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May 11, 2021 D9 Softball: Jones Perfect, Hits HR in Five-Inning Win for JB, St. Marys Beats Punxsy, OV Edges Coudy

Julia Jones of Johnsonburg threw a five-inning perfect game, hit a home run, and drove in five runs in the Ramettes win over Kane. Photo by Kelli Surra

May 11 District 9 softball recaps

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JOHNSONBURG 16, KANE 0, 5 INNINGS

KANE, Pa. – Julia Jones threw a five-inning perfect game and drove in five runs to lead visiting Johnsonburg to a 16-0, five-inning win over Kane.

Jones struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced throwing 47 of her 55 pitches for strikes. She was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run and three runs scored to go with her five RBIs.

Mackenzie Freeman and Jenna Kasmierski also hit home runs for the Ramettes with Freeman going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Kasmierski 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Payton Delhunty added a 3-for-3 day with two RBIs for Johnsonburg with Jenna Pavlock going 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Madison Stahli took the loss going five innings allowing 16 runs, 11 earned, on 10 hits and six walks while striking out four.
ST. MARYS 5, PUNXSUTAWNEY 1

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – A strong pitching performance from Kendall Young helped St. Marys avenge one of its two losses on the season with a 5-1 win at Punxsutawney.

Young went the distance allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out 11, as the Lady Dutch reversed a 2-1 loss earlier in the season to the Lady Chucks.

Olivia Eckles was 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs to help lead the St. Marys offense, while Kara Hanslovan went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Young helped her own cause going 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Brianna Grotzinger was also 2-for-4.

Ciara Toven hit a home run for Punxsutawney and was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Riley Presloid was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Kendal Johnston took the loss going seven innings allowing five runs, three earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out four.

OSWAYO VALLEY 9, COUDERSPORT 8

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Scoring five runs in its final two at-bats, Oswayo Valley broke open a tie game and then held off visiting Coudersport, 9-8.

With the game tied at four in the fifth, the Green Wave scored three times to take a 7-4 lead and then added two more runs in the sixth to make it 9-4.

Coudersport tried to rally in the seventh scoring three times but couldn’t get the game tied.

Oswayo Valley’s offense was led by Macy West and Brooke George.

George was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and four RBIs, while West went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two walks, and three runs scored. Hannah Winseck was also 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Green Wave with MacKenzie George going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Sierra Myers was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Coudersport with Makenzie Gentzyel going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Madyson Dubots-Angood was also 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Savannah Myers was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

West got the win going seven innings allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits, a walk, and three hit batters while striking out six.

Savannah Myers took the loss going four innings allowing eight earned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking our four. Ryelle Black pitched an inning in relief giving up two unearned runs on a hit and a walk.

KEYSTONE 9, CLARION 5

CLARION, Pa. – Keystone rode a six-run fourth inning to a 9-5 win at Clarion at Paul A. Weaver Park.

The Lady Panther trailed 4-1 going to the fourth but took the lead on an Alexandria Johnston RBI single.

Johnston, who was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, was one of four Keystone players with multiple-hit games.

Leah Exley was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Natalie Bowser was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Maddie Dunlap was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Jordan Best had a big day for Clarion going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Bowser got the win in relief of Exley going four innings allowing an unearned run on no hits and two hit batters. She struck out four. Exley gave up four runs, two earned, on five hits while striking out two.

Kylee Beers took the loss going 6 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, five earned, on 13 hits and two walks while striking out five. Payton Simko pitched ⅔ of an inning striking out one.

SMETHPORT SWEEPS GALETON TO GET INTO THE WIN COLUMN

GALETON, Pa. – Smethport got into the win column for the first time this season with a sweep of a doubleheader at Galeton.

The Lady Hubbers won Game One, 9-8, and Game Two, 12-5.

In the opener, Dani Nelson was 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, while Baylee Fitzsimmons was 2-for-4.

The win went to Tylar Colley who gave up eight runs on seven hits and six walks while striking out seven.

Mikayla Schott took the loss. She struck out 13 and walked 11.

Nelson was big at the plate in the second game as well going 2-for-5 with a double.

Coryn McClain was the winning pitcher giving up five runs on seven hits and seven walks while striking out seven.

