Tunkhannock’s Little League All-Star softball team overpowered the team from Prague, Czeck Republic, 17-0, Thursday night in the second game of pool play in this year’s World Series in Portland, Ore.
TOP FIRST: Kaya Hannon, listed at 5-foot-4, once again gets the start for Tunkhannock. The 13-year-old has been great all postseason in the circle. Hannon strikes out the first batter. She strikes out the second batter. She strikes out the third, too. 0-0.
BOTTOM FIRST: Tunkhannock already has a 2-0 lead. Tunkhannock got runners on base and then took advantage of a bunch of errors and wild pitches to score some runs. Nobody out, two runners on. Tunkhannock looking very sharp. Tunkhannock gets another run. And another on a bases-loaded walk. 4-0. Tunkhannock batting around in the first. Tunkhannock keeps scoring. It’s up to 8-0. Tunkhannock clearly looking like the better team. 9-0 as the first ends. Tunkhannock winning.
TOP SECOND: Three up, three down. Kaya Hannon cruises to another perfect inning. 9-0 as Tunkhannock comes back up to bat.
BOTTOM SECOND: Tunkhannock scratches across another run. 10-0 Tunkhannock. Ella McNeff, the leadoff hitter, comes up with two outs and runners on the corners. Wild pitch. 11-0 Tunkhannock. RBI hit scores Kerr. 12-0. All three runs this inning have been scored with two outs. Tunkhannock has the bases loaded with two outs and Czech Republic is going to a relief pitcher. Three-run double scores three. 15-0. Tunkhannock going for the 15-run mercy rule. 17-0. Inning over.
TOP THIRD: Czech Republic gets its first base runner of the game, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The game is over after barely an hour and Tunkhannock wins 17-0. Tunkhannock is 2-0 in the Little League World Series.
Up next at 7 p.m. local time Friday is the Tennessee team, representing the Southeast U.S.