The North Penn-Liberty softball season came to end in the first round of district play where the seventh seed Lady Mounties squared off with the second seed Lady Defenders.
Savannah Doney wrapped up a historic year from the mound against Warrior Run. In her final game for North Penn-Liberty Doney held the Lady Defenders to just three hits and struck out nine.
Through seven innings, neither team managed to put a run across the plate forcing extra innings.
“This was a great game by anybody’s standard. Two great pitchers facing off against two very good teams,” North Penn-Liberty head coach Lynn Grinnell said of the contest.
In the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on third, Warrior Run scored the game winning run on a passed ball from Doney.
The win advanced Warrior Run to the second round of districts where they met the number three seed Central Columbia Wednesday, May 29.
The loss ends a stellar season for the Lady Mounties.
Doney was a leader for the team from the mound and from the plate as she led the team with 29 hits.
From the mound, Doney’s senior season was one for the record books as she recorded a career best 187 strikeouts and boasted a 2.52 ERA.
At the plate, MacKenzie Heater led the Lady Mounties with 19 RBIs. Heater concluded her senior season with 21 hits, a .356 batting average and was tied with Doney for the team lead in home runs with two.
Mariah Kshir bested Heater with 24 hits and finished the year with a .429 average as well as one home run.
Jessica Kouba finished the season with the most hits behind Doney with 26.
Senior Emma Williams also concluded her senior season in the loss to Warrior Run. Williams finished her final year of high school softball with 11 hits and ten put outs on defense.
North Penn-Liberty’s seniors leave behind a legacy for the underclassman to chase in the coming years.