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May 17, 2022 D9 SB: DCC Edges Karns City; Jburg Knocks off DuBois; Clearfield Falls 1-0 to C. Mountain

Madi Hoy's 3-run home run helped DCC beat Karns City in a battle of top teams. Photo by Andy Close

May 17 District 9 softball recaps


DUBOIS, Pa. – A three-run fifth-inning home run from Madi Hoyt proved to be the catalyst for a 5-4 win by DuBois Central Catholic over visiting Karns City in a battle of two of the premier District 9 teams.

The game was tied at one when Hoyt took an 0-1 pitch from Marra Patton to give the Lady Cardinals a 4-1 lead.

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Hoyt was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game after going 2-for-3 with a run scored and three runs.

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Kali Franklin was also 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Kayley Risser was 2-for-3. Savannah Morelli also homered for the Lady Cardinals.


Rossi McMillen was 1-for-2 with a home run, a run scored, an RBI, and a walk for Karns City, which lost for just the second time and saw its 13-game win streak come to an end, with Jada Polczynski going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Morgan Tyler got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Patton took the loss going six innings giving up five runs, four earned, on 10 hits and a walk while also striking out four.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Natalie Dunworth scored on a Julia Jones groundout in the fifth inning to break a two-all tie, as Johnsonburg knocked off visiting DuBois, 3-2.

Julie Peterson tossed a gem for the Ramettes going seven innings allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out seven.

Jones outdueled Emma Delp, who went six innings allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits while striking out 10.

Dunworth was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead Johnsonburg with Zoey Grunthaner going 2-for-3.

Morgan Pasternak was 2-for-3 with a run scored for DuBois with Gabby Gulvas going 2-for-4.


MILL HALL, Pa. – A run in the first inning proved to be all Central Mountain needed, earning a 1-0 victory over Clearfield, handing the Lady Bison just their third loss of the season.

Sophie Mitchell’s two-out RBI single brought in Harley Kunes, who had singled.

Central Adalyn McKeague and Clearfield’s Emma Hipps, meanwhile, had a duel in the circle. McKeague allowed just two hits and struck out 11 without issuing a walk, while Hipps allowed just three hits and struck out eight.

Hipps and Alexis Bumbarger had Clearfield’s hits.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – St. Marys had 16 hits and Kendall Young fired a one-hitter in a 13-0, five-inning win over Brookville.

Offensively for the Lady Dutch, Olivia Eckles was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs, and an RBI, while Gianna Surra was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Lindsey Reiter 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Rosa DePrater 3-for-4 with three runs and Kara Hanslovan 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Young, meanwhile, had 10 strikeouts.

Natasha Rush took the loss, allowing 13 runs (eight earned).


TIONESTA, Pa. – In a continuation of a game suspended way back on April 4, Cranberry outscored Forest Area, 4-3, in the eighth inning to take home a 13-12 win.

The Berries had forced the need for a suspended contest April 4 when they scored four in the seventh to tie the game at nine and then added the four-spot in the eighth Tuesday to get the win.

Forest Area got three of the four runs back with no one out in the bottom of the eighth and then loaded the bases with no one out but failed to get the tying run home thanks to back-to-back strikeouts and a ground out with Alisha Beggs getting Cranberry out of the jam to earn the save.

Keelie Schneider hit a home run while going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored for Cranberry with Olivia Plummer finishing 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. Denali Wenner was also 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI, and Jenna Biltz was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Emily Aites and Madison McFarland both doubled and tripled for Forest Area with Aites going 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs and McFarland 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Maggie Boehme was also 3-for-5 with three runs scored for the Fires with Emma McFarland going 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Plummer got the win going two innings in relief allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out three.

Izabelle Flick took the loss going eight innings allowing 13 runs, seven earned, on 15 hits and seven walks while striking out seven.


TIONESTA, Pa. – Forest Area rebounded from the loss to Cranberry in the suspended game by getting a great pitching performance from Izabelle Flick in a 5-0 shutout of visiting Keystone.

Flick went seven innings allowing six hits and five walks while striking out five.

Faith Dietrich hit a home run for the Fires while Madison McFarland was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Emma McFarland was also 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Emma Gruber was 1-for-3 with a double for Keystone.

Leah Exley took the loss going six innings allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out five.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Curwensville swept past visiting Harmony by scores of 22-0 in three innings and 16-0 in three innings.

In the first game, Natalie Wischuck was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs with MacKenzie Wall going 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs to lead the Lady Tide.

Also for Curwensville, Shyanne Rudy tripled while going 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, Taylor Luzier was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Joslynne Freyer was 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, Teagan Harzinski was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. Maddison Butler scored three times and had an RBI while walking twice, Rylee Wiggins was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Ava Olosky was 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Addison Butler scored twice.

Freyer didn’t give up a base runner in three innings of work striking out eight of the nine batters she faced.

It was more of the same in the second game with Freyer only allowing one base runner – on a hit by a pitch – in three innings of work with eight more strikeouts.

Wischuck doubled and Harzinski tripled in the game with Wischuck going 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI and Harzinski 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Addison Butler was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Freyer was 1-for-3 with a walk, and three RBIs, and Oloski was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.


DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Kate Rhinehart went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to help Otto-Eldred to an 11-1 win over visiting Galeton in five innings.

Katie Sheeler also doubled for the Terrors, who finished league play a perfect 10-0.

Abby Wolf got the win allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings.

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