April 14 District 9 softball recaps
CLARION-LIMESTONE 11, CLARION 9
CLARION, Pa. – Scoring three runs in the top of the sixth to break a tie game, Clarion-Limestone broke an 11-game losing streak to crosstown rival Clarion with an 11-9 road win at Paul A. Weaver Field.
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Clarion had scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at eight when C-L loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the sixth thanks to a walk and two singles.
A fielder’s choice erased a runner at the plate, but Regan Husted broke the tie when she scampered home on a wild pitch.
Then, with two outs, Clarion starter Payton Simko issued three consecutive walks, the final two driving in runs, to make it 11-8.
“I think we were starting to get down a little bit,” Husted said. “But we knew there was still time to play, still time to get some more runs in. We were just mainly focused on that.”
The Lady Cats got a run back in the bottom of the sixth but left the tying run at second. Then in the seventh, Jordan Best reached on an error with one out before Husted, who had relieved Cassidy Makray in the fifth inning, induced a double-play ball off the bat of Brenna Campbell that went to shortstop Kendall Dunn. Dunn stepped on second and fired to first to secure the Lady Lions first win over Clarion since an 18-1 victory May 8, 2014.
“This is a big thing,” Husted said. “I think it is a lot of motivation to just keep going in this season, keep going for districts.”
Husted had a big game for C-L going 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored while also getting the win after pitching 2 ⅓ innings allowing one run, it was earned, on four hits while striking out one.
Batting out of the No. 6 hole, Husted was part of a trio of players hitting from No. 6 through No. 8 that fueled the Lady Lions offense going a combined 8-for-14 with seven runs scored and four RBIs.
No. 7 hitter Alyssa Wiant was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and No. 8 hitter Jocalyn Henry was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored.
“Everyone knows it is important to have a strong lineup the whole way through,” Husted said. “I think we really have that. It’s helped us a lot this season so far.”
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Frances Milliron also had three hits for C-L going 3-for-4 with a walk, a triple, a run scored and two RBIs out of the leadoff spot, while Abby Himes was 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and two RBIs, and Dunn was 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Dunn also made a fantastic defensive play to end the third inning snagging Mackenzie Aaron’s ground ball that was headed up the middle with runners and the corners with a diving stop and then reaching out and touching second base for the force out saving at least one run.
Clarion, which battled from behind all day long, got three hits apiece from Kylee Beers and Bri Forrest and two from Ava Kiser., Ava Kiser, and Bri Forrest.
Beers was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored (her pinch runner Jadyn Scheftic also scored a run), and an RBI, Forrest was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Kiser was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and an RBI. McKayla Kerle also drove in a pair of runs with a single.
Simko took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing 11 runs, 10 earned, on 13 hits and nine walks while striking out four.
Beer pitched 1 ⅓ scoreless innings allowing one hit while hitting a batter and striking out two.
Makray started for C-L and lasted 4 ⅔ innings giving up eight runs, seven earned on nine hits and three walks while striking out three.
CRANBERRY 9, FOREST AREA 7
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Reyna Watson and Alaina Hogue each had three hits to help visiting Cranberry hold off Forest Area, 9-7, at East Forest.
Watson was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and three runs scored, while Hogue was 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, and a run scored.
Also for the Berries, Rylee Coe went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Jenna Blitz got the win allowing seven runs on just four hits. She walked two, hit three, and struck out 10.
Madison McFarland was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored while also getting hit by a pitch for Forest Area.
Natalie Meyers took the loss.
Cranberry scored five in the top of the first and built the lead to 7-0 after 3 ½ innings before Forest Area got a run in the fourth and two in the sixth to make it 7-3. The Berries then added what turned out to be two important insurance runs in the seventh before Forest Area scored four times in the bottom of the inning.
KEYSTONE 14, REDBANK VALLEY 3, 6 INNINGS
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Behind four hits and five RBIs from Natalie Bowser, visiting Keystone beat Redbank Valley, 14-3, in six innings.
Bowser was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and five RBIs for the Lady Panthers, who also got three hits from Allie Johnston, who was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.
Also for Keystone, Leah Exley drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Sydney Bell was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored, and Emma Gruber was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
Teja Hageter was 2-for-3 with a double and run scored for Redbank Valley, while Brynn Rearick was also 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Bowser got the win going six innings allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits and two hit batters while striking out five.
Brooke Holben took the loss going six innings allowing 14 runs, seven earned, on 17 hits and two walks while striking out one.
