BURLINGTON — Big offensive innings aided Wellsville prep baseball in its sweep at Burlington Tuesday.
The Eagles dominated Game 1, winning 16-5 thanks in part to a 10-run top of the fourth that broke a 4-4 tie.
Wellsville’s offense went cold in the nightcap, and Burlington built a 3-0 lead after scratching across runs in the first, third and fifth innings. Elijah Kearney, senior, got the big knock in a five-run top of the seventh for Wellsville. He blasted a two-out, three-run homerun to lift the Eagles to a 5-3 win.
The Eagles (5-1) are back at home today to host Louisburg.
BURLINGTON — Lady Eagles softball suffered a pair of hard luck losses Tuesday in Burlington in its first games in 18 days.
A two-out walk-off single handed the Lady Wildcats the 5-4 win in nine innings in Game 1. Wellsville had a 4-0 lead after a three-run top of the third. Seniors Jordan Stringfield and Hannah Pemberton both went yard; Stringfield with a solo pop in the first, and Pemberton with a three-run shot in the third. Wellsville’s offense did not score another run through 11 innings of play in the doubleheader.
“Give their pitcher credit, she did a good job of changing our sight line and going up and down,” Chris Rose, WHS head softball coach, said.
Wellsville was no-hit in five innings in the nightcap, falling 10-0. The team struck out only twice.
“We just couldn’t get a ball to go in the gap,” Rose said. “It was one of those nights when you hit the ball hard and a girl makes a nice play.”
Pemberton pitched both games, going 13 innings total, allowing 12 earned runs on 26 hits, walking five and striking out six.
WHS (0-4) plays a doubleheader Thursday at home against Louisburg.