple, Fuentes was 1-for-3, and Confer and Cleveland both finished 1-for-4 with a run batted in.

Logsdon threw a complete game from the mound, striking out 7 and walking 6.

Wellsboro improves to 4-11 overall and 1-11 in the NTL Large School Division. The team hosts Hughesville on Thursday.


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