WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville High School softball team was itching to get back outside on a field. The Eagles had not played in nine days and just one outside practice in nearly three weeks.

The Eagles took advantage of Thursday’s nice weather and thumped Burlingame, 11-1 in six innings, in Wellsville.

“Overall I was really pleased with how we played,” Wellsville coach Chris Rose said. “We played solid defense and got some good timely hits.

“I was extremely pleas-ed with how we executed bunts and moved runners over and put pressure on their defense.”

Wellsville scored three runs in the first inning. All came with two outs.

The Eagles scored three in the second inning.

“We struggled in the third and fourth innings on offense because we couldn’t string together multiple hits and we only scored one run and really left them an opportunity to stay in the game when we always strive to put teams away earlier in the game,” Rose said.

Justin Dougan led the offense. She went 4-for-4 with four RBIs.

She had two singles, her first career home run and a walk-off double to give the Eagles the run-rule victory.

Moriah Kayhill, Tori Broers and Erica McTaggart had two hits.

Broers had two RBIs and McTaggart drove in one.

Raegan Beckley tossed a four-hitter with six strikeouts.

Wellsville (7-2, 6-0) plays Tuesday at Central Heights.


Wellsville junior Shamus Kearney tossed a perfect game Thursday on his birthday in the Eagles’ 13-0 win in five innings over Burlingame.

Kearney finished with 10 strikeouts. Wellsville improved to 6-4.