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April 22, 2021 D9 Softball: Beggs Homer in the Seventh Lifts Cranberry Past Keystone; Moniteau Outslugs Clarion

Alisha Beggs hit a home run in the seventh to break a tie game. Photo by Jeff Parkin

April 22 District 9 softball recaps



KNOX, Pa. – Alisha Beggs hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to break five-all tie and give visiting Cranberry a come-from-behind, 7-5, win over over Keystone.

The Berries trailed 4-0 after three and 5-4 after Keystone scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to break a four-all tie.

But Olivia Plummer’s single in the sixth tied the game, and then Jenna Blitz tripled with one out in the seventh bringing up Beggs who homered on a line drive to center.

Plummer was 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBIs to lead the Cranberry offense while Beggs went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Blitz was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Rylee Cole was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Jenna Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Alexandria Johnston had a pair of RBIs for Keystone going 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Sydney Bell was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Coe, the third hurler for Cranberry, got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing an unearned run on a walk. She struck out six.

Beggs started and went a ⅓ of an inning giving up two unearned runs on a walk and a hit batter. Blitz pitched 2 ⅓ innings giving up two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Natalie Bowser took the loss allowing seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out eight.


WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Scoring 13 runs in its first two at-bats, Moniteau beat visiting Clarion, 15-10.

Courtney Stewart and Abby Rottman each hit home runs for the Lady Warriors with Stewart adding a double while going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs and Rottman going 1-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Rylee Hoffman also tripled for Moniteau and was 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBIs, while Emily Staab was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored and Brianna Rottman had three RBIs, walked once, and scored once.

Kylee Beers hit a home run for Clarion and was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs.

Noel Anthony, Jordan Best, and Brenna Campbell each had doubles for the Lady Cats.

Anthony went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored, Best was 1-for-3 with two walks, and three runs scored, and Campbell was 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Stewart got the win going seven innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on six hits. She walked 13 and struck out 14.

Payton Simko took the loss going one-plus innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on five hits and six walks while striking out two. Beers pitched five innings giving up five runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out four.

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