NEPA Sports Nation

Line Mountain downs Elk Lake

Kya Matter struck out 14 and led the offense Monday when Line Mountain posted the first state tournament win in program history by shutting out Elk Lake, 6-0, in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A first-round game at Tunkhannock.

Matter held the Lady Warriors to five hits, three of them on bunts. She did not walk a batter.

At the plate, Matter was 3-for-3 with a triple. Matter, who is committed to play on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, scored two runs and drove in two.

District 4 champion Line Mountain took an early lead. The Eagles (20-3) scored two runs each in the first, second and fourth innings.

Elk Lake, the Lackawanna League Division 4 and District 2 Class 2A champion, finished 17-2.

Jenna Newhart went 2-for-3 to lead the Lady Warriors.

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