Trailing 1-0 since the first inning, the Punxsy baseball offense produced five hits and saw three of the runners score to power past host DuBois, 3-1, on Wednesday in DuBois.
Garrett Zimmerman led off the visiting seventh with a single to center and moved to third two batters later when Cory Geer singled. The Chucks tied the contest, 1-1, when Dakota Thomas reached on a fielder's choice to plate Garrett Zimmerman.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Defense should never have an off day, and it was on display on the varsity softball diamond on Wednesday afternoon.
Behind a pair of double plays and various other top glove showings, Punxsy received three timely fifth- inning hits to score the lone run and shutout rival DuBois, 1-0, in Punxsutawney.
â€śIt was a great game, as the players made the plays. A tremendous game to watch, as both sides played very well defensively,â€ť noted Lady Chucks head coach Alan Pifer. â€śThey didnâ€™t beat themselves but we got the break (to score the one run).â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The finally tally was close but the Chucks swept the final 14 points in the last two events to seal the victory.
After falling behind midway through the meet, Punxsy finished off strong to hand the first track and field defeat to DuBois, 89-61.
"At times, DuBois was ahead as it was a lot closer than people thought. We had a game plan going in. One where we wanted to win, and we put our guys in strategic spots to do so," explained Punxsy head coach John Smith. "We picked up second and third places we needed to as those points make a difference at the end."
BROOKVILLE â€” On a chilly day along Interstate-80, Punxsy was still able to record many personal best efforts amongst a 22-team field at Saturdayâ€™s 15th Annual DeManâ€™s track and field invitational.
The Chucks boys, highlighted by Kevin Hughes' and Will Harmonâ€™s days, totaled four first places, while the Punxsy girls had three top- three placings in the non-team scoring event.
As a whole, the Punxsy boys had a good day with various personal best performances recorded.