Weather wreaks havoc again

Mother Nature again altered the high school sports schedule.

The Troy at Towanda games that were originally scheduled for Tuesday, and moved to Wednesday have been canceled and won’t be made up.

The Athens/Sayre softball game on Saturday was moved to Thursday to try and avoid the rain in the forecast Saturday, but that was also postponed.

The Wellsboro at Wyalusing baseball and softball games were postponed, with only the softball set to be made up today.

Sullivan softball has a game tomorrow against Millville at 5:30 p.m., after that game has been postponed multiple times, including Tuesday. The Sullivan baseball team’s game Wednesday was also postponed.

Sayre’s softball game against Sullivan County is canceled and won’t be made up due to all the postponements.

Weather impact on districts

Because of all the inclement weather this spring, a few extra teams will be headed to the District 4 baseball and softball playoffs.

Bubble teams, even if they are below .500, that had enough games left to make districts will be put in the field.

This means teams like the Troy girls, Athens girls and Galeton softball team, all sitting at .500 or a game below or above, will automatically move into the field.

Pioneers add four more players

The Elmira Pioneers are excited to announce the signing of four more players two from Wofford College, Jake Dippold and Colin Davis and two from Mississippi State, Jordan Westburg and Owen Lovell will all be suiting it up for the Pioneers this summer.

Jake Dippold, a 6’3”, 185-pound, left hander pitcher will be joining the Elmira Pioneers.Dippold, hails from Syracuse, NY. Dippold was a four-year starter at Solvay High School, in his senior season he had a 1.47 ERA in 41 innings pitched with 62 Strikeouts and a 3-1 record.

Colin Davis, a 6’1”, 180-pound, outfielder is from Roswell, GA. Davis during his senior year at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School hit .421 with 56 hits, 61 RBIs and ten home runs. With Wofford this season Davis has been impressive with a .306 average and ten home runs.

Jordan Westburg is a 6’3”, 202-pound, freshman infielder from New Braunfels, TX. Westburg is a great young prospect, Westburg was a first team All-State shortstop in both 2016 and 2017, and was named District 27 MVP after betting .457 with 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 22RBIs, 36 runs and 33 walks as a senior at New Braunfels.

Owen Lovell is a 6’5” 225 pound first baseman with major talent. Owen hails from Cullman, AL. In his senior year at Cullman High, Owen had a .427 average with 56 hits and 44 RBIs.