DUBOIS, Pa. – Another day, another tier-one victory for the DuBois Central Catholic softball team.
The unbeaten Lady Cardinals (11-0) rallied from a one-run deficit going to the bottom of the sixth to defeat Marion Center, which came into the game with just one defeat, 9-6, at Heindl Field in DuBois.
Down 6-5 after 5 ½ innings, DCC got five straight hits after one out in the sixth to score four runs in the inning.
Lexi Berta started the rally with a single and went to third on a Kali Franklin double to right.
Jessy Frank then gave the Lady Cardinals the lead with a two-run single to left that saw Frank go all the way to third on an error before Kayley Risser drove her home with an infield single.
Melia Mitskavich followed with a double to center to make it 9-6.
Mitskavich also had a home run in the contest while driving in four runs. She was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Risser was 4-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored with Franklin going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Frank chipped in a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and two RBIs, and Bertz was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Lydia Miller and Cheyenne Silvis each hit home runs for Marion Center with Silvis going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Miller adding a double while going 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Rylee Kulbatsky got the win going seven innings allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Silvis took the loss going six innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on 14 hits while striking out five.
A-C VALLEY/UNION 18, CLARION-LIMESTONE 2, 4 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – After suffering a setback to Redbank Valley Thursday, A-C Valley/Union got back to its winning ways with an 18-2, four-inning walloping of homestanding Clarion-Limestone.
Mackenzie Parks and Emerson Stevens combined for six hits, six runs, and six RBIs to lead the Falcon Knights.
Park was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, four runs scored, and four RBIs with Stevens going 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Lexi Bauer hit an inside-the-park home run for A-C Valley/Union while going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and three runs scored, Bella Ielase scored three times while walking twice, Maddy Dehart was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Bri Anthony scored twice as a courtesy runner, and Rylan Strauser went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.
A 14-run third inning sparked the Falcon Knights.
Alyssa Wiant hit a solo home run in the first inning for C-L, while Olivia Smith also had a hit for the Lady Lions.
Magen Walzak got the win going 2 ⅓ innings allowing no runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two.
Stevens started for ACV/Union and went 1 ⅔ innings allowing two earned runs on a hit, two walks, and three hit batters while striking out two.
Jenna Dunn took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing 13 runs, nine earned, on 13 hits and a walk while striking out three. Wiant pitched 1 ⅔ innings giving up five runs, three earned, on two hits and four walks while striking out two.
KARNS CITY 31, CLARION-LIMESTONE 15, 5 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – No it wasn’t football, it just looked like it.
Karns City used an 11-run second and a 12-run fifth to topple homestanding Clarion-Limestone, 31-15, in five innings.
The Lady Lions had a seven-run second in the contest.
Madison Gibson hit a home run for Karns City, while Jess Dunn had a triple and a double, Addison Burrows added two doubles, and Haley Sherman had a double.
Burrows was 4-for-5 with five runs scored and two RBIs, Dunn was 3-for-4 with two walks, four runs scored, and three RBIs, Sherman was 3-for-4 with two walks and three runs scored, and Gibson was 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs.
Jada Polczynski was also 2-for-4 with a walk, four runs scored, and three RBIs for the Lady Gremlins, while Bailey O’Donell went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs.
Olivia Smith had a triple, Alyssa Wiant added a pair of doubles, and Anna Beth Huffman had a double for C-L.
Huffman was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Smith was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and five RBIs, and Wiant was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Jenna Dunn also went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored for C-L with Abby Knapp going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Burrows got the win going five innings allowing 15 runs, 13 earned, on 13 hits and nine walks while striking out six.
Dunn took the loss going one inning allowing six earned runs on five hits and a walk. Jocalyn Henry gave up 25 runs, 18 earned, on 17 hits, 10 walks, and three hit batters while striking out four.
KEYSTONE 9, BROOKVILLE 3
KNOX, Pa. – A three-hit game from Natalie Bowser lifted Keystone to a 9-3 home win over Brookville.
Bowser was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Leah Exley (2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI), Emilee Dixon (2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI), and Alannah Fulton (2-for-2, 2 R) also had multiple-hit days for the Lady Panthers, while Keira Best drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Cadence Suhan was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Brookville.
Exley got the win going five innings allowing seven hits, three runs, two earned, and three walks while striking out five.
Bowser pitched two scoreless innings giving up a hit while striking out two.
Alyssa Tollini took the loss going six innings allowing nine runs, three earned, on 12 hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.
OTTO-ELDRED 17, OSWAYO VALLEY 0, 4 INNINGS
SHINGELHOUSE, Pa. – Heidi Gordon drove in five runs while collecting three hits in Otto-Eldred’s 17-0, four-inning road win over Oswayo Valley.
Gordon was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple.
Katie Sheeler also went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Lay Terrors, while Carrie Drummond was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Kate Rhinehart and Bri Heller combined to toss a one-hitter with Rhinehart striking out seven and allowing no hits and Heller striking out two while allowing one hit.
Catelyn Dailey hit a solo home run for Oswayo Valley and was 1-for-2.
HOLLIDAYSBURG 12, CLEARFIELD 4
HYDE, Pa. – Alexis Peacock and Sydney Shay each had four hits to lead Hollidaysburg to a 12-4 win at Clearfield.
Peacock was 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Shay went 4-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.
Ruby Singleton was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs for Clearfield.
Maria Malone, who also drove in three runs for Hollidaysburg, was the winning pitcher going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks while striking out 12.
Alana Fedder took the loss going seven innings allowing 12 runs, eight earned, on 17 hits and two walks while striking out four.