BEECH CREEK—One game after getting no-hit Towanda bounced back to post nine against Minersville, but more importantly keep its hope alive as it went on to win 4-1.
The win extends Towanda’s Section 8-10 Softball Tournament as it advances to take on Clinton, which fell to Mifflinburg 2-1 in the Winner’s Bracket Championship. Towanda will play Clinton for the right to play in the Championship game tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Clinton with a trip to the Championship game on the line.
“It’s a nice challenge,” Towanda Manager Rick Vargason said. “We’ll see what we can do against Clinton. It’s a big challenge. We’ll see what we can do.”
Vargason limited Minersville to just one hit and one run through six innings of work. She also bounced back from a difficult outing against Mifflinburg.
Payton Perry continued to keep the offense going as she finished with three hits and three runs scored. She opened the first inning with a single and helped Towanda take a 1-0 lead. She scored again in the third inning when she reached with her second single. She connected with a triple in the fifth and scored once again to set the final score.
“It was nice to get that out of the way and get the pressure in our favor,” Vargason said of the early run support. “She had a nice triple and really sets the table for us. She runs the bases well.”
Towanda did have four runners thrown out on the base path. Against Clinton, Vargason knows that will be important to clean up as runs will be much more difficult to come by.
“We need to focus on executing,” Vargason said. “It’s a matter of them having their focus on what they need to do. We need to play good defense and scratch out a few runs. That’s how we won our district.”