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May 13, 2021 D9 Softball: Jones Leads Jburg Past ECC; Forest Area Scores Six With Two Outs in Seventh to Rally Past Union

Julia Jones is greeted by teammates, including No. 23 Julie Peterson, as she crossed home after her fourth-inning home run Thursday. Photo by Bob Parana

May 13 District 9 softball recaps

JOHNSONBURG 8, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Julia Jones’ three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth broke open a one-run game, and Johnsonburg went on to beat visiting Elk County Catholic, 8-5.

The Ramettes were leading 3-2 going to the bottom of the fourth when Shelby Sorg reached on an error and Jenna Pavlock singled bringing up Jones, who hit a line-drive home run to center to make it 6-2.

That was part of a big offensive day for Jones, who was 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Pavlock went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, and Jenna Kasmierski drove in a pair of runs for Johnsonburg.

Caitlyn Vollmer was 3-for-4 with an RBI for ECC, while Emily Mourer went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored. Ellie Baron also doubled and was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Lucy Klawuhn was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Lydia Anderson was 2-for-4.

Jones got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, on 13 hits and two walks while striking out six.

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

FOREST AREA 17, UNION 14

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Down to its last out with no one on base, Forest Area erupted for six runs to rally past Union, 17-14.

The Lady Fires, who had already staved off the 10-run Mercy Rule in the fifth, found themselves trailing 13-11 going to the seventh inning.

Union then got the first two outs without an issue before Maggie Boehme singled and Madison McFarland walked.

The rally looked like it was over when Emily Aites hit a ground ball to third, but an error on the throw allowed Aites to reach safely and both Boehme and McFarland to score to tie the game.

Another error followed on a ball hit by Jessica Wagner, and then Nicole Meyers singled home Aites to give Forest Area its first since 3-0 in the first inning. Brenna Thompson then singled home two more runs, and another error allowed a 17th run to score.

Union, which was looking for the first win in the program’s three-year history, found itself up 10, 13-3, going to the fifth inning thanks in large part to a nine-run first.

The Golden Damsels needed just three outs to get the win via the 10-run Mercy Rule, but the wheels feel off almost immediately when Boehme walked and McFarland reached on an error.

After a strikeout, Wagner singled home Boehme to keep the game alive, and Thompson added a two-run double to cut the deficit to 13-6.

The Lady Fires kept coming in the sixth getting a two-run single by McFarland and then scoring two more runs when Wagner reached on an error to make it 13-10. A single by Meyers then made it 13-11 setting up the dramatic seventh inning.

It was the second time in three days Forest Area erupted with two outs in the seventh to win a game. The Lady Fires scored seven after two outs to stun Redbank Valley Tuesday.

Thompson drove in five runs on the day going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Aites and Wagner each added three RBIs with Aites going 2-for-5 with three runs scored and Wagner 3-for-5 with a triple and three runs scored.

McFarland scored four times while going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Boehme was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Kaleigh Capelle was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Rylie Colligan was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and four RBIs for Union, while Georgia Palm went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Ava Schreckengost hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh for the Golden Damsels and was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Mackenna Davis went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Kiera Zitzman was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Magen Walzak went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Carissa Rodgers walked once, drove in a run, and scored twice, and Kira Marsh was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Meyers got the win going seven innings allowing 14 runs, four earned, on 14 hits and four walks while striking out four.

Walzak took the loss going seven innings allowing 17 runs, two earned, on 11 hits and seven walks while striking out three.

CLEARFIELD 11, TYRONE 3

HYDE, Pa. – Alaina Fedder and Olivia Bender both hit home runs to lead Clearfield to an 11-3 win over visiting Tyrone.

Fedder was 2-for-3 while adding a double, driving home a run, and scoring twice, while Bender went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Winning pitcher Emma Hipps helped her own cause going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs, Ruby Singleton was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, and Alexis Bumbarger was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Hipps went the distance to get the victory allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out 15.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 12, BROOKVILLE 2, 5 INNINGS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Elliott Ferrent went 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs to help Punxsutawney to a 12-2, five-inning win over visiting Brookville.

Riley Presloid added a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Chucks, who also saw Kendall Johnston and Sarah Weaver each score twice.

