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Lady Rockets blast Tyrone girls softball

Traveling the long road to Orbisonia, on Monday afternoon, couldn’t have seemed as long on the journey to the game, as it did on the way home for the Tyrone Lady Eagle softball team.
“We have not been able to have a consistent lineup due to a variety of reasons,” said Tyrone softball coach Lois Loncher. “We have had to move people around and that has caused some defensive lapses. We are playing better but still need to improve.”
Those defensive lapses were combined with a skillful pitching exhibition for Southern Huntingdon’s Tia Whitsel, who held the Lady Eagles to three hits and two runs in am 8-2 win for the Lady Rockets.
Southern Huntingdon started their half of the first inning with a pair of scores and then leading just 3-1 after four innings, put the game out of reach with a single tally in the fifth and four big runs in the sixth.
Tyrone scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings, with Lindsay Christine and Amber Miller each knocking in a run. Lady Eagle leadoff hitter Ashley Pennabaker kept up her torrid hitting with a single in three at bats, but other than the three singles by Pennabaker, Christine and Miller, Whitsel, who struck out eight and walked six, limited the rest of the Tyrone lineup to zero hits.
Brooke Garbinsky fanned three and walked five for the Lady Eagles.
Southern Huntingdon’s Jenny Everhart was the big stick for the Lady Rockets with three hits, two of them doubles and three RBI.
The Tyrone/Lewistown junior varsity/varsity softball games scheduled for today, has been moved to Wednesday, April 3, at the request of the Lewistown team. The game, at the Harry K. Sickler Athletic Complex will begin at 4 p.m.
Southern Huntingdon 8 Tyrone 2
Tyrone – Pennabaker, cf, 3-0-1; Christine, ss, 3-0-1; Turiano, 3b, 4-0-0; Cherry, c, 4-0-0 ; Kobuck, lf, 2-0-0; Glashauser, rf, 2-1-0; Harden, 2b, 1-0-0; Shultz, ph, 1-0-0; Miller, 1b, 1-1-1; Garbinsky, p, 1-0-0. TOTALS 22-2-3.
S. Huntingdon – Hershey, lf, 3-1-1; T. Zinobile, ss, 2-0-2; Schmidt, cf, 3-4-0; Everhart, 2b, 4-0-3I; Hockenberry, c, 3-0-2; A. Zinobile, 3b, 3-0-0; Jenkens, rf, 3-0-0; Robison, dh, 3-1-2; Hoover, 1b, 3-0-0; Whitsel, flex, 0-0-0. TOTALS 27-8-8.
Tyrone 000 100 1 2-3-2
Southern 201 014 x 8-8-0
2B: (SH) Everhart 2, Zinoble.
Multiple hits: (SH) Everhart 3, T. Zinoble 2, Hockenberry 2, Robison 2.
RBI: (T) Christine, Miller, (SH) Everhart 3, A. Zinoble 2, Schmidt, Hockenberry.
SO: (T) Garbinsly 3, (SH) Whitsel 8.
BB: (T) Garbinsky 5, (SH) Whitsel 6.
WP: Whitsel LP: Garbinsky.