The Galeton Lady Tigers softball team closed out the regular season in good form with two wins and a tie in the final week of play.
The Lady Tigers put 10 runs across the plate when they hosted Cameron County Monday, May 13. In the second inning, Galeton got to work at the plate and scored the first runs of the game.
Ahead by four entering the third inning Galeton held the Lady Raiders to just one run in the top of third. Galeton pulled ahead by four again with a run in the bottom of the inning and led 5-1 until the fifth when the Lady Tigers managed to build upon their substantial lead with two more runs.
Galeton kept the train rolling in the sixth with another three runs to put the lead at nine. Cameron County had the beginnings of a comeback lined up in the top of the seventh as they put three runs on the board but before the rally flared out and Galeton earned their 10th win of the season.
The junior trio of Jessie Evans, Cara Parsell and Madison Sauley each had two hits in the win to lead the Galeton offense.
Two nights later Galeton hosted Port Allegany in a much closer contest on the Lady Tigers senior night.
The Lady Gators scored the first runs of the contests and led 2-0 before Galeton got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning.
Port Allegany added a run in the fifth inning to pull ahead, 3-1 before Galeton’s offense erupted in the fifth.
Regan Fuller hit a double to left field, but after an error Fuller was able to reach home safely for a three run hit that gave Galeton their first lead of the game.
Following the big fifth inning the Lady Tigers added an insurance run in the sixth to seal a 5-3 victory.
Fuller was dominant from the mound with 10 strikeouts and just seven hits. Fuller led the Lady Tigers at the plate as well going 2-for-3, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Galeton closed out the season in Oswayo Valley and played to a 4-4 tie with the Lady Green Wave.
Galeton concluded a strong regular season with an 11-6-1 record and advanced to districts where they had a home game Tuesday, May 21, against Canton. The score from this game and any other district games will be in next week’s Free Press.