For fives innings, neither Ellwood or Burgettstown could get a runner around the bases thanks to excellent pitching. Ultimately, Ellwood City defeated Burgettstown 2-1 yesterday in the second round of the playoffs.
Burgettstown pitcher Katie Tarr pitched a near-perfect five innings, with an interruption that ended for Ellwood when Arianna Garroway was caught stealing home. Ellwood pitcher Skyla Greco outmatched Tarr with a no-hitter until the sixth when Burgettstown earned their first run.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Wolverines tied the score with a run by Brooklyn Magill. However, the entire game boiled down to the final innings when Burgettstown again took the lead 2-1. In the bottom of the seventh, Ellwood’s Natalie Greco walked to first, advanced to third on a bunt and was subsequently batted in by Magill.
For a team that is accustomed to winning games by as much as 17-0, Ellwood had no problem adjusting to the heightened competition.