The Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) places 5th overall in the USSSA'18 B-State Championships (6/23 & 6/24) at the Moore Township Athletic Complex in Bath, PA.
Sat - Game 1 - Pool Play: Lower Merion Lightning 12U captures lead early to defeat Lionville Lightning 12U (8-4) on Saturday at Moore Township Athletic Field #3. In the first inning, Lower Merion Lightning 12U got their offense started when they singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Later that inning, LML scored three more runs on an inside the park home run. After a LL12U pitching change (Taylor Hendricks for Kayla Williams), LML added another run in the bottom of the third inning brining the score to 5-0. Lionville finally made the board by scoring one run in the top of the fourth inning when Kayla Williams singled on an infield hit to shortstop and Myah Scheirer’s SAC bunt to 2nd. LML added three more runs of their own to bring the Lionville Lightning deficit to 8-1. Lionville Lightning 12U put up three runs in the fifth inning to bring the score to 8-4. Kayla Williams (RBI single) and Kaitlyn Ward (2 RBI double) both drove in runs in the frame scoring Rachel Kleckner, Camryn Eadie and Cece Petchkofski. Lionville Lightning 12U saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game unfortunately the gap was too big for a Lionville comeback.
Sat - Game 2 - Pool Play: In a back-and-forth affair Lionville Lightning 12U falls to Banshee's 12U Red on walk-off. It came down to the last play, but Lionville Lightning 12U was on the wrong end of an 8-7 defeat on Saturday at Moore Township Athletic Field #3. The Banshee’s jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. As the inning rolled to the top of the 2nd inning, Lionville added three runs to take a 3-1 lead on runs scored by Kayla Williams, Avery Kelly and Taylor Hendricks. Kayla Williams started off the rally with a single to centerfield and a walk by Taylor Hendricks. Avery Kelly singled on a perfectly placed bunt to the pitcher who then reached 2nd base on a throwing error; allowing Kayla Williams to score from 3rd. MJ Nicholson picked up 2 RBI’s with a line drive double to centerfield scoring Taylor Hendricks and Avery Kelly. The Banshee’s added one run in the 2nd and three in the 3rd to take a 5-3 lead going into the top half of the 4th inning. Lionville kicked of the top of the 4th with a walk by MJ Nicholson who later scored on a bunt single by Kayla Williams and a throwing error by the Banshee’s. LL12U tied things up 5-5 when Kayla Williams scored on a stolen base home. Lionville took a 7-5 lead with timely hits by Cece Petchkofski and Kaitlyn Ward. The Banshee's 12U Red trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the fourth inning when an error scored two runs for Banshee's 12U Red.
Despite the loss, Lionville Lightning 12U did collect eight hits in the high-scoring affair. Taylor Hendricks was in the pitcher's circle for Lionville Lightning 12U going three and a third innings, allowing 13 hits and eight runs while walking one. Kayla Williams led Lionville Lightning 12U with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.
Sat - Game 3 - Pool Play: Lionville Lightning 12U defeated Deep Run Lightning 12U (17-5) at Moore Township Athletic Field #3 thanks in part to Jocelyn Slonaker’s dominance in the circle and a complete T.E.A.M. effort at the plate with 13 total hits. Lionville jumped out to a 3-0 lead quickly with a double by Kayla Williams, walk by Camryn Eadie and a base-clearing, inside-the-park home run to center filed by Cece Petchkofski. Rachel Kleckner, Kaitlyn Ward, Myah Scheirer, Taylor Hendricks and MJ Nicholson all scored on timing hits by MJ Nicholson, Jocelyn Slonaker & Kayla Williams to make it 8-0. LL12U ending the 1st inning with 11 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks. Lionville add five more runs to bring the score to 16-0 through two innings with singles by MJ Nicholson, Jocelyn Slonaker, Kayla Williams, Camryn Eadie, Taylor Hendricks and Myah Scheirer, a fielder’s choice by Rachel Kleckner, and Avery Kelly’s ball in play on an error. Lionville added one additional run in the third inning when Jocelyn Slonaker’s SAC bunt scored MJ Nicholson who tripled to centerfield in her at bat. DRL was able to put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning before the game ended by “Run-Rule”. Jocelyn Slonaker pitched Lionville Lightning 12U to victory surrendering five runs on four hits, striking out one and walking four. LL12U ran wild on the base paths stealing a total of 13 bases.
