Sheffield picks up first win in over 3 years

BROCKWAY, Pa. – The Sheffield softball team traveled to Brockway for a double header Thursday and came home with a split.

The Wolverines won game 1, 25-5 in four innings, and fell 24-16 in game 2.

That’s not a typo.

After a three-year plus winless streak, the Wolverines put it all together for a dominant performance in the first game.

“We got the monkey off our back,” Sheffield coach Mark Maines said.

The Wolverines scored seven runs in each of the first, second and fourth innings and three more in the third for the win. All nine players scored at least once, with six scoring three or more times.

Pitcher Mya Grubbs allowed five runs in the first inning before settling in and shutting out the Rovers the rest of the way.

Brockway opened things early in the second game. After yielding two runs to the Wolverines in the top half, the Rovers came back to score 12 in the bottom half. Sheffield battled back to score five more in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and five in the sixth.

They weren’t able to keep Brockway off the board, however, and dropped a 24-16 decision.