Tory McKinney was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Brookville with Julia MacWilliams hitting a home run and going 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Johnston got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out nine.

Natasha Rush took the loss going three innings giving up 10 runs, four earned, on six hits and a walk. Audrey Sorek pitched an inning allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 15, KANE 0, 4 INNINGS

KANE, Pa. – Mia Meholick had three doubles and Emma Suplizio drove in six runs to lift visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a 15-0, four-inning win over Kane.

Meholick went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while Suplizio was 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

Also for the Lady Cardinals, Kaylee Risser went 2-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, Shyanne Lundy was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Chelsea Busatto was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, Madi Hoyt was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Jessy Frank was 1-for-2 with three runs scored.

Makieya McGuire had the lone hit for Kane.

Hoyt got the win going two innings striking out two. Lydia Morgan pitched two innings allowing a hit while striking out four.

Leah Tigani took the loss giving up 15 runs, 10 earned, on 16 hits, three walks, and a hit batter in four innings in the circle.

MONITEAU 13, REDBANK VALLEY 1, 5 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Taylor Schultz doubled and homered to lead visiting Moniteau to a 13-1, five-inning victory over Redbank Valley.

Schultz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Abby Rottman added a double and a triple and scored twice while going 2-for-4 for the Lady Warriors.

Also for Moniteau Emily Staab was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI, Rylee Hoffman was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Destiny Travis scored twice, and Grace Thurner went 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Kia Sage was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Redbank Valley.

Courtney Stewart got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Brooke Holben took the loss going five innings allowing 13 runs, nine earned, on 14 hits and two walks while striking out one.

KEYSTONE 11, CRANBERRY 1

SENECA, Pa. – Leah Exley threw a strong seven innings allowing one run on seven hits while striking out two to lead Keystone to an 11-1 win at Cranberry.

Exley also walked twice, scored a run, and had an RBI on offense for the Lady Panthers.

Leah Exley delivers a pitch during Keystone’s win at Cranberry Thursday. Photo courtesy of Bryan Exley

Natalie Bowser led Keystone’s offense going 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and five RBIs, while Alexandria Johnston was 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Rylee Coe went 2-for-3 for Cranberry.

Alisha Beggs took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on six hits, seven walks, and a hit batter while striking out eight. Coe pitched 2 ⅓ innings giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one. Emma Gruber also drove home two runs going 1-for-3 with a walk, and Bella Black scored twice going 1-for-4 with a walk.

OSWAYO VALLEY 21, GALETON 1, 6 INNINGS

GALETON, Pa. – Hannah Winseck had five hits, and Brooke George and Madelynn Evingham each added four hits in a 21-1, six-inning thrashing of Galeton by visiting Oswayo Valley.

Winseck went 5-for-6 with a double two RBIs, and three runs scored, Brooke George was 4-for-5 with two doubles, four runs scored, and four RBIs, and Evingham was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

MacKenzie George also doubled twice for the Green Wave going 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs, while Macy West was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, MaKenzie Mesler went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Laya Phillips was 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Jadyn Brabham walked twice and scored twice.

Daniele Claycomb 2-for-3 with an RBI for Galeton.

West got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out 13.

Mikayla Schott took the loss going six innings allowing 21 runs, 19 earned, on 23 hits and six walks while striking out seven.

BRADFORD 14, PORT ALLEGANY 4, 6 innings

BRADFORD, Pa. – Bradford scored 10 runs over the first three innings en route to its first victory of the season, a 14-4 triumph over Port Allegany. 

Port took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth, but the Owls scored four in the bottom of the frame and never looked back. 

Kalie Dixon led the way for Bradford, going 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, and a run, while Paige Craig had two hits three RBIs, and two runs, and Kali Johnson and Adrienne Angell two hits and two runs apiece. 

In addition, Carlie Perischini scored three runs, as seven different Bradford players tallied at least one hit and one RBI. 

Dixon got the complete-game win, allowing three earned runs on three hits and eight walks, striking out six. 

For Port Allegany, Tori Tanner, Makayla Alcorn, and Thea Petruzzi had one hit apiece. 

Marah Rush and Bree Garzel combined to allow seven earned runs on 12 hits, walking seven and striking out one.

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