Lionville finished pool play in 3rd Place (Pool A) headed to the Single Elimination Bracket play (28 RF / 21 RA).
Sun – Opening Round - Elimination Game: Four hits from Kayla Williams paved the way to victory for Lionville Lightning 12U over Pennsbury Gems-12U 15-5 on Sunday at Moore Township Athletic Field #1. Lionville picked up where they left off Saturday by jumping out to an early 9-0 lead in their top half of the 1st inning. The inning highlighted by two hits from Kayla Williams (single & double), singles by Camry Eadie, Taylor Hendricks, MJ Nicholson & Rachel Kleckner, and a double by Jocelyn Slonaker. LL12U kept the throttle down with four more runs in the top half of the 2nd inning highlighted by singles from Kaitlyn Ward & Taylor Hendricks, back-to-back doubles by Jocelyn Slonaker & Kayla Williams, and HBP from Myah Scheirer. Lionville added one more run in the 3rd (Rachel Kleckner scored on a Kaitlyn Ward ground out) and one more in the 5th (Cece Petchkofski scored on a single by Rachel Kleckner). Lionville Lightning 12U earned the victory despite allowing Pennsbury Gems-12U to score two runs in the 1st inning and three runs in the 2nd inning. Rachel K led the Lionville Lightning 12U to victory on the rubber, surrendering five runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out four. Lionville Lightning 12U totaled 15 hits in the game and ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.
Sun – Quarter Finals Round - Elimination Game: Lionville Lightning 12U bid at back-to-back tournament championships falls short in a 5-3 lost to the Lower Bucks Lady Bombers 12U. Lionville Lightning 12U fired up the offense in the first inning and gets on the board first when Rachel Kleckner singled on a 3-2 count, scoring Cece Petchkoski (walked, advanced to 3rd on two wild pitches). Lionville’s defense was solid during the 1st two innings allowing no runs. Lionville added two more runs; one in the 2nd (Taylor Hendricks scored on an MJ Nicholoson fielder’s choice) and one in the 3rd (Camryn Eadie scored on a Cece Petchkofski fielder’s choice). Lower Bucks Lady Bombers 12U pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning scoring four runs on four hits. Kayla Williams took the loss for Lionville Lightning 12U going two innings, allowing four runs on four hits, striking out three and walking one.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U ladies. Though they fell short of their T.E.A.M. goal, earning 5th at the B-State Championships is something to be proud of. (46 RF / 31 RA) #One T.E.A.M - One Goal!!!
Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) regain their winning ways and earn their 1st outright championship at the Big Vision 2018 Summer Solstice
The Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) played their best ball of the Spring Season on their 1st outright championship in the Big Vision 2018 Summer Solstice tourney (6/16 & 6/17) at the Big Vision Sports Complex in Leesport, PA.
Sat - Game 1 - Pool Play: Rachel Kleckner came to Randy Gumpert Field (South Campus) and meant business on Saturday, with two hits (single in the third and a single in the fourth) and a five RBI day to lead LL12U past Forks Thunder 12U (11-1) on Saturday. Lionville started things off with with two runs in their half of the 1st inning but Fork Thunder answered with one run in their half of the inning to cut the lead to 2-1. After a scoreless 2nd inning, Lionville tallied two more runs in the top of the 3rd inning by runs scored by Kayla Williams and Cece Petchkofski. Lionville tallied seven runs in the fourth inning with a complete team effort led by Taylor Hendricks (BB, Run Scored), Avery Kelly (BB, Run Scored), MJ Nicholson (BB, Run Scored), Mavica Mendez (BB, Run Scored), Jocelyn Slonaker (HBP, Run Scored), Kayla Williams (2 RBI Single, Run Scored), Camryn Eadie (RBI SAC), Cece Petchkofski (RBI Triple, Run Scored), and Rachel Kleckner (RBI Single). Taylor Hendricks was credited with the victory, surrendering one run on one hit over five innings, striking out five. Lionville Lightning 12U scattered four hits with 10 walks and stole six total bases.
