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May 12, 2022 D9 SB: Forest Area Gets Two Key Wins; Brockway Edges Brookville; Bradford, DCC, O-E Sweep DHs

Emily Aites (shown last year) had a key double in Forest Area's win over Clarion Thursday. The Fires also beat C-L

May 12 District 9 softball recaps

FOREST AREA 6, CLARION 5, 9 INNINGS; FOREST AREA 2, CLARION-LIMESTONE 1

TIONESTA, Pa. – Forest Area had a productive Thursday afternoon, first beat Clarion-Limestone, 2-1, and then finishing off a nine-inning comeback win over Clarion, 6-5, on a walk-off base hit by Alexis Oswald.

Both games were at West Forest High School, and the victories moved the Fires to 11-2 on the season.

Forest Area 2, C-L 1

A strong circle performance from Izabelle Flick helped Forest Area to the 2-1 win over C-L.

Flick went seven innings allowing one earned run on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Madison McFarland and Faith Dietrich were both 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Fire offense with Maggie Boehme going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Emma McFarland finishing 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Jenna Dunn took the loss going five innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one. Regan Husted pitched a scoreless inning.

Frances Milliron was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the Lady Lions with Alyssa Wiant picking up an RBI.

   

Forest Area 6, Clarion 5, 9 inning

When play was halted in the third inning April 11, Forest Area was trailing Clarion 5-0.

But when play resumed Thursday, the Fires immediately scored twice in the bottom of the third and then tied the game with three runs in the fifth with back-to-back RBI doubles from Aites and Oswald scoring the final two runs of the innings

The game remained tied until the ninth when Emma McFarland led off the inning with a triple to left.

Clarion proceeded to intentionally walk Boehme and Madison McFarland before Payton Simko got Aites to pop up to first on the infield fly rule.

   

That brought up Oswald, who lined a hit to center scoring Emma McFarland with the game-inning run.

Flick pitched out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth to give her team a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth, as she got Noel Anthony to fly out to Emma McFarland in center.

Oswald went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs to lead the way on offense for Forest Area with Madison McFarland scoring three times while going 1-for-3 with the triple, two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Emma McFarland was also 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the win, and Aites was 1-for-4 with the double and two RBIs.

Bri Forrest was 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and three RBIs for Clarion with Anthony going 2-for-6 with a triple, and Kylee Beers going 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.

Simko took the loss going 8 ⅓ innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on seven hits, seven walks, and two hit batters while striking out 12.

BROCKWAY 6, BROOKVILLE 4

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Using a five-run second inning, Brockway held off Brookville for a 6-4 win at Blake Field at Northside Park.

Eliza Powell and Madalynne Heckman singled in runs and Zoe Moore doubled in another in the second inning. From there, the Lady Rovers stranded nine runners in scoring position as Lady Raiders reliever Alyssa Tollini threw a scoreless 5 2/3 innings, giving up four hits while walking just one.

Danielle Wood, Heckman and Lillian Heilbrun each had two hits

Lady Rovers starter Gabby Hertel scattered 10 hits and didn’t walk a batter while striking out one.

Aubre Eble hit an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning for the Lady Raiders. Tori McKinney doubled to start a three-run sixth inning. Kerstyn Davie singled in a run and Tollini singled in two runs to set the final score. Davie and Lexee Mays each had two hits.

BRADFORD SWEEPS PORT ALLEGANY

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Visiting Bradford swept a twin bill from Port Allegany winning 12-0 in five innings and 17-7 in six innings.

A 10-run fourth inning was the catalyst for the Game One victory.

Kelsey Deming, Maddie Dougherty, Kadence Martin, and Allysa Johnson each had two RBIs for the Lady Owls.

Deming was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Dougherty was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Martin was 1-for-4 with a run scored, and Johnson was 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored.

Winning pitcher Kalie Dixon also went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI, and Alana Benson walked twice and scored twice.

Dixon tossed a one-hit shutout also walking two and striking out six in five innings of work.

Baylee Brown had the lone hit for Port Allegany, a double.

Cayle Lloyd took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on five hits and 10 walks. Makala Alcorn pitched 1 ⅔ innings giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

In the second game, Bradford overcame a 5-0 deficit after a half inning in part by scoring seven runs in the fourth.

Oliva Angell paced the offense with three RBIs while going 2-fro-4 with a double and a run scored.

Sophie Cornelius, Dixon, and Martin each added two RBIs with Cornelius going 1-for-1 with a double and a run scored, Dixon 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Martin 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Benson scored three times while going 2-for-4 with a walk, Dougherty was 1-for-2 with a triple, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, Mallory Craig was 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Bailee Fitzsimmons scored twice.

