Tyrone softball squad shut out by defending state champ Rams

The Tyrone girls softball team had a tough opponent Wednesday in defending state champion Penns Valley. The Lady Rams won the PIAA Class AA in 2002 and have nearly everybody back from last year’s squad, including pitcher Christie Wiest.
Wiest threw a two-hitter against the Lady Eagles, striking out eight while not walking a batter in an 8-0 win for Penns Valley at Tyrone.
Katie Whitby and Missy Stager were the only Tyrone girls to manage hits off Wiest.
Hilary McNelis allowed Penns Valley just five hits, but walked 10 to go with four strikeouts.
“Penns Valley bunted us to death,” said Tyrone coach Lois Loncher. “That is their style of play. We just simply got outcoached, outplayed, the whole nine yards. We need to regroup today and get ready to take on Claysburg-Kimmel tomorrow.”
Penns Valley improved to 2-0, while the Lady Eagles fall to 1-1. Friday’s contest will be played at Claysburg starting at 4:30 p.m.
Penns Valley 8 Tyrone 0
PENNS VALLEY – Phillips, 2b, 1-2-0; Glasgow, rf, 2-1-1; Lucas, ss, 2-1-1; Corl, ss, 2-0-1; Mothersbaugh, 1b, 4-1-1; Leitch, c, 3-1-1; Stover, dp, 2-1-0; Myers, 3b, 3-0-0; Rishel, lf, 1-1-0; Wiest, p, 0-0-0. TOTALS 20-8-5.
TYRONE – Whitby, 3b, 3-0-1; Rudy, 2b, 3-0-0; Carper, 3-0-0; McNelis, p, 3-0-0; Catich, ss, 3-0-0; Stager, rf, 3-0-1; Stanton, c, 2-0-0; Wilson, lf, 2-0-0; Herist, cf, 2-0-0. TOTALS 24-0-2.
Multiple Hits-none
SO: Wiest 8, McNelis 4.
BB: Wiest 0, McNelis 10.
WP: Wiest LP: McNelis