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May 19, 2021 D9 Softball: Hipps Perfect in Clearfield Win; Clarion Tops Moniteau Giving Keystone Top Seed; ECC Beats O-E

Emma Hipps threw a perfect game for Clearfield in a win over Curwensville Wednesday and also hit a home run. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

May 19 District 9 softball recaps

CLEARFIELD 8, CURWENSVILLE 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Emma Hipps threw a perfect game and had a big day at the plate to lead Clearfield to an 8-0 win at visiting Curwensville.

Hipps needed just 87 pitches, 66 strikes, to shut down the Lady Tide. She struck out 15.

At the plate, Hipps hit a home run and was 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs, and four runs scored.

Lauren Ressler was also 2-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI for the Lady Bison.

Joslynne Freyer took the loss going three innings allowing five runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out two. Logan Sheeder gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out two in four innings in the circle.

CLARION 5, MONITEAU 2

CLARION, Pa. – Payton Simko tossed a five-hitter to lead Clarion past visiting Moniteau, 5-2.

Simko gave up two runs, one earned, on the five hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine.

In the process, she spoiled Moniteau’s bid to become the top seed in the District 9 Class 2A playoffs. Instead, the top spot goes to Keystone with Moniteau coming in as the No. 2 seed.

For Clarion, which will be the fifth seed in the 1A bracket, it was a third consecutive victory. The Lady Cats have won 4 of 5.

Noel Anthony led the offense for Clarion going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, while Brenna Campbell was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Jordan Best walked twice and scored a run.

Courtney Stewart was 1-for-4 with a double for Moniteau with Emily Staab going 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Stewart took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks while striking out 12. Katie Parenti pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out one.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 4, OTTO-ELDRED 3

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Visiting Elk County Catholic, who will be the third seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 1A playoffs, made a statement with a 4-3 road win over Otto-Eldred, who will be the No. 2 seed.

A three-run second staked the Lady Crusaders to a 3-0 lead and the advantage grew to four with a run in the fifth. But Otto-Eldred rallied scored one in the sixth and then two more in the seventh but left the tying run at second.

Emily Mourer was 3-for-4 with a triple for ECC and was the winning pitcher allowing three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 10.

Gabby Weisner went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in the victory as well.

Emily Sheeler paced Otto-Eldred going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Kayley Heller was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Abby Wolfe took the loss going two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, and a walk. Bri Heller pitched five innings allowing a run on five hits while striking out six.

A-C VALLEY 11, FOREST AREA 8

TIONESTA, Pa. – Lexi Bauer was 4-for-4 with a triple, a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs to help visiting A-C Valley to an 11-8 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Also for the Lady Falcons, Andrea Meals went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Kenzie Parks was 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs, Maddie Hurrelbrink was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Rylan Strauser was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Emily Aites went 3-for-4 with a run discord and two RBIs for Forest Area, while Madison McFarland was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Emma McFarland was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, Maggie Boehme was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Natalie Meyers walked twice and had an RBI.

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

Meyers took the loss allowing 11 runs, 10 earned, on 18 hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

ST. MARYS 13, COUDERSPORT 0, 6 INNINGS

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Visiting St. Marys got a strong performance in the circle from Shannon Kaiser and home runs from Olivia Eckles and Kendall Young to beat Coudersport, 13-0, in five innings.

Kaiser went five innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out seven.

At the plate, Eckles and Young were both 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Gianna Surra was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Janelle Krug was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs. Rosa DePrator also went 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI, Danielle Rolley was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Lindsey Reiter was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Savannah Myers took the loss going four innings allowing 10 runs, nine earned, on six hits and seven walks while striking out two. Ryelle Black pitched an inning allowing three earned runs on three hits and four walks.

JOHNSONBURG SWEEPS PORT ALLEGANY

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Johnsonburg swept a doubleheader at Port Allegany to secure the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 2A playoffs.

The Ramettes won Game One, 10-3, and Game Two, 10-0, in five innings.

In the process, Julia Jones went over 100 strikeouts for the season and has 115.

In the opener, Julie Peterson got the win going four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter. She struck out six. Jones started and went three innings allowing a hit while striking out nine.

Jones was great at the plate going 4-for-5 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored, while Payton Delhunty was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Peterson went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Jenna Pavlock was 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs, Shelby Sorg was 2-for-4, and Maria Casilio was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Makayla Alcorn led Port Allegany going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Kaci Chappell was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, and Kayleigha Dowell was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Kaylee Boyd took the loss going seven innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on 18 hits while striking out six.

In the nightcap, Jones threw a five-inning one-hitter to get the win. She struck out 11.

Jones and Pavlock both hit home runs for the Ramettes with Jones going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, and Pavlock going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Mackenzie Freeman was also 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Anna Duffield was 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, Sorg was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Jenna Kasmierski was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Bree Garzel had the lone hit for Port Allegany.

Boyd took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing five earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out one. Garzel pitched two innings allowing five earned runs on eight hits and a walk.

KARNS CITY 11, REDBANK VALLEY 1, 5 INNINGS

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Ashley Fox drove in four runs to help Karns City to an 11-1, five-inning win over visiting Redbank Valley.

Fox was 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored.

Also for the Gremlins, Jess Dunn, Garrah Milochik, and Marra Patton each had two doubles.

Dunn was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Milochik was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Patton was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Zoe King also added a double while going 1-for-4 with two runs scored.

Gabby Dinger was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Redbank Valley with Brooke Holben going 1-for-1 with an RBI.

Patton got the win going five innings allowing one earned run on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Holben took the loss going four innings allowing 11 runs, six earned, on 15 hits, a walk, and two hit batters.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 11, DUBOIS 1, 5 INNINGS

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – A seven-run fourth inning helped Philipsburg-Osceola to an 11-1, five-inning victory over visiting DuBois.

Jordan McDonald led the way for the Mounties going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs.

Morgan Pasternak had DuBois’ lone hit with Sarah Henninger scoring the Lady Beavers run.

Karissa Taylor got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on the one hit and a walk while striking out one.

Aleigha Geer took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing 10 runs, all earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out five. Allie Snyder went a ⅓ of an inning allowing an earned run on three walks and a hit batter. Emma Delp pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing two hits and striking out one.

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