CEC Defeated Philadelphia Academy Chart 20-1, earning a District XII AA Title!
Conwell-Egan started blasting away in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 20-1 romp over Philadelphia Academy Charter High School on Wednesday night at Arcadia University to capture the District 12 Class 2A softball title.
The Eagles will face the District 11 champion (Minersville or Schuylkill Haven) in the first round of the PIAA tournament on Monday at Arcadia. The District 11 title game is slated for Thursday.
“We had no idea what to expect; we just came out to play,” said Conwell-Egan winning pitcher Alyssa Adams, who limited the Chargers to five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in the five-inning clash. She also helped herself at the plate with three hits, three runs scored and an RBI.
The Eagles batted around and scored four runs before Adams took the circle. “We were aggressive with the bats,” Eagles coach Sandy Hart said. “Our kids hit the ball very well today, and scoring four runs in the first inning helped.” “It made me feel a lot more comfortable (pitching),” Adams said. “When we have the lead, it boosts my confidence.”
Conwell-Egan didn’t stop after the first inning. The Eagles added three more runs in each of the next two innings and four more in the fourth to take a 14-0 lead.
“When we got hot (with the bats), it just became contagious,” Adams said. “We picked up each other and just kept going with the hits.”
Academy Charter scored in the bottom of the fourth, so Conwell-Egan needed just two runs to kick in the mercy rule to end the carnage after five innings, but the Eagles got much more than that.
The Eagles sent 12 batters to the plate and scored six more runs, five of them unearned after a dropped fly ball with two outs. Kaitlin Wickhom, the only substitute in the game, led off that frame with a single, and she completed the scoring with an RBI single to drive in Devyn Savage with Conwell-Egan’s last run.
Savage had four hits and five RBIs. Corey Jones had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs. Tori McCoach and Alyssa Fagans also had four hits each. Emily Wang and Alyssa Michniewicz had three hits each. “Alyssa (Adams) pitched a good game and our defense played very well,” Hart said.