There is an old saying in softball. “Good pitching beats good hitting any day.”
And that was the case today in the opening round of the LL-League Softball Championship series played at Penn Manor Middle School.
In a quarterfinal matchup, Warwick’s Amanda Herr struck out 11 batters and hit a home run to help lead the Warriors to a 6 to 2 win over the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers.
The Pioneers had just finished a two-game series against Donegal, in which they scored 23 runs. So this is another impressive outing for the Warwick senior all-star pitcher Amanda Herr.
The two runs scored by the Pioneers in the 7th inning were unearned. You could argue that she threw a shutout. However you define the game, Amanda was in complete control.
Her rise and curveball were un-hittable.
Leeann Runkle led off the game with a home run for the Warriors setting the pace early. She claims her new glasses helped. Who can argue?
Warwick looks good as they head to the semifinals. We will know who they play later in today.
Amanda will be taking her skills to D1 St. Joseph College next year. She will be missed. She has won over 30 games while striking out over 300 hitters in her 4 year varsity career.
Interview with Amanda Herr:
Interview with Leeann Runkle: