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May 10, 2021 D10 Softball: Villa Rallies For Victory in Region 5 Showdown Over Warren; Tingley, UC Topple Cochranton

Villa's Hayley Dever hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning of Monday's 5-4 win over Warren.

May 10, 2021 D10 Softball

VILLA MARIA 5, WARREN 4

WARREN, Pa. – Hayley Dever’s seventh-inning solo home run capped a dramatic comeback for Villa Maria in a 5-4 win over Warren in their Region 5 showdown. 

The win for Villa was the second 1-run triumph over Warren this season. 

Dever’s blast capped a rally from a 4-run deficit for the Victors, that began with Caitlyn Plyler’s 2-run home run in the fourth. 

Dever talked about the win afterward:

The Victors tied the game in the fifth on Annabella Cipalla’s RBI double and Rylee Kregel’s run-scoring single. 

The Dragons tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh, but Rylie Yeager’s lined shot to center to lead off was snared on a great diving effort from Jenna VanDee, and after a one-out walk to Kelsey Stuart, Villa pitcher Jenna Wagner got a flyout and a groundout (on a ranging play by Plyler at second) to preserve the win. 

Warren scored two in the first and two in the second. Katie Madigan scored on an error and Alix Lytle ripped an RBI double in the first, and Yeager and Stuart delivered RBI doubles in the second. 

Wagner allowed nine hits and three earned runs, striking out eight and issuing one walk in the win. 

Stuart took the loss, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and one walk, striking out seven. 

UNION CITY 12, COCHRANTON 0, 6 innings

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Abby Tingley tossed a 3-hit shutout and also belted a home run as Union City beat Cochranton, 12-0. 

The Bears scored four runs in the third inning and six more in the fifth on their way to the win. 

Michayla Magee drove in three runs for the Bears, while Cathryn Reynolds, Tingley, and Rienna Higley had two RBIs each. Eliza Reynolds was 3-for-3 with an RBI and Cyaira Zielinski 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. 

Taytum Jackson took the loss, allowing six runs in three innings. 

MCDOWELL 12, ERIE 2, 5 innings

ERIE, Pa. – McDowell scored 11 runs in the fifth inning en route to a 12-2 win over Erie. 

Taytum Iavarone, Meghan Kapp, Maggie Hoover, Lexxie Biel, Alivia Soule and Hilary Sissem all had RBIs in the inning for the Trojans. 

Iavarone, Kapp, and Alivia Soule drove in two runs apiece for the Trojans. 

Soule got the win, allowing just two hits and striking out 10. 

FRANKLIN 6, SLIPPERY ROCK 1 

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Franklin scored six runs on just two hits in a 6-1 win over Slippery Rock. 

Trinity Edge got it done both in the circle and at the plate. Edge belted a 2-run home run in the first inning, which proved to be all she would need. She allowed just three hits, one walk, and one unearned run, striking out 12. Kaylyn Fry also drove in a pair of runs for the Knights. 

Paige Gresgott allowed six unearned runs in the loss, walking seven and striking out nine. Samantha Meredith had the RBI for the Rockets. 

GROVE CITY 7, SHARON 6

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Trailing 5-0, Grove City erupted for five runs in the third inning on its way to a 7-6 win over Sharon. 

The big blow in the third came courtesy of Helena Wolbert’s 2-run double. Logan Jones and Maya Kirk also had RBI doubles in the inning and Brooke Shingledecker an RBI single. 

The Eagles tacked on two more runs in the fourth. 

Wolbert finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs. 

Jones got the win, allowing three runs (two earned) on 10 hits in five innings, striking out four. 

Sharon took the loss despite collecting 17 hits. Ella Brown, Maddy Althouse, Lexi Berkson, Katie Krecek, Miranda Metro, Iresha Norris and Ella Connolly all had multiple hits. 

Connolly belted a solo home run and had two RBIs, while Krecek drove in one. Metro took the loss. 

WILMINGTON 9, REYNOLDS 8

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Wilmington built a 9-2 lead and held off a furious Reynolds rally for a 9-8 victory. 

The Raiders scored six runs in the sixth but were unable to push the tying run across. 

Faith Jones (2-for-2, RBI, 2 runs), Paije Peterson (2-for-4, 2 runs, RBI), Taylor Dlugozima (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Ella Kraup (2-for-4, 3 runs) led the Wilmington offense. 

Remington Koi got the win, allowing 10 hits and striking out 10. 

Kelsey McAdoo had two RBIs for the Raiders, while Halyn Cawthorne, Marissa Hillyer and Andrea Hillyer all had two hits apiece. 

Mackenzie Herman took the loss, allowing six runs (two earned) in three innings. 

GENERAL MCLANE 15, FAIRVIEW 4

EDINBORO, Pa. – General McLane erupted for 10 runs in the first inning in a 15-4, 5-inning win over Fairview. 

Sarah Banta, Haley Bloomquist, Haven Teed, Catrina Miller, Bailey Cannon, Samantha Herberg and Sami Bennett all drove in runs for the Lancers in the 10-run first. 

Miller had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double, four RBIs and two runs. Cannons was 1-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs., while Haley Bloomquist drove in three. 

Cannon got the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits. She struck out eight. 

Taylor Polach had a triple and two RBIs for Fairview. 

Hailey Komisarski took the loss, allowing 10 earned runs in 1 ⅓ innings. 

SENECA 21, YOUNGSVILLE 4, 3 innings

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Seneca scored 12 runs in the first inning and eight more in the third in a 21-4 win over Youngsville. 

Meghan Konkl, Kendall Joint, Riley Currier, Anna Malinowski, and Helen Genest all drove in runs in the big first inning. 

Khyli Peterson went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs, and three runs for the Bobcats, while Genest was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs, Joint 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, Konkol three RBIs and two runs, and Malinowski 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Ashley Post got the win, allowing four unearned runs and striking out four. 

Kamryn Weissinger was 1-for-1 with an RBI, walk and a run for Youngsville. 

WEST MIDDLESEX 17, COMMODORE PERRY 2, 4 innings

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – West Middlesex scored in every inning, including eight runs in the third in a 17-2 win over Commodore Perry. 

McKenzie Erdman, Katy Briggs, Mallory Blaze, Ava Gilmore, and Alaina Bowers all drove in runs in the third for the Big Reds. 

Gilmore, Erdman, Emma Gruver, and Blaze all drove in two runs for West Middlesex. 

Gilmore got the win, allowing one earned run on six hits, striking out eight. 

Delaney Snyder had a double and two RBIs for the Panthers. Faith Cox took the loss.

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