9/19/2016 6:16 PM



ALLENTOWN,PA – The Stripes & Strikes 16u GOLD softball team swept all five of its games in the Kyle Miller 18u College Showcase Tournament here this weekend.  The team allowed only seven runs, outscoring its opponents, 45-7.  Below is a brief recap of each game. 


Stripes & Strikes 8      Northwest Explosion, Bethlehem  0

     Madison Jean and Morgan Wagner combined to hurl a no-hitter as S&S defeated Northwest Explosion of Bethlehem, 8-0.  Marissa Trivelpiece launched a grand slam home run to deep rightcenterfield and Christina Schappert went 3-3, driving in a run, as she stole 3 bases.  Haley Naperkowki, Jean, and Emilee Bobos each singled. 


Stripes & Strikes 7        Pittsburgh Predators 1

     Megan Trivelpiece drilled a 2-out bases loaded 2-run single to break a 1-1 tie in the 5th inning as Stripes & Strikes defeated Pittsburgh, 7-1. Morgan Wagner blasted a double and triple to drive in two more runs.  She also hurled two scoreless innings.  Madison Jean ripped two singles to drive in two runs, and also pitched two shutout innings. Gabby Rakowski and Taylar Donnon each singled.  Bailey Slacktish was the winning pitcher,allowing no runs on one hit.


Stripes & Strikes 8         Team Nitro Long Island Elite (NY)   1

    Marissa Trivelpiece launched her second grand slam home run in 3 games, and her third GS in the past 4 games, to lead S&S to an 8-1 win over Long Island, NY.  The Hazleton-based team managed only 4 hits.  Megan Trivelpiece laced a 2-out RBI-double to score Marissa Trivelpiece from first base in the first inning, and that run held up until the 7th inning.  Haley Naperkowski singled with 2 outs in the top of the 7th and stole second base.  Samantha Kern drilled a key 2-out RBI-double to centerfield to break a 1-1 tie, scoring Naperkowski.  Emilee Bobos and Bailey Slacktish were each hit with a pitch to load the bases. Taylar Donnon lined a single to RF to score two more runs for a 4-1 lead.  Christina Schappert walked, and Marissa Trivelpiece blasted her grand slam home run to put S&S up, 8-1.  Morgan Wagner picked up the win on the mound.    


Stripes & Strikes 11              Quakertown  Phillies RBI 18u    5


     Morgan Wagner drove in 5 runs, crushing a triple and double, to lead Stripes & Strikes GOLD to an 11-5 win over Quakertown.  Gabby Rakowski lined a double and single to driving in a run, while winning pitcher Madison Jean drove in two runs with a single.  Christina Schappert ripped a double and single and scored two runs. Tiana Treon singled twice and drove in a run.  Emilee Bobos, Taylar Donnon and Alyssa Stover each smacked an RBI-single.  Samantha Kern singled and scored two runs. 

Stripes & Strikes 11              Express Elite, Erie   0


     Morgan Wagner continued her hot-hitting,  lacing a double and triple to drive in three runs, leading S&S to an 11-0 win over Erie.   She was also the winning pitcher, combining with Bailey Slacktish and Madion Jean on a 3-hit shutout.  Alyssa Stover was 3-3, blasting two doublesand a single.  Emilee Bobos crushed twotriples to drive in two runs.  Jean launched a 3-run triple, while Tiana Treon ripped an RBI-triple.  Gabby Rakowski and Taylar Donnon each whacked an RBI-single.  Christiana Schappert drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. 

      Christina Schappert was the tournament’s leading hitter at .571 (8-14), while Marissa Trivelpiece and Morgan Wagner were the RBI leaders with 8 apiece.  Wagner and Madison Jean each finished 2-0 on the mound with a 0.00 ERA, allowing only one unearned run each. 

     Stripes & Strikes 18u GOLD (5-1) will play tonight, Tuesday September 20th at Patriot’s Park in Allentown in at 5:45pm Lehigh Valley Fall League doubleheader vs The Bethlehem Hawks GOLD (4-0), and then play in the 18u USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Qualifying Tournament in Westampton, New Jersey on Saturday, beginning at 8:00am vs. The Empire State Huskies (Bronx, NY) and then at 9:30am vs. The PA Strikers 18u GOLD.  The top two teams qualify for the World Tournament,  July 10-16, 2017 in Kansas City.  The Stripes & Strikes 16u GOLD team (6-6) will play October 1-2  in the Elite College Challenge Showcase in Wilmington, Delaware.   For more information, visit the team’s website at 

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