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DuBois Stakes Claim to Being Best Softball Team in D9; Siple Continues Dominance for Cville; St. Marys Holds off Warren

DuBois won its third straight City Classic with a 12-4 victory over DCC. Photo by Chris Rossetti

DUBOIS, Pa. – In a span of just over 24 hours, DuBois laid claim to being the top team in District 9 with back-to-back wins over St. Marys and DuBois Central Catholic.

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The victory over city rival DCC came Saturday night in the City Classic by a count of 12-4, the second straight year the Lady Beavers have scored 10-plus runs against the Lady Cardinals after winning last year’s City Classic, 13-1 in five innings.

Rewatch Saturday’s night win for DuBois

It was the third straight City Classic victory for DuBois, which also won 8-7 in 2021, while it marked the second consecutive loss for DCC, which lost its first game of the year to State College on Wednesday. That is noteworthy because the Lady Cardinals (12-2) hadn’t dropped two straight games in at least eight years (records are readily available back through the 2016 season and it hadn’t happened in that span).

DuBois’s sixth straight win, the 4-3 victory over St. Marys handed the Lady Dutch their first loss Friday, moved the Lady Beavers’ record to 9-3 on the season.

It was a 12-hit attack for DuBois Saturday night at Heindl Field. Audrey Hale, Morgan Pasternak, and Haley Reed each recorded a pair of hits.

Hale was the offensive star for the Lady Beavers going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.

With DuBois trailing 2-0 in the third and without a hit through two innings against Rylee Kulbatsky, Hale broke the seal with a home run to left.

Hale, who added a double in a seven-run sixth, talked about the win after being named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

The Lady Beavers then took the lead for good later in the inning when an error on DCC second baseman Lauren Davidson on a chopper hit by Pasternak scored a pair of runs.

DuBois expanded its lead to 5-2 in the fifth on a pair of two-out, run-producing singles.

Pasternak made it 4-2 with a base hit up the middle.

Alexas Pfeufer followed with a near-identical single to push the lead to 5-2.

DCC battled back in the sixth picking up a pair of runs to get back within one, 5-4.

An RBI double to left by Marina Hanes scored Rose Whipple, who had led off the inning with a single and moved to second on an error.

Hanes, who went to third on an error, then discord on a sac fly by Lauren Davidson.

But any thought DCC had of rallying for the victory went away in a seven-run sixth for DuBois.

An RBI fielder’s choice by Bree Weible was followed by RBI singles by Gabby Gulvas, Haley Reed, and Pasternak.

Pasternak’s hit ended up scoring three runs when the ball got past left fielder Morgan and rolled all the way to the wall to make it 11-4, and Pasternak scored on a sac fly by Ava Barnonick.

Teagan Runyon added three runs scored in the win while going 1-for-1 with a pair of walks.

Hanes was 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for DCC, which had the bases loaded with no outs in the first but only scored one run setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Kulbatsky took the loss going five-plus inning allowing 12 runs, eight earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out five.

Barnonick got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.

Audrey Hale had a home run and a double for DuBois and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. Photo by Chris Rossetti


ST. MARYS, Pa. – St. Marys built an 8-0 lead then held off a late rally for an 8-6 win over Warren in an interdistrict matchup.

The Lady Dutch scored five runs in the second, two more in the third, and another in the fourth to stake themselves an 8-run advantage. The Lady Dragons scored four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Warren had the tying run on base, but St. Marys was able to get the 2-3 putout after a dropped third strike to end the game.

Avery Eckles’ sac fly got St. Marys on the board in the second. Two batters later, Shannon Kaiser scored on a passed ball. Rosa Deprater walked, and, during the next at-bat, Lindsey Reiter scored on a passed ball and Danielle Rolley scored on an error. Olivia Eckles singled in Deprater to give the Lady Dutch a 5-0 lead.

Avery Eckles and Reiter hit back-to-back RBI singles in the third to push the lead to 7-0, and Kara Hanslovan’s RBI single in the fourth made it 8-0.

Carly Beers hit a 1-out double in the sixth and came home on Halle Kuzminski’s single. Kuzminski scored when Lexi Hoffman reached on an error. Hoffman scored on Lillian Devore’s RBI groundout that cut the lead to 8-3. Emma Gray followed with a double and scored on Danika Abbey’s single to make it 8-4 heading to the seventh.

With two outs and a runner on second in the seventh, Kuzminski hit her second RBI single to cut the deficit to three. Hoffman followed with a single to put runners on first and second. A wild pitch allowed the runners to advance to second and third, and a second wild pitch allowed Kuzminski to score and Devore to reach on a dropped third strike.

Gray tried to reach on another dropped third strike, but the Lady Dutch were able to get the putout to end it.

Olivia Eckles had three hits and an RBI for the Lady Dutch, while Avery Eckles had a hit and drove in a pair. Kaiser scored twice.

Kendall Young got the win giving up just one hit with no walks and 10 strikeouts in four scoreless innings. Kaiser allowed six runs, three earned, on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts in three relief innings but still got the save.

Kuzminski had a pair of hits, scored twice, and drove in a pair. Devore also had two RBIs, while Beers and Gray both doubled and scored.

Alexis Stec took the loss allowing eight runs, five earned, on 10 hits with six walks and a strikeout.


BELLWOOD, Pa. – Addison Siple tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Curwensville to a 13-0, five-inning road win over Bellwood-Antis.

Siple struck out 10 and walked one.

Addison Butler, Ava Olosky, Shyanne Rudy, and Addison Warren each drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Tide.

Butler was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Olosky was 1-for-4 with a run scored, Rudy was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Warren was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Teagan Harzinski also added a pair of hits going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RI, while Ava Hainsey (1-for-3 with a walk) and Alaina Reitz (1-for-2 with a walk) each scored twice.


KNOX, Pa. – McKaylah Smith and Keelie Schneider combined to throw a three-hit shutout, as visiting Cranberry rolled past Keystone, 11-0.

Smith went four innings allowing one hit and three walks while striking out two to get the win, while Schneider picked up the save going three innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Alexis Reisinger and Kendel Findlay each drove in three runs for the Berries with Finlay going 5-for-5 with a double and a run scored and Reisinger going 1-for-5 with a triple and a run scored.

Denali Wenner was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Cranberry with Rylee Coe going 2-for-4 with an RI, and Smith going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Emma Gruber was 2-for-4 with a double for Cranberry with Natalie Bowser going 1-for-1 with two walks.

Bowser took the loss going four innings allowing six runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Leah Exley was charged with five runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out four in three innings.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Bri Heller and Kate Rhinehart combined to drive in eight runs to lift visiting Otto-Eldred to a 14-6 win over Coudersport.

Heller was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBIs, while Rhinehart went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Jessi Hall added a 2-for-5 day with an RBI and three runs scored for the Lady Terrors while Carrie Drummond was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Lexi Prince added three runs scored in the win while going 1-for-3 with a walk, and Katie Sheeler scored twice going 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.

Savannah Myers went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs while hitting a sixth-inning grand slam for COudersport. She also had an RBI double in the contest.

Coudersport’s Savannah Myers with her grand slam ball. Myers had five RBIs in Coudy’s loss to Otto-Eldred. Submitted photo

Madyson Dubots-Angood went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the loss while Sierra Myers was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Hannah Fleniken was 2-for-4 with a double and Laura Dunn went 2-for-4.

Heller got the wing going seven innings allowing six runs, five earned, on 10 hits and three walks while striking out 11.

Ryelle Black took the loss giving up 12 runs, seven earned, on 10 hits and five walks while striking out four in six innings of work.

Savannah Myers gave up two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one in an inning of relief.


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