Lionville Lightning 12U (2017-18) places 2nd at the Big Vision Tournament of Champions in last tourney of the season.
Lionville Lightning 12U ended their 2017-18 season the same way they started it back in September … with a 2nd place finish at the Big Vision Sports Complex in Leesport, PA
Sat - Game 1 - Pool Play: Lionville Lightning 12U stole the lead late and defeated USA Spooky Nook Academy 12U Elite 12U 5-3 on Saturday. LL12U was down 0-2 early after two complete innings when they took the lead 3-2 mid-way through the third inning. Lionville put up three runs in the third inning lead by leadoff double by Mavica Mendez, a bunt single by Camryn Eadie, an infield single by Myah Scheirer, an error on a ball put in play by Kayla Williams, and a Cece Petchkofski’s fielder's choice. The game was tied at three with Lionville Lightning 12U batting in the top of the fourth when Jocelyn Slonaker singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs (Taylor Hendricks & Avery Kelly). Kayla Williams led the Lionville Lightning 12U to victory on the rubber; allowing one hit and one run over five innings, striking out two. Taylor Hendricks started the game for Lionville Lightning 12U; lasting one inning, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out two Cece Petchkofski, MJ Nicholson, Camryn Eadie, Dakota Jennings (guest player), Myah Scheirer, Jocelyn Slonaker and Mavica Mendez all had one hit to lead Lionville offensively and the entire team was sure-handed in the field; not committing a single error.
Sat - Game 2 - Pool Play: MJ Nicholson was an RBI machine on Saturday, driving in four on three hits to lead Lionville Lightning 12U past Central PA Xplosion 14-5 on Saturday. Over all MJ Nicholson drove in runs on a groundout in the first, a single in the fourth, and a single in the fifth. Lionville Lightning jumped out to an early 2-0 lead half-way through the first inning when Myah Scheirer reached on an error on a bunt put in play scoring Kayla Williams who singled during the previous at bat and a MJ Nicholson groundout scoring Myah Scheirer. The Central PA Xplosion put of 5 runs of their own in their half of the first inning to take an early 5-2 lead. Lionville Lightning 12U evened things up at five in the top of the second inning. The 3-run rally started with a Mavica Mendez walk, a Jocelyn Slonaker single, Camryn Eadie hit by pitch, a double by Kayla Williams, and a sacrifice bunt by Myah Scheirer. Lionville took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning; Avery Kelly singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run (MJ Nicholson) and a sacrifice bunt by Mavica Mendez scored one run (Taylor Hendricks). LL12U scored two more runs in the fourth on a single by MJ Nicholson (scoring Myah Scheirer) and a double by Dakota Jennings (scoring MJ Nicholson). Lionville Lightning 12U notched five more runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught by Lionville Lightning 12U was led by Kayla Williams, MJ Nicholson, and Dakota Jennings, who each had RBIs in the inning scoring Mavica Mendez, Jocelyn Slonaker, Camryn Eadie, Kayla Williams & MJ Nicholson. Taylor H earned the victory on the rubber for Lionville Lightning 12U; allowing one hit and zero runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out three. Jocelyn S started the game for Lionville; going one-third of an inning, allowing five runs on five hits. Lionville Lightning 12U saw the ball well today, racking up 13 hits in the game. Lionville Lightning 12U was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Lionville finished pool play in 1st Place headed to the Double Elimination Bracket play (19 RF / 8 RA).
Sun – Double Elimination - Quarter Finals: Lionville Lightning 12U fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 8-5 loss to USA Spooky Nook Academy 12U Elite on Sunday. Lionville jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on BOMB shot HOME RUN by Cece Petchkofski that cleared the center-field wall (1st of her career) that scored Myah Scheirer, who doubled during her at bat. SNA 12U Elite took the lead for good on a 3-Run Home Run of their own that rocketed over the fence in center-field in the first inning. SNA 12U Elite added another run in the bottom of the 2nd to take a 4-2 lead. Lionville put up one run in the top half of the 3rd on an RBI single by Myah Scheirer scoring Kayla Williams to close the gap to 4-3. SNA 12U Elite widened their lead to 8-3 at the close out of the 4th inning. LL12U scored two runs in the top of the 6th inning on MJ Nicholson’s single (scoring Kayla Williams) and Dakota Jenning’s fielder’s choice (scoring Myah Scheirer). Lionville Lightning 12U lost despite out-hitting USA Spooky Nook Academy 12U Elite seven to six. Dakota Jennings took the loss for Lionville Lightning 12U; lasting two innings, allowing three hits and four runs while walking one.
Sun – Double Elimination – Semi Finals: Lionville Lightning 12U asserted their will over Central PA Xplosion on their way to an easy 10-1 victory punching their ticket to their 5th Championship Game of the 2017-18 season. Lionville Lightning 12U fired up the offense in the first inning, when Cece Petchkofski singled on a 1-0 count, scoring Kayla Williams. LL12U notched three more runs on the second inning on an RBI walk by Carly Angstadt (scoring Mavica Mendez) and a single by Kayla Williams (scoring Jocelyn Slonaker & Camryn Eadie). Lionville Lightning 12U scored three runs in the third on an error on a ball put in play by Dakota Jennings (scoring Cece Petchkofski), a single by Taylor Hendricks (scoring MJ Nicholson), and a single by Mavica Mendez (scoring Dakota Jennings). LL12U add three more runs in the fourth inning, all with two outs, on an error on a ball put in play by MJ Nicholson (scoring Myah Scheirer & Cece Petchkofski), and a single by Dakota Jennings (scoring MJ Nicholson). Kayla Williams got the win for Lionville Lightning 12U; surrendering one run on three hits over five innings, striking out four.
Sun – Double Elimination – Finals: Lionville Lightning 12U bid to end their 2017-18 season with a 3rd Championship falls short in an 11-10 lost to the USA Spooky Nook Academy 12U Elite in walk off fashion. Lionville Lightning 12U captured the lead in the second inning on a single by Jocelyn Slonaker (scoring Taylor Hendricks) and a SAC bunt by Camryn Eadie (scorning Mavica Mendez). LL12U added one run in the fourth on a ground out by Mavica (scoring Dakota Jennings). Lionville tacked on five more runs in the fifth on a single by Myah Scheirer (scoring Camryn Eadie), a single by Dakota Jennings (scorning Kayla Williams), a bases loaded walk by Avery Kelly (scoring Myah Scheirer), and a Mavica Mendez double (scoring Cece Petchkofski & Dakota Jennings). LL12U added two more runs in the sixth on an error on a ball put in play by Dakota Jennings (scoring Cece Petchkofski & MJ Nicholson). SNA 12U Elite answered with two of their own in the sixth inning bringing the score to 10-3. With Lionville in the driver’s seats, the SNA 12 Elite mounted their comeback chipping away at the lead which ended in a walk fashion. Despite the loss, Lionville Lightning 12U did collect 11 hits in the high-scoring affair. Taylor Hendricks took the heartbreaking loss for Lionville Lightning 12U; surrendered 11 runs on 18 hits over six and two-thirds innings.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U ladies and their 2nd place finish at the Big Vision Tournament of Champions. #One T.E.A.M - One Goal!!!