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NTWSR PRESENTS THE ALL-TIOGA COUNTY SOFTBALL TEAMS & AWARD WINNERS (2023-06-16)

Northern Tier West Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — It was a banner year for softball in the West this season and NTWSR is proud to recognize the outstanding play of our All-Tioga County Softball Teams and individual award honorees.

North Penn-Liberty’s historic season included an undefeated regular season, an NTL title, a District 4 Class AAA championship, a State playoff win and a 22-1-1 record. 

Cowanesque Valley won the small-school title, going 16-4 overall, 12-2 in the league and 7-1 in the division and fell in the first round of Districts to NEB. 

Williamson went 3-11 in the NTL and 2-6 in the small school division for the second straight season, but did earn two more non-league wins to finish 8-11, and Wellsboro finished 4-16 on the season, beating Athens, Coudersport and Sayre twice.

NPL’s Mackenzi Tice is the NTWSR All-Tioga County Softball Offensive Player, Pitcher and overall Player of the Year. The junior went 19-1 in the circle for the Lady Mounties, throwing 136 innings with a 1.24 ERA and 195 strikeouts. At the plate, Tice hit .484 with a .505 on-base-percentage and had 46 base hits (13 doubles, 1 HR), 33 runs scored and 21 RBI. 

Tice’s battery mate, catcher Saige Lehman, is the NTWSR All-Tioga County Softball Defensive Player. The junior was vital to the Mounties both behind the plate and at it .. hitting .341 with 28 base hits, 27 runs scored and 13 RBI.

The NTWSR All-Tioga County Softball Rookie is NPL’s Haley Litzelman. The Mounties’ clean-up hitter had a .402 batting average with 33 base hits (8 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR), 26 runs scored and 36 RBI. The freshman also threw 23 innings and had a 3-0 record with a 0.61 ERA and 38 strikeouts.

The Softball Coach of the Year goes to North Penn-Liberty Head Coach Jason Chapel and his staff.
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Player of the Year / Offensive Player of the Year / Pitcher of the Year: Mackenzi Tice, NPL

Defensive Player of the Year: Saige Lehman, NPL

Rookie: Haley Litzelman, NPL

Coach: North Penn-Liberty Lady Mounties, Head Coach Jason Chapel
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ALL-TIOGA COUNTY SOFTBALL
FIRST TEAM
Mackenzi Tice, NP-Liberty, jr. .. see above

Saige Lehman, NP-Liberty, jr. .. see above

Haley Litzelman, NP-Liberty, fr. .. see above

Ruby Sherman, CV, jr. .. hit .549 with 28 base hits and was the Lady Indians’ ace.

Kenna Thomas, Williamson, fr. .. hit .422 with 19 base hits (7-2B, 2 HR) and 10 runs scored.

Alexia Kshir, NP-Liberty, sr. .. hit .309, had an OBP of .393 with 21 base hits, 18 runs scored and 13 RBI.

Mikenna Buchanan, Williamson, jr. .. hit .516 with 16 base hits (3-2B, 2-3B) and was the Lady Warriors’ ace.

Jordyn Abernathy, Wellsboro, sr. .. hit .333 with a .397 OBP, 19 base hits (3-3B) and 15 runs scored.

Payton Chapel, NP-Liberty, jr. .. hit .447 and had a .544 OBP with 21 base hits and 13 RBI.

Katie Adams, CV, jr. .. Indians’ leadoff hitter had a .368 average with 21 base hits.

SECOND TEAM
Megan Spohn, NP-Liberty, jr. .. .346 BA, 27 hits, 19 runs, 24 RBI;

Maddie Millard, CV, jr. .. .395 BA, 17 hits;

Kaegan Short, Williamson, so. .. .469 BA, 15 hits, 13 runs;

McKenna Lightner, NP-Liberty, jr. .. .388 OBP, 19 hits (7-2B, 1-3B, 5 HR)

Ashley Woodring, CV, so. .. .434 BA, 23 hits;

Maddi Bordas, Wellsboro, sr. .. .339 BA, 19 hits, 18 runs;

Zeraya Wilson, CV, fr. .. .341 BA, 15 hits;

Gracie Stephens, Williamson, sr. .. .324 BA, .588 OBP, 11 hits, 18 runs;

Addie Smith, NP-Liberty, so. .. .333 OBP, 21 hits, 22 runs, 14 RBI;

Rylie Boyce, Wellsboro, sr. .. ..315 BA, 17 hits, 10 RBI;

Logan Hamilton, CV, jr. .. .383 BA, 18 hits;

NEWCOMER TEAM
Haley Litzelman, NPL, fr.
Kenna Thomas, Williamson, fr.
Ella Churchill, CV, so.
Tegan Del Rio, Wellsboro, fr.
Laynie LaBarron, CV, jr.
Zeraya Wilson, CV, fr.
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Game photos of all four teams can be found HERE.



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