Cowanesque Valley was one inning away from pulling off the upset win Wednesday, May 1, when Wellsboro’s offense erupted to steal a win from the Lady Indians.
With Makayla Vargeson on the mound, Cowanesque Valley held Wellsboro scoreless through the first three innings.
Vargeson operated in earnest, delivering pitches in quick succession and keeping Wellsboro off balance at the plate.
Meanwhile, the Lady Indians were connnecting with the ball at the plate and jumped on the scoreboard first. The Lady Indians scored four runs off of Wellsboro’s Kerrah Clymer in three innings. Cowanesque Valley scored one run in the first inning before tacking on another three in the third to take a 4-0 lead.
Wellsboro got on the scoreboard in the fourth with one run.
On defense the Lady Hornets made adjustments and Cathryn Brought relieved Clymer. In her four innings of work from the circle, Brought would hold Cowanesque Valley scoreless, helping Wellsboro close the Lady Indians lead to just 4-3 heading into the seventh inning.
Cowanesque Valley needed just three outs to seal the victory.
However, Wellsboro’s offense had been slowly turning the tide of the game and by the seventh the Lady Hornets capitalized on their increasing momentum and erupted for eight runs.
Down seven runs late and facing one of the best pitchers in the league, the Lady Indians were unable to match Wellsboro’s offense and fell 11-4.