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Offense, Dibble Powers Upper Perkiomen Softball to District Semifinals
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
2019-05-23

            Upper Perkiomen's softball team is back in the state tournament. On

Morgan Lindsay circles the bases after hitting a home run

in Upper Perk's vicotory over Upper Dublin.

Wednesday, the team relied on its potent offense and the solid pitching of Lily Dibble to post a 10-1 victory over Upper Dublin in the second round of the District One Class 5A Tournament.

            Morgan Lindsay, Dani Freer and Sierra Fretz each delivered three hits for the fourth-seeded Indians (16-7), who travel to No. 1 seed West Chester East on Friday for a semifinal round game Friday. Lindsay, their No. three hitter, homered. Freer, the No. four seed, doubled. Fretz, the No. five hitter who also homered, finished a triple short of the cycle.

            Lily Dibble allowed one run on seven hits for Upper Perkiomen, which qualified for the states for the third consecutive year. The sophomore, who permitted a single run in the second, registered three strikeouts and did not issue walk.

            Dibble was supported by near-flawless defense. The Indians did not commit an error. Third baseman Kelsey Bernhart made consecutive standout plays in the second inning, making a diving catch of a bunt and diving to her left to snare a line drive. They threw out an Upper Dublin runner at the plate on a double to right center field to ending the inning.

            The Indians rallied for four runs on four hits in the third inning to snap a 1-1 tie. Freer delivered an RBI hit and scored ahead of Fretz's homer to left field.

            Freer's RBI double in the fourth inning highlighted a three-run rally in the fourth inning. Lynnsi Joyce added a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Lindsay's solo shot an inning later capped the scoring.

            Dean Sullivan's team is guaranteed at least two more district playoff games, as well as a berth in the PIAA Class 5A tournament, which begins June 3.


 

 

 

 

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