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Local roundup: Bellefonte blanks Central in softball

PHOTO PROVIDED Zebulon Fry of Bald Eagle Area won the Confer's Jewlers Scholarship. From left, Jeff Fry, Shannon Fry, Monteca Confer of Confer's Jewlers, Fry, National Football Foundation Vice President Sam Phillips and Confer Jewelers sponsor Dan Beisel.

It only took five innings for the Raiders to defeat Central in softball on Wednesday. Bellefonte went on the road to earn the 11-0, victory over the Dragons. Lexi Rogers posted another impressive performance in the circle for Bellefonte as she surrendered just one hit and struck out six in five innings of work.

Madison Kennedy suffered the loss for Central. Rogers and Maddie Tice led the Raiders with three hits apiece. Outside of Rogers and Tice, Hanna Lauck, Sara Dehaas and Makenna Port all found success at the plate for Bellefonte. Both DeHaas and Port homered.

• The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, announced Zebulon Fry of Bald Eagle Area as the winner of its Confer’s Jewelers Scholarship. Fry, a senior wide receiver and defensive back for the Eagles, was selected from 71 high school scholar-athlete nominees from across the chapter’s 25-county coverage area based on his accomplishments in the classroom, on the playing field and throughout the community.

Fry was presented with a $1,000 scholarship Tuesday at Confer’s Jewelers in Bellefonte.

“Zeb would do anything for his teammates. He performed at a high level at any position we put him at.” said Bald Eagle Area coach Jesse Nagle. “Zeb is involved in many activities in the community outside of sports. He has a great personality that his peers want to be around.” Nagle added.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Bellefonte 11, Central 0

Bellefonte — 11 runs, 11 hits, 0 errors

Central — 0 runs, 1 hit, 3 errors

Lexi Rogers and (n/a). Madison Kennedy, Maddie Daughtry (6) and (n/a). W–Rogers (9-1). L–Kennedy.

Top Bellefonte hitters: Lily Gardner 1-3, HR, RBI; Lexi Rogers 3-3, 2B; Hanna Lauck 1-3, 3B, 2 RBIs; Maddie Tice 3-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Sara DeHaas 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs; Makenna Port 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs.

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