Tyrone girls shut down by Bald Eagle Area

The Tyrone girls softball team continued their brutal Mountain Athletic Conference schedule by traveling to Wingate on Thursday for a return game against defending state champion Bald Eagle Area.
After dropping a 7-0 shutout to the Bald Eagle Area girls at Tyrone earlier, the Lady Eagles fell by the same score, when BEA broke open a scoreless struggle with a five spot in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With one out Ashley McClain, who led the Lady Bald Eagles, blasted a home run. After Tyrone freshman starting pitcher Laura Thompson struck out Confer for the second out of the frame, but then Gridiron walked, and Dawson and Riser singled. Garner got on base on an error and Belker singled. Brittany Rees flew out to centerfield, but the damage was done.
Bald Eagle Area scored two more insurance tallies in the fifth.
Tyrone was able to load the bases in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t push a run across, with Courtney Garner on the mound for Bald Eagle Area.
Garner was in control, tossing a complete-game win, allowing just four hits, all singles, while striking out 13 and walking only one Tyrone batter.
Lindsey Christine singled twice for half of the Lady Eagles hit total and Kim Cherry and Megan Turiano each had singles for Tyrone, which falls to 3-6 overall on the season.
“We played a good solid defensive game,” said Tyrone head coach Lois Loncher, “and Laura Thompson pitched well.
“Saturday we go to Southern Huntingdon for the tournament. The four teams in the tournament are Southern Huntingdon, Claysburg, Fannet-Metal and Tyrone. We play Claysburg at 10:00.”
Bald Eagle Area 7 Tyrone 0
Tyrone – Ripka, ss, 3-0-0; Pennabaker,cf, 3-0-0; Turiano, 3b, 3-0-1; Cherry, c, 2-0-1; Bryan, 2b, 3-0-0; Christine, 1b, 3-0-2; S. Shultz, DP, 2-0-0; Glashauser,rf, 2-0-0; Garbinsky, lf, 2-0-0. TOTALS 23-0-4.
BEA – Garner, p, 4-1-0; Belker, lf, 2-0-1; Boone, lf, 1-0-0; Rees, 1b, 3-0-1; Weaver, c, 3-1-0, McClain, 2b, 3-2-2; Confer, rf, 2-0-0; Raybuck, rf, 1-0-0; Gridrog, ss, 1-1-0; Fisher, ph, 1-0-0; Dawson, cf, 3-1-1; Riser, 3b, 3-1-1. TOTALS 27-7-6.
Tyrone 000 000 0 – 0-4-2
Bald Eagle Area 000 520 X – 7-6-1
2B: McClain (BEA).
HR: McClain (BEA).
Multiple hits: McClain (BEA), Christine (T)
RBI\\\’S: (BEA) McClain 2 Belker 1, Weaver 1, , Dawson 1, Riser 2.
SO: Thompson (T) 2, Garner (BEA) 13.
BB: Thompson (T) 3, Garner (BEA) 1.
WP: Garner LP: Thompson