Local athlete helps lead travel softball team to championship victory


PRUNTYTOWN—The Morgantown based Black Diamond Express 14U Girls Softball team recently held their own and emerged victorious against a bevy of Pittsburgh based teams to win the Big Dipper Tournament held in New Castle, PA on February 13.

One of Taylor County’s own Lillie Crimm, a multi-sport athlete who attends Taylor County Middle School helped to lead the charge against the formidable play brought on by the numerous teams in the open style play of the tournament.

The first game would see the Black Diamond Express being challenged by the Pittsburgh Spirit Russell team.

The game would end after a hard-fought game that ended in a tie 2-2, with the Black Diamond Express entering the winner’s bracket of the tournament.

The Second game would find the Black Diamond Express easily coasting to victory over the Pittsburgh Spirit Black team to the tune of 7-2 to find themselves entering semi-final play.

The semi-final game would pit the Black Diamond Express against the PA Bat-Busters with the Black Diamond Express logging a shut-out victory of their opponent with a final score of 9-0.

The championship game would come full circle as the Black Diamond Express faced off against the first-round team of Pittsburgh Spirit Russell.

In a what was to be considered a low scoring pitchers dual the Black Diamond Girls solidified the win with a final score of 2-1, giving the Black Diamond Express 14U the championship.

The Black Diamond Express is coached by Travis Masoner, Jessica Masoner, Robert Wisman and Don Robinson.

The roster is made up of girls from Morgantown, Rivesville, Bruceton Mills and our very own Flemington native Lillie Crimm.

The staff of the Mountain Statesman would like to congratulate the Black Diamond Express 14U team and pitcher Lille Crimm on a well-deserved championship victory.

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