Tunkhannock’s defense made Top 10 efforts at Little League World Series

By Tom Robinson - For mydallaspost.com

Tunkhannock’s trip to the Little League Softball World Series put the team on national television for live broadcasts of the last three games – after earlier tournament games were available via live streaming through the Internet.

The team earned itself additional television exposure with its plays during the games.

Tunkhannock’s defensive efforts on the way to finishing second in the world made it on to ESPN Top 10 plays three times.

Shortstop Ella McNeff was highlighted twice on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.

McNeff had Tuesday’s No. 5 play when she moved to her left to catch a line drive while falling near second base. She then got up to make a throw to first baseman Sydney Huff, whose stretch helped complete the double play in the world semifinal victory.

McNeff also made the No. 9-ranked play July 29 on the way to qualifying for Portland, Ore. with a back-pedaling, overhead catch as she was falling to the ground in shallow left field.

Right fielder Emily Patton made ESPNW women’s top 10 plays at No. 9 during the East Regional with a long run to reach low and catch a foul pop inches off the ground as she tumbled onto the warning track.


By Tom Robinson

For mydallaspost.com