Softball team stays on hot streak

Baseball club drops its second in a row


Denise Showalter

Maddie Miller and the Lady Blue Devils got two official wins yesterday at Juniata Valley.

Sapphire McCready, Sports Editor

The Blue Devil softball team showed they are in it to win a 17-6 victory over Juniata Valley last night in Alexandria.

Saige McElwain had three hits and three RBI’s to lead the Blue Devils to their victory.

The game only lasted five innings due to the 10-run rule.

The Blue Devils scored 6 of their runs in the first inning, added 3 more in the second inning and another 5 in the third.  They scored their final 3 runs in the fifth.

“I thought we picked the game up very well and it was the best weather to play in all year so far,” said third baseman Edyn Convery.

Convery, Anna Wolfe, Kelcie Dennis, Saige McElwain, and Laycee Clark all hit doubles.

Saige had three multiple hits.  Caroline Showalter and Kelcie Dennis each had two multiple hits.

The Blue Devils had 9 RBI’s: three from McElwain, two from Clark, and one each from Wolfe, Showalter, Dennis, and Convery.

Taylor Shildt was the winning pitcher.  She had 6 strikeouts.

The Blue Devils record is now 7-2.

Convery believes there is always room for some improvement.

“We’re a great team. I think we still need to get used to playing as one whole rather than 9 individual players,” said Convery.

The Blue Devil baseball team suffered its second straight loss yesterday, dropping one to Bellefonte in Centre County 10-0 in five innings.

Bellefonte blew past the Blue Devils right away, taking a 9-0 lead in the first inning.

“We could have done better when it came to hitting and fielding,” said Randy Zitterbart.

The Blue Devils did get some good hits in though.

Randy Zitterbart hit a triple and Noah Burns hit a double.

The Blue Devils had no runs, 2 hits, and 1 error compared to Bellefonte’s 10 runs, 7 hits, and no errors.

The Blue Devils are now 8-2.

“We could all improve on consistency.  We need to be able to hit the ball in clutch situations,” said Zitterbart.