After an unbeaten run through the district and sectional tournaments, the Greater Wyoming Area Junior All-Star team took on the rest of the state at the Pennsylvania Junior Softball Championships at the Indiana Little League last weekend.
And the girls from the West Side did quite well for themselves.
GWA finished first in East Pool Play with a 2-0 record, but were eliminated from the tournament in a tough 7-3 semifinal loss to Dubois last Sunday.
“Overall the kids were great,” said Manager Robert Bresnahan. “From the first day of practice up until the final game it was a fine experience. The girls had a ball. We went from 13 girls to a softball team. They jelled through the course the month.
“They came a long way on their own in the past year, playing travel ball and working on their games. I like how they stuck together in the loss.”
In the loss to Dubois, Nicole Turner belted out three hits for Greater Wyoming Area. Sarah Coolbaugh added two hits for GWA, and Adrienne Przybyla, Emily Wolfgang and Drew and Bree Bednarski added chipped in with singles.
In the final East Pool Play game, GWA shutout Bristol behind the pitching of Nicole Cumbo, 6-0.
“It was one of the best pitched games I have seen her throw,” said Bresnahan of starter Nicole Cumbo. “She brought her ‘A’ game that day. She threw terrific.”
Cumbo fanned 13 while walking just two in the complete-game effort. She also helped herself at the plate, driving in four runs on two hits, including a double.
Heather Nemetko drove in the other two runs with a double.
Nicole Turner, Adrienne Przybyla, Lauren Maloney and Drew Bednarski all added singles and scored a run.
The GWA Junior Softball All-Star roster was made up of, Jordan Kelly, Emily Wolfgang, Drew and Bree Bednarski, Nicole Turner, Nicole Cumbo, Adrienne Przybyla, Sarah Coolbaugh, Megan Bresnahan, Lindsay Carey, Lauren Maloney, Heather Nemetko, and Jules Scappaticci.