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April 15, 2021 D9 Softball/Baseball: ECC SB Walks Off Jburg; Kane Baseball Tops DCC

DuBois Central Catholic warms up prior to its win over Kane Thursday. Photo courtesy of DCC Softball

April 15 District 9 softball and baseball recaps

SOFTBALL

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 6, JOHNSONBURG 5

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Scoring the final two runs on a wild pitch, Elk County Catholic rallied to walk off Johnsonburg, 6-5.

The Lady Crusaders trailed 5-3 going to the bottom of the seventh before Lacy Klawuhn got the rally started when she reached on an error before going to second on a wild pitch and scoring on a two-out single to shortstop by Lydia Anderson. Emily Mourer then singled putting runners on first and second for Sydney Alexander.

The first pitch to Alexander was wild, and Anderson came all the way home to score before Mourer scored on the same play to give ECC the victory.

Johnsonburg had broken a four-all tie with a run in the top of the seventh when Jenna Pavlock scored on a wild pitch.

Anderson had a big day at the plate in the win going 4-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Alexander was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Julia Jones was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Johnsonburg with Jenna Karsmirski going 2-for-4 as well.

Mourer got the win going seven innings and allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

Jones took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings giving up five runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out four. Julie Peterson started and went two innings giving up an unearned run on two hits

BROOKVILLE 13, BROCKWAY 6

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Ashton Pangallo struck out eight batters and was one of three players with three hits apiece in Brookville’s 13-6 win over Brockway at Northside Field Thursday afternoon.

Pangallo, Tory McKinney and Mara Bowser all had three hits with Pangallo and McKinney hitting triples. Megrah Suhan and Elizabeth Wonderling finished with two hits with Suhan hitting an inside-the-park home run.

Mogan Lindemuth and Grace Stewart hit doubles for Brockway.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 15, KANE 0, 3 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Mia Meholick, Shyanne Lundy, and Jessy Frank each drove in three runs to lead DuBois Central Catholic past visiting Kane, 15-0, in three innings.

Meholick was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, Lundy was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Frank was 0-for-2 with a run scored.

Also for the Lady Cardinals, Chelsea Busatto was 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, Emma Suplizio was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, and Melia Mitskavich was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Madi Hoyt tossed a one-hit shutout walking one and striking out three in three innings of work.

Maya Smith had the lone hit for Kane.

Madison Stahli took the loss giving him 15 runs, 10 earned, on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one in 2 ⅓ innings of work. She also hit three batters.

CURWENSVILLE SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM SHEFFIELD

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Scoring a combined 35 first-inning runs, Curwensville swept a doubleheader from visiting Sheffield winning Game One 23-0 in three innings and Game Two 25-1 in three innings.

In the first game, the Lady Tide plated 18 first-inning runs after sending 23 players to the plate and collecting nine hits, including four doubles, and walking 12 times.

Logan Sheeder led the way in the first game for Curwensville, driving in five runs while going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

Abby Pentz was also 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two walks, four runs scored, and four RBIs, while Joslynne Freyer went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Also for the LadyTide, Mackenzie Wall was 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, Maddie Butler and Breanna Babcock each scored three times with Butler driving in one run and Babcock two, Rylee Wiggins scored twice and had an RBI, Teagan Harzinski scored twice, and Shyanne Rudy scored twice and added a pair of RBIs.

Freyer got the win throwing a three-inning no-hitter. She walked one and hit a batter while striking out six.

Lily Lauffenburger took the loss going a ⅓ of an inning and allowing 17 runs, all earned, on six hits and 11 walks. Emily Foster pitched 1 ⅔ innings allowing six earned runs on six hits and six walks.

In Game Two, Curwensville, as the visiting team, sent 20 batters to the plate in the first inning to score its 17 runs collecting 10 hits, including six doubles and a home run, while walking five times being hit by a pitch, and reaching twice via errors.

Pentz’s inside-the-park, three-run home run capped the scoring in the inning.

Pentz added a pair of doubles and was 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs. Sheeder doubled two more times and was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs, while Freyer was 3-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored.

Also for Curwensville, Wall scored four times while going 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, and an RBI, Harzinski was 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Shyanne Rudy was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, Butler scored three times while driving in a run, Wiggins was 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Taylor Simcox was 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.

Three Curwensville pitchers combined on a three-inning no-hitter, although Freyer did give up an unearned run in the first while walking a batter and striking out two. Sheeder struck out two in the second in her inning of work, and Pentz struck out two in the third in her inning of work.

Anna McCracken scored the lone run for Sheffield

McCracken took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing 20 runs, 14 earned, on 11 hits and eight walks while striking out one. Lauffenburger pitched 1 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits and four walks.

BASEBALL

KANE 7, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4

DUBOIS, Pa. – A five-run second inning boosted visiting Kane to a 7-4 win over DuBois Central Catholic.

Reese Novosel had the big hit in the second, a two-run double that started the scoring for the Wolves.

That was one of two doubles on the afternoon for Novosel, who was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Bobby Rimcik was also 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored for Kane, while Andrew Jekielek went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Carson Whiteman was also 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Bryce Bizzak was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Ben Gritzer paced DCC going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Cartar Kosko was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Kaden Brezenski walked twice and scored twice.

Whiteman got the win in relief of Rumcik going four innings allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out nine. Rumcik pitched three innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out one.

Jack Adair took the loss pitching five innings allowing six runs, five earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out two.

BELLEFONTE 10, CLEARFIELD 9

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Trevor Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk on a 3-1 pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Bellefonte walked off Clearfield, 10-9.

Kyle Elensky had just intentionally walked Max Rodgers to get to Johnson but couldn’t find the zone with two outs allowing the Red Raiders to win the game.

It was two-out lightning for Bellefonte in the seventh, as a Seth Shuey single proceeded the international walk and put runners on second and third after the throw went to third.

Bellefonte had tied the game at nine with a run in the bottom of the sixth in what was a back-and-forth affair.

Clearfield led 3-0 at the end of a half inning and 3-1 at the end of the first before making it 4-1 in the top of the second.

Bellefonte took its first lead with a five-run bottom of the second to go ahead 5-4 before Clearfield scored three in the fourth to go back in front, 7-5.

The Red Raiders tied the game with a pair in the bottom of the fourth before the Bison went back in front again with a two-run fifth.

Rodgers led Bellefonte going 3-for-4 with the walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Johnson’s walk was the fourth he drew in the game, and he was 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

Also for the Red Raiders, Derek Fravel was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, Dylan Dann was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Nick Capparelle was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.

Elensky, Nolan Barr, and Hunter Dixon each had three hits for Clearfield.

Elensky was 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI, Dixon was 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBIs, and Barr was 3-for-5 with three runs scored out of the leadoff spot.

Karson Rumsky chipped in two hits for the Bison going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Ryan Gearhart was on base four times going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. Blake Pretsash also drove in two runs and scored a run while going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Johnson’s walk made him the winning pitcher.

He went a scoreless inning of relief giving up a walk while striking out one.

Gavin Fravel started for the Red Raiders and pitched three innings giving up four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. Alex Ebeling then gave up five runs, all earned, on six hits and six walks while striking out three in three innings of work.

Elensky, Clearfield’s third pitcher, took the loss going five innings in relief giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out two.

Rumsky started and pitched an inning allowing one earned run on four walks while striking out one. Gearhart pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing five runs, all earned, on two hits and five walks while striking out one.

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