NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth, D9 champion DuBois Central Catholic is heading back to the PIAA Class 1A softball game for the second time in the last three seasons with a 4-0 win over District 10 champion Saegertown.
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Having managed just one hit off Saegertown ace Mikaila Obenrader, the Lady Cardinals finally broke free in the sixth tagging the sophomore for the four runs on four hits and a walk.
Back-to-back-to-back-to-back singles by Emma Suplizio, Kayley Risser, Savannah Morelli, and Madi Hoyt after a leadoff walk to Kali Franklin fueled the rally.
The four runs were plenty for the tandem of Melia Mitskavich and Morgan Tyler.
Mitskavich went five shutout innings allowing four hits and a walk while striking out three, and Tyler got the win going two innings scoreless allowing three hits while striking out two.
Hoyt, who had an RBI bunt single in the four-run sixth, was 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI to lead DCC.
Rylie Braymer was 3-for-3 for Saegertown.
Obenrader took the loss going six innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
DCC, which also went to the PIAA title game in 2019 (there was no season in 2020) will face Montgomery, a 9-0 winner over Glendale, at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park on the campus of Penn State.