2013-07-18 / Sports

Bi-Valley Wins Chambersburg Suburban Championship


Pictured above, standing: Sierra Carbaugh, Kassie Stermer, Maiah Mellott, Hope Swope, Tara Cutshaw, Bridgette Ritchey and Hannah Black; kneeling: Lillie Wilt, Tristan Black, Courtney Schoen, Kristina Parsons, Olivia Hall, Cloe Richards, coaches Corrie Parsons, Damon Schoen, Pete Hall and Troy Parsons and scorekeeper and “team mom” Melanie Schoen. Pictured above, standing: Sierra Carbaugh, Kassie Stermer, Maiah Mellott, Hope Swope, Tara Cutshaw, Bridgette Ritchey and Hannah Black; kneeling: Lillie Wilt, Tristan Black, Courtney Schoen, Kristina Parsons, Olivia Hall, Cloe Richards, coaches Corrie Parsons, Damon Schoen, Pete Hall and Troy Parsons and scorekeeper and “team mom” Melanie Schoen. A 9-3 season is a good finish. But being 3-0 in the Chambersburg Suburban championship tournament elimination is a perfect end to a great season.

Greenvillage had Bi- Valley’s number, beating them both times in the regular season by a total of three runs. In the home game, Bi-Valley’s tying run was called out at the plate on a squeeze bunt to end the game. Then Bi-Valley drew Greenvillage again in the championship tournament pool play round and lost another nail-biter 7-6 on Friday evening.

Sunday morning saw these two teams battling it out again in the semi-final round. Well-attended and with a real “big game” feel, Bi-Valley started with two big innings, scoring five runs and allowing none. But Greenvillage battled back and rallied to put up two in the fourth and four more in the top of the fifth while stifling Bi-Valley’s offensive efforts completely.

With Greenvillage now leading 6-5, Bi-Valley mounted a rally of its own, scoring the go-ahead, winning run on a squeeze play bunt. The team held tight and retired Greenvillage 123tosealthewin.

Sunday afternoon, in the tournament championship Bi-Valley left no doubts with a 16-5 victory over Greencastle, who also hard-posted a 3-0 record in the tournament elimination.

“If you’re going to go 1- 3 versus a very good team, the girls rallied and got that one win when it really mattered,” said 14U coach Damon Schoen. “We worked hard from the start to create an environment where everyone could be successful; the girls simply made a habit of working hard and getting progressively better. Every single player on the team made a big contribution at some point in the season. The girls just created a habit of working hard at getting better and stayed on task all season. I am very proud of their collective effort.”

The 2013 Bi-Valley 14U was represented by players from all three Fulton County schools; many had never played with one another at any time prior to this year.

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