Lady Meteors defeated in semifinals

Montrose’s Sara Krupinski connects with the ball during the Meteors’ 5-4 win over Elk Lake on Wednesday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

The Montrose Area girls’ softball team faced a 2-0 shutout fromNanticokein the District II Class AA semifinals at Montrose on Friday.

The Lady Meteors were unable to bring in a runner asNanticokeplated a pair of runs in the fifth to take the victory.

Dallas Ely and Sara Krupinski each picked up a pair of hits for the meteors while Sam Dixon and Kayleah Trecoske each added a hit.

Lacy Neely took the pitching loss giving up six hits, two runs and two walks while striking out three in a complete-game outing.

Earlier in the week, the Meteors took a walk-off 5-4 victory overElkLakein the second round of the District II Class AA playoffs at home on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Meteors averted an upset by arch-rivalElkLakestriking for three runs in the bottom of the seventh and advancing to hostNanticoke.

Elk Lake led Montrose 4-2 going into the seventh, but Katie Groover, who went four-for-four, finished her perfect day with an RBI double to score Ely with the winning run after Sam Dixon’s two-out double tied the game.

Groover finished with two doubles and three RBIs. Ely andDixoneach added two hits.

Neely took the pitching win giving up 10 hits, four earned runs and a walk while striking out three in a complete-game outing.

ElkLake’s Debbie Harvey took the pitching loss giving up nine hits, no earned runs and two walks while striking out two.

ElkLake’s offense was led by Kenzi Moon, who had three hits and scored a pair of runs. Sara Kwiatkowski and Lindsey Dudock had two hits apiece for the Warriors.

ElkLakefinishes off the season with a 10-6 record.