Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) blow it open at the Big Vision Green Monster Showdown to earn a co-championship spot and a share of 1st place!
The Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) earned a share of 1st place & Co-Champions in the Big Vision 2018 Green Monster Showdown tourney (5/05 & 5/06) at the Big Vision Sports Complex in Leesport, PA.
Sat - Game 1 - Pool Play: Lionville Lightning 12U Defeats DelVal Venom 12U Black In A Blow-Out Victory (17-3) and sailed to an easy victory at Vic Wertz Field (North Campus). DelVal Venom 12U Black took an early 2-1 at the end of the 1st inning. The score could have been worse if not for a bases-loaded, no-outs, acrobatic double play, that held DelVal's runners from advancing. The amazing double play started when Kaitlyn Ward (shortstop) made a diving over the shoulder catch after knocked a line-drive in the air back to herself. After making the catch, Kaitlyn Ward doubled off DelVal at second with the assist from Camryn Eadie. The 1st inning ended when Mavica Mendez tagged the final out with a DelVal failed attempt to steal home. After some line-up changes, Lionville took the lead for good with seven runs in the second inning with a key hits lead by Myah Scheirer & Cece Petchkofski. Myah Scheirer tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs and Cece Petchkofski homered (inside the park) on a 0-1 count, scoring three runs. Lionville tallied eight runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught by Lionville was led by Mavica Mendez (Triple), Jocelyn Slonaker (Reached on drop 3rd strike), Kayla Williams (IP-HR), and Kaitlyn Ward (FC), all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. After Lionville Lightning 12U scored one run in the top of the fourth on a fielder's choice, scoring M.J. Nicholson. DelVal Venom 12U Black answered with one of their own in their half of the inning however it wasn't enough as the game ended after four innings due to tournament 10-run rule. Lionville smashed two home runs on the day. Cece Petchkofski hit a round-tripper with a 3-run, inside-the-park homer to left field in the second inning. Kayla Williams, helped her self, with a 2-run, inside-the-park dinger to center-field in the third inning. Cece Petchkofski went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Lionville in hits. Lionville was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Lionville tore up the base paths, stealing seven bases during the game with Taylor Hendricks leading the way with three. Kayla Williams earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Lionville; allowing two hits and one run over four innings, striking out three.
Sat - Game 2 - Pool Play: Lionville Lightning 12U coasted to an easy victory at Randy Gumpert Field (South Campus) over the PA Outlaws 12U (Braun) with consecutive blow-outs, 22-2. Lionville started their half of the 1st inning in classic LL12U fashion with a combination of small-ball/long-ball and excellent base running. Key hits from Kaitlyn Ward (RBI Triple), MJ Nicholson (RBI Double), and Jocelyn Slonaker (2 RBI Double) helped plate eight runs in the inning. Lionville put up ten runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to singles by Kaitlyn Ward, Myah Scheirer, and Cece Petchkofski, doubles by Kayla Williams and Taylor Hendricks, a triple by Cece Petchkofski, an RBI ground-out by Mavica Mendez, and an error on a ball sky-rocketed to center-field by MJ Nicholson. Lionville plated four more runs in the top of the third inning on 4 walks and a 2-run triple by Mavica Mendez. Lionville racked up a Spring'18 season high, 14 hits with Jocelyn Slonaker, Cece Petchkofski , Myah Scheirer, Taylor Hendricks, and Kaitlyn Ward all managing multiple hits; each leading the team with two hits each. Lionville didn't commit a single error in the field. Lionville was confident as usual on the bases, racking up 7 stolen bases in three innings of play. Jocelyn Slonaker took to the circle for Lionville surrendering only two runs on two hits over three innings.
Sat - Game 3 - Pool Play: Third Inning Plays Key Role In Lionville Lightning 12U Blow Out Over PA Outlaws 12U (Seyler) as Lionville defeats PA Outlaws 12U (Seyler) 11-1 in four innings at Rich Delucia Field (South Campus). PA Outlaws 12U (Seyler) opened up scoring in the first inning, with a big bat triple, scoring one run. Lionville battled back to score three of their own to take a 3-1 lead after 1 inning. Lionville blew it open in the bottom half of the third inning as Taylor Hendricks, Avery Kelly, and Camryn Eadie all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning helping The Lightning tally six runs to take a 9-1 lead. After another 1-2-3 inning, Lionville added the two key runs needed in the bottom of the fourth to end the game after four innings due to tournament 10-run rule. Lionville tallied ten hits on the day with Taylor Hendricks leading the way with hits. Kayla Williams led Lionville with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases in total. Taylor Hendricks toed the rubber for Lionville, going four innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out two and walking zero.
Lionville finished pool play tied for 1st (Krunch 12U Futures) with a 3-0 record, 50 runs scored & 6 runs against.
Due to inclement weather, Elimination Sunday play was cancelled.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U ladies who battled hard to a well deserved 3-0 tournament record and a share of 1st place that qualified them for the Big Vision "Tournament of Champions" at the end of July!!!