Bailee Holleran took the loss striking out six and walking 13.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 12, CURWENSVILLE 8

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Emily Mourer went deep twice, including a grand slam, and drove in five runs to lead visiting Elk County Catholic to a 12-8 win over Curwensville.

Mourer was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Ellie Barron also homered and went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Caitlyn Vollmer added a double for the Lady Crusaders and was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Lydia Anderson went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, Gabby Weisner was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Lucy Klawuhn was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

McKenzie Wall paced Curwensville going 3-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Abby Pentz was 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Joslynne Freyer went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Mourer got the win going seven innings allowing eight runs, four earned, on nine hits, four walks, and three hit batters while striking out three.

Freyer took the loss giving up 12 runs, 10 earned, on nine hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

CLEARFIELD 7, HUNTINGDON 0

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Emma Hipps tossed a one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts, as visiting Clearfield beat Huntingdon, 7-0.

Hipps threw 62 of her 79 pitches for strikes and struck out the first eight batters she faced.

She helped her own cause by hitting a home run and going 1-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Lauren Ressler was also 1-for-4 with a double and four RBIs for the Lady Bison with Ruby Singleton going 1-for-4 with two runs scored and Kylee Hertlein going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

BROOKVILLE 10, BRADFORD 3

BRADFORD, Pa. – Scoring runs in six of its seven at-bats, the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team notched a 10-3 win at Bradford Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Raiders (3-9) used a four-run second inning to grab a 7-3 lead after three innings.

Audrey Sorek relieved starter Mara Bowser with one out in the second inning and scattered three hits and three walks with four strikeouts over the final 5 2/3 innings to get the win.

Sorek’s two-run single and Grace Matson’s run-scoring triple sparked the four-run second.

Tory McKinney finished 4-for-5 with four runs batted in. Julie MacWilliams doubled, Emily Steel singled twice and drove in two runs while Elizabeth Wonderling walked four times, scoring a run.

Madison Dougherty was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, a run scored, and two RBIs for Bradford.

Kalie Dixon took the loss going seven innings allowing 10 runs, four earned, on eight hits and 11 walks while striking out five.

OTTO-ELDRED 13, PORT ALLEGANY 3, 5 INNINGS

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Kayley Heller went 4-for-4 with three doubles to lead Otto-Eldred past visiting Port Allegany, 13-3, in five innings.

Bri Heller drove in three runs for the Lady Terrors and was 2-for-3 with a double, while Katie Sheeler was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Edahlia Sebastian was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Makayla Alcorn was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for Port Allegany.

Abby Wolfe got the win. She gave up three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Bri Heller pitched the fifth striking out three.

Kaylee Boyd took the loss giving up 14 hits and two walks. Mara Rush pitched to the final three batters allowing a pair of hits.

CRANBERRY 16, UNION 0, 5 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Maria Anderson and Kendall Findlay each hit home runs to pace Cranberry to a 16-0, five-inning road win over Union .

Findlay was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, while Anderson was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Also for the Berries, Olivia Plummer went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored, Reyna Watson was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Alisha Beggs was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Ashlynn Collins was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Zoe Albert was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Alaina Hogue was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Haile Hicks scored twice.

Kiera Zitzman was 1-for-2 with a double for Union.

Watson got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Kira Marsh took the loss going five innings allowing 16 runs, 10 earned, on 16 hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out two.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 23, BROCKWAY 0, 3 INNINGS

DUBOIS, PA. – DuBois Central Catholic sent 23 batters to the plate in a 19-run first inning on its way to a 23-0, three-inning win over Brockway.

Emily Joesph was 3-for-3 in the opening inning with three singles, three RBIs, and three runs scored.

That was three of 12 hits in the inning for DCC, which also took advantage of six Brockway errors.

Chelsea Busatto added a three-run triple in the inning, while Emma Suplizio had a pair of hits in the frame including a two-run single. Shyanne Lundy added a three-run single in the inning as well, and Savannah Morelli was 2-for-2 in the frame with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Lundy finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, Busatto was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Suplizio was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and three runs scored, and Kayley Risser was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.

Melia Mitskavich got the win going three perfect innings with eight strikeouts.

Taylor Rhed took the loss going two innings and allowing 23 runs, only four earned, on 16 hits and a walk while striking out one.

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