May 25 D10 softball playoff recaps
CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS
(3) COCHRANTON 13, (2) WEST MIDDLESEX 3
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Cochranton’s potent lineup came ready to hit in its 13-3 win over West Middlesex in the Class 1A semifinals. .
Jaylin McGill led a 14-hit attack, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, four runs, and three RBIs. The Lady Cardinals scored three runs in the third inning and four each in the sixth and seventh.
Chelsey Freyermuth was 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs, and three runs, while Megan Heim was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Taytum Jackson 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Carly Richter 3-for-4 with a double and two runs and Dani Hoffman 1-for-3 with a double and two runs.
Jackson got the win, allowing one earned run in seven innings on six hits, striking out four, and walking two.
Kaylee Long took the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) in 1 ⅔ innings with a pair of strikeouts.
Ava Gilmore and Kylee Wasser each had an RBI for West Middlesex, with Gilmore collecting two hits.
Cochranton advances to play top-seed Saegertown in the finals on Monday, May 30.
(1) SAEGERTOWN 2, (4) CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 0
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Rhiannon Paris’ two-run single in the fifth inning proved to be all the offense Saegertown needed in a 2-0 semifinal win over Saegertown.
Paris’ hit drove in Kylie Thompson and Alyssa Arblaster, who hit back-to-back singles with one out. The duo moved to second and third on Rylie Bryamer’s sac bunt.
In the circle, Mikaila Obenrader was brilliant once again. She struck out 11 and allowed just two hits without issuing a walk.
Hailee Gregor also had two hits for the Panthers.
Hailee Rodgers pitched well in defeat for Cambridge Springs, allowing just the two runs on six hits, striking out seven, and walking two.
CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS
(4) SENECA 5, (1) SHARPSVILLE 3
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Seneca plated a pair of runs in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead, which proved to be critical as they held off top-seed and defending D10 champ Sharpsville, 5-3.
Julia Patterson’s two-run single gave them the four-run cushion, and it was part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI effort from Patterson.
Keely Whitaker scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth to cut the margin to 5-2 and Izzy Candiotti’s RBI single with one out in the seventh made it 5-3. Whitaker walked to load the bases with one out, but Lauren Konkol was able to get a pop out and a groundout to send the Bobcats to the championship game.
Konkol went all seven innings, allowing six hits and three unearned runs, striking out two and walking three.
Audrey Hammill was 3-for-5 with two runs for the Bobcats, while Megan Konkol was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Helen Genest 2-for-3 with a double and a run.
Breanna Hanley had Sharpsville’s other RBI, while Allie Davis had two hits, including a double.
Hanley took the loss, allowing three earned runs on 11 hits, striking out nine, and walking four.
With the win, Seneca advances to play No. 2 Reynolds in the title game.
(2) REYNOLDS 9, (3) UNION CITY 0
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Mackenzie Herman fired a three-hit shutout and Reynolds scored six runs in the sixth inning to knock off defending D10 champion Union City, 9-0.
Herman did issue seven walks but struck out eight.
In the big fourth inning, Halyn Cawthorn bunted in a run, followed by a Kylie McAdoo RBI single, a Kaylee Diefenderfer RBI groundout with a finally a Marissa Hillyer RBI triple.
Cawthorne and McAdoo finished with two RBIs each, while Andrea Hilyer had two hits and scored two runs and Rylee Gearhart was 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs.
Abby Tingley took the loss, allowing four earned runs over six innings on eight hits, striking out seven, and walking two.
Cathryn Reynolds, Alyssa Tingley, and Kaegann Gregor had Union City’s hits.