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April 7, 2021 D9 Baseball/Softball: Bressler Strong on Mound in St. Marys Win; DuBois, St. Marys Softball Offenses Alive

Cole Slaugenhoup had four hits and five RBIs in Clarion's win over Cranberry Wednesday. Photo by Di Smith

April 7 District 9 baseball/softball

BASEBALL

ST. MARYS 3, BROOKVILLE 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Connor Bressler threw a strong 6 ⅔ innings to lift St. Marys to a 3-1 win over visiting Brookville.

Bressler allowed one unearned run in the seventh innings and finished the game giving up six hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Alex Vollmer came in and got the save giving up a hit to Jace Miner that scored Brookville’s lone run but got out of a first-and-third jam when Carter Kessler tried to score on a wild pitch only to have St. Marys catcher Conner Straub throw a strike to Vollmer covering the plate for the final out.

Garret Bauer drove in all three runs for St. Marys with a two-run single in the third and an RBI single in the fifth. He was 2-for-3. Bressler was also 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Dutch.

Hunter Geer took the loss going five innings allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out five.

Geer was 2-for-3 for Brookville.

KANE 12, UNION 2, 6 INNINGS

MT. JEWETT, Pa. – Andrew Jekielek and Bobby Rumcik combined on a one-hitter to help Kane beat visiting Union, 12-2.

Jekielek pitched the first three innings allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit and three walks while striking out three. Rumcik then went three hitless innings walking one and striking out five.

Kane only had six hits but took advantage of 13 walks, five hit batsman, and four Union errors.

Carson Whiteman had two of those hits going 2-for-3 with a walk while also being hit by a pitch. He had two RBIs and scored twice.

Rumcik was also 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs for the Wolves with Jekielek getting on base four times as well going 1-for-2 with a double while walking three times and scoring three runs. Harley Morris, who walked twice while also being hit by a pitch, also scored three times, as did Reece Novosel, who walked four times.

Christian Rodgers scored twice for Union while walking twice.

Tony Salizzoni took the loss going two innings allowing four runs, three earned, on two hits, five walks, and a hit batter.

CLARION 12, CRANBERRY 1, 6 INNINGS

SENECA, Pa. – Cole Slaugenhoup went 4-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs, and a run scored to lead Clarion to a 12-1, six-inning win at Cranberry.

Slaugenhoup hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give Clarion a 7-1 lead at the time. The Bobcats scored four in the first and one in the second before adding two in the fourth and five more in the sixth. Slagenhoup’s courtesy runner, Brady Quinn, also scored a pair of runs.

Ryan Alston was also 3-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs, and a run scored a run for Clarion, while Dawson Smail was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Alston got the win going five innings allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out four.

SOFTBALL

ST. MARYS 18, BROOKVILLE 3, 5 INNINGS

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Kara Hanslovan went 4-for-5 with a double, three runs scored, and four RBIs to spearhead an 18-3 St. Marys road win over Brookville.

Joey Forster also drove in three runs for the Lady Dutch while going 2-for-3, while Ava Buzard was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Shannon Kaiser (2-for-5, 1 R) and Olivia Eckels (2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI) each chipped in a pair of hits in the victory with Janelle Krug (1-for-4, 1 RBI) scoring twice and Danielle Rolley (1-for-3, 1 RBI) and Lauren Mosier each scoring three runs for the Lady Dutch.

Ashton Pangello was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Brookville with Tory McKinney going 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Kaiser got the win going five innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out 12.

Pangello took the loss allowing 18 runs, 12 earned, on 17 hits and six walks while striking out two in five innings of work.

DUBOIS 23, BRADFORD 1, 3 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Scoring 14 first-inning runs and nine more in the second inning, DuBois rolled past visiting Bradford, 23-1, in three innings.

The Lady Beavers sent 19 batters to the plate in the first inning and recorded 10 hits while walking twice and reaching on a pair of errors to score the 14 runs.

Sarah Henninger had a pair of hits in three at-bats in the first inning including an inside-the-park home run and a triple. She was 2-for-3 in the game with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Bella Gregory was also 2-for-2 in the first inning with a pair of doubles and an RBI and went 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and an RBI for the game.

Saige Weible had a pair of first-inning hits as well, including a two-run double that saw her score on an error on the same play. She finished 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Morgan Felix doubled twice with a pair of RBIs in the opening frame and went 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs.

Also for DuBois, Janee Waxler was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Brooke Chewing was 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and two runs scored, and Emma Torretti was 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Adrienne Angell had the lone hit for Bradford and the Lady Owls lone RBI. Carli Perschini scored the Bradford run.

Weible got the win going two innings of hitless ball striking out three. Taylor Smith gave up an unearned run on one hit while striking out four in one inning of relief.

Angell took the loss allowing 23 runs, 13 earned, on 15 hits and eight walks in two innings of work.

MARION CENTER 12, REDBANK VALLEY 2, 6 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Visiting Marion Center put up 11 runs in the first two innings and dealt Redbank Valley a 12-2 loss in six innings via the 10-Run Rule at the New Bethlehem Little League Field.

Redbank Valley scored both of its runs in the bottom of the first inning after Marion Center scored six runs in the top of the inning. Gabby Dinger and Elaina Miller singled before Brynn Rearick singled in Dinger. Teja Hageter doubled in Miller.

Dinger went 3-for-3 to lead the Lady Bulldogs’ six-hit attack.

Miller, Rearick and Brooke Holben pitched for the Lady Bulldogs. Holben entered the game in the second inning and finished the final 4 1/3 innings, giving up just an unearned run.

KANE 22, SHEFFIELD 1, 3 INNINGS

KANE, Pa. – Leah Tigani threw a three-inning no-hitter to lift Kane to a 22-1 win over visiting Sheffield.

Tigani struck out four.

Offensively for the Lady Wolves, Sadie Walter had a single and double, Emma Danielson had two hits, and Tigani, Makieya McGuire, Mia Smith, Kate Parana, Ava Brinkley, and Emma Ely each had a hit.

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