Royer’s 7th-inning run boosts Warwick to win Softball

By on May 9, 2013

Ashley Royer scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Warwick softball team prevailed 1-0 over Cedar Crest in a pitcher’s duel in Section One action on Tuesday in Lititz.

Lady Warriors’ pitcher Tessa Eckman scattered three hits over seven innings for the complete-game victory. She struck out one and walked three while improving to 9-3.

Junior Nikole Rottkamp managed the only hit in the ball game for the Lady Warriors (10-3 L-L, 11-6 overall), who were ranked 12th in the District Three Quad-A power rankings.

Last Friday, Penn Manor snapped a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the seventh and held on to defeat Warwick 3-2 in Lititz.

Victoria Byler (2-for-3, RBI) had two of Warwick’s four hits off of Lady Comets’ pitcher Hanna Henegar and the Lady Warriors rallied from a 2-1 deficit to tie it in the bottom of the sixth. But it wasn’t enough.

Warwick managed only four hits behind Eckman, who suffered the tough-luck loss. She scattered seven hits, while striking out seven and walking two.

Last Wednesday, April 24, Cassidy Godber was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI’s to help lead Warwick in a 15-1 drubbing of Cocalico in a Section One-Two crossover in Denver. Godber was one of five players with two hits for the Lady Warriors, as August Mason, Lacey Lefever, Ashley Royer and Nikole Rottkamp added to the 13-hit parade.

The Warwick girls took a 6-0 lead through two innings and then pulled away with a seven-run fourth. Lefever allowed just one earned run on three hits for the decision. She struck out two and walked one.

The Lady Warriors were also in action last Tuesday, April 23, when they broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh and held on to defeat Elizabethtown 6-4.

Cassidy Godber was 4-for-4 with two runs scored, while Rottkamp went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s to lead the offense. Lefever and Karlie Watson also finished with two hits apiece.

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