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In Schuylkill League softball action, Pine Grove was atop Division I just ahead of Pottsville, while Tri-Valley had a slight lead in Division II over Minersville and Wiliams Valley.

Pine Grove 10

Tulpehocken 0

PINE GROVE - Ethel Santai pitched a one-hit shutout, struck out 12 and walked none to lead the Cardinals to a non-league victory over Tulpehocken.

The win marked the 100th with the Cardinals for head coach Alan Felty, who's in his fifth season at Pine Grove.

Hayley Wolff was 2-for-3 with four RBIs, including an RBI single in the third inning and a three-run home run in the fifth.

Wms. Valley 12

S. Haven 3

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Winning pitcher Kylie Doyle helped herself with two hits, including a two-run double in the fourth inning, to lift the Vikings to a Division II win over the Hurricanes.

Doyle also struck out seven and walked one. She got more run support with a pair of two-run singles by Hannah Nestor and Rayanne Hawk.

Maura Kreiser had three hits and three RBIs for Williams Valley.

Hannah Romberger had two hits, including a double and triple, and knocked in all three runs for the Hurricanes.

Halifax 7

U. Dauphin 5

ELIZATHBETHVILLE - The Trojans owned a 5-1 lead through four innings before their defense fell apart and committed 11 errors, allowing the Wildcats to come from behind for the Tri-Valley League victory.

Amber Bingaman struck out nine against one walk and gave up only three hits in taking the loss. She helped herself by hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Newport 9

Line Mtn. 5

NEWPORT - Newport defeated the Line Mountain Lady Eagles. Game details were not provided prior to publication.

Blue Mtn. 1

Pine Grove 0

ORWIGSBURG - Pine Grove had plenty of chances to score in its Schuylkill League Division I game against Blue Mountain on May 2 at Patton Field.

But the Eagles eventually prevailed as pitcher Megan Tothero worked out of trouble several times to preserve a 1-0 victory and hand the Cardinals their first loss of the season.

Blue Mountain scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth when Megan Miller doubled home Amanda Labe, who led off with a single.

Tothero made it stand up by striking out five and limiting Pine Grove to four hits, with three coming from Samantha Bertasavage.

However, Tothero also walked seven and had to work out of three bases-loaded jams. The Cardinals, who left 11 on base, also had the potential tying run on base in the seventh before Tothero worked out of it.

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