Tori Tanner went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs for Port Allegany with Thea Petruzzi walking twice, scoring a run, and driving home a run. Kayleigh Dowells also had a triple and a run scored.

Dixon got the win going six innings allowing seven runs, just two earned, on four hits, and four walks while striking out seven.

Lloyd took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing 14 runs, four earned, on 11 hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out three. Alcorn didn’t retire a batter allowing three earned runs on four hits and a walk.

OTTO-ELDRED SWEEPS COUDERSPORT

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Otto-Eldred swept a doubleheader at Coudersport winning 11-3 and 10-0 in five innings.

Katie Sheeler had a big game on offense for the Lady Terrors going 3-for-5 with a triple, two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Jessi Hall also added a triple while going 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, Kate Rhinehart walked three times while going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, and Suzie Rounsville walked once and scored twice.

Makenzie Gentzyel hit a home run for Coudersport while going 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs. Madyson Dubots-Angood was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Bri Heller got the win going seven innings allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out 16.

Emma Saulter took the loss going seven innings allowing 11 runs, nine earned, on 10 hits, 10 walks, and two hit batters.

In the nightcap, Abby Wolfe tossed a five-inning, two-hit shutout. She struck out six.

Heller doubled and homered to lead the O-E offense while going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

Sheeler also had a double and was 2-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Sierra Myers and Gentzyel each had hits for Coudersport.

Savannah Myers took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on two hits, four walks, and a hit batter. She struck out two. Ryelle Black pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC SWEEPS KANE

DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois Central Catholic swept a doubleheader against Kane at Heindl Field in DuBois winning 22-0 in three innings and 16-1 in four innings.

The wins moved the Lady Cardinals to 15-1 on the season heading into their showdown 12-1 DuBois in the City Classic Saturday, which can be watched on D9and10Sports.com.

In the first game, DCC scored its 22 runs on just 14 hits taking advantage of eight walks and six Kane errors. The Lady Cards led 10-0 before Kane came to bat.

Kali Franklin led the way on offense going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and two RBIs, while Savannah Morelli scored twice and had three RBIs.

Madi Hoyt also scored three times while going 2-for-2 with a walk, Melia Mitskavich was 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Kayley Risser was 1-for-1 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, Emma Suplizo scored three times while going 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI, Lauren Davidson walked twice, scored twice, and was 1-for-1, and Rose Whipple was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Morgan Tyler threw a one-hitter to get the win. She also walked a batter and struck out four.

Maya Smith was 1-for-2 for Kane.

Smith took the loss going one inning allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on five hits and five walks. Hailey Slater pitched two innings giving up 11 runs, 10 earned, one nine hits, and three walks.

It was more of the same in the second game for DCC with Davidson going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and an RBI, Morelli going 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and three RBIs, and Jessy Frank going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Also for the Lady Cards, Suplizo doubled twice and was 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs, and three runs scored out of the leadoff spot, Franklin was 1-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Tyler was 2-for-2, Whipple was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, and Hoyt was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Smith went 1-for-2 with a run scored for Kane with Jenny Crowley going 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Hoyt got the win going three innings allowing an unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Lydia Morgan pitched a scoreless inning giving up a hit and striking out two.

Leah Tigani took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing 16 runs, 11 earned, on 16 hits and five walks while striking out one.

JOHNSONBURG 20, SMETHPORT 4, 3 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Jenna Kasmierski, RXX Frank, and Zoey Grunthaner each had four RBIs in Johnsonburg’s 20-4, three-inning win at Smethport.

Kasmierski went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored, Grunthaner was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Frank was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Natalie Dunworth also went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored for the Ramettess with Julia Jones going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Shelby Sorg scored four times while walking three times.

Dani Nelson was 2-for-2 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored for Johnsonburg.

Jones got the win going three innings allowing four runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Ashley Day took the loss. She didn’t record an out allowing 13 runs, 11 earned, on seven hits and five walks.

MOUNT UNION 15, CURWENSVILLE 4, 5 INNINGS

MOUNT UNION, Pa. – Patyn Crisswell went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Mount Union to a 15-4, five-inning win over visiting Curwensville.

Sophie Smith scored three times while going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for the Trojans, while Chelsea Williams was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Reagan Yocum was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Abbey Brodbeck also drove in two runs and Addison Glover scored twice for Mount Union.

Mackenzie Wall was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Curwensville with Shyanne Rudy going 2-for-3 with a run scored and Teagan Harzinski 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Brodbeck got the win going five innings allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Joslynne Freyer took the loss going four innings allowing 15 runs, eight earned, on 11 hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

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