COCHRANTON — The first round of the Section 1 Junior League softball tournament ran into a little trouble — rain.
The winner’s bracket final between St. Marys and Cochranton fell victim to Mother Nature as rain forced the game to be suspended almost before it began. St. Marys led after two full innings, 3-1, before the weather intervened. Weather permitting, the game continues today at 1 p.m. as part of a possible triple header at the Cochranton Area Recreation Complex at Cochranton High School.
St. Marys, which beat Corry 9-5 earlier on the day, took the quick lead with a two-run home run by Emily Maurer in the very first inning. Cochranton cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning thanks to an RBI double by Taytum Jackson. St. Marys got that run back in the top of the second on Julia Jones’ sacrifice fly.
The game will pick up in the top of the third with no outs and no one on for St. Marys. Kara Hanslovan was scheduled to lead off the inning.
Following the completion of the winner’s bracket final, the loser of that game will face Corry in the loser’s bracket final at 2:30 p.m. The championship game could cap the triple header with a 5 p.m. start. However, if a team would have to play three games on Saturday, then the championship game would likely be moved to Sunday at a time to be determined, followed by a possible if-necessary game.
The winner of the Section 1 tournament will advance to the state tournament hosted by Berwick Little League from July 11 through 16.
District 1 Baseball
8-10 Year Olds
Cochranton rolls into LB final
WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — The Cochranton 8-10 Year Old baseball team kept its season alive thanks to a 20-6 rout of Saegertown/Cambridge during District 1 Tournament action on Friday at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Fields.
Coleton Mattocks went 3-for-3 with a double, four runs and three RBIs to pace the Cochranton offense. Quinn McCartney went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs. And Charles Shorts ripped a double and a triple, scored twice and had a pair of runs batted in.
Matt Ross was 2-for-3 with an RBI double for Saegertown/Cambridge. Tyler Churpak doubled and scored.