In Richland Area Softball Association (RASA) minor league action from May 19, Pep's Poultry defeated Brick Tavern 10 to 1. Pep's Poultry had strong pitching from Emily Sangirardi, Kristen Overholtzer and Megan Johnson. Pep's pitchers were aided by solid all-around defense highlighted by a fine catch by Johnson at second base and a sensational catch and throw to first base from left centerfield for a double play by Megan Klee. Pep's Poultry were also swinging hot bats on a cool night. Klee had three hits; Johnson, Jessica Besch, Carli Roeder, and Caitlin DiCara added two hits apiece. One of DiCara's hits was a double and the big blow of the game was a three run homer by Roeder. Brick Tavern batters that had multiple hits were Emily Rush, Mary Watts and Fawn Martin. Brick Tavern pitcher Alexus Quay had two solid innings, only giving up one run.On Wednesday May 21, David Somers Photography played Always Beautiful Flowers. Always Beautiful had good performances from a couple of players. Ashley Witman went 3 for 3 with nice hits to the outfield. Morgan Thrush had two good stops to keep the ball from getting out of the infield. David Somers Photography had a solid offensive game with Melanie Croissette making great plays at first base. Cassidy Brennan had 3 nice singles for the team. It was a great effort by both teams.
Under threatening skies The Brick Tavern girls took the field against Dr. Azarik Orthodontics Blue Thunder girls at Veterans Park, May 27. Tara Baglivo of Azarik Orthodontics led off and was 2 for 2 with a run scored and Madison Shourds had a double and a run scored on a single by Madeline Ocamb who was 2 for 2 with a triple later in the game. Fawn Martin who pitched for The Brick Tavern was able to only allow 2 runs in the first and was helped by a terrific catch in the outfield by Taylor Snisky for the last out of the inning. The top of the second inning started off with some hot bats. Aryn Coblentz had a single and a run scored two straight doubles by Emily Kratz and Savannah Webb who came in to score as well and singles by Amanda Banes and Olivia Dontonville and a double form Alyssa Keck rounded out the scoring for Azarik Orthodontics. Alexus Quay pitched the third inning and held the Blue Thunder scoreless. The skies then opened and rain forced the game to stop and forced the first ever rain out at Veterans Park.
On May 29, Richland Township's Tee Ball team hosted a game with Clymer Plumbing Heating and Cooling Tee Ball team. All the girls played an excellent game. Madison Wagner, from Richland Township's team, had a great hit to third base. While also from Richland Township, Megan Groner hit a fast ball right past the pitcher, and Julia Kelly had a super hit to second base. From Clymer's team Kristen O'Conner made a great stop at third base, Natalie Reilly had a wonderful hit to the pitcher, and Carrie O'Conner made a great throw to first. It was a well played game by both teams.
In RASA minor league softball action from May 30, McLaughlin Physical Therapy defeated Brick Tavern 14 to 7. The McLaughlin Greyhounds had their bats going as eight had multiple hits. Players with three hits were Brenda Bergey, Lauren Roehner, Julie Burkhardt and Emily Weaver. Emma McLaughlin had two booming hits with a home run and a triple. Taylor Herd and Monica Ervin each had a triple with their two hits apiece. Hillary Scott had two hits and Emily Fox added a double. Brick Tavern showed their "Pink Pride" by "never saying die" to rally for six runs in the last inning. Paced by four straight hits by Fawn Martin, MaryKate Finlayson, Morgan Sica and Skylar Lee (her second of the night), Brick Tavern was not ready to call it quits. Lindsay Bright also added her second hit of the night before the "big fly" of the game by Alexus Quay, a home run to center field. Quay also had two other hits.
On May 30, Richland Township hosted David Somers Photography in the Tee ball Division. Both teams had an excellent game. Haley Gordon and Alexandra Hopko went 3 for 3 at bat for David Somers Photography, while Kasie Bloss played great defensive for the team. From Richland Township's team Ashley Taylor had an awesome hit all the way to left field which allowed her to run to second base. Leah Hinkle had a great defensive play to first base, while Lilly Mitchell went 3 for 3 batting that evening. Great sportsmanship was shown by both teams.
In RASA minor league softball play Richland Twp. Police defeated Brick Tavern 12 to 2, on June 3. After a two run homer by Alexus Quay in the first inning, the Richland Twp. Police handcuffed the opponent. Pitchers Linzi Wolfe, Alivia Maseloff and Carlie Preacher, along with good defense, held Brick Tavern scoreless after the first. Richland Police had its share of hitting to go with the solid pitching. Wolfe, Maseloff and Beth Caldwell had three hits each, including a homer apiece for Maseloff and Caldwell and a double for Maseloff. Maddie Nieman and Kelsey Gallagher also chipped in with two hits each. Gabby Snisky and Quay each had two hits for Brick Tavern.
On June 3, David Somers Photography hosted Clymer Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in the Tball Division. Sarah Stofik made a wonderful hit along with a superb play at first base. Ashley Gluck had two strong hits and a great play in the field for Clymer. Hannah Schumacher played great defense at first base and was a strong hitter. Stephanie Michels and Alexis Klein were also strong hitters for the team. Both teams had an excellent game.