(6) GENERAL MCLANE 6, (3) WARREN 5, 12 innings
ERIE, Pa. – Lilli Mook’s RBI groundout in the top of the 12th inning brought in Sarah Banta and proved to be the game-winner in General McLane’s wild 6-5 win over Warren in 12 innings at Penn State Behrend.
Banta started on second with the international tiebreaker rule in effect and went to third on a wild pitch before being driven in.
Bailey Cannon, who went all 12 innings, got a sacrifice, pop out, and ground out in the bottom of the 12th to end the game.
Warren led 4-2 going into the seventh, but GM rallied to tie it and send it to extras.
Mook got them within one on an RBI double, and then an error with Sami Bennett at the plate brought in the tying run.
Alana Stuart, who also pitched all 12 innings, doubled with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but the Dragons were unable to bring her across.
That was all the scoring until the 11th inning when Cannon’s RBI groundout made it 5-4 GM.
Warren responded in the bottom half of the 11th, as Ellee Irwin tied the game with an RBI single to bring in Carly Beers.
Warren led 4-0, scoring two runs each in both the second and fourth innings. Irwin had a big day at the plate, as her RBI triple helped extend the early lead. Beers was also 2-for-3 with three runs, while Stuart had two hits and Halle Kuzminski had a triple.
Cannon’s final line read nine hits, 11 strikeouts, and two walks. Stuart threw a whopping 199 pitches, scattering 13 hits, striking out 17, and walking one.
(4) CONNEAUT 8, (5) HICKORY 1
MEADVILLE, Pa – Conneaut scored six runs in the second inning on its way to an 8-1 win over Hickory.
Linda Shepard continued her strong play from the regular season to the postseason, belting a pair of home runs, part of a 2-for-4, four-RBI effort.
Lanie Harrington was 1-for3 with two RBIs for CASH, while Julianna Jacobs was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Eliza Harrington was 2-for-3 with a run.
Ericka Shrock got the complete-game win, allowing one run on five hits, striking out four and walking one.
Lydia Hallas suffered the loss, allowing seven runs in two innings.
Conneaut moves on to face top seed Franklin in the semifinals.
(1) FRANKLIN 12, (8) GROVE CITY 2, 5 innings
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Top seed Franklin took care of business, scoring in every inning in a 12-2, five-inning victory over Grove City.
Cleanup hitter and pitcher Trinity Edge set the tone at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs, while Sydni Hoobler set the tone atop the lineup, going 3-for-4 with a run. In addition, Abby Boland was 1-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Brand Atwell 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs and Gabriella Wimer 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Edge got the win, allowing two hits, striking out six and walking two.
Logan Jones and Courtney Saylor had Grove City’s hits, with Jones also driving in a run.
Jones also took the loss, allowing seven earned runs.
(2) VILLA MARIA 6, (7) FORT LEBOEUF 1
ERIE, Pa. – Jenna Wanger and Molly Simmerman drove in two runs each and Wagner fired a five-hitter to lead Villa to a 6-1 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Wagner struck out 12, allowing just one walk and one unearned run.
At the plate, the Victors scored two runs each in the first, third, and fifth innings. Haley Dever was 2-for-2 with three runs, while Annabella Cipalla was 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Emalie Thomas 2-for-3 with an RBI.
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(5) SHARON 4, (4) NORTH EAST 2
ERIE, Pa. – Leading 2-0, Sharon scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning, which proved to be critical in their 4-2 win over North East.
Claire Bodien ripped a two-run double for the Tigers in the top of the seventh, and they needed both of those runs.
Maisy Post got North East on the board with an RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, with an error with Julianna Coletta batting making it 4-2. Miranda Metro was able to induce a popout, however, to end the game and send Sharon to the semis.
Boiden finished with all four Sharon RBIs.
Delaney Prather took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out nine, and walking one.
Sharon advances to play top-seed Harbor Creek in the semifinals.
(6) CORRY 11, (3) FAIRVIEW 2, 6 innings
ERIE, Pa. – Lexi Frisina and Kiran Bugbee drove in two runs each as Corry beat Fairview, 11-2.
The Beavers scored five runs in the third, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Frisina got the win, allowing three hits and two runs, striking out five without issuing a walk.
Kayla Hayes was 3-for-3 with two runs, while Alyssa Burlew and Alli Goodwill had two hits each.
Corry advances to play No. 2 seed Jamestown in the semifinals.