Warren was knocked to the losers bracket of the Girls Majors Little League All-Stars tournament on Sunday, after a 12-1 four-inning loss to Punxsutawney at Hawbaker Field.
Warren will next play in the losers bracket final on Tuesday at St. Marys.
Kylee Lingenfelder and Julia Lobdell were all set to duel it out from the pitching circle Sunday before a bunch of Warren errors got in the way.
Times Observer photo by Jon Sitler
Filling the gap
Warren Girls Majors All-Stars centerfielder Trinity Wennberg chases down a fly ball in left-center field on Sunday during a Little League 11-and-12-year-old girls softball all-star game at Hawbaker Field, with Lexi Head covering second base. Punxsy built an early lead and never looked back in a 12-1 four-inning win over Warren to advance to the North/South championship. Warren will play at St. Marys on Tuesday in the losers bracket final.
Punxsutawney scored three times in the bottom of the first - all unearned runs - and the rout was on.
Trailing 4-0 after three innings, Celia Chase hit a ball over the first-base bag for a base hit. After advancing to second, Chase scored on Trinity Wennberg's RBI single to make it 4-1 Punxsy. But Punxsy scored twice more in the third and six more times in the fourth, culminating with the ten-run rule win on a continuation play.
Lingenfelder struck out 11 for Punxsy, which advances to the Girls Majors North/South bracket championship final. Warren advances to the losers bracket final, with the winner facing Punxsy and having to win twice.
Here is the schedule for upcoming games, by division, for the WCYBSA Little League all-star teams, including a home game on Monday for the Warren Boys Majors all-stars (brackets at www.wcybsa.org).
LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS
Boys Minors (9-10)
Opening Round: Warren Americans at Smethport/Mt. Jewett, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27; Warren Nationals, first-round bye
Best of 3 Series: Warren vs. Dubois ,TBA
Boys Majors (11-12)
Opening Round: Smethport/Mt. Jewett at Warren, 6 p.m. Monday, June 24 at Betts-Jackson Field
Boys Juniors (13-14)
Opening Round: Warren, bye
Second Round: Warren at Smethport/Mt. Jewett, Saturday, June 29
Girls Minors (9-10)
Opening round: Bradford at Warren, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Hawbaker Field
Winner plays at St. Marys, Saturday, June 29
Girls Majors (11-12)
Opening Round: Warren 10, Bradford 2
Quarterfinals: Warren 12, Smethport/Mt. Jewett 2
Winners Bracket Final: Punxsutawney 12, Warren 1
Losers Bracket Final: Warren at St. Marys, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25
Girls Juniors (13-14)
Opening Round: Warren, bye
Quarterfinals: Warren at St. Marys, Wednesday, July 3
MONDAY, JUNE 24
Boys Majors: Smethport/Mt. Jewett at Warren, 6 p.m., Betts-Jackson
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
Girls Majors: Warren at St. Marys, 6 p.m.
Warren 001 0 - 1 2 12
Punxsutawney 312 6 - 12 10 1
2b-Mia Lingenfelder (P). 3b-Kylee Lingenfelder (P). HR-Kate Horner (P). WP-Kylee Lingenfelder. LP-Julia Lobdell.