Elk Lake girls advance in playoffs

Elk Lake’s Becca Phillips gets safely back to third base on a pickoff attempt during the Warriors’ 12-5 playoff win over Meyers on Monday. STAFF PHOTOS/KEVIN WOODRUFF

Elk Lake’s girls’ softball team took a 12-5 victory at home over Meyers in the first round of District II Class AA playoff action on Monday.

Casey Tyler had three hits and drove in four runs and Sara Kwiatkowski added three hits to lead the seventh-seeded Warriors.

The Warriors move on to play Montrose in the second round at Montrose at4:30 p.m.on Wednesday.

Winning pitcher Debbie Harvey notched eight strikeouts and walked one in a complete-game effort for the 10-5 Warriors.

Earlier in the week,ElkLakegrabbed a 4-3 win overMountain Viewon the road Friday, took an 8-4 win overWestern Wayneat home on Thursday after a commanding 17-2 victory over Susquehanna at home on Wednesday afternoon.

Elk Lake’s Sara Kwiatkowski connects to hit a single during the Warriors STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

FacingMountainView, S. Kwiatkowski drove in Becca Phillips with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Warriors the victory.

Tylerhad a single and an RBI while Phillips and Faith Kwiatkowski each added a pair of hits.Harveytook the pitching win giving up six hits, three runs and no walks while striking out four in eight innings.

AgainstWestern Wayne,Tylerhad three hits and drove in four runs andS. Kwiatkowskiand Laura Gacha each had three hits to leadElkLake.

Harveytook the pitching win giving up 12 hits, four earned runs and one walk while striking out three in seven innings.

On Wednesday, the Lady Warriors used a 12-run first inning to take the victory by the 10-run rule after five innings.

Tyler, Kenzi Moon and F. Kwaitkowski each drove in a pair and every Warriors’ player scored in the romp.Harveytook the pitching victory giving up five hits, one earned run and no walks while striking out three.

Mashawna Hargett ripped a two-run double for Susquehanna while Nicole Barnes had a pair of hits and a run scored.

Michaela Rhone took the pitching loss giving up nine hits, seven earned runs and seven walks while striking out six.

Montrose

The Montrose Area softball team took a 10-0 victory over Susquehanna and a 15-0 win overForestCityat home on Thursday after grabbing a 9-0 shutout victory overBlue Ridgeon the road on Wednesday evening.

In the game against Susquehanna, Sara Krupinski had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs and Katie Groover added three hits as the team clinched the Division III title.

Mashawna Harget led Susquehanna with three hits.

AgainstForestCity, Lacy Neely threw a one-hitter through three innings and Katie Groover doubled twice in a 15-0 romp.

ForestCityhad a hit from Katie O’Neill as Yates took the pitching loss giving up 12 hits, 10 earned runs and two walks in three innings pitched.

On Wednesday, the Lady Meteors scored three runs in the third inning and tacked on three more in each of the fifth and sixth innings to take the win.

Sam Dixon had three hits and three RBIs and Sara Krupinsk had two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair to lead Montrose.

Shelby Stewart tripled and scored a run for the Meteors and Katie Trecoske singled and drove in a run.

Lacy Neely was the winning pitcher giving up five hits, no runs and one walk while striking out five in a complete-game outing.

Jackie Furch had a pair of hits for the Raiders while Christine Carlsen, Shayna Decker and Carpenter each added a hit.

Furch took the pitching loss giving up 10 hits, six runs and five walks while striking out nine in seven innings.

Blue Ridge

TheBlue Ridgesoftball team was handed an 8-6 loss from Lackawanna Trail in an 11-inning game at home on Thursday.

The Lions got ahead first with three runs in the first before the Raiders scored three in the third.

Each team would then add another two runs to send the game into extra innings before a three-run top-of-the-11th would be enough to propel the Lions to a win.

Jackie Furch took the pitching loss giving up 12 hits, eight runs and eight walks while striking out nine in 11 innings.

Christine Carlsen had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored while Furch single twice, drove in a run and scored.

Susquehanna’s Micaela Rhone delivers a pitch to an Elk lake batter during the Sabers’ loss to the Warriors on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

Susquehanna

The Susquehanna softball team faced a 12-2 loss toWestern Wayneat home on Friday afternoon.

Western Wayneopened to take six runs in the first and one in the second inning to hold an early lead over Susquehanna.

The Sabers then plated two runners in the third inning, butWestern Wayneheld Susquehanna scoreless while they tacked on five more runs in the seventh.

Nicole Barnes knocked a double and scored a run while Mashawna Hargett hit a single and drove in a run.

Micaela Rhone took the pitching loss giving up 13 hits, four earned runs and seven walks while striking out 14 in seven innings.