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May 9, 2022 D9 SB: Young Pitches, Hits St. Marys Past Clearfield; OV Uses 8-Run Sixth to Get Win; Karns City Continues to Roll

Kendall Young helped St. Marys beat Clearfield Monday. Photo by Kelli Surra

May 9 District 9 softball recaps

ST. MARYS 9, CLEARFIELD 2

HYDE, Pa. – In a preview of the District 9 Class 4A title game and a rematch of last year’s D9 title contest, St. Marys topped Clearfield, 9-2, in a game in which Clearfield ace Emma Hipps did not pitch.

     

Instead of Hipps, St. Marys faced the Lady Bison No. 2 Oliva Bender, who pitched well for four innings before giving up two runs in the fifth and seven more in the sixth.

Kendall Young had the big blow in the sixth inning a grand slam that knocked Bender from the circle.

   

Danielle Rolley and Rosa Deprater both had a pair of hits for the Lady Dutch with Rolley going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs and Deprater going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Oliva Eckels was also 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for St. Marys.

Clearfield managed just two hits off of Young – a Ruby Singleton double and a Lauren Ressler single. Ressler scored a run, while Alaina Fedder had an RBI.

Young gave up two unearned runs on the two hits. She did walk seven but also struck out 13 in seven innings of work.

       

Bender took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing nine earned runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out one. Fedder pitched 1 ⅔ innings scoreless allowing a hit and a walk.

OSWAYO VALLEY 15, COUDERSPORT 9

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Using an eight-run sixth inning, visiting Oswayo Valley stunned Coudersport, 15-9.

Coudy had just taken a 9-6 lead with a six-run fifth when the Green Wave went to work in the sixth using five hits, including doubles from Laya Phillips and Liberty Enty and a bases-loaded, bases-clearing triple from Brooke George, to retake the lead. Enty’s double was also of the bases-loaded, bases-clearing variety.

Charlotte Austin-Keech led the offense for Oswayo Valley going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. George was 2-for-5 with the triple, two runs scored, and four RBIs, MaKenzie Mesler was 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, and four RBIs, Phillips was 2-for-4 with the double, a walk, and two runs scored, and Trinity Lundy was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Savannah Myers hit a home run for Coudersport while going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, while Ava Wahlers was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Also for the Lady Falcons, Madyson Dubots-Angood was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs and Makenzie Gentzyel was 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Mesler got the win going seven innings allowing nine earned runs on 14 hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Myers took the loss in relief of Emma Saulter. She pitched ⅔ of an inning giving up eight runs, six earned, on four hits, and three walks while striking out two. Rylee Black went 1 ⅓ innings allowing an earned run on a walk while striking out two.

Saulter started and pitched five innings allowing six runs, three earned, on eight hits, and three walks while striking out six.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 8, MONITEAU 5

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Abby Himes and Samantha Simpson each drove in a pair of runs to help Clarion-Limestone to an 8-5 win over visiting Moniteau.

Himes was 1-for-4 with a run scored with Simpson going 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Alyssa Wiant and Abby Knapp each chipped in a pair of hits with Knapp going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and Wiant 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Francess Milliron was 1-for-4 with two runs scored. Kendall Dunn also scored twice for the Lady Lions.

Emma Covert and Brynne Barger were both 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Moniteau, while Taylor Thomas was 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

Regan Husted got the win going five innings allowing three earned runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one.

Jenna Dunn pitched two innings for C-L allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two.

Covert took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Mariska Shunk went 3 ⅔ innings giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits, and a walk while striking out three.

CLARION 11, A-C VALLEY 5

WEST FREEDOM, Pa. – Jordan Best and Kylee Beers both hit home runs to lead Clarion to an 11-5 win at A-C Valley.

Best, who also doubled, was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs, while Beers was 1-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Noel Anthony also went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for the Lady Cats, while Alexa Kitchen had a pair of RBIs.

Avah Burke was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs to pace A-C Valley with Maddie Hurelbrink going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Payton Simko got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits and five walks while striking out 14.

Shaina Whitmer took the loss going seven innings allowing 11 runs, five earned, on eight hits and seven walks while striking out three.

KARNS CITY 7, REDBANK VALLEY 1

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Rossi McMillen hit a pair of home runs and Ashley Fox also went deep to lead Karns City to a 7-1 win over Redbank Valley.

McMillen was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs with Fox going 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Marra Patton, Megan Whitmire, and Allison Walker were all 2-for-4 with Zoe King going 2-for-5. King scored a run and Whitmire drive one in.

Leigh Ann Hetrick was 2-for-3 for Redbank Valley with Mackenzie Foringer going 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Marra Patton got the win going seven innings allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out 10.

