Tunkhannock wins again at Little League Softball World Series

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Tunkhannock jumped out quickly and pitcher Kaya Hannon was dominant for a second consecutive day in a 17-0 victory over Northwest Czech Republic on Thursday night at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon.

Hannon allowed one hit and struck out seven as the game was ended in the third inning due to the 15-run rule.

Tunkhannock (2-0 in Pool A) sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored nine times.

Ella McNeff led off the first inning with a single and three pitches later she scored. She stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. Elaina Kulsicavage followed with a single and later scored on a throwing error on Hannon’s grounder.

The scoring continued as Erin Van Ness hit an RBI single, Hannah James walked with the bases loaded and McNeff added the biggest hit, a two-run triple. Another error allowed Kulsicavage to score her second run of the inning for a 9-0 advantage.

In the second inning, Emily Patton’s RBI single to left scored Huff with the 10th run. Huff had reached on a fielder’s choice. Patton later scored on another wild pitch and the lead increased to 12-0 on McNeff’s RBI single. After two walks loaded the bases, Paige Marabell cleared them with a double. Piper Robinson later made it 17-0 with a two-run single.


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2-0 in Pool A play

Thursday’s game

Defeated Northwest Czech Republic 17-0 in three innings.

Next game

7 p.m. Friday vs. US Southeast champion Daniel Boone Little League of Gray, Tennessee

Final pool-play game

Noon Saturday vs. US West champion Kirkland Little League of Kirkland, Washington

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