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Becahi advances in states

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Katie McDonald in Sports

Three triples by Jersey Shore in the first inning could not scare Bethlehem Catholic away as the Hawks fought back from a 3-0 deficit to score an 8-3 victory in the first round of PIAA State Class 4A softball playoffs on Monday in Turbotville, Pa.

In the fifth inning, Becahi’s Morgan Christine led off, getting hit by a pitch, and Addison Roche, Tatum Kresley, and Jess Indelicato all singled. Alyssa Jiminez slapped, but a run scored, and Tasha Miner singled, putting the Hawks ahead 4-3.

In the seventh, Catelynn Erickson led off with a base hit and scored on an error from a bunt by Kresley. Jiminez’s bunt single scored Kresley, Miner’s single scored Jiminez, and a base hit by Julia Sledz scored the Hawks’ eighth run.

Becahi coach Rich Mazza made a pitching change in the middle of the third inning, bringing in freshman Jennifer Slanovec, who had 10 strikeouts, two base on balls, a single, and a double.

Indelicato went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, Miner went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and Sledz went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI.

The Hawks will move on to the quarterfinal on Thursday at a time and place to be determined.