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Mountain View Baseball, Elk Lake Softball Off To 2-0 Starts In Lackawanna Division 3

By Tom Robinson

Bronson Kilmer struck out 10 in a two-hit shutout and was part of the game's limited scoring as well when Mountain View shut out Susquehanna, 2-0, April 9 in a Lackawanna League Division 3 baseball game.

The win in the game, which was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, made Mountain View the first team to reach 2-0 in the division.

Kilmer also had a hit and a run scored.

Riley Jagger was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the offense.

Colton Stone threw a four-hitter for Susquehanna with 12 strikeouts and one walk.

Kilmer did not walk a batter.

WEEK IN REVIEW

Elk Lake opened defense of its Lackawanna League Division 3 softball title with shutout wins on back-to-back days.

The Lady Warriors defeated Montrose, 14-0, in five innings April 8, then Blue Ridge in six innings, 10-0.

Those were the team's third and fourth shutouts in a 5-0 start overall in which it outscored opponents, 54-4. The unbeaten start was ruined Saturday in a 5-4, non-league loss at Towanda.

Marissa Horn tossed a no-hitter and Leah Traver homered twice and drove in seven runs against Montrose.

Horn walked two and struck out four. She also doubled and drove in three runs.

Traver's grand slam helped Elk Lake take a 5-0 lead in the second inning.

Mati Lord, who scored twice, and Brynn Warriner joined Traver with two hits each.

Lord, Horn and Hannah Howell each had two hits and two RBI in the win at Blue Ridge. Lord had a homer and Howell a double.

Horn struck out seven and battled through six walks in a one-hitter.

Susquehanna won, 10-9, at Forest City April 9 in its first league game under new coach Madison Dailey.

Kyrsten Carroll and Bella Bishop each had three hits including a double to lead an offense that managed 15 hits, including five doubles.

Carroll was 3-for-3 with four RBI. Bishop was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI.

Piper Heller, Gianna Creamer and winning pitcher Lauren Huyck each added two hits.

Huyck held Forest City to four runs through six innings and struck out 12, but she needed relief help from Heller in the seventh. Heller struck out two while getting the save.

Adrianna Stokes had two hits and two RBI for Forest City.

In boys' volleyball, Blue Ridge swept Elk Lake Thursday for its sixth straight, three-set victory to begin the season.

The Raiders were scheduled to face Abington Heights Monday in a match that would have broken a first-place tie at 4-0 in the Lackawanna League.

In boys' track and field, Susquehanna and Elk Lake are each 2-0 in Lackawanna Track Conference Division 3 following Thursday victories.

Susquehanna defeated Mountain View, 108-40, and Elk Lake downed Montrose, 74-53.

In girls' track and field, Blue Ridge is the first LTC Division 3 team to reach 2-0.

COLLEGE CORNER

Ben Burchell has one of the pitching wins for the 4-25 Clarks Summit University baseball team.

The senior from Blue Ridge has appeared in relief in 10 games. He is 1-1 with a 7.71 earned run average.

Burchell has allowed 24 hits and eight walks while striking out six in 14 innings.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Lackawanna Trail is at Mountain View Wednesday in a Lackawanna League Division 4 baseball game.

The Lions were 1-0 and the Eagles 2-0 in divisional play going into Monday. Both had 2-1 overall records.

TOM ROBINSON writes a weekly local sports column for the Susquehanna County Transcript. He can be reached online at RobbyTR@aol.com or followed on Twitter at @tomjrobinson.

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