PORTLAND, ORE. - Tunkhannock’s Kaya Hannon pitched a two-hit, 14 strikeout gem to help the Tigers beat Canada 2-0 in the first game of the Little League Softball World Series, Wednesday afternoon.
Here’s how the game unfolded:
Top 1st: Canada goes down, 3 up--3 down. Score 0-0
Bottom 1st: Tunkhannock pitcher Kaya Hannon reaches first on a two-out throwing error followed by Paige Marabell’s single, but both runners are left stranded. Score 0-0
Top 2nd: Kaya Hannon strikes out the side, getting her 4th strikeout of the game. Score 0-0
Bottom 2nd: Sydney Huff leads off with a single for Tunkannock, then steals second base on the next pitch. Erin Van Ness singles. Huff and Van Ness both score. Ella McNeff hits a stand-up double with 2 outs. Julie Roote walks, but Kaya Hannon grounds out to end the inning. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Top 3rd: Kaya Hannon gets her 7th strikeout of the game. She’s thrown 34 pitches so far. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Bottom 3rd: Paige Marabell starts off with her second single of the game. Sydney Huff walks for the second time today. Both runners are left stranded. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Top 4th: Kaya Hannon collects her 9th strikeout of the game. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Bottom 4th: Tunkhannock goes down in order. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Top 5th: Kaya Hannon gives up her first walk of the day and allows the runner advance to second on a wild pitch, but battles back with her 11th strikeout to retire the side. Tunkhannock leads 0-2.
Bottom 5th: Tunkhannock’s Cali Wisnosky reaches first on an infield hit, then reaches third after Sydney Huff reaches on an error. Tunkhannock can’t take advantage of runners on first and third. Tunkhannock leads 0-2
Top 6th: Kaya Hannon gives up her first two hits of the day with two outs, but closes out a dominating performance with 14 strikeouts to seal the win.
Final score: Canada 0, Tunkhannock 2