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March 31, 2021 D9/D10 Softball/Baseball Recaps: Cochranton Softball, Harbor Creek Baseball Secure Easy Wins

March 31 District 9 and District 10 baseball and softball recaps

SOFTBALL

COCHRANTON 12, CRANBERRY 2, 5 INNINGS

COCHRANTON, Pa. – A six-run second inning helped Cochranton knock off visiting Cranberry, 12-2, in an interdistrict matchup.

After Cranberry took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, the Lady Cardinals tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning then took the lead for good with the six-run second. Cochranton then added two more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to walk off the win.

Jaylin McGill hit a home run and was 1-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Cardinals, while Lexie Moore drove in three runs while going 1-for-2 with a double, and Taytum Jackson drove home four runs while going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Also for Cochranton, Kaylin Rose was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, Megan Heim was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Carly Richter scored twice.

Jackson got the win allowing two runs, both earned, on five hits while striking out two.

Reyna Watson was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Cranberry, while Alaina Hogue went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Maria Anderson was also 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Jenna Blitz suffered the loss going 3 2/3 innings giving up 10 runs, nine earned, on seven hits, five walks, and a hit batter. She struck out four.

BASEBALL

HARBOR CREEK 9, FRANKLIN 3

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Gio Barbato, Austin Vaughn, and Cameron Miller each drove in a pair of runs to help visiting Harbor Creek to a key early-season win over Franklin, 9-3.

A seven-run first inning fueled the victory for the Huskies.

Vaugh was 1-for-2 with three walks, two stolen bases, and a run scored out of the leadoff spot for Harbor Creek, while Barbato was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored and Miller went 1-for-3 with a run scored as well.

Ethan Nightingale went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored for Franklin with Kyle Alexander going 2-for-4 with a run scored and Carson Wible 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Noah Kockler took the loss getting just one out while allowing seven runs, all earned, on four hits and five walks. He struck out one.

Matt Wimer pitched well in relief for the Knights tossing 3 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings walking two and striking out two.

Pitching stats weren’t available for Harbor Creek.

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