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May 14, 2021 D9 Softball: Karns City Takes Home KSAC Crown; Clearfield’s Hipps Hits Three HRs, Strikes Out 17

Karns City after winning the KSAC title with a 7-2 victory at C-L. Photo courtesy of Karns City Softball

May 14 District 9 softball recaps

KARNS CITY 7, CLARION-LIMESTONE 2

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Marra Patton threw a six-hitter to help Karns City claim the KSAC championship with a 7-2 win at Clarion-Limestone.

Patton gave up two earned runs on six hits while striking nine.

Patton needed to be spot on, because Regan Husted was pitching well for C-L allowing just three runs through the first five innings.

But the Lady Gremlins were able to tack on four runs in the final two innings scoring two in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Jess Dunn hit a pair of home runs for Karns City hitting a solo shot in the first and a two-run shot in the third to stake the Lady Gremlins to a 3-0 lead.

Dunn was 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs.

Ashley Fox added a 2-for-2 day with a triple, two walks, a run scored, and two RBIs. Patton helped herself going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Frances Milliron and Abby Himes each went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for C-L.

Husted took the loss going seven innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on eight hits and five walks.

CLEARFIELD 8, PENNS VALLEY 3

HYDE, Pa. – Emma Hipps hit three home runs, drove in four runs, and struck out 17 to lead Clearfield to an 8-3 win over visiting Penns Valley.

Hipps was 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs, while going seven innings allowing three earned runs on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter while throwing 85 of her 107 pitches for strikes.

Emma Hipps hit three home runs and struck out 17 for Clearfield Friday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here

Also on offense for the Lady Bison, Alexis Benton and Anna Twig also homered with Benton going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Twig going 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI.

Lauren Ressler chipped in for Clearfield by going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.

Allison O’Brien, who scored a run for Penns Valley, took the loss going ⅔ of an inning allowing four runs, one earned, on three hits. Kenda Bumgardner went 5 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out nine.

DUBOIS 20, CLARION 8, 6 INNINGS

CLARION, Pa. – Sarah Henninger hit a pair of home runs to lead visiting DuBois to a 20-8 win over Clarion in six innings.

Henninger was 2-for-4 with a walk, four runs scored, and four RBIs.

Lauren Walker and Morgan Masternak each added a pair of doubles for the Lady Beavers with Walker going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Pasternak going 4-for-5 with an RBI and four runs scored.

Brooke Chewning was also 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs for DuBois, and Jaden Swatstworth went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Clarion, which didn’t help itself by committing 10 errors, got a 4-for-4 performance from Brenna Campbell. Campbell doubled, scored twice, and drove in a run.

Bri Forrest was also 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs for the Lady Cats, while Jordan Best went 2-for-4 with a run scored, Payton Simko went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Noel Anthony was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.

Aleigha Geer got the win going four innings allowing eight runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out three.

Payton Simko took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing 10 runs, one earned, on nine hits and a hit batter while striking out one. Kaylee Beers pitched an inning and two thirds giving up four runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out one. Noel Anthony pitched an inning giving up six runs, three earned, on four hits and a walk.

KEYSTONE 15, UNION 0, 5 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Emma Gruber hit a two-run home run in the second inning, her first career dinger, to help Keystone to a 15-0, 5-inning win at Union.

Gruber was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

Emma Gruber of Keystone is greeted at third base after hitting her first career home run in the second inning of Keystone’s win at Union. Photo by Leigh Black

Winning pitcher Natalie Bowser also went deep for the Lady Panthers and was 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Leah Exley also drove in three runs going 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Alexandria Johnston was also 3-for-3 with three runs scored for Keystone with Carla Schoeppner going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Karlie Callender going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Bowser allowed just two hits in picking up the win.

REDBANK VALLEY 19, BROCKWAY 4, 4 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Getting multiple RBIs from five different players, Redbank Valley rolled past visiting Brockway, 19-4, in four innings.

Brynn Rearick and Brooke Holben each drove in three runs for the Lady Bulldogs with Trinity Weckerly, Savanna Boyer, and Kia Sage driving in two each.

Rearick was 1-fro-4 with a double and two runs scored, Holben was 3-for-4 with two doubles, Weckerly was 2-for-4 with four runs scored, Boyer was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Sage was 1-for-3 with a triple.

Elaina Miller added four hits going 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, Gabby Dinger was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, Teja Hageter was 1-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, and Nevada Boyer scored twice.

Stephanie Stage went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs for Brockway with Morgan Lindemuth going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Holben got the win going four innings allowing four unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Lindemuth took the loss going two innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits. Taylor Rhed pitched 1 ⅔ of an inning allowing nine unearned runs on seven hits while striking out one.

PUNXSUTAWNEY SWEEPS BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Punxsutawney swept a doubleheader at Bradford winning the first game 16-0 in three innings and the second game 13-0 in five innings.

In the opener, Riley Presloid went 1-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs with Maid Shiock going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, Allie Meko going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Sydney Hoffman going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Also for the Lady Chucks, Ciarra Toven was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored, Sarah Weaver drive in two runs, walked once, and scored once, Elliott Ferrent went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and two runs scored, Kaylee Guidice was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, and Emily Dobbins scored twice.

Paige Craig had the lone hit for Bradford.

Kendal Johnston got the win going three innings allowing the one hit while striking out eight.

Adrienne Angell took the loss going three innings allowing 16 runs, nine earned, on 13 hits and three walks while striking out one.

In the nightcap, Rache Houser, Toven, and Lacy Poole each had two RBIs with Houser going 1-for-2 with a run scored, Toven going 2-for-3 with a double, and Poole going 1-for-1.

Also for Punxsutawney, Dobbins was 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored, Johnston was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, and Madilyn Fye walked three times and scored twice.

Leatrice Kakolewski and Olivia Angell had hits for Bradford.

Toven got the win going five innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Kalie Dixon took the loss going four innings allowing 13 runs, nine earned, on eight hits and eight walks while striking out four.

JOHNSONBURG SWEEPS SMETHPORT

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Johnsonburg took a home doubleheader from Smethport winning Game One 15-0 in four innings and Game Two 17-0 in three innings.

In the first game, Jenna Pavlock was 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored, and two RBIs, while Payton Delhunty went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Also for the Ramettes, Jenna Kasmierski was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Maria Casilio was 2-fo-2 with a triple, a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs, and Julia Jones walked twice, drove in two runs, and scored twice.

Julie Peterson got the win going four innings allowing a hit while striking out nine.

Danielle Nelson had the hit for Smethport, a triple.

Coryn McClain took the loss going three innings allowing 13 earned runs on 11 hits and seven walks. Tylar Colley went a ⅓ of an inning allowing two earned runs on two hits.

The second game saw Peterson going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs to lead Johnsonburg, while Mackenzie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Also for the Ramettes, Jones was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Pavlock was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, Kasmierski was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and two RBIs, Priscilla Ehrensberger was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and two runs scored, Casilio was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Alexa Mahoney was 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Jones didn’t allow a base runner in her three innings in the circle striking out five.

Colley took the loss going three innings allowing 17 runs, 16 earned, on 19 hits and a walk while striking out one.

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