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Monessen girls run win streak to 5 games

| Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:11 a.m.
Rich Downer / For The Valley Independent
Ringgold starting pitcher Zach Byczynski fires a pitch against Carrick.

In five years coaching the Monessen girls' softball team, Bo Teets has never experienced a five-game winning streak.

Until now.

The surging Lady Greyhounds won their fifth straight contest Wednesday, beating Section 2 A foe California, 15-5, in six innings.

Monessen (6-7, 4-6) snapped a 3-3 tie with six runs in the sixth inning and never looked back.

“This is a first for me, for sure,” said Teets of the current winning streak.

Taylor Guzzie pitched a one-hitter with three strikeouts and two walks to earn the win.

Monessen pounded out 14 hits with Tori Cooper leading the way with four singles and a double.

Cara Grogan had a single and a two-run home run and teammates Lauren Perry, Janae Evans, Ondrae Burroughs and Guzzie added two hits each.

“Now that we've won five straight, it would be great to get six in a row,” Teets said.

Monessen will try to keep its streak going today when the Lady Greyhounds host Carmichaels (9-3, 7-2).

Charleroi 15, East Allegheny 0

Jen Tilghman fired a no-hitter in the four-inning Section 4 AA rout.

Tilghman struck out four and walked one in tossing her gem.

The Lady Cougars (8-3, 6-1) moved into a tie for first place in the section with Steel Valley as a result of the win.

Charleroi, which scored eight runs in the second inning, pounded out 13 hits against EA with Anjie Tilghman leading the attack with a double and two singles.

Charleroi's Adrianna Gottheld had a double and four RBI, Jen Tilghman had a double and three RBI and Kaitlyn McCann added a double.

BaseballMonessen 18, Geibel 1

The Greyhounds (4-6, 3-3) rolled in the Section 2 A game against the winless Gators (0-7, 0-4).

Monessen scored eight runs in the first inning of the five-inning contest.

Nathaniel Moon had four hits, including a double and triple, while Tyler Shash and Justice Rawlins had triples and Brandon Lenhart and Luke Doptis each doubled.

Justice Rice pitched a one-hitter with seven strkeouts to get his first varsity win for the Greyhounds, who visit Frazier (4-6, 3-3) in a battle for second place in the section at 4:15 p.m. today.

Carrick 4, Ringgold 0

The Rams (2-7, 0-7) lost their seventh straight game as they were shut out in Section 4 AAA by Carrick (2-9, 2-6).

Ringgold managed just two hits — singles by Weston Homa and Nick Fowkes.

Elizabeth Forward 8, Chartiers Valley 4

EF won the non-section game as Steve Welsh had two doubles and a single and Ryan Wardropper contributed a single and home run.

The Warriors' Justin Bakewell had a three-run homer.

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

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