Sat - Game 2 - Pool Play: Lionville Lightning 12U defeated Red PA Ball Hawks 12U (16-1) at Randy Gumpert Field (South Campus) on thanks in part to offensive power from Cece Petchkofski and the right stuff in the circle by Kayla Williams. Lionville kicked things off in the first inning when Cece Petchkofski singled on a 0-1 count, scoring Kayla Williams and Camryn Eadie. Three additional runs were scored on timely hits by Rachel Kleckner (RBI single, scoring Cece Petchkofski) and by MJ Nicholson (2 RBI Double, scoring Kaitlyn Ward and Rachel Kleckner). Lionville scored more six runs in the second inning with a rally was led by singles by Kaitlyn Ward and Taylor Hendricks, a triple by Cece Petchkofski, and a double by Rachel Kleckner. LL12u added another run in the third inning (single by Jocelyn Slonaker and a double by Kayla Williams) and four more in the fourth inning (singles by Rachel Kleckner and Mavica Mendez). Kayla Williams pitched Lionville Lightning 12U to victory surrendering one run on four hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one. LL12U saw the ball well, racking up 13 hits in the game with six walks and three stolen bases. Lionville Lightning 12U didn't commit a single error in the field. Mavica Mendez had the most chances in the field with three from behind the dish.
Sun - Game 3 - Pool Play: Despite allowing three runs in the fourth inning, Lionville Lightning 12U defeated Krush 12U 7-3 on Sunday at Randy Gumpert Field (South Campus). Lionville Lightning 12U fired up the offense in the first inning when Camryn Eadie scored on a Rachel Kleckner's single. LL12U added another run in the second when MJ Nicholson scored on hard hit ground ball that resulted in a fielder's error. Lionville tallied five more runs in the third inning with big bats were led by Myah Scheirer, Kayla Williams, Cece Petchkofski, Kaitlyn Ward, and MJ Nicholson. Jocelyn Slonaker led the LL12U to victory in the pitcher's circle surrendering three late runs on four hits over five innings, striking out six. Camryn Eadie, Rachel Kleckner, MJ Nicholson, and Cece Petchkofski each collected one hit to lead Lionville. Collectively, Lionville didn't commit a single error in the field. Mavica Mendez had the most chances in the field with six.
Sun - Game 4 - Pool Play: Win And They Get In... was the motto for game four as Lionville Lightning 12U shifted fields and headed to the Whitey Kurowski Field (North Campus). Lionville Blows Away South Jersey Blue Jays Black By 15 Runs and punch their ticket to the Final Four; single elimination play. Lionville Lightning 12U had all cylinders firing on offense on Sunday, winning big over SJ Blue Jays 19-4. Lionville Lightning 12U got on the board early by putting up a five spot in the first inning. Camryn Eadie scored the first run of the game on a drop-third strike/wild pitch on Rachel Kleckner, who then later scored from third on another wild pitch. Two batters later, Kaitlyn Ward scored on a double to left field by Taylor Hendricks. Taylor Hendrick scored on the next play when Avery Kelly grounded into a fielder's choice. The SJBJ's bottom of the first inning rally fell short when they could only muster two runs before the inning came to close. Jocelyn Slonaker started off the second inning with a line drive single to center-field. Playing a little small ball, Jocelyn Slonaker later scored the only run of the half-inning on a hard hit ball back through the circle by Camryn Eadie. Lionville tallied 4 more runs in the third inning to take a commanding 10-2 lead with singles by Rachel Kleckner, MJ Nicholson and Taylor Hendricks, a two-base error by Kaitlyn Ward and one-base error by Mavica Mendez. Lionville was able to stop SJBJ's attempt at a late rally but only allowing two more runs in the bottom half of the third inning. LL12U closed the deal by tallying nine runs in the fourth inning by hammering the throttle down and keeping the pressure on, lead by singles by Avery Kelly and Kayla Williams, a triple by Cece Petchkofski, fielder's choices by Myah Schierer and Mavica Mendez, an error on a ball put in play by Jocelyn Slonacker, and a double by Rachel Kleckner. Rachel Kleckner was the winning pitcher for Lionville Lightning 12U, surrendering four runs on two hits over four innings, striking out four. Lionville Lightning 12U scattered 14 hits in the game and stole six total bases.
