Laura Tofil pitched five strong innings to lead the Westfield Lady Wolverines to a 12-5 victory over Panama on Wednesday, April 2 in CCAA West II high school softball.
Tofil finished with eight strikeouts, two walks and three hits. In a nine-batter stretch, Tofil recorded seven strikeouts. Carson Hauser pitched the last two innings and struck out two, walked one and surrendered two hits.
Rachel Allen led the Lady Wolverines' offense with three hits. Westfield played small ball and made the Lady Panthers make mistakes as it recorded seven stolen bases.
Panama's Sarah Osborne led the offense with two hits while Carly Abate had a double in a losing effort.
Abate was the losing pitcher as she gave up 11 hits and four walks while striking out five.
Westfield 5, Pine Valley 2
Despite not being able to get outside for the majority of the preseason, the Westfield Lady Wolverines were able to put together a solid performance and defeat the Pine Valley Lady Panthers 5-2 Thursday, April 3 in non-league softball action.
"There was very good defense played by both sides," Westfield coach David Luder said. "We've only been outside a couple of times, so we are still making adjustments. Throwing the ball and fielding flyballs in the wind is still pretty tough. Overall, it was a nice team win. We had good execution and did the little things very well."
Westfield jumped on the visitors early by scoring a run in each of the first five innings.
Kathryn Catalano led the Lady Wolverines offense by going 3-for-4 at the plate with three singles. Carson Hauser and Cameron Abbey-Mott each added a pair of singles in the win.
Hauser was also strong in the circle and went the distance to earn the win by allowing one earned run while striking out five.
Alex Bentham got the start for Pine Valley and went five innings, striking out four while surrendering four walks. Jesse Wilcox relieved Bentham and threw the final inning.
Cassandra Tingue was the lone bright spot for the Lady Panther's offense. Tingue launched a two-run home run to left field to plate Pine Valley's only runs of the game.