Brought Grand Slam Sends Hornets Past Towanda.

By: Ed Weaver | | May 13, 2023

Brought Grand Slam Sends Hornets Past Towanda.

Senior Cameron Brought hit a grand slam in the 5th inning to give Wellsboro a 10-0 shut out over Towanda and qualify the Hornets for post-season play on Friday, May 12.

Wellsboro was up 6-0 heading into the 5th when Brought sent a shot over the left field fence on a full count with 2 outs to secure the win. The win also locks the Hornets in the District IV Class 3A playoff field.

"It's a great accomplishment for these guys to qualify for districts," head coach Steve Adams said after the win. "We have good veteran leadership and the younger players are understanding what it takes. Tonight Stanley pitched extremely well and Cameron had a big grand slam home run. Caden Smith and Conner have been solid all season and Marek stepped right in and competes. Gabe, Lucas, Ryder, Alec, Dylan and Dryden are improving with every opportunity. Braedan, Garrett, Cameron and Jacob are working each day in practice.

"We are approaching the games the way a Varsity team should and I'm proud of their efforts."

After two scoreless innings Wellsboro opened up the flood gates, scoring 4 runs in the top of the 3rd. Sophomore Alec Magli drew a lead off walk followed by back-to-back-to-back singles from junior Caden Smith, senior Conner Adams, and Brought. All four Hornets would score.

Later in the fourth Smith and Adams would cross home plate after both drew a pair of walks, extending the lead to 6-0.

Then in the 5th, Magli and Adams sandwiched a Smith walk to load the bases for Brought.

Freshman Marek Mascho led the Hornets at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three singles. Adams finished 2-for-3 and scored 3 runs, Brought was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 6 RBIs, senior Blake Hamblin was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs, Magli finished 1-for-2 and scored twice, and Smith was 1-for-1 and scored 3 runs. Magli also finished with an RBI.

Hamblin threw a complete game for the win, allowing just 2 hits to go with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts against 21 batters.

The Hornets improve to 10-8 (9-5 NTL Large School Division). The team is back in action on Tuesday at home against Wyalusing.


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