Lionville finished pool play tied with two other teams (DelVal Venom 12U Elite and SWAT 12U) as the only undefeated teams (4-0) after pool play. LL12U headed to the Single Elimination Bracket play as the three-seed (53 RF / 9 RA).
Sun - Game 5 - Semi Finals / Elimination Game: Lionville Lightning 12U advances to their third Championship game after easily dispatching SWAT 12U (7-1) on Sunday at Randy Gumpert Field (South Campus). Lionville Lightning 12U got on the board in the first inning when Camryn Eadie scored on a Cece Petchkofski double to left field. Cece Petchkofski and Kaitlyn Ward both crossed home plate later that inning off a double to left field by MJ Nicholson. SWAT 12U's lone run came in the bottom half of the first inning on a hard hit double to right center field. LL12U took the run back in the 2nd inning when Avery Kelly scored on a single to left field by Kayla Williams. Lionville added two more runs in the 3rd inning off a rock-shot/line drive double to into the right/center field gap by Kaitlyn Ward, scoring Rachel Kleckner. Kaitlyn Ward later scored on an error on a ball put in play by Taylor Hendricks. LL12U added one additional run in the 6th inning to seal the victory on a double to right field by Taylor Hendricks scoring Kaitlyn Ward. Taylor Hendricks earned the win for Lionville Lightning 12U surrendering one run on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Kaitlyn Ward led Lionville with three hits in three at bats. LL12U defense was solid; not committing a single error in the field. Lionville Lightning 12U scattered nine hits, taking 13 total bases in the game and stole four total bases.
Sun - Game 6 - Finals: Lionville Lightning 12U took the lead late in the game in a 3-2 victory over Honeychucks 12U Bellamore on Sunday at Whitey Kurowski Field (North Campus). The final game of the long weekend was nothing less than spectacular. Both teams pitchers were on-point, throwing their best stuff at opposing batters and when balls were put in play, each teams defense backed-up their teammate in the circle with light-out defense. Taylor Hendricks started in the circle for Lionville going three strong innings surrendering two runs on four hits striking out four and walking two. With the game tied 0-0 after 3 1/2 innings, the Honeychucks took the lead 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Lionville Lightning 12U evened things up at two in the top of the fifth inning. Taylor Hendricks kicked off the inning with a triple smashed over the left fielders head. Taylor Hendrick's scored on an Avery Kelly bunt that pulled the Honeychucks first basemen off the bag while attempting to make a quick throw back to home. With Avery Kelly at second, Mavica Mendez advances the runner to third with a ground out to first base. Avery Kelly later scored from third on a Jocelyn Slonaker line drive single to left field on a 1-1 count. After a pitching change, Kayla Williams took to the circle; keeping the Honeychucks in check to roll the inning back to Lionville's offense. As the sun was setting on what was shaping out to be a perfect weekend of B-Class softball, the game was tied at two with Lionville Lightning 12U batting in the top of the sixth when Cece Petchkofski's single to center field and a stolen base started off the inning in Lionville's favor. With one out, Kaitlyn Ward singled on the first pitch of her at bat, scoring Cece Petchkofski. With only three outs to go, LL12U took to the field.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U ladies who battled hard to a well deserved 6-0 tournament record (63 RF / 12 RA) and their 1st out-right Championship. #One T.E.A.M - One Goal!!!