Locals lead Lady Lightning to tourney title | Sports

HORSEHEADS — The Woman Lightning 12U vacation softball team captured the Summer season Blast championship at Holding Place in Horseheads very last weekend.

The nearby staff went 4–1 on the weekend to win the title, which they devoted to their head coach Rick Vargason’s spouse, Kelly, who recently gained a new kidney.

In the finals, Towanda’s Brynsen Vargason was extraordinary in the circle as she struck out nine whilst letting just four hits and a person stroll to assist the Lightning conquer the Tremors 2-.

Sayre’s McKenna Jarvis, who termed the places guiding the plate for Vargason, had a sacrifice bunt that served the Lightning rating the operates for the get.

Troy’s Maddy Muir experienced the video game-successful single that scored equally runs for the Lightning.

Sayre’s Kennadie Cochrane had two singles and Towanda’s Hannah Crawford had just one strike in the gain.

Coach Vargason couldn’t be at the match as he was down with his wife Kelly in New York following her surgery. The ladies all weekend were being on Zoom with Kelly and had painted on their arms a softball with Kelly written earlier mentioned the ball. When getting their medals, each participant went on Zoom and claimed “(we) did this for you Kelly.”

On their way to the finals, the Lightning conquer West Elmira 16- in a few innings to open the tournament. In that contest, Towanda’s Peyton Perry struck out 7 when walking a few and not permitting a hit. She also had a solitary at the plate.

Jarvis had a residence run and a solitary, while Vargason experienced a double and a single. Muir completed with just one single Cochrane experienced a double and Waverly’s Melanie Skovira had a one.

In their 2nd activity, the Lightning picked up a 5-4 get about the Girl Cardinals.

Muir and Vargason combined for seven strikeouts though providing up a few hits and five walks in the circle. The video game was lower short thanks to a time limit before the Lightning could bat in the base of the fourth.

Crawford led the way at the plate with two singles and Addy Bardell, who is from Towanda, had a double.

Jarvis, Vargason and Towanda’s Molly Roberts all experienced singles in the gain.

The third match would conclusion in a 4-4 tie in between the Lightning and Tremors.

Vargason experienced six strikeouts in the circle, though Perry and Jarvis every single had two singles at the plate to guide their group.

Roberts and Bardell also had singles for the Girl Lightning in the tie.

In the semifinals on Sunday, the 2nd-seeded Lightning picked up an 8-4 acquire above the Woman Rebels.

Perry experienced 5 strikeouts and Vargason came on in reduction and struck out three in the acquire.

Jarvis led her workforce at the plate in the semifinals with a pair of hits. Perry, Crawford and Cochrane also had singles in the win that sent the Lightning to the finals.

The Lightning are coached by Vargason as nicely as assistant coaches Glenn Jarvis and Kevin Brown.