October 19, 2019
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SOFTBALL: Blazers Top Conestoga to Reach 11-0

Slattery pitchThe Daniel Boone Blazers came into Monday’s matchup with District 1 softball contender Conestoga in hopes of extending their perfect start to 11 straight wins.

The Blazers and head coach Traci Huddleson would turn to their ace Bekah Slattery to start the game on the mound.  In 6 previous starts, Slattery had compiled 75 strikeouts in 36.1 innings, all without allowing a single earned run.

The Conestoga Pioneers would get on the board early, with the help of two Boone errors.  The Pioneers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, all before the Blazers recorded an out.  However, a locked in Slattery would strike out three straight hitters to get out of the early jam.

The Blazers would answer by scoring a run in the home half of the first, as catcher Savannah Toth reached base on an RBI single.  At the conclusion of the first inning, the Blazers and Pioneers were tied at 1.

Slattery would throw just 10 pitches to register 3 strikeouts in the second inning, as she sat the Pioneers down in order.

The Blazers would up their lead to 3-1 after two innings, led by a pair of errors in the field, a suicide squeeze, and an RBI for Alyssa Garner.

Neither team would score a run in the third inning, as Slattery struck out her seventh, eighth, and ninth consecutive batters to end the top half of the inning.

The Pioneers would pull to within one run in the fourth inning, as Brittany Myers broke up Slattery’s no hitter with a home run that sent Boone’s Alyssa Garner tumbling over the wall.  Myers’ home run marked the first earned run allowed by Bekah Slattery on the season.  However, the Pioneers would get no closer than the 3-2 margin.

Savannah Toth would plate a runner with a long double to give Boone a 4-2 lead in the 5th inning, on their way to a 4-2 victory.

Bekah Slattery pitched a complete game and allowed just two hits, striking out 14 in the process.  She has now struck out 89 batters in 43.1 innings.

Savannah Toth went 2-for-3 for the Blazers with a double and 2 RBI.

The Blazers, who improved to a perfect 11-0 on the season, will host Berks I foe Governor Mifflin at home on Tuesday, before traveling to rival Exeter Wednesday.

Toth bat

About Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a 23 year old native of Pottstown, PA. Justin is a die hard Philadelphia sports fan. Justin has also written, recorded, and performed music for the last 10+ years.