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April 25, 2022 D9 SB: Hipps Nearly Perfect in Clearfield Win; Keystone, DuBois Have Walk-Off Wins

Emma Hipps of Clearfield game within four outs of a perfect game Monday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

April 25 District 9 softball recaps

CLEARFIELD 1, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Clearfield’s Emma Hipps came four outs from a perfect game before settling for a two-hit shutout in Clearfield’s 1-0 win at Punxsutawney.

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Hipps struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter in getting the shutout.

She carried the perfect game into the sixth inning and had two outs in the inning when Sydney Hoffman blooped a single over the head of first baseman Lauren Ressler.

But Hipps came back and got Emily Dobbins to pop out to end the inning.

The only other hit for Punxsutawney was a two-out single to center by Ciara Toven in the seventh, but again Hipps came back and struck out Brooke Young to complete the shutout.

       

Hipps was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Ciara Toven was nearly as good as Hipps allowing just a first-inning run to Clearfield.

Toven went seven innings allowing five hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Two of those hits came to the first two batters she faced, as Ruby Singleton blooped a base hit to right, and went to second on a passed ball, and Hipps singled to right putting runners on the corners.

Hipps stole second, but Ressler struck out, and Punxsutawney intentionally walked Oliva Bender.

Alaina Fedder then hit a grounder to third that Brooke Young booted leaving the bases loaded and a run in – the run would have scored anyhow.

Toven then struck out the next two batters to keep the game at 1-0.

Clearfield’s only other real threat came in the seventh when Singleton singled to left with two outs and took second on an errant throw.

After Hipps was intentionally walked, Ressler singled to center, but Singleton was cut down at the plate on the throw from Emily Dobbins the centerfielder.

Singleton was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Alexi Bumbarger was 2-for-2 for Clearfield.

KEYSTONE 9, CLARION-LIMESTONE 8

KNOX, Pa. – Cassidy Morris’s single to right with two outs in the seventh inning capped a four-run rally for Keystone, as the Lady Panthers walked off Clarion-Limestone, 9-8.

The Lady Panther trailed 8-5 entering the inning but Gabby Wolbert singled and Sydney Bell doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs.

C-L then elected to intentionally walk the powerful Natalie Bowser, who had already hit two home runs in the game, to load the bases for Lead Exley.

But as Exley has done on a couple of occasions this season, she made the free pass null and void when she singled to left bringing home a run to make it 8-6.

Bella Black then followed with a single to left to make it 8-7.

A fielder’s choice by Rylie Colligan erased Bowser at the plate, but Karley Callander had an infield single to tie the game at eight before Emma Gruber struck out bringing up Morris who singled to right to win the contest.

Bowser was 3-for-3 with the two home runs, a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs to lead Keystone, while Exley was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Bell was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Colligan was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Morris also went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Exley got the win in relief of Bowser going two innings allowing one earned runs on two hits while striking out one.

Bowser pitched five innings giving up seven runs, four earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out two.

Jenna Dunn hit her first career over-the-fence home run for C-L while going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Regan Husted was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Abby Himes was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Frances Milliron was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Husted took the loss going six innings allowing 12 hits, nine runs, five earned. She walked two and struck out five. Jenna Dunn pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing two hits and striking out one.

DUBOIS 6, HOLLIDAYSBURG 5

DUBOIS, Pa. – Courtesy runner Haley Reed scored on a throwing error off a bunt by Kat Patten, as DuBois walked off visiting Hollidaysburg, 6-5.

Hollidaysburg had tied the game at five with a run in the top of the seventh at Heindl Field in DuBois when Sydney Shay doubled home a run with two outs.

But in the bottom of the seventh, Alexas Pfeufer singled with one out, and Reed ran for her.

Patten then put down a bunt and reached on an error by pitcher Olivia Vincent, and on the play an error by Shay allowed Reed to score the winning run.

Lauren Walker was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs to lead the DuBois offense with Morgan Pasternak going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Also for the Lady Beavers, Sarah Henninger was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Gabby Gulvas was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Pfeufer was 2-for-4, and Jaden Swatsworth was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Brianna Dawson hit a home run while going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Hollidaysburg, Shay was 1-for-3 with the double, a walk, and an RBI, and Alexis Peacock was 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

Allie Snyder got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.

Vincent took the loss pitching 6 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on 15 hits and two walks while striking out 10.

ST. MARYS 4, PENNS VALLEY 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kendall Young tossed a six-hit shutout to lead St. Marys to a 4-0 win over visiting St. Marys.

Young struck out 11 and didn’t walk a batter in getting the win.

Helping her own cause, Young was 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI, while Oliva Eckels also doubled, drove in a run, and scored a run for the Lady Dutch, and Rosa DePrater was 2-for-3 with a double.

Scott Dinges was 2-for-3 for Penns Valley.

Taylor Bumgardner took the loss going six innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out five.

KARNS CITY 6, FOREST AREA 2

KARNS CITY, Pa. – A four-run second inning helped Karns City to a 6-2 win over visiting Forest Area.

