As the spring sports season winds down, the frustrations continued with the Tussey Mountain softball team during Tuesday’s home non-traditional doubleheader. The Titans (0-18) had just two hits against Everett sophomore Brynna Fox and dropped a 13-0 decision in five innings to open the twinbill. Things didn’t get any easier in the day’s second contest against another sophomore pitcher in Williamsburg’s Elizabeth Frederick. Frederick tossed a no-hit shut out while striking out eight, and also adding a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Blue Pirates to a 15-0 win in four innings.
Tussey Mountain closes its season Thursday when it travels to Windber.
Everett 13, Tussey Mt. 0
The Warriors, who also won a 19-0 decision in three innings at home over the Titans, April 18th, belted 14 hits off Tussey starter Abby Weaver. Fox struck out two and walked three, while picking up the complete-game victory for the Warriors (12-5).
Everett had three hits in the opening inning, including a two-run single from Brooke Colledge, which helped open a 4-0 lead. Shely Schleinkofer led off the third inning with a triple and then scored on a Kristen Ewing base hit to help push the Warrior lead to 8-0. Ewing doubled home a run in the fourth to help in a four-run frame before Everett pushed a single run home in the fifth and end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Williamsburg 15, Tussey Mt. 0
The Pirates (10-8) finished with just eight hits against Tussey pitcher Nathalie Musser, but took advantage of seven walks and five Titan errors.
Two of those errors came in the opening frame and accounted for four runs. Ashley Brubaker singled home another run before Frederick blasted her grand slam and gave Williamsburg a 9-0 head start.
The Pirates added single runs in both the second and third innings, but then finished off the titans with four runs in the fourth. With two on and two outs, a Tussey miscue scored one run, while Emily Smith followed with a three-run homer to close the game on the 15-run mercy rule.