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Base/Soft: Clarion Baseball Claims KSAC Title that Eluded it Last Year; ECC Edges Brockway; C. Clarion, Kane Softball Gather Easy Wins powered by N. Washington Rodeo

Clarion caputured the KSAC title with a 10-0 win over Moniteau Thursday. Photo by Aryana Girvan~Aryana.nphoto

PAINT TWP., Pa. – A seven-run fourth inning allowed Clarion to wrap up the KSAC title with a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Moniteau at the Clarion County Park.

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The league crown was the only thing the Bobcats didn’t win a year ago on their way to District 9 and PIAA Class 1A titles. Redbank Valley took home the title in 2023.

Dawson Smail had another big game for Clarion going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Noah Harrison hit a two-run home run during the seven-run third inning while going 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Devon Lauer got the win going four innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five.

                  

Tanner Miller threw a scoreless inning of relief walking one and striking out two.

Keagan Book was 1-for-2 with a double for Moniteau.

Dawson Wallace took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on seven hits, three walks, and a hit batter.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5, BROCKWAY 3, 5 INNINGS (WEATHER)

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Tom Gilmore went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two runs scored to lead Elk County Catholic to a 5-3, five-inning win over visiting Brockway in a game called because of weather.

                          

Charlie Geci was also 2-for-2 with a double for the Crusaders.

Colby Nussbaum went five innings to get the win allowing three unearned runs on three hits, two walks, and three hit batters while striking out one.

Erik Lindemuth went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Brockway.

Dylan Bash took the loss going four innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits while striking out four.

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CENTRAL CLARION 9, FOREST AREA 1, 5 INNINGS

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Kaylee Smith and Jenna Dunn each had a pair of hits to lead Central Clarion to a 9-1, five-inning rain-shortened win over visiting Forest Area.

Smith was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Dunn went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and was also the winning pitcher going five innings allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Alyssa Wiant was also 1-for-1 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Wildcats while Sam Simpson went for 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Alicyn Burford doubled in the win going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Alexis Oswald had an RBI for Forest Area.

Izzy Flick took the loss going four innings allowing nine runs, four earned, on six hits, seven walks, and two hit batters. She struck out one.

KANE 23, SMETHPORT 8, 3 ININNGS

            

KANE, Pa. – Lexi Mulcahy drove in five runs as Kane beat visiting Smethport, 23-8.

Mulchay was 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Also for the Lady Wolves, Kylie Iak was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored, while Maya Smith went 2-for-2 with a triple, four runs scored, and four RBIs.

Cadence Carlson-Maybury was also 2-for-2 with three runs scored and three RBIs in the game, Macy Bell went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, and Sara Ely was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Elizabeth Hungiville went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored, while Julie Dinch went 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Smith got the win going three innings allowing eight runs on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Tylar Colley took the loss allowing 23 runs on 13 hits and 15 walks while striking out two.

BELLEFONTE 11, CLEARFIELD 5

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Maria Cotter and Ragan Manning both hit home runs, and Taylor Brown had two doubles to lead Bellefonte past visiting Clearfield, 11-5.

Cotter was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Manning was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Brown was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Ava Lose added a 3-for-3 day with a walk and two RBIs for the Raiders with Madison Ripka going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Alaina Smith going 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Mackenzie Ellenberger going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

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

Eve Siegel was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Clearfield with Alexus Green going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIS, and Paige Houser going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Joelle Henry took the loss going six innings allowing 11 earned runs on 15 hits and four walks while striking out one.

                       

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