For the second year in a row the Twin Valley Raiders are District 3, Class 5A champions.
They defeated Donegal 4-2 tonight at Millersville University’s Seaber Softball Field.
There are two players you need to know about to understand this Raider victory.
Centerfielder and only a sophomore, Alyssa Genery ripped two doubles and a single for 4 RBIs, the only runs Twin Valley would score for the win.
Their starting pitcher Grace Marsalo is the other player. She gave up 6 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2 batters while giving up one earned run.
Her change up was stunning and she used it to strike out several Donegal players to end the threat of runners in scoring positions in two separate innings.
It takes a lot of confidence to throw a change up in those situations. She looked like a pro.
Donegal’s centerfielder made two outstanding catches to help keep the scoring by Twin Valley to only 4 runs.
Madeline Gohn and Summer Steffy had 2 hits each for Donegal.
Donegal’s starting pitcher Sierra Neiss gave up 3 earned runs while striking out 6 and walking 2.
Interviews with Alyssa Genery and Grace Marsalo: