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Cranberry Takes Over Top Spot in D9 2A Playoff Race; Curwensville Keeps Pace; Forest’s Flick Tosses No-No

Cassie Scarbrough had three hits in Cranberry's win over Moniteau. Archived photo by Chris Rossetti

SENECA, Pa. – A bases-loaded two-out walk to Denali Wenner drove home Reyna Watson with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Cranberry grabbed control of its own destiny for the top spot in the District 9 Class 2A playoffs with a 10-9 win over Moniteau.

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The teams traded six spots in the third inning before Moniteau took a 7-6 lead with a run in the fourth. Cranberry answered with three runs in the fifth to go ahead 9-7 before Moniteau answered with two in the top of the sixth to tie the game at nine.

But singles by Watson and Cassie Scarbrough leading off the sixth put runners on first and second for the Berries, and a one-out ground out moved the runners up 60 feet. Keelie Schneider then walked to load the bases to bring up Wenner against Mariska Shunk, and Wenner took four straight balls after fouling the first pitch off to give her team the lead.

It was the second RBI for Wenner, who was 1-for-3 in the game.

                  

Scarbrough had three hits in the contents going 3-for-3 with an RI, while MXX Smith was 2-for-3 and Watson was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Schneider was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Emma Covert belted her 10th home run of the season for Moniteau and was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Brianna Rottman was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored with Ashley Huffman going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and Emily Staab going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Schneider got the win in relief of Smith going five innings allowing four runs, three earned, on nine hits and a hit batter. Smith pitched two innings giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits while striking out two.

Shunk got the loss going two innings allowing four unearned runs on two hits and two walks. Covert gave up six unearned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two.

Cranberry can secure the top seed with wins over Forest Area Tuesday and Karns City Wednesday.

                          

Moniteau, which dropped out of the catbird seat, could still get the top seed with a win and losses by Cranberry and Curwensville but could finish as low as the No. 3 seed.

CURWENSVILLE 2, JUNIATA VALLEY 1

ALEXANDRIA, Pa. – Another strong performance in the circle from Addison Siple kept alive Curwensville’s hopes for the top seed in the District 9 Class 2A playoffs thanks to a 2-1 win at Juniata Valley.

Siple went seven innings allowing one unearned run in the first inning on three hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out 13.

Natalie Wischuck led the Lady Tide offense going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Ava Hainsey was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

               

Braylen Hall took the loss going seven innings allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out five.

Mackenzie Coffman was 1-for-2 with a triple for the Hornets, while Ava Allison went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Curwensville could garner the top seed if Cranberry loses to either Forest Area or Karns City and its wins out with two games against North Star and a game against Moshannon Valley.

FOREST AREA 11, KANE 0, 5 INNINGS

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Izzy Flick tossed a five-inning no-hitter to lead Forest Area to an 11-0, five-inning win over visiting Kane at East Forest.

Flick walked two and struck out nine in her best performance of the season.

Brenna Thompson and Faith Dietrich, meanwhile, hit inside-the-park home runs for the Fires with Dietrich going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs and Thompson going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Akeela Greenawalt and Madison McFarland each added a pair of hits with Greenawalt going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and McFarland going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Alexa Olmstead took the loss going four innings allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out one.

               

A-C VALLEY/UNION SWEEPS KEYSTONE

KNOX, Pa. – A-C Valley/Union solidified its playoff standing while putting a dent into Keystone’s potential seeding by sweeping a doubleheader in Knox from the Lady Panthers by counts of 10-0 in five innings and 18-4 in six innings.

In the opener, Mackenzie Parks played a big role in the win both in the circle and at the plate.

She tossed five scoreless innings allowing one hit while striking out seven while also going 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run home in the fourth inning. She drove in two and scored twice.

Kya Wetzel had three RBIs for the Falcon Knights going 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Bella Ielase drove in a pair of runs going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Leah Exley took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on seven hits while striking out four.

In the nightcap, Parks hit another home run, this time a three-run home run in the sixth, while going 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Lexi Bauer was 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBIs for A-C Valley/Union with Ielase going 2-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Alivya Hartzell added a 4-for-5 day with a double, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBIs with Maddy Dehart going 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and four runs scored. Emerson Stevens was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, and Wetzel was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Exley and Emma Gruber hit home runs for Keystone with Exley going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Gruber going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Parks got the win going six innings allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

Exley took the loss going six innings allowing 18 runs, seven earned, on 17 hits and two walks while striking out five.

The win puts A-C Valley/Union in a potential spot for the fourth seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 1A playoffs, while Keystone fell all the way from the second seed to the seventh seed with the loss. All of those seedings are subject to change based on the remaining games of everyone in the field.

BRADFORD 11, OSWAYO VALLEY 10

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Scoring 10 runs in its final three at-bats, Bradford overcame a six-run deficit to beat Oswayo Valley, 11-10, on the road.

The Lady Owls trailed 7-1 after Oswayo Valley scored seven runs in the fourth before scoring twice in the fifth, six times in the sixth, and twice more in the seventh to take an 11-8 lead. Bradford then withstood a two-run rally by the Green Wave in the bottom of the seventh to get the win.

Kelsey Deming and Madison Dougherty each drove in a pair of runs for Bradford with Deming going 1-for-5 with a run scored and Dougherty going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Alana Benson also had two hits in the wing going 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Catelyn Dailey hit a home run for Oswayo Valley and was 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Brooke George and Layken Enty each had three hits in the victory with George going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and Enty going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Trinity Lundy was also 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for the Green Wave.

Sophie Cornelius got the win in relief of Kalie Dixon. She went 3 ⅓ innings allowing three unearned runs on two hits and a hit batter. Dixon pitched 3 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, two earned. She struck out seven.

Shayden Mesler took the loss going seven innings allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on 14 hits and three walks while striking out nine.

REDBANK VALLEY, BROCKWAY SPLIT A PAIR OF GAMES

BROCKWAY, Pa. — In a doubleheader, it was a split decision with Redbank Valley and Brockway as the visiting Lady Bulldogs took the first game 15-5 in six innings and the hosts winning the nightcap 6-4.

In the first game, MacKenzie Foringer went 4-for-5 with five runs batted in. Quinn White and Samantha Bowser each had four hits with Bella Orr finishing with three. Orr doubled and tripled while Foringer and Paytin Polka hit doubles.

Foringer got the win in the circle, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Kassie Tucker took the loss for the Lady Rovers, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up nine hits and seven runs with three walks and no strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the visiting Lady Rovers led 4-1 after two innings and extended it to 6-3 after the top of the fourth with two more runs before holding off Redbank Valley for the win.

Amanda Decker, Stephanie Stage, and Kalina Powell each had two hits for the Lady Rovers, who got a complete-game five-hitter from pitcher Gabby Hertel who struck out three and walked two in her five-hitter.

Foringer and Polka each had two hits for Redbank Valley with Polka doubling.

Foringer took the loss, giving up 10 hits and striking out eight while walking one.

BROOKVILLE 13, CLARION 6

BROOKVILLE, Pa. — Scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Brookville pulled away for a 13-6 win over Clarion at Blake Field in Brookville.

The Lady Raiders trailed 5-4 going into the fifth before rallying, getting run-scoring singles from Jordan Daisley and Elisabeth Delancey before Megan McKinney ripped a three-run inside-the-park home with two outs to cap the inning.

The Lady Raiders had 15 hits with Tory McKinney leading the way with three singles. Winning pitcher Alyssa Tollini, Daisley, Audre Able, and Natasha Rush each had two hits.

Tollini struck out a career-high 12 batters, walking two while hitting a batter and giving up nine hits.

Emileigh Mahle tripled twice and scored two runs right after two doubles from Bri Forrest in the third and sixth innings. Hadley Campbell had two hits with a two-run double and Kelsey Best singled twice.

Haylee Cratsley took the loss in the circle, striking out three and walking none.

OTTO-ELDRED 19, CAMERON COUNTY 0, 3 INNINGS

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Heidi Gordon drove in five runs to help Otto-Eldred to a 19-0, three-inning win over visiting Cameron County.

Gordon was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Carrie Drummond also had three hits and three RBIs for the Lady Terrors going 3-for-3 with a double, while Katie Sheeler was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and an RBI.

Kate Rhinehart didn’t give up a hit in three innings to get the win. She walked one and struck out six.

Elyse Umble took the loss. She gave up 14 hits and four walks.

COUDERSPORT 15, PORT ALLEGANY 10

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Savanah Myers drove in four runs to lift Coudersport to a 15-10 home win over Port Allegany.

Myers was 43-for-4 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored.

Sierra Myers added a three-hit day going 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Madyson Dubots-Angood drove in three runs while going 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Ava Wahlers also had three hits in the win going 3-for-5 with a run scored, Marah Fowler was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Ryelle Black was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Kayleigha Dowell had a big day at the plate for Port Allegany going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, while Madelin Smith was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Makayla Alcorn was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Black got the win going four innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on six hits, nine walks, and a hit batter while striking out one. Savanah Myers got the save going three innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six.

Cayle Lloyd took the loss going four innings allowing 12 runs, 11 earned, on 11 hits and six walks while striking out four.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, SMETHPORT 0, 5 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – A 12-run first inning helped Elk County Catholic to a 15-0, five-inning win at Smethport.

Emily Mourer and Syd Alexander hit home runs for the Lady Crusaders, who also had seven doubles, including two from Lydia Anderson and one each from Mya Pistner, Sarah Hasselman, Alexis Chamberlin, Ella Barron, and Gabby Weisner.

Anderson drove in four runs going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Weisner was 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Hasselman was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Mourer also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Alexander was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Tessa Fledderman chipped in a pair of RBIs going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Mourer got the win going five innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out 12.

ST. MARYS 15, JOHNSONBURG 0

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Kara Hanslovan drove in three runs to help St. Marys to a 15-0 win at Johnsonburg in a game that went regulation innings with the Lady Dutch scoring six in the seventh.

Hanslovan hit a home run while going 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Avery Eckels had three hits in the win going 3-for-4 with an RI, while Molly Hanslovan was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored. Danielle Rolley also went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Zoey Grunthaner was 2-for-2 for Johnsonburg.

Shannon Kaiser got the win going five innings allowing three hits and two walks while striking out nine. Kendal lYougn went two innings allowing a hit and striking out three.

Natalie Dunworth took the loss going six innings allowing 15 runs, 13 earned, on 13 hits and eight walks while striking out five.

                       

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