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April 26, 2021 D9 Softball: Exley Homer Gives Keystone Walk-off Win; Kane Outslugs Port; KC Doubles up Cranberry

Natalie Bowser (left) hit two home runs and Leah Exley (right) hit a walk-off homer for Keystone in its win over Clarion Monday. Photo courtesy of Bryan Exley

April 26 District 9 softball recaps

KEYSTONE 8, CLARION 6

KNOX, Pa. – Leah Exley hit a two-run walk-off home run to give Keystone an 8-6 win over Clarion.

Natalie Bowser also hit a pair of home runs in the win going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Exley was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two runs scored.

Maddie Dunlap was also 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Lady Panthers.

Brenna Campbell was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Clarion, while Jordan Best was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Mackenzie Aaron was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Bowser go the win in relief of Exley throwing one inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.

Exley pitched six innings allowing six runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out eight.

Kylee Beers took the loss in relief for Clarion. She pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks. Payton Simko pitched five innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and six walks while striking out four.

KANE 14, PORT ALLEGANY 12

KANE, Pa. – Emma Danielson went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored to help Kane to a 14-12 win over visiting Port Allegany.

Kate Parana and Jenny Crowley each added a pair of hits for the Lady Wolves with Parana going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Crowley going 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Madison Stahli also drove in a pair of runs for Kane going 1-for-4 with a run scored, and Leah Tigani was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Thea Petruzzi had three RBIs for Port Allegany going 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

Also for the Lady Gators, Mara Rush was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, Victoria Tanner was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Kaylee Boyd was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBIs, and three runs scored, Bree Garzel was 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, and Leigha Nelson was 1-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored.

Tigani got the win in relief of Stahli going 3 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on three hits, three walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.

Stahli pitched 3 ⅓ innings giving up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits, five walks, and two hit batters while striking out five.

Boyd took the loss allowing 14 runs, just four earned, on 12 hits and three walks while striking out five.

KARNS CITY 6, CRANBERRY 3

SENECA, Pa. – Jess Dunn and Marra Patton both homered to lead visiting Karns City to a 6-3 win over Cranberry.

Dunn was 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Patton was 1-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Zoe King also went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored for the Lady Gremlins with Rossi McMillen going 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.

Olivia Plummer went deep for Cranberry and was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Alaina Houge was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Patton got the win going seven innings allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out five.

Rylee Coe took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits while striking out one. Hogue pitched 4 ⅔ innings allowing an earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out three.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 17, REDBANK VALLEY 7, 6 INNINGS

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Abby Himes and Abby Knapp combined to drive home nine runs in Clarion-Limestone’s 17-7, six-inning win over visiting Redbank Valley.

Himes was 3-for-4 with a triple, two doubles, a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs, while Knapp was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs.

Francies Milliron also went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Lions with Jocalyn Henry going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs and Olivia Smith 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored.

Kendall Dunn (1-for-3, 1 walk, 1 RBI) and Cassidy Makray (RBI) also scored twice for C-L.

Brynn Rearick had an inside-the-park home run for Redbank Valley and was 1-for-4 with a run scored and four RBIs. Gabby Dinger scored twice for the Lady Bulldogs.

Regan Husted got the win going six innings allowing seven runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out one.

Brooke Holben took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing 17 runs, nine earned, on 14 hits and five walks while striking out three.

OTTO-ELDRED 11, BRADFORD 1, 5 INNINGS

BRADFORD, Pa. – Katie Sheeler hit a home run and Bri Heller had three hits to lead visiting Otto-Eldred toan 11-1, five-inning victory over Bradford.

Sheeler was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and four runs scored, while Heeler was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Reilly Raught also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored for the Lady Terrors.

Kalie Dixon was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Bradford.

Abby Wolfe got the win going three innings allowing an unearned run on two hits while striking out two. Heller went two scoreless innings walking one and striking out six.

Adrienne Angell took the loss going four innings allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on 10 hits, three walks, and two hit batter. She struck out one. Dixon pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one.

CLEARFIELD 9, PORTAGE 1

PORTAGE, Pa. – Oliva Bender and Emma Hipps both hit home runs to help Clearfield to a 9-1 win at Portage.

Bender was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Hipps was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Also for the Lady Bison, Kylee Hertlein was 2-for0-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Morgan Cheek was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, and Ruby Singleton was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Sydney Castel hit a home run for Portage and was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Hipps got the win going seven innings allowing one earned run on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out 14.

Maryn Swank took the loss going seven innings allowing nine runs, all earned, on 13 hits and a walk while striking out eight.

OSWAYO VALLEY 16, SMETHPORT 5

SMETHPORT, Pa. – MacKenzie George and Jadyn Brabham each had three hits to help visiting Oswayo Valley to a 16-5 win over Smethport

George was 3-for-5 for a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Brabham was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, four runs scored, and three RBIs.

Macy West hit a home run in the win and was 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, MaKenzie Mesler was 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs, and three runs scored, Johanna Dickerson was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs and Laya Phillips was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs.

Charity Lapp was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Elizabeth Hungiville was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for Smethport.

West got the win going six innings allowing five runs, all earned, on five hits, six walks, and three hit batters while striking out 14. Mesler pitched an inning allowing two hits and striking out two.

Ashley Day took the loss going seven innings allowing 16 earned runs on 17 hits and 15 walks while striking out two.

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