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Delco Softball Roundup: Sun Valley flips the score, returns to win column

The final score was the same, only the outcoe was different this time around.

Sun Valley scored 10 runs in the first inning and road that outburst to an 11-7 Ches-Mont League softball victory over Downingtown West Wednesday. The Vanguards (6-4) fell to Avon Grove by the same score Wednesday.

Sun Valley had nine of their 14 hits in that first-inning outburst. Winning pitcher Madison Gutowiecz led the way with three hits including a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored. Kenzie Lewis collected three hits, three runs scored and one RBI. Carlie Williams also had three hits to go with one RBI and one run scored, while Bridget Thomas had two hits one RBI and one run scored.

In the Central League:

Garnet Valley 3, Radnor 1 >> The Jaguars only had three hits, but two were by winning pitcher Becca Halford, who also fanned five and allowed just five safeties. Diane Torregrossa had a double for GV (5-4, 4-4).

Upper Darby 14, Strath Haven 2 >> All-Delco Sam Witmer and Jessica Liberio combined to drive in four runs for the Royals. Witmer plated four runs, while Liberio went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Winning pitcher Rebecca Sorrentino scattered three hits in five innings.

Ridley 4, Springfield 2 >> Leigh Ann Jenkins tossed a five hitter with six strikeouts. She also contributed a triple. The Green Raiders scored three times in the bottom of the third inning to break a scoreless deadlock.

Jenna Casasanto stroke three hits and allowed four hits in a losing effort for the Cougars.

Penncrest 13, Lower Merion 0 >> Only an error prevented Maya Hartman from throwing a perfect game. She fanned nine in five innings to keep the Lions (9-0, 7-0) undefeated.

Sammy Martin paced the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Emma Stauffer (2-for-4) knocked in two runs and Olivia Rigby (4-for-4, three runs scored) and Megan Clancy (3-for-4, two runs scored) drove in one run each.

Conestoga 6, Marple Newtown 2 >> Shortstop Olivia Cepielik made a diving stop with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning to end it for the Pioneers.

Rachel Cowley ripped a pinch-hit RBI single to cut the defict to 6-2. After a walk, Paige Benasutti ripped a ball down that appeared to be headed for extra bases before Cepielik made her diving catch to end the contest. Michelle Tannahill had two hits for the Tigers.  

In the Catholic League

Archbishop Wood 2, Bonner & Prendergast 0 >> Molly McNulty fanned six and allowed just two hits and one earned run in a losing effort for the Pandas. Caroline Manfre had a double for MBAP (6-3, 4-2).

St. Hubert 3, Cardinal O’Hara 2 >> The Lions rallied in the top of the seventh with two runs, but fell short. Maura Kane knocked in two runs with a single and Grace Hussey went 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base.

In the Del Val League:

Interboro 10, Penn Wood 0 >> Riley Morrison allowed one hit and fanned three in four innings to keep the Bucs (8-1, 5-0) undefeated in the league. Amber Seamen paced the offense with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Emily Gavin and Haley Barrett added one RBI each.

In the Bicentennial League:

New Hope-Solebury 8, Christian Academy 6 >> Grace Gormley led the Crusaders with two hits and three runs scored. Carly Ryle added one hit and three RBIs.

Faith Christian 10, Delco Christian 2 >> Outfielder Ellie Eppright had nine putouts for the Knights.

In nonleague action:

Agnes Irwin 11, Sacred Heart 1 >> Michala Maciolek and Mary Naylor drove in three runs each for the Owls. Winning pitcher Paige DiLullo and Audrey McGrory plated two runs apiece.

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