Softball team’s streak comes to an end

Mount Union blows out B-A to snap 5-game tear


Jeff Miller

Jestelyn Heaton continued to tear the cover off the ball yesterday, but B-A still fell to Mount Union 22-11.

Joe Padula, Staff Writer

Yesterday the softball team travelled to Mount Union in search of their sixth straight victory; however the Lady Trojans had other plans for B-A as they doubled up the Blue Devils 22-11 in a  6-inning ten run rule win.

B-A came into the game swinging, as they put up a four-spot in the first inning and appeared to be on the right path to another victory.

After B-A batted again in the second they added two more runs for a 6-1 lead.

Mount Union then answered by scoring five runs of their own in the bottom of the second to tie the game up, and this was the last time Bellwood-antis held a lead.

B-A was able to score five more runs in the game, but with the Trojans scoring eight, two, and three runs in the next three innings the scoring onslaught was just simply too much for the Blue devils.

Coach Jim Payne wasn’t discouraged by the outcome, despite having a long winning streak end on a lopsided game.

“It’s one of those games you have to put behind you,” he said. “It does not define us as a team. The rain and mud made it very hard for us to play our style of ball.”

The Lady blue devils were led by Jestelyn Heato,n who drove in five runs, and Krystina Taylor, who had three hits and four RBIs.

Bellwood-Antis feel to 5-6 with the loss and will look to start another winning streak this Friday as they travel to Loysburg to take on ICC south foe Northern Bedford.