Foringer took the loss going seven innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on 14 hits, and a walk while striking out three.

PUNXSUTAWNEY SWEEPS BRADFORD

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney swept a doubleheader from visiting Bradford winning 12-0 in five innings and 18-2 in four innings.

In the first game, Ciara Toven threw a five-inning one-hit shutout. She struck out nine.

Toven helped her own cause by going 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Emily Dobbins hit a home run and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Also for the Lady Chucks, Avary Powell went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Laura Rittenhouse was 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI, and Rachel Houser was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI

In the second game, freshman Brynn Hergert got the win in relief going four scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out four.

Toven and Powell hit home runs for the Lady Chucks with Hergert, Dobbins, and Toven also adding doubles.

Dobbins was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Rittenhouse was 3-for-4 with a run scored, and two RBIs, Powell was 2-for-3 with four runs scored, and three RBIs, Toven was 2-for-3 with four runs scored and three RBIs, Brooke Young was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, and four RBIs, Hergert was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and an RBI, and Brooke Skarbek was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

JOHNSONBURG 11, BROCKWAY 0, 5 INNINGS

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Julie Peterson threw a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts, and Jenna Kasmierski drove in three runs to lead Johnsonburg to an 11-0, five-inning win over visiting Brockway.

Kasmierski was 2-fro-3 with a run scored, while Julia Jones was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Ramettes.

Also for Johnsonburg, Natalie Dunworth went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Peterson was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Zoey Grunthaner was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Gabby Hetrel took the loss going four innings allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on 14 hits and a walk while striking out seven.

DUBOIS 11, BROOKVILLE 1, 6 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Jaden Swatsworth, Sam Monella, and Bella Gregory each had a pair of hits to help DuBois to an 11-1, six-inning victory over visiting Brookville.

Swatsworth was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, Monella was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Gregory was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Lauren Walker also went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored for the Lady Beavers.

Cadance Suhan was 1-for-3 with a run scored for Brookville.

Alli Snyder got the win going three innings allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two.

Emma Delp got the save going three scoreless innings allowing one hit and three walks while striking seven.

Suhan took the loss pitching 2 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, two earned, on seven hits, four walks, and two hit batters. She struck out two.

FOREST AREA 20, SMETHPORT 0, 3 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Alexis Oswald and Emily Aites combined to drive in 11 runs, as Forest Area rolled to a 20-0, three-inning road win over Smethport.

Oswald had six RBIs while going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, while Aites was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, ad run scored, and five RBIs.

Madison McFarland and Maggie Boehme each added three RBIs in the victory with McFarland going 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and four runs scored and Boehme 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Emma McFarland chipped in with three runs scored while going 2-for-3 with a walk, and Izabelle Flick was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Dani Nelson had a double for Smethport.

Flick got the win going three innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out six.

Coryn took the loss going one innings allowing 11 earned runs on seven hits and seven walks. Ashley Day gave up nine runs, four earned, on seven hits, and three walks in two innings in the circle.

KANE 13, PORT ALLEGANY 0, 5 INNINGS

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Jenny Crowley was 3-for-3 with five RBIs to help Kane to a 13-0, five-inning victory at Port Allegany.

Leah Tigani fired a one-hitter to get the win, and she was also 2-for-4 with a double.

Cayle Lloyd took the loss giving up 13 runs on six hits and nine walks. She was hurt by five Port Allegany errors.

KEYSTONE 15, UNION 0, 3 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Karely Callander and Emma Gruber each drove in a pair of runs in Keystone’s 15-0, three-inning win at Union.

Natalie Bowser, meanwhile, was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, Gabby Wolbert was 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored, Sydney Bell was 2-for-3 with a walk, and three runs scored, and Lex Exley was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Lady Panthers.

Emerson Stevens went 2-for-2 for Union.

Bowser got the win going two innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Exley pitched one inning allowing two hits and striking out one.

Stevens took the loss pitching 2 ⅓ innings allowing 14 earned runs on five hits, eight walks, and six hit batters while striking out five. Magen Walzak pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing an unearned run on two hits.

GLENDALE 9, CURWENSVILLE 2

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Kelly Kasaback went 2-for-3 with four RBIs to help Glendale to a 9-2 win at Curwensville.

Riley Best added a pair of doubles for the Lady Vikings while going 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored, Madison Peterson was 1-for-5 with a double, and two RBIs, and Jillian Taylor was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Shyanne Rudy hit a home run for Curwensville while going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Peterson got the win going seven innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Joslynne Freyer took the loss going seven innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on nine hits, four walks, and six hit batters while striking out 10.

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