April 20 District 9 softball recaps
CLARION 13, FOREST AREA 3, 5 INNING
CLARION, Pa. – Kylee Beers was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and four RBIs to lead Clarion to a 13-3, 5 inning win over visiting Forest Area at Paul A. Weaver Park.
Watch Beers’ double in the second inning
Beers said Monday’s practice really gave the Lady Cats confidence.
“Yesterday at practice, we worked a lot on fielding the ball, getting cuts (cut-offs), finding gaps, and all that stuff,” Beers said. “I think all that really helped.”
Jordan Best also had a pair of doubles while going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Noel Anthony, who was a game-time decision because of an injury, went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, a walk, and an RBI for the Lady Cats.
Watch Anthony swing for the fences
“I was so happy for her,” Beers said.
Bri Forrest added a pair of RBIs in the victory wand was 1-for-3, while Emily Troese scored twice and was 1-for-2 with a walk.
Faith Dietrich was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Forest Area with Emily Aites going 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored. Amber Guzzi walked twice and stole a pair of bases for the Fires.
Payton Simko got the win allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and nine walks while striking out seven in five innings of work.
Watch Simko strikeout Jessica Wagner with runners at the corners and one out in the third.
“It was awesome (to see Payton get in the grove),” Beers said. “It felt so good.”
Watch Beers’ full postgame interview
Natalie Meyers took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings giving up 13 runs, 12 earned, on 14 hits, four walks, and a hit batter.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 18, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 18, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC, 5 INNINGS
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kaylee Risser homered and drove in five runs and Chelsea Busatto also tallied five RBIs as visiting DuBois Central Catholic powered past Elk County Catholic, 18-5 in five innings.
The Lady Cardinals scored multiple runs in every inning, including eight in the third.
Risser’s home run, a 3-run shot, came in the third inning. Melia Mitskavich also hit a 2-run home run in the inning for the Lady Cardinals.
Check out both of the home runs here:
Six different DCC players – Risser, Emma Suplizio, Shyanne Lundy, Busatto, Mitskavich, and starting pitcher Madison Hoyt all collected multiple hits for the Lady Cardinals.
Lundy scored three runs, as did Lauren Davison, while Risser, Suplizio, Mia Meholick, and Mitskavich crossed the plate twice.
Hoyt tossed three innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits, striking out one to get the win. Lydia Morgan pitched the final two innings, allowing four runs (one earned) and striking out one.
Sydney Alexander got ECC on the board with an RBI single in the first. See it here:
Gabby Weisner had an RBI single and Tessa Fledderman an RBI groundout for the Lady Crusaders, while Emily Mourer had a pair of hits.
Kat Kirst took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) in two innings on five hits and two walks, striking out one.
KANE SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM BROCKWAY
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Kane swept a doubleheader at Brockway winning Game One 15-5 in six innings as the home team and 17-3 in six innings as the visiting team in Game Two.
Madison Stahli had six hits on the day including four doubles, a triple, and a single, drove in six runs and scored four times to lead Kane, while Leah Tigani added five hits on the day with seven runs scored and seven RBIs.
Also for the Lady Wolves, Maya Smith had five hits in the two games, including a triple, and had five RBIs with Kate Parana picking up three hits in Game One and Makieya McGuire adding a triple and a single in Game Two.
Stahli got the win in Game One with Smith picking up the victory in Game Two.
Morgan Lindemuth had three hits, including a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs on the day for Brockway.
CURWENSVILLE 18, JOHNSONBURG 9
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Abby Pentz had five hits, including three extra-base hits, to help visiting Curwensville double up Johnsonburg, 18-9.
Pentz was 5-for-6 with two triples, a double, two RBIs, and four runs scored to lead the Lady Tide, while Logan Sheeder and Shyanne Rudy each drove in four runs.
Sheeder was 2-for-6 with a run scored with Rudy going 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.
Also for Curwensville, Joslynne Freyer was 4-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs and Mackenzie Wall was 4-for-6 with two runs scored
Julia Jones was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs for Johnsonburg with Payton Delhunty going 2-for-4 with two double and two RBIs.
Also for the Ramettes, Julie Peterson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Jenna Pavlock was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
The game was actually low scoring through four innings with Curwensville holding a 2-1 lead.
The Lady Tide made it 6-1 with four runs in the top of the fifth before Johnsonburg scored two in the bottom of the fifth to make it 6-3.
Curwensville then exploded for seven runs in the sixth to go up 13-3 before the Ramettes answered with six of their own in the bottom of the inning to not only stave off the 10-run rule but also close within four, 13-9.
However, a five-run seventh put the capper on the win for the Lady Tide.
Freyer got the win allowing nine earned runs on 10 hits, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out nine.
Jones started and took the loss going four innings allowing six runs, five earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out five. Peterson gave up 12 runs, five earned, on 10 hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings of relief.
