BERWICK — Plains got off to a good start in pool play at the Senior League Softball State Championships on Wednesday.
Plains defeated Bald Eagle Area, 12-2 in five innings.
Samatha Conway lead the offensive barrage with five RBI, including a fourth-inning grand slam. Alizabeth Elsworth was 2 for 2 with four RBI, Marissa Ross was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI and Katie Colloran had a double and an RBI.
Julie Suchocki picked up the victory, allowing just four hits while striking out two and walking one in five innings.
Plains will play two games today, facing Stroudsburg at 1 p.m. and St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.
The top four teams from pool play will advance to Sunday’s semifinals. The championship game will be held Monday.
SECTION 5 9-10 BOYS ALL-STARS
Back Mountain National 10, Archbald 3
Zach Holthaus had two hits, three RBI and was the winning pitcher, while Max Paczewski had three hits including a triple, two RBI and scored three runs in the Back Mountain National victory in the tournament elimination bracket.
Kyle Siencavage had one hit with two RBI and scored two runs in the win.
Duke Steafursky had two hits including a home run for Archball.
Back Mountain National plays Mountain Top today at 6 p.m. at North Pocono and if Back Mountain National wins they play again Friday at 6 p.m. but if Mountain Top wins they are champions.
SECTION 5 JUNIOR SOFTBALL
Nanticoke 7, North Pocono 5
Kiera Brown and Karley Bennette each had two hits and and scored runs in the Nanticoke win.
Chole Pehanick had two hits and scored one run and Ashley Walsh had three hits and scored one run for North Pocono.
Nanticoke advance to winner’s bracket final to play Bob Horlacher at 5:30 p.m. at the Back Mountain Little League Field.