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April 27, 2021 D9 Softball: Bowser, Exley Power Keystone Again; Clearfield, Clarion, DuBois, DCC, ECC, Jburg Win

Natalie Bowser (left) and Leah Exley (right) flank Keystone Athletic Trainer Shianne Donavan after Bowser (2 HRs) and Exley (1 HR) both went deep Tuesday in a win over Redbank Valley. Photo courtesy of Bryan Exley

April 27 District 9 softball recaps

KEYSTONE 8, REDBANK VALLEY 6

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Natalie Bowser hit two home runs and Leah Exley had a home run and a double to lead Keystone to an 8-6 win over Redbank Valley.

Redbank Valley trailed 5-0 going to the fifth but scored six in the top of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. But Keystone answered with three in the bottom of the inning to go back in front.

Bowser was 2-for-2 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBIs, while Exley was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Maddie Dunlap also went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the Lady Panthers, while Emma Gruber was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Elaina Miller was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for Redbank Valley with Kia Sage going 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Exley got the win in relief of Bowser. She pitched three innings allowing three earned runs on five hits and a hit batter while striking out seven.

Bowser pitched four-plus innings allowing three earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out seven. She retired the first 12 batters she faced before giving up a triple to Brooke Holben to start the fifth.

Holben took the loss going six innings allowing eight runs, four earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out four.

CLEARFIELD 11, CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 5

HYDE, Pa. – Behind Alaina Fedder’s hitting Clearfield beat visiting Central-Martinsburg, 11-5.

Fedder was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Ruby Singleton added a 3-for-4 day with two runs scored for the Lady Bison with Emma Hipps going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, Lauren Ressler was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Olivia Bender was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Olivia Bender got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out nine.

DUBOIS 9, HOLLIDAYSBURG 6

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Sarah Henninger hit a home run and drove in three to help visiting DuBois hold off Hollidaysburg, 9-6.

Henninger was 2-for-5 and also scored twice for the Lady Beavers, who led 9-2 going to the bottom of the seventh before Hollidaysburg scored four times to make things interesting.

Saige Weible was also 2-for-4 with three RBIs for DuBois, while Morgan Pasternak walked, drove in a run, and scored twice, and Emma Torretti scored two times.

Olivia Vincent led Hollidaysburg going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, while Sydney Shay was 1for-2 with a double, two walks, and an RBI. Zoey Estep also went 1-for-2 with a home run, walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Olivia Knab walked twice and scored twice. Maria Malone also homered for the Lady Tigers and was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Allie Snyder got the win going six innings allowing two earned runs on four hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out 11. Aleigha Geer gave up four earned runs on three hits and a walk in an inning of work.

Vincent suffered the loss going seven innings giving up nine runs, only two earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out two.

CLARION 18, UNION 3, 5 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Jordan Best went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, a run scored, and five RBIs to help Clarion roll to an 18-3, five-inning road win over Union.

Kylee Beers was 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the win, while Bri Forrest was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

Also for the Lady Cats, Noel Anthony was 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored, Brenna Campbel was 1-for-5 with two runs scored, Payton Simko scored twice, and Ava Kiser went 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Kiser was also hit by a pitch.

Beers got the win going four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks, while striking out two. Anthony pitched a scoreless inning walking three and striking out one.

Kiera Zitzman was 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for Union.

Morgan Cumberland took the loss going five innings allowing 18 runs, seven earned, on 13 hits, six walks, and two hit batters while striking out five.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 17, CURWENSVILLE 7

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Scoring multiple runs in five of the seven innings while collecting 12 hits, vising DuBois Central Catholic beat Curwensville, 17-7.

Shyanne Lundy and Chelsea Busatto each drove in four runs in the victory with Lundy going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, and three runs scored and Busatto going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Also for the Lady Cardinals, Melia Mitskavich was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBIs, Emma Suplizio was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and four runs scored, Mia Meholick walked once and scored five times, and Madi Hoyt was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Teagan Harzinski had a big day at the dish for Curwensville going 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Abby Pentz was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, Logan Sheeder was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Madi Butler was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Hoyt got the win going seven innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out 11.

Joslynne Freyer took the loss going seven innings allowing 17 runs, eight earned, on 12 hits, six walks, and two hit batters while striking out three.

JOHNSONBURG SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM SHEFFIELD

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Scoring 42 runs in two games, Johnsonburg swept a doubleheader from visiting Sheffield.

The Ramettes won the first game 18-0 in three innings and 24-0 in three innings in the second game.

In the first game, Julia Jones was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Also for Johnsonburg, Jenna Kasmierski went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, while P. Ehrensberger was 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Julie Peterson got the win going three perfect innings striking out seven.

Tori Childress took the loss going two innings allowing 18 runs, 17 earned, on 10 hits, 11 walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.

In Game Two, a 16-run second inning was the difference for Johnsonburg.

Peterson was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, four runs scored, and four RBIs, while Kasmierski went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI. Mackenzie Freeman was 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored, and Jones was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs, and four runs scored.

Jones threw three perfect innings to get the win striking out all nine batters she faced.

Emily Foster took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, seven earned, on five hits and eight walks. Lily Lauffenburger pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing 15 runs, 13 earned, on five hits and 10 walks while striking out one.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 18, BROCKWAY 3

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Using an 18-hit attack Elk County Catholic beat visiting Brockway, 18-3 in four innings.

Sydney Alexander and Emily Mourer each had three doubles for the Lady Crusaders with Lydia Anderson adding two doubles and a triple and Gabby Weisner two doubles.

Weisner was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and five RBIs, Anderson was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Alexander was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Mourer was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Caitlyn Vollmer was also 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Lucy Klawuhn was 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored.

Stephanie Stage was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI for Brockway.

Raegan Weaver got the win going four innings allowing three earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out six.

Morgan Lindemuth took the loss going three innings allowing 12 earned runs on 10 hits and five walks while striking out three. Taylor Rhed didn’t record an out allowing four runs, all earned, on four hits. Gabrielle Hertel pitched a ⅓ of an innings allowing two earned runs on four hits.

WILLIAMSPORT 8, PUNXSUTAWNEY 2

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Myla Kelly was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored to help visiting Williamsport to an 8-2 win over Punxsutawney.

Jayla Bartholomew added a 2-for-4 day with a double and a run scored, while Isabelle Griswold was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Also for the Millionaires, Kendall McAnelly was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Riley Presloid was 3-for-3 for Punxsutawney with Emily Dobbins going 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

McAnelly got the win going seven innings allowing two runs on nine hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one.

Ciarra Toven took the loss going seven innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits and two walks while striking out seven.

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