DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois Central Catholic scored five runs in the third inning and then held off a late Punxsutawney comeback attempt to beat the visiting Lady Chucks, 6-5, at Heindl Field in DuBois.
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Five straight singles after one out in the third helped fuel the five-run inning for the Lady Cardinals, who moved to 2-0 on the young season with wins over D9 stalwarts Elk County Catholic and Punxsutawney.
Kali Franklin, who was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, started the rally with a single to center, and Jessy Frank followed with a single to center that got past center fielder Emily Dobbins allowing Franklin to score and Frank to go all the way to third. Kayley Risser then brought home Frank with an infield single to third that saw Risser beat the rap at first. Melia Mitscavich and Rose Whipple then followed with back-to-back base hits to bring home another run making it 5-2 DCC before a walk to Lauren Davidson loaded the bases. Lydia Morgan then blooped a ball into right field that scored another run, but Davidson got a late break to second and was thrown out there. Nevertheless, it was 6-2 DCC.
The game stayed that way until the sixth when Punxsutawney scored three unearned runs thanks to a pair of errors after one out by the Lady Cardinals.
Laci Poole reached first when her fly ball to right dropped out of Marina Hanes’ glove.
Dobbins followed with a groundball to Franklin at shortstop who could have stepped on second base to erase Poole but instead threw wild to first putting runners on first and third. An infield single by Brooke Skarbek then scored Poole making it 6-3.
After Oliva Tovern struck out against freshman pitcher Rylee Kulbatsky, Avary Powell and Ciara Toven had back-to-back base hits to make it 6-5.
But with runners on first and third, Kulbatsky got No. 3 hitter Brooke Young to pop out to Davidson at second to end the threat.
Punxsutawney did get the leadoff hitter on in the seventh, but Kulbatsky struck out two of the final three hitters, including Dibbins to end the game.
DCC went ahead 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the first when Franklin and Frank led off with back-to-back singles and Miscavich lifted a one-out sacrifice fly to right.
Punxsutawney tied the game in the second with four straight hits, including an RI single by Olivia Toven.
But the damage would have been a lot worse if Frank hadn’t thrown out Poole, who had singled with one out, for the second out of the inning.
Frank talked about her defensive effort as well as the win after being named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.
The Lady Chucks then took their only lead of the game in the top of the third when Ciara Toven singled leading off and her courtesy runner, Brynn Herbert, scored on a two-out single off the glove of Mitscavich, who started in the circle and went three innings, by Brinley Hallman.
Frank added a 2-for-4 day for DCC with a run scored with Risser going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Hanes went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Ciara Toven was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Punxsutawney with both Skarbek and Olivia Toven each going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Kulbatsky got the win in relief of Mitscavich going four innings and allowing three unearned runs on five hits while striking out four. Mitscavich started and pitched three innings allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out two.
Ciara Toven took the loss going six innings allowing six earned runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out two.
DUBOIS 10, JOHNSONBURG 6
DUBOIS, Pa. – Erasing an early 6-0 deficit, DuBois beat visiting Johnsonbuirg, 10-6, at Heindl Field in DuBois.
The Ramettes took a 6-0 lead after an inning and a half thanks to a three-run first and three-run second.
But DuBois scored four in the bottom of the second and then six in the third to cap the scoring.
Gabby Gulvas led the way for the Lady Beavers going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs while Teagan Runyon was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Also for DuBois, Lynx Lander went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RI, and Haley Reed was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Julia Jones had a big game at the plate for Johnsonburg going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs, while Natalie Dunworth was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Also for the Ramettes, Maria Cailio went 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
Emma Delp got the win going five innings allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits, six walks, and a hit batter, She struck out 12. Ava Baronick pitched two scoreless innings in relief allowing two hits while striking out four.
Jones suffered the loss going six innings allowing 10 runs, five earned, on 11 hits while striking out three.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, KIANE 1, 5 INNINGS
KANE, Pa. – Emily Mourer had four hits and four RIS and also threw three innings of scoreless ball to lift Elk County Catholic to a 15-1, five-inning road win over Kane.
Moruer was 4-for-4 with four singles for the Lady Crusaders, while Ellie Barron and Lucy Klawuhn each hit home runs and Baron added a double.
Baron was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Klawuhn went 2-for-04 with two runs scored and three RBIS out of the lead-off spot.
Also for ECC, Gabby Weisner was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Lydia Anderson was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Mya Pistner was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Mourer pitched three innings scoreless allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five to get the win. Raegan Weaver went two innings in relief giving up one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Maya Smith was 3-for-3 with a double and two stolen bases for Kane with Leah Tigani going 1-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base, and a run scored.
