The Lionville Lightning 12U closed out the Fall'17 season with a 4th place finish in the 2017 Turn Back The Clock tourney at the Big Vision Complex in Leesport, PA - Saturday 11/04 & 11/05, 2017
Sat. Game 1: LL12U defeated Chaos 7-1, thanks to a timely 4 runs in a big 3rd inning. The big inning was thanks to a triple by Mavica Mendez, a single by M.J. Nicholson, and an error on a ball put in play by Cece Petchkofski. Taylor Hendricks was on the mound for Lionville, allowing one hit and one run over 4 innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Sat. Game 2: LL12U rebounds to defeated Sting 18-8 despite 1st inning struggles, thanks to a huge 2nd inning run. Lionville jumped out to an early lead after the 1st half inning with singles from Cece Petchkofski, Kayla Williams, Rachel Kleckner & Jocelyn Slonaker, timely stolen bases by Avery Kelly and Kayla Williams and a big 2 RBI triple to left field by Kaitlyn Ward. Sting battled back to even things up at 7 in the bottom of the 1st inning. Lionville pulled away for good with 8 runs in the 2nd inning with a Cece Petchkofski 3 RBI home run, a 2 RBI double by Taylor Hendricks, and an RBI single by Kaitlyn Ward on a 1-2 count. The LL12U offense was strong this game with Cece Petchkofski's long ball in the 2nd inning. M.J. Nicholson dinger in the 3rd inning. Lionville collected 16 hits with M.J. Nicholson, Cece Petchkofski, Kayla Williams, Kaitlyn Ward, Myah Scheirer, and Rachel Kleckner all having multiple hits. Lionville stole 12 bases during the game as three players stole more than one.
Sat. Game 3: Lionville Lightning 12U had everything working and claims victory 12-4 over PA Outlaws (Seyler) in blow-out fashion. Rachel Kleckner got the start in the circle, allowing 6 hits and 4 runs over 4 innings, striking out 4. Lionville Lightning 12U fired up the offense in the first inning with 5 runs and then followed up the first inning by notched 6 runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower was led by Cece Petchkofski, Mavica Mendez, Taylor Hendricks, and Kaitlyn Ward, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Lionville racked up seven hits. Cece Petchkofski, Kaitlyn Ward, and Avery Kelly all managed multiple hits for Lionville Lightning 12U, leading the team with 2 hits each.
Lionville Lightning 12U finished pool play as the 3-seed with a 3-0 record, 37 runs scored and 13 runs against.
Sun. Game 1 (Elimination Play): Lionville Lightning 12U stole the lead late and defeated Explosion 3-2 in international/extra inning tie-breaker fashion. Explosion got things started in the first inning with two runs. Pitching was strong on both sides; Lionville pitchers struck out two, while Explosion pitchers sat down ten. Defense was the name of the game for nearly six innings as both teams combined for only seven hits in innings two through six. LL12U knotted the game up at two in the top of the seventh inning, when Cece Petchkofski doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring Avery Kelly & Kayla Williams. Lionville had chances to win the game in regulation when Camryn Eadie doubled on a line drive to centerfield giving Mavica Mendez the chance to score potential game winning run. Mavica Mendez stumbled rounding 3rd base and was thrown out on a "tough" call sliding back into 3rd. The game was tied at two with Lionville Lightning 12U batting in the top of the eighth (extra innings) when Kaitlyn Ward singles advancing Taylor Hendricks to 3rd. Then Jocelyn Slonaker singled on a 1-0 count, scoring Taylor Hendricks, who would eventually be the games winning run. Lionville Lightning 12U racked up eight hits. Taylor Hendricks and Cece Petchkofski each had multiple hits for Lionville, leading the team with two hits each. Taylor Hendricks was credited with the victory for Lionville Lightning 12U. She surrendered zero runs on five hits over six innings, striking out two and walking one.
Sun. Game 2 (Semi-Final Game): Lionville Lightning 12U had trouble keeping up with Renegades Gold in an 8-0 loss on Sunday. The Renegades Gold team moved on to the finals to take home 1st place in the tournament.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U ladies who battled hard to a well deserved 4-1 tournament record and a 4th place finish. The LL12U ladies wrapped up the Fall'17 season with a 7-3 overall tournament record. Not to bad for a 1st year team!!! Looking forward to the spring!!!