Hometown Softball Recap – Blackhawk Cougars – 05/04/2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 11:55 AM
On Tuesday, Blackhawk honored its seniors of the softball team, who on the field, were looking to stay in the thick of things for a WPIAL Class AAA playoff spot against Hopewell, who also needed a win Tuesday.
Blackhawk’s Krystine Young, who will play at Mt. Union next season, registered two doubles, a RBI and three total hits in her four plate appearances in a 8-3 loss for the Cougars.
Blackhawk held a 3-0 lead after four innings of play at home, scoring on a Breann Dickton RBI single in the first inning, a Young RBI double in the third and Kailey Rayz sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Starting pitcher for Blackhawk, Breann Dickton, ran into some trouble in the fifth and sixth innings, surrendering two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth on eight hits, that allowed Hopewell to take a big lead of 7-3 after six innings. Hopewell added a run in the seventh inning for the 8-3 final.
Blackhawk also got a two-hit performance from senior designated player Sierra Kompa, who also stole a base in the loss.
With a win Thursday against Central Valley, Hopewell will make the playoffs for the first time in the 21st century and in over 20 years.
As a result of the loss, Blackhawk is eliminated from the playoffs, but will close its season Thursday with a game against Beaver.
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