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Hanslovan Walk-Off Homer in Ninth Gives St. Marys Elk County Softball Tournament Title

2022 Elk County Softball Tournament recaps

Also see: May 5 District 9 softball recaps

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: ST. MARYS 2, JOHNSONBURG 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kara Hanslovan’s solo home run over the centerfield fence with one out in the bottom of the ninth lifted St. Marys to a 2-1 win over Johnsonburg in the title game of the Elk County Tournament at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.

Watch Hanslovan’s winning blast.

It was a classic pitcher’s duel between St. Marys’s Kendall Young and Johnsonburg’s Julie Peterson.

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Young was fantastic going nine innings allowing one run – a solo home run by Natalie Dunworth leading off the fourth – on three hits while striking out 17. Young fanned the first nine batters she faced before Dunworth’s homer and pitched out of a runner-at-third-and-no-out jam in the fifth and a runner-at-second-and-one-out jam in the sixth. She retired the final 11 batters she faced following a Dunworth double in the sixth.

   

Young and Hanslovan were named co-Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Players of the Game and talked about the win.

Peterson was nearly as good allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out seven.

St. Marys scored an unearned run in the second to go up 1-0 when Lindsay Reiter reached on an error leading off and scored on an infield single by Rosa Deprator before Dunworth tied the game with her home run in the fourth.

Watch Dunworth’s home run

   

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 12, COUDERSPORT 2, 5INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In the consolation game of the Elk County Tournament, Elk County Catholic scored seven runs in the fifth to beat Coudersport, 12-2, in five innings.

Gabby Weisner had a pair of triples while going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs to lead the Lady Crusaders with Hope Farley going 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs. Ellie Barron, Tessa Fledderman, and Sarah Hasselman each scored twice in the win as well.

Emma Saulter and Sierra Myers had doubles for Coudersport with Saulter going 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Emily Mourer got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out three.

Saulter took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing 12 run, eight earned, on eight hits, eight walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.

ST. MARYS 16, COUDERSPORT 3, 5 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In the opening round of the Elk County Tournament, Olivia Eckels and Kendall Young each drove in five runs to help St. Marys to a 16-3, five-inning win over Coudersport.

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Eckels was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored while being named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, and Young was 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored.

Eckles was named Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win afterward:

Also for St. Marys, Gianna Surra went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Rosa Deprator was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Lauren Mosier scored twice.

Ava Wahlers had the lone hit for Coudersport.

Lindsey Reiter got the win going 2 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on six walks while not allowing a hit and striking out one. Young came on and pitched the final 2 ⅔ innings allowing one hit while striking out six.

Emma Saulters took the loss going four innings giving up 16 runs, 10 earned, on 11 hits, and eight walks while striking out three.

JOHNSONBURG 7, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 4

ST. MARYS, Pa. – After falling behind 4-3 when Elk County Catholic scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, Johnsonburg scored three times in the top of the seventh to stun the Crusaders, 7-4, in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament.

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Johnsonburg, which led from the third inning on, found itself behind for the first time in the game after Ellie Baron’s RBI infield single in the sixth.

But Marie Casilio got the seventh-inning rally started by drawing a leadoff walk, and she scored on a one-out double to left by Julia Jones to tie the game.

Jones then scored on a base hit to center by Jenna Kasmierski to give the Ramettes the lead back, and Zoey Grunthaner’s infield single scored two insurance runs.

Kasmierski was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game after going 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. She talked about the win.

Jones also had a big day at the plate going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored, and two RBIs with Grunthaner going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Natalie Dunworth 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Emily Mourer and Hope Farley hit home runs for ECC while Sydney Alexander was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and a run scored.

Jones got the win allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits, and two walks while striking out seven in seven innings in the circle.

Mourer took the loss going seven innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits, and five walks while striking out six.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM NAMED

Nine players made up the All-Tournament team including Makenzie Gentzyel and Emma Saulter from Coudersport, Emily Mourer and Hope Farley from Elk County Catholic, Julie Peterson and Natalie Dunworth from Johnsonburg, and Kendall Young, Kara Hanslovan, and Rosa Deprator from St. Marys.

Watch the All-Tournament team being introduced

The All-Tounrament team from left: Coudersport’s Makenzie Gentzyel and Emma Saulter, St. Marys’s Kara Hanslovam, Rosa Deprator and Kenall Youn, Johnsonburg’s Julie Peterson and Natalie Dunworth, and Elk County Catholic’s Emily Mourer and Hope Farley. Photo by Chris Rossetti

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