Jada Polczynski had a pair of runs scored and two RBIs for the Lady Gremlins while Jess Dunn was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Sarah Patton was 2-for-3, Rossi McMillen was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Megan Whitmire was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.

Madison McFarland was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Forest Area, while Emma McFarland was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Allison Walker got the win going four innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out three. Whitmire pitched two innings allowing one hit and striking out two, and Marra Patton pitched a scoreless seventh striking out one.

Izabelle Flick took the loss going six innings allowing six runs, three earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out one.

COUDERSPORT 10, OSWAYO VALLEY 2

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Madyson Dubots-Angood hit a home run and a double while going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Sierra Myers also went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for the Lady Falcons with Ryelle Black going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Makenzie Gentzyel 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored,

Shayden Mesler was 2-for-3 for Oswayo Valley.

Emma Saulter got the win going four innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out seven. Savannah Myers got the save going three scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out three.

Makenzie Mesler took the loss going seven innings allowing 10 runs, eight earned, on 14 hits and four walks while striking eight.

A-C VALLEY 16, UNION 0, 3 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Mackenzie Parks went 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and seven RBIs to lead A-C Valley to a 16-0, 3-inning win at Union.

Avah Burke was also 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, three runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Falcons, while Meah Ielase went 1-for-2 with a walk, four runs scored, and two RBIs.

Kya Wetzel was 1-for-1 with a double and a walk for Union.

Shania Whitmer got her first career win in the circle going three innings allowing three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Emerson Stevens took the loss lasting ⅓ of an inning allowing 10 runs, nine earned, on four hits, three walks, and two hit batters. She struck out one.

Magen Walzak pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing six earned runs on eight hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

CRANBERRY 16, MONITEAU 3, 5 INNINGS

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Keelie Schneider went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three runs scored, and six RBIs to lead visiting Cranberry to a 16-3, five-inning win over Moniteau.

Cassie Scarbrough also hit two home runs in the win going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three runs scored.

Also for the Berries, Riley Coe was 2-for-2 with two doubles, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs, and Reyna Watson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Emma Covert was 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for Moniteau.

Watson got the win going three innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two.

McKaylah Smith pitched two innings allowing one earned run on three hits.

Covert took the loss going four innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out fone.

Mariska Shunk didn’t record an out allowing eight earned runs on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 19, KANE 2, 3 INNINGS

KANE, Pa. – Huge hitting days from Lucy Klawuhn and Emily Mourer led Elk County Catholic to an easy, 19-2, three-inning win at Kane.

Klawuhn was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBIs and Mourer was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs.

Tessa Fledderman was also 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs for the Lady Crusaders with Lydia Anderson going 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Also for ECC, Gabby Weisner was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Syd Alexander drive in two runs.

Hailey Slater drove in a pair of runs with a two-run single for Kane.

Mourer got the win going three innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

Leah Tigani took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing 16 runs, three earned, on 10 hits, two walks, and a hit batter. Maya Smith went 1 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one.

CLARION 18, REDBANK VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Hadlee Campbell drove in three runs to help Clarion to an 18-0, five-inning win at Redbank Valley.

Campbell was 1-for-4 with two runs scored.

Jordan Best doubled twice for the Lady Cats going 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, Kylee Beers was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Noel Anthony was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Payton Simko was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Also for Clarion, Bri Forrest went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Emily Troese was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Simko got the win going three innings allowing two hits and three walks while striking out six. Anthony pitched two scoreless, hitless innings walking one and striking out one.

Leigh Ann Hetrick was 2-for-3 for Redbank Valley.

Mackenzie Forringer took the loss going five innings allowing 18 runs, five earned, on 14 hits and two walks while striking out four.

JOHNSONBURG 20, BROOKVILLE 3, 4 INNINGS; JOHNSONBURG 14, BROOKVILLE 0, 5 INNINGS

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Johnsonburg swept a doubleheader at Brookville winning the first game 20-4 in four innings and 14-0 in five innings.

In the first game, Maria Casillo hit a home run while driving in six runs and going 2-for-3 with a walk with two runs scored.

Shelby Sorg also drove home four runs while going 2-for-2 with three runs scored, and Jenna Kasmierski was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Also for the Ramettes, Julia Peterson was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Peterson got the win going four innings allowing three earned runs on three hits while striking out 10.

Tori McKinley was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Brookville, Alyssa Tollini was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Natasha Rush was 1-for-1 with a run scored.

Rush took the loss not getting an out allowing six runs, five earned on five hits and a walk.

Cadence Suhan went 3 ⅔ innings allowing 14 runs, seven earned, on eight hits, eight walks, and two hit batters while striking out one.

Tollini pitched a ⅓ of an inning striking out one.

In the second game, Natalie Dunworth went 4-for-4with a double, triple, and three runs scored.

Julia Jones, Peterson, Peyton Delhunty, Zoey Grunthaner and Sorg each added two hits, including triples from Jones and Grunthaner and a double by Sorg. Jones, Kasmierski, and Sorg each drove in a pair of runs.

Tollini and Jordan Daisley singled for the Lady Raiders.

Tollini allowed 14 runs, 13 earned on 16 hits and a walk while striking one in four innings.

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