North Penn bats go ice cold

SOFTBALL – North Penn pitcher Maddy Volpe sends a ball to home plate on Tuesday, April 17th.

TOWAMENCIN- This past snowy Tuesday afternoon the North Penn Knights softball team took on cross town rival Souderton in a Suburban One bout. The Knights were looking to bounce back after a hard loss to Quakertown last week. However, Souderton pitcher Alex Scheeler held the Knights to one run over 7 innings as North Penn fell 3-1.

Both pitchers got into a zone even with the brutal weather, as both teams did not get on the board in the first three innings. But the fourth inning is where Souderton got the first run. After pitcher Mady Volpe allowed two walks, third baseman Jen Klepfer singled to get the first run of the game.

As snow started to fall, both teams were struggling to get warm and get any offense going. Scheeler was dealing for Souderton as she kept the offense stalled for North Penn. The sixth inning finally came around, and that is when the Knights got their chance. With runners on second and third, Paige Paciolla stepped to the plate with one out. She finally got her chance to shine as she hit a hard line drive off the pitcher’s glove. With the only play at first base, Paciolla was out at first, but she was satisfied with tying the game up at one.

In the last inning, Scheeler took control of the game. With one out and runners on first and second, Scheeler drilled a two run double that rolled to the fence, driving in the game winning runs. She then took the mound in the bottom half and finished the job, pitching a complete game while driving in the game winning runs.

The North Penn softball team falls to (5-2, 3-1 SOLC) on the season. The team travels to CB South tomorrow to face the Titans.