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Lady Elkers lose 13-0 to Brockway

April 2, 2012

Melissa Wehler follows through on a pitch for Ridgway in action against Brockway.

Ridgway softball lost 13-0 in five innings to Brockway Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Errors hurt the Lady Elkers in the first inning as Ridgway couldn't get the third out after retiring the first two Brockway hitters in order. Ann Moyer reached on an error as did Savannah Brosky. Brosky's error would score Moyer for the game's first run. Brooke Carlson then launched a 2-run home run to left field for a 3-0 lead for Brockway after one inning.
"It's tough to come back from," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said. "They're a good team. We had a good first inning and then we had three errors and gave them six outs. They capitalized. We're giving up too many outs and tiring out our pitchers."
The Lady Rovers continued in the second inning as Alex Wright and Sara Guilyard hit back-to-back 1-out singles. Moyer walked and Brosky brought all three runners home with a double to right center field. After a Carlson single, Brittany Johnson grounded out to score courtesy runner Juli Esposito as the Lady Rovers led 7-0 after two innings.
Brockway would score once in the third inning. Gabby Bart reached on a 1-out single and would later score on a groundout.
In the fourth, Moyer and Brosky hit back-to-back singles and Carlson would then add another single to plate Moyer. Pinch runner Sam Anderson scored on a groundout from Dominique Martino and Carlson scored as Ashley Cherubini reached on a Ridgway error. Hailey Adams was hit by a pitch and Bart singled. Wright would single home Cherubini for the inning's fourth run and a 12-0 Brockway lead.
Adrianna Terwilliger scored on a Ridgway error for Brockway's 13th run.
Ridgway had four hits on the game. Jenna Hoffman had two hits while Sydney Kovalyak and Ashley Viglione each had one.
Hoffman was also the starting pitcher for Ridgway, pitching the first four innings before giving way to Taylor Roseto.
"I thought Jenna threw well," Gerber II said. "I don't think she had too many walks."
Gerber II said Roseto is slowly working her way back on the mound, coming back from injury.
"We have a pitch count on her right now and we're slowly bringing her back," Gerber II said. "Just trying to build her strength up."
Ridgway is slated to host Curwensville at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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