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April 28, 2021: McFarland Drives in 11 in Forest Area Win; Raught, Rhinehart go Deep for O-E; Moniteau, Brookville Win

April 28 District 9 softball recaps



TIONESTA, Pa. – Have yourself a game, Madison McFarland.

McFarland went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a triple, four runs scored, and 11 RBIs to lead Forest Area to a 19-9, six-inning win over Union.

Emily Aites, meanwhile, drove in three runs while going 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and three RBIs, while Emma McFarland was 2-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI, and Maggie Boehme was 2-for-3 with a double, four runs scored, and two RBIs. Jess Wagner and Natalie Meyers each had two hits as well with one of Meyers’ being a double.

Ava Schreckengost was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored with Morgan Cumberland going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, and Magen Walzak went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Meyers pitched six innings giving up nine runs, two earned, on seven hits, and four walks while striking out three.

Walzak took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing 19 runs, 11 earned, on 13 hits, three walks, and four hit batters while striking out six.


DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Reilly Raught went 2-for-3 with a single and a two-run home run, while Kate Rhinehart was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run to lead Otto-Eldred to a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Smethport.

Bri Heller and Kaylee Heller were both 2-for-2 with an RBI as well for the Lady Terrors.

Abby Wolfe got the win going three innings not allowing a hit while walking three and striking out five.

Bri Heller finished up striking out all three she faced in the fourth.

Tylar Colley took the loss giving up eight hits and 10 walks while striking out one.


SENECA, Pa. – Courtney Stewart and Emily Staab each had three hits to lead Moniteau to a 9-4 win at Cranberry.

Stewart was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs with Staab going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Taylor Schultz, Abby Rottman, and Emma Covert each added two hits for the Lady Warriors.

Schultz was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Rottman was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Covert was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Also for Moniteau, Brynne Barger was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Alisha Beggs was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs for Cranberry with Jenna Reynolds hitting a home run going 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Stewart got the win going seven innings allowing four runs on six hits and six walks while striking out 14.

Jenna Blitz took the loss going ⅔ of an inning allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits. She struck out two. Alaina Hogue went 6 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, two earned, on 10 hits while striking out six.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Julie MacWilliams ripped a three-run inside-the-park homer and finished with three hits to lead Brookville to a 13-7 win over Bradford at Northside Field.

The Lady Raiders scored in their first six at-bats, including four in the fourth inning with three coming on MacWilliams’ homer with two runners on base. She singled in a run in the fifth and wound up scoring on the play when the ball was misplayed in the outfield.

Grace Matson tripled and doubled while Mara Bowser singled twice.

Ashton Pangallo threw the first four innings to get the win, allowing five hits and one run while striking out four and walking two. Bradford rallied for six runs in the final three innings off relievers Natasha Rush and Mara Bowser.

Adrienne Angel and Mary Bukowski each singled twice for Bradford. Kalie Dixon was the losing pitcher, giving up eight hits while walking 10 and striking out three. Three of Brookville’s runs were unearned.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Scoring 15 runs in the first innings, Curwensville rolled to a 16-1, three-inning win over Brockway.

The Lady Tide had 13 hits in the game, including six extra-base hits.

Shyanne Rudy was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Abby Pentz was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Mackenzie Wall (2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 R), Taylor Simcox (2-for-2, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBIs), and Maddie Butler (2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 R) also collected two hits apiece, while Joslynne Freyer was 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Logan Sheeder also doubled while going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Sheeder, the second of three pitchers used by Curwensville, got the win going one innings striking out one. Freyer started and struck out two in her inning of work, while Pentz gave up an unearned run on three walks in her inning of work.

Gabby Hertel took the loss allowing 16 unearned runs on 13 hits and two walks.

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