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May 4, 2022 D9 Baseball/Softball: Moniteau BB Beats C-L in Extras; Karns City, Clarion, DuBois SB Roll

Branson Carson pitched six strong innings in Moniteau's win over C-L Wednesday. File photo from 2021 season.

May 4 District 9 baseball and softball recaps

BASEBALL

MONITEAU 4, CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, 8 INNINGS

     

BUTLER, Pa. – Keegan Book broke a 2-all tie in the top of the eighth with a two-out single, and then scored on a passed ball later in the inning, and Moniteau held on for a 4-3 win over Clarion-Limestone at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

In a classic pitcher’s duel between Moniteau’s Branson Carson and C-L’s Bryson Huwar, more total runs were scored against the teams’ bullpens (4) than against the two aces (3).

   

Carson went six innings using 99 pitches and allowing one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out 11.

Huwar threw 103 pitches in his 6 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out 12.

With both pitchers are the 100-pitch limit, it became a bullpen game.

Dawson Wallace ended up the winning pitcher going two innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, and a hit batter.

       

Logan Lutz took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Carson helped his own cause going 1-for-3 with a double for Moniteau, while Book was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Brock Matthews was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Tommy Smith went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored for C-L with Lutz going 2-for-4 and Jake Smith 2-for-4 with a run scored.

SOFTBALL

KARNS CITY 11, A-C VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Acting as the visiting team at its home field, Karns City rolled to an 11-0, five-inning win over A-C Valley.

Jade Polczynski and Ashley Fox both had big games for the Lady Gremlins.

Polczynski was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and four RBIs, and Fox was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Jess Dunn also doubled for Karns City while going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Zoe King was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Rossi McMillen was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Allison Walker was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

CLARION 17, UNION 0, 3 INNINGS

CLARION, Pa. – Noel Anthony went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, two RBIs, and three runs scored to help Clarion roll to a 17-0, three-inning win over winless Union.

Jordan Best (1-for-1, 2 walks, 1 run), Hadlee Campbell (2 walks, 2 runs), Bri Forrest (1 walk, 1 run), Emily Troese (2-for-3, 2 runs), and AXX Burford (1-for-3, 1 run) also each drove in two runs in the win for the Lady Cats, while HXX Kratsley scored twice while going 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Payton Simko and Kratsley combined on a one-hit shutout with Simko getting the win going two innings allowing a walk while striking out five. Kratsley pitched one inning giving up a hit and striking out one.

Sarah Zitman had the lone hit for Union.

Rebecca Solida took the loss facing seven batters and not retiring anyone. She gave up seven earned run on two hits, four walks, and a hit batter. Kya Wetzel pitched two innings allowing 10 runs, five earned, on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.

DUBOIS SWEEPS BRADFORD

DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois swept a doubleheader from visiting Bradford at Heindl Field winning 15-0 in three innings and 19-1 in five innings.

Sam Monella led the charge in the first game going 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Lauren Walker drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Beavers while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Also picking up a pair of hits each were Brooke Chewning (2-for-3, 2 runs), Bella Gregory (2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI), and Alexas Pfeufer (2-for-3, 1 RBI).

Emma Delp didn’t allow a hit while walking five and striking out six to get the win.

Kalie Dixon took the loss allowing 15 runs, four earned, on 11 hits and three walks while striking out four.

In the second game, Sarah Henninger led DuBois going 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk, two RBIs, and five runs scored.

Morgan Pasternak picked up four RBIs for the Lady Beavers going 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and two runs scored, and Delp (2-for-2, 1 double, 1 run scored) and Gregory (2-for-4, 1 double, 1 run scored) each added a pair of RBIs. Kat Patten scored two runs while going 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Alana Benson was 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored for Bradford with Dixon going 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Maddie Dougherty 1-for-2 with a triple.

Allie Snyder allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out three in two innings for DuBois, while Ava Baronick picked up the win going three innings allowing two hits while striking out five.

Dixon took the loss giving up 19 runs, three earned, on 14 hits and four walks while striking out two.

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