Tigani took the loss allowing 11 runs, six earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings of work.
REDBANK VALLEY 18, CLARION 3, 4 INNINGS
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Paytin Polka and Quinn White combined to go 8-for-8 with seven runs scored and eight RBIs to pace an 18-3, four-inning Redbank Valley win over visiting Clarion.
Polka blasted a pair of home runs while going 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBIs, while White, a freshman, hit for the cycle going 4-for-4 with a single, double, triple, and home run. She scored three runs and drove home four.
Keyauna Schimp also drove in three runs for the Lady Bulldogs going 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored, while Taylor Ripple was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, and two RBIs.
Redbank Valey scored five in the first and seven in the second to take a 12-2 lead after two innings.
Emily Trouse hit a home run for Clarion while going 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs. Her dinger was a solo shot leading off the third.
Mackenzie Foringer got the win going four innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out six.
Haylee Cratsley took the loss giving up 18 runs, 16 earned, in 21 hits while striking out two.
GLENDALE 2, CURWENSVILLE 1
FLINTON, Pa. – Madison Peterson threw a three-hitter and had two hits, a run scored, and an RBI to lead Glendale to a 2-1 win over visiting Curwensville.
Peterson went seven innings allowing one earned run on three hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out six. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
She outdueled Addison Siple, who also threw a three-hitter for Curwensville, Siple gave up two earned runs on three hits and three hits while striking out 13.
FREEPORT 16, KARNS CITY 6
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Abby DeJudas went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs to lead visiting Freeport to a 16-6 win at Karns City.
JaydenRezak was also 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs for the Yellow Jackets, while Reese Selker went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two walks, and an RBI.
Also for Freeport, Sydney Selker was 1-for-4 with two walks, an RBI, and four runs scored.
Sydney Selker got the win going four innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and six walks while striking out seven. DeJudas picked up the save going three innings allowing three unearned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out three.
Haley Sherman was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Karns City with Lyrik Reed walking twice and scoring twice. Jada Polczynski also scored two runs while going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Addison Burrows took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing 13 runs, seven earned, on 10 hits, eight walks, and two hit batters while striking out 12. Reed went 1 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on a hit, seven walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.
A-C VALLEY/UNION 7, NORTH CLARION 1
DUBOIS, Pa. – Bailey Crissman threw a six-hitter to help A-C Valley/Union to a 7-1 win over North Clarion at Stern Field in DuBois.
Crissman went 6 ⅔ innings allowing one earned run. He walked two and struck out four before he reached his pitch limit with 103 pitches.
Sebastian Link finished up for the Falcon Knights striking out the only batter he faced.
Lane Bauer led the offense for ACV/Union going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RI, and two runs scored, while Caden Burns was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Zach Cooper also went 2-for-4, while Trey Fleming was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Kyle Rusiewicz was 2-for-3 for North Clarion.
Aiden Hartle took the loss going six innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out eight.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 6, KANE 2
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Shawn Geci and Joe Tettis combined on a four-hitter to lift Elk County Catholic to a 6-2 win over visiting Kane.
Geci got the win going four innings in relief allowing no runs on two hits and a walk while striking out four. Tettis started and pitched three innings allowing two earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out six.
Wil Wortman was 2-for-3 with a run scored for ECC, while Tettis went 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored.
Brock Wensel took the loss for Kane going 3 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out three.
Luke Ely led the Wolves on offense going 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
GLENDALE 12, CURWENSVILLE 2
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Troy Misiura went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBIs, and three RBIs to lead visiting Glendale to a 12-2 win over Curwensville.
Misura was also the winning pitcher going six innings allowing two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out 10.
Andrew Sutika drove in a pair of runs for Curwensville going 1-for-3.
FRANKLN 6, MONITEAU 4
BUTLER, Pa. – Franklin scored three times in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 6-4 win over Moniteau.
With two outs and the bases loaded, Evan Turner crossed the dish on a wild pitch, and Aidan McCracken hit a triple to bring in Nate Fezell and Luke Guth. Turner and Fezell both singled and Guth walked to get aboard.
Brock Matthews crossed the plate on a passed ball in the seventh to get Moniteau back within two at 6-4, but Ethan Nightingale was able to get a strikeout of Dawson Wallace (the tying run) to end the game.
McCracken was 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs for Franklin, while Zach Boland was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, and two RBIs and Guth was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Nightingale got the win in relief, allowing one unearned run in two innings, allowing two hits, and striking out four.
Matthews finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, while Keagan Book was 2-for-4 with an RBI as well for the Warriors.
Connor Ealy took the loss, allowing three runs in his one inning of work on three hits and a walk.