CRANBERRY 16, CLARION-LIMESTONE 6, 5 INNINGS
SENECA, Pa. – Alaina Hogue drove in four runs while going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored to lead Cranberry past visiting Clarion-Limestone, 16-6, in five innings.
Olivia Plummer also had three RBIs for the Berries going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored, while Reyna Watson was 4-for-4 on the afternoon with a double and four runs scored.
Also for Cranberry, Kendall Findlay went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, Makala Kearns was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs and Alisha Beggs was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Abby Himes was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for C-L with Frances Milliron going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Regan Husted was also 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Lady Lions.
Jenna Blitz got the win going five innings allowing six runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
KARNS CITY 18, A-C VALLEY 9
WEST FREEDOM, Pa. – Ashley Fox and Garrah Milochik each went deep to lead visiting Karns City to an 18-9 win over A-C Valley.
Milochik was 2-for-5 while adding a double, two runs scored, and five RBIs, while Fox was 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs.
Sarah Patton was also 3-for-5 with two RBIs for the Lady Gremlins, while Marra Patton was 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs, and Allison Walker went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored.
Also for Karns City, Jess Dunn had a double and was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, Zoe King went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Rossi McMillen was 1-for-5 with two runs scored.
Meah Ielase led A-C Valley going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two RBIs, and three runs scored.
Also for the Lady Falcons, Baylee Blauser was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, Bella Ielase was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Lexi Bauer was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Marra Patton got the win going seven innings allowing nine runs, four earned, on eight hits while striking out five.
Blauser took the loss tossing four innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits and a walk.
KEYSTONE 12, UNION 2, 6 INNINGS
KNOX, Pa. – Alexandria Johnston was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored to help Keystone to a 12-2, six-inning win over visiting Union.
Leah Exley hit a home run in the win for the Lady Panthers and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Natalie Bowser was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
Maddie Dunlap also doubled for Keystone while going 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Morgan Cumberland was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Union with Ava Shreckengost going 2-for-3.
Exley got the win going six innings allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out eight.
Magen Walzak took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing 12 runs, all earned, on 14 hits and three walks while striking out four.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, HOLLIDAYSBURG SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney and Hollidaysburg split a doubleheader in Punxsutawney with Hollidaysburg winning the first game 12-10 and Punxsutawney taking the nightcap, 4-2.
In the first game, Maria Malone and Zoie Estep combined to drive in seven runs with Estep going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a run scored, and four RBIs and Malone going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Oliva Knab was also 1-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.
Kendal Johnston and Ciarra Toven each hit home runs in the opening game for Punxsutawney with Johnston going 1-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs and Toven going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Also for the Lady Chucks, Elliott Ferrent was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Riley Presloid was 1-for-5 with two runs scored, Sarah Weaver was 1-for-3 with two walks, and two runs scored, and Karli Young was 2-for-2.
Malone got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing eight runs, three earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out four. Madison Alexy picked up the save giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk in 1 ⅓ innings.
Johnston took the loss pitching seven innings allowing 12 runs, only one earned, on 12 hits and three walks while striking out five.
In Game Two, Punxsutawney used a three-run top of the first to pull out the 4-2 victory.
Presloid and Young both had doubles in the contest for the Lady Chucks with Presloid going 1-for-3 with a run scored and Young 1-for-3.
Malone was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI to lead Hollidaysburg.
Ferrent got the win allowing two unearned runs on five hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out nine in seven innings.
Olivia Vincent took the loss allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out one in seven innings.
WILLIAMSPORT 8, ST. MARYS 7
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Ali Chilson’s one-out double to left scored Aubri Blair from third to give Williamsport an 8-7 walk-off win over St. Marys.
Blair got the rally started with a leadoff single before an error moved her to third.
St. Marys had tied the game at seven in the top of the seventh when Shannon Kiser doubled leading off the inning and scored on a one-out single to center by Kara Hanslovan.
The Lady Dutch held the early advantage taking a 6-0 lead after 2 ½ innings, but Williamsport answered a St. Marys two-spot in the third with four runs of its own in the bottom of the inning to get back in the game.
The Millionaires then tied the game with a two-run fifth before taking a 7-6 lead with a run in the sixth.
Blair had a big day for Williamsport going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Myla Kelly was also 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBIs in the victory, while Isabelle Griswold was 2-for-3 with two doubles, and Jayla Bartholemew was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Hanslovan was 3-for-4 with the RBI and two runs scored, while Brianna Grotzinger hit a home run while going 1-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs for St. Marys.
Kendall McAnelly got the win in relief pitching four innings allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out four.
Avery Eiswerth started for Williamsport and pitched three innings allowing six runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out three.
Kendall Young took the loss pitching 6 ⅓ innings allowing eight earned runs on 13 hits and a walk while striking out nine.