On Friday, St. Marys Little League All-Star softball defeated Potter/McKean 15-1 in four innings to avoid elimination.
St. Marys pitcher Violet Eckels struck out 12 and walked three in four innings, allowing three hits and one unearned run.
Adelyn O’Dell went 2-for-2 with a double, triple, and four RBIs. Isabella Wykoff went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.
Laynee Walker’s two-RBI single and O’Dell’s triple gave them a 4-0 lead in the first. Wykoff had two two-RBI singles in St. Marys’ six-run first inning.
10 walks helped St. Marys outhit Potter/McKean 7-3 and score in every inning.
They added two more in the top of the second when O’Dell’s RBI double drove in Ashlyn Beimel and he scored on a dropped strike three for an 8-0 advantage.
St. Marys scored three more runs in the third without a hit as Beimel, Eckels, and O’Dell all earned bases-loaded walks. Joclyn Eckert’s two-RBI single to right scored Beimel and Eckels to make it 13-0.
St. Marys scored two more runs in the fourth to reach 15-0, triggering the mercy rule. St. Marys led 15-0 after Ava Keebler scored on a passed ball and Kylee Morgan groundout.
Potter/McKean scored only one run as St. Marys won 15-1 in four innings.
St. Marys will play DuBois again on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Heindl Field to avoid elimination. In four innings, DuBois defeated them 18-1 to start the District 10 tournament.
DuBois defeated Elk/McKean (Kane and Johnsonburg) 18-0 in three innings Friday night to win the rematch with St. Marys.
ST. MARYS 15,
POTTER/McKEAN 1, 4 innings
Score by Innings
St. Marys 625 2 — 15
Potter 000 1 — 1
Ashlyn Beimel cf 2311, Violet Eckels p 2200, Adelyn O’Dell 1b 2224, Joclyn Eckert c 3012, Daelynn Dinsmore 3b 2100, Ava Keebler ss 2200, Laynee Walker 2b 2212, Isabella Wykoff lf 3122, Kaylee Zore rf 1100, Kylee Morgan rf-lf 2101. Totals: 21-15-7-12.
Jayden Mahon 1b 2000, Breah Fillhart ss 2110, Cassidy Szuba lf 2000, Jecynn Kaple c 2011, Cailyn Ogden 3b 2010, Jayden Parish 2b-p 1000, Joanne Darush cf 2000, Eliza Milliron lf 1000, Kyleigh McGuire p 1000, Rebecca Lehman eh 1000, Sophia Bienkowski rf 0000, Jersee Stuart cf 1000, Teri Latten 2b 0000. Totals: 17-1-3-1.
Errors: St. Marys 2, Potter 2. LOB: St. Marys 4, Potter 7. 2B: O’Dell. 3B: O’Dell; Ogden.
St. Marys: Violet Eckels-4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 12 SO.
Potter/McKean: Kyleigh McGuire-2 1/3 IP, 5 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 7 BB, 4 SO; Jayden Parish-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.
Winning pitcher: Eckels. Losing pitcher: McGuire.