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NTL SOFTBALL: TOWANDA USES A PAIR OF BIG INNINGS TO DOWN CANTON (2024-05-13)

Northern Tier Sports Report
WYSOX — Towanda clinched a playoff berth as they defeated Canton, 16-3 in five innings, during NTL softball action Monday.

The Warriors led 1-0 after one but a 6-run second saw Towanda take the lead. Canto used a 2-run top second to cut it to 6-3, but an 8-run bottom half from Towanda put them up for good.


Brooklyn Evans (1-for-4) had a home run with 3-RBI and two runs scored while Leila Cobb (2-for-3) had a double with 2-RBI and three runs scored.


Layla Miller (1-for-3) had a triple with two runs scored, and an RBI, as TaeLynn Brabant (1-for-4) had a double with 2-RBI and two runs scored.


Shay Greenland (2-for-3) drove in three runs as Payton Perry (2-for-4) scored three times. Brynsen Vargason (1-for-3) drove in two runs while scoring once, with Kynlee Kunkle (1-for-3) also crossed home.


Greenland got the win, striking out seven with no walks, six hits, and three earned runs.


Tara Gilbert (2-for-2) had two doubles with a run scored, and an RBI to lead Canton with Rylin Graham (1-for-2) had a double with an RBI. 


Cyra Hugo (1-for-2) had a double with a run scored, as Nevaeh Vroman (1-for-2) also had an RBI. Jaylee Ward (1-for-3) scored a run.


Gilbert took the loss, striking out two with one walk, 11 hits, and 16 runs, two of which were earned.


In the first Vroman hit a 2-out single to drive in Ward for Canton’s 1-0 lead.


Towanda would do all of their damage with two outs in the second inning as Brabant reached on an error. She scored two batters later on a Vargason ground out to tie the game up.


Miller then tripled, with Cobb scoring her on a double. Perry and Greenland had back to back singles to score Cobb. 


That set up Evan’s 3-run home run, which scored Perry and Greenland’s courtesy runner, Hannah Crawford.


Canton would get two back with two outs in the top of the third as Hugo led off with a double. After two outs Gilbert doubled in Hugo, then Graham drove in Gilbert with a double to make it 6-3.


In the third Towanda would have seven straight batters reach safely as Kunkle got things started with a 1-out single. Vargason then reached on a dropped third strike.


Miller would score Kunkle on a fielder’s choice to make it 7-3. A Cobb hit would bring in Vargason for an 8-3 score.


A Perry single would load the bases, as Greenland drove in Miller on an error off her bat. An error off Evans’ bat would bring in Cobb and Perry to make it 11-3.


After another out Brabant doubled in Crawford - running for Greenland - and Evans for a 13-3 lead.


Two batters later Vargason drove in Brabant to put the Knights up 11.


Towanda added two more runs in the fourth as Cobb and Perry reached on back to back at bats. A Greenland hit wold drive in Cobb to make it 15-3.


After two outs Perry would score on a steal of home for the 16-3 final.


Canton (4-14) will travel to Athens on Tuesday with Towanda (10-8) welcoming Sayre.


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PHOTO CAPTION: Towanda’s Brooklyn Evans watches her hit…PHOTOS BY CHRIS MANNING



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