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April 13, 2021 D9 Baseball/Softball: Forest Area SB Tops Redbank Valley; St. Marys, Punxsy SB Get Shutouts; DuBois BB Edges Punxsy

Forest Area's Emily Aites fields a ball at first base during Tuesday's Fires' win over Redbank Valley. Photo by Angie Rearick

April 13 District 9 softball/baseball recaps

FOREST AREA 9, REDBANK VALLEY 7

TIONESTA, Pa. – Emily Aites had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs to lead Forest Area past visiting Redbank Valley, 9-7.

Maggie Boehme added a pair of hits and an RBI for the Fires, while Emma McFarland had two hits. Faith Dietrich and Chaise Siegel each chipped in doubles, and Amber Guzzi drove in a pair of runs.

Kia Sage hit a 3-run home run for Redbank Valley, her second home run in as many days, while Teja Hageter had a pair of hits and an RBI and Brooke Holben had a triple and an RBI.

Natalie Meyers pitched a complete game allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one.

ST. MARYS 4, HOLLIDAYSBURG 0

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Kendall Young threw a 3-hit shutout to lead visiting St. Marys to a 4-0 win over Hollidaysburg.

Young struck out 15 while walking two.

Helping her own cause, Young hit a three-run home run in a four-run fourth inning.

Brianna Grotzinger added a triple for St. Marys with Kara Hanslovan chipping in an RBI.

Maria Malone took the loss giving up four runs, two earned, on three hits while striking out 15.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 4, DUBOIS 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Kendal Johnston threw a three-hit shutout to help Punxsutawney to a 4-0 win over visiting DuBois.

Johnston struck out three.

Sarah Weaver was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Chucks, while Elliott Ferrent was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Johnston helped herself by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Allie Snyder took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out three. Aleigha Gerr pitched 1 ⅓ scoreless innings allowing a walk while striking out one.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 19, BROCKWAY 0, 4 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Jessy Frank went 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs to help DuBois Central Catholic to a 19-0, four-inning win over Brockway at Heindl Memorial Field in DuBois.

DCC, the visiting team in the contest, also got three hits each from Chelsea Busatto and Melia Mitskavich.

Busatto was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Mitskavich went 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Also for the Lady Cardinals, Emma Suplizio was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Madi Hoyt was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Shyanne Lundy was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and two RBIs, Mia Meholick was 2-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored, and an RBI, and Rose Whipple was 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored.

JOHNSONBURG 10, KANE 0, 6 INNINGS

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Winning pitcher Julia Jones threw a one-hitter and was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI in a 10-0, six-inning win for Johnsonburg over visiting Kane.

Jones struck out 12 in her six innings of work.

Jenna Kasmierski was also 2-for-3 for the Ramettes, while Alexa Mahoney was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Leah Tingani took the loss for Kane going 5 ⅓ innings and allowing eight runs, five earned, on eight hits while striking out seven.

Maya Smith had the Lady Wolves lone hit.

BASEBALL

DUBOIS 6, PUNXSUTAWNEY 5

DUBOIS, Pa. – Scoring six unearned runs thanks to four Punxsutawney errors, DuBois beat visiting Punxsutawney, 6-5.

The Beavers had only five hits but led 6-0 after four innings before the Chucks scored one in the fifth and four in the sixth and had back-to-back singles but had the first runner caught stealing/picked off.

Trenton Gaffney and Brycen Dinkfelt were both1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored for the Beavers.

Isaac London was 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for Punxsutawney, while Dakota Long was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Alex Phillips was 2-for-4, and Zeke Bennett was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.

Garrett Starr pitched 5 ⅓ innings to get the win allowing four runs, all earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out seven. Alex Pasternak went ⅔ of an inning giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out one. Chandler Ho got the save going one inning allowing two hits while striking out one.

Isaac London took the loss going three innings allowing five unearned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out one. Carter Savage gave up an unearned run on three hits and a walk in three innings of work.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, BROCKWAY 2

DUBOIS, Pa. – Kaden Brezenski went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to an 8-2 win over visiting Brockway.

Dante Armanini was also 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs to help the Cardinals with Matt Pyne and Damon Foster each scoring twice.

Matt Brubaker was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Brandin Anderon got the win going five innings allowing two runs, both earned, on two hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out five. Carter Kosko pitched two scoreless innings allowing three hits and striking out one.

Connor Ford took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, all earned, on six his and six walks while striking out four.

REDBANK VALLEY 11, FOREST AREA 0, 5 INNINGS

TIONESTA, Pa. – Kobe Bonanno hit a home run to help visiting Redbank Valley to an 11-0, five-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Bonanno was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Cam Wagner was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored for the Bulldogs.

Also for Redbank Valley, Jimmy Gundlach and Bryson Bain were both 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Ty Hetrick was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Wagner got the win going four scoreless innings allowing four hits and a walk while striking out one. Richie Leasure pitched a scoreless fifth striking out two.

Aidan Hartle took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit and a walk while striking out two.

HOLLIDAYSBURG 8, ST. MARYS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Zach Miller and Landon Perry each had a pair of hits in Hollidaysburg’s 8-0 win at St. Marys.

Carson Kensinger and Bryce Martellacci combined on a two-hit shutout for the Tigers with Kensinger going six innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out nine. Martellacci struck out one in his inning of work.

Connor Bressler took the loss going four innings allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out one.

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