A-C VALLEY 21, UNION 3, 5 INNINGS
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Baylee Blauser and Kenzie Parks combined to drive in 10 runs, as visiting A-C Valley rolled past Union, 21-3.
Blauser was 4-for-4 with a walk, a home run, four runs scored, and six RBIs, while Parks was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and four RBIs.
Bella Ielase also homered for the Lady Falcons and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and three runs scored, while Andrea Meals was 4-for-5 with a triple, two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs, and Brogan Armagost was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Rylie Colligan was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Union, while Mackenzie Davis was 2-for-2 with a run scored.
Blauser got the win going five innings allowing three earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two.
Kira Marsh took the loss going four innings allowing 12 runs, 10 earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out two, Morgan Cumberland pitched an inning giving up nine runs, three earned, on six hits, a hit batter, and three walks.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 23, SHEFFIELD 2, 3 INNINGS
SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Moira Stanisch had a pair of doubles while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs in Elk County Catholic’s 23-2, three-inning road win over Sheffield.
Gabby Weisner was also 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, three runs scored, and three RBIs for the Lady Crusaders, who scored the 23 runs with just 10 hits.
ECC drew 16 walks while also being hit by a pitch in the contest.
Emily Mourer, Reagan Weaver, Caitlyn Vollmer, Josie Lawrey, and Mackenzie Bille each added a pair of RBIs in the victory.
Lexi Goldthwaite was 1-for-1 with two runs scored for Sheffield.
Mourer got the win going two hitless innings allowing one earned run on three walks while striking out six. Reagan Bauer pitched an inning allowing an earned run on one hit and three walk.
Lilly Lauffenburger took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing 18 runs scored, 15 earned, on six hits while walking 14. Emily Foster relieved and gave up five unearned runs on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one in ⅔ of an inning.
COUDERSPORT 16, PORT ALLEGANY 8
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Sierra Myers was 3-for-4 with three doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs to lead Coudersport to a 16-8 win over visiting Port Allegany.
Mackenzie Gentzyel also had three hits for the Lady Falcons going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, while Addie Myers, Rosalyn Page, Kaylee VanWhy, Savannah Myers, and Aubri Thompson each added two hits.
Addie Myers was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs, Page was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, VanWhy was 2-for-5 with a run scored, and two RBIs, Savannah Myers was 2-for-2 with a run scored, and two RBIs, and Thompson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
OTTO-ELDRED 10, OSWAYO VALLEY 2
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Kate Rhinehart went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Otto-Eldred to a 10-2 win at Oswayo Valley.
Abby Wolfe was also 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Lady Terrors with Reilly Raught going 2-for-3 with a double.
Abby Wolfe and Bri Heller combined on a two-hit shutout striking out a combined 11.
McKenzie Mesler was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Oswayo Valley.
Macy West took the loss allowing 1- runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out 15.
COWANESQUE VALLEY 21, GALETON 0, 3 INNINGS
WESTFIELD, Pa. – Maddie Millard, Madison Hoopes, and Makayla Vargeson all drove in three runs for Cowanesque Valley in a 21-0, three-inning home win over Galeton.
Millard was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, Hoopes, from Northern Potter High School, was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, and Vargeson was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Another Northern Potter product, Megan Hyde, hit a home run while going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Varegson got the win going two innings walking one and striking out one.
Mikayla Schott took the loss going two innings allowing 14 runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out two.
DUBOIS 15, BROOKVILLE 10
DUBOIS, Pa. – Sarah Henninger, Morgan Pasternak, and Allie Snyder had two hits apiece to lead DuBois to a 15-10 win over visiting Brookville at Highland Street Field.
Emily Steel and Ashton Pangallo each hit two-run singles for Brookville.
Aleigha Geer was the winning pitcher for the Lady Beavers.
KARNS CITY 16, MONITEAU 4, 5 INNINGS
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Garrah Milochick went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs to lead Karns City to a 16-4, five-inning victory over visiting Moniteau.
Sarah Patton added a pair of hits for the Lady Gremlins going 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Marra Patton was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Abby Rottman had a big night for Moniteau going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a run scored, and four RBIs with Taylor Shultz going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Patton got the win in relief of Megan Whitmire going 3 2/3 innings allowing on earned run on two hits while striking out three. Whitmire went 1 1/3 innings giving up three earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one.
Courtney Stewart took the loss going 3 2/3 innings allowing 14 runs, 11 earned, on 10 hits and six walks.