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No More Unbeatens in D9 Softball: Mourer, ECC Hand Otto-Eldred First Loss; Barnonick Hits Walk-off Slam for DuBois; White Drives in Six in Redbank Win

Emily Mourer helped ECC hand Otto-Eldred its first loss of the season Wednesday. Photo by Kelli Surra.

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – In a battle between two of the top Class 1A softball teams in District 9, Emily Mourer drove in four runs and threw a six-hitter, as three-loss and visiting Elk County Catholic handed Otto-Eldred its first defeat of the season, 6-2.

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Mourer was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk while going seven innings in the circle allowing two runs, one earned. She walked two and struck out 12 in helping the Lady Crusaders improve to 11-3 on the season.

Lydia Anderson also had a three-hit day for ECC going 3-for-4 with three runs scored with Lucy Klawuhn going 3-for-5 two runs scored and an RBI and Ella Barron going 2-for-3.

Lexi Prince was 2-for-3 with a double for Otto-Eldred while Katie Sheeler was also 2-for-3 and Heidi Gordan went 1-for-3.

                  

Bri Heller took the loss. She struck out 12 and walked one.

Otto-Eldred, the last of the D9 unbeatens, dropped to 11-1 with the loss.

REDBANK VALLEY 12, A-C VALLEY/UNION 3

SLIGO, Pa. – Quinn White drove in six runs to lead Redbank Valley to a season sweep of A-C Valley/Union thanks to a 12-3 win in Sligo.

White went 3-for-5 with a double, two triples, and a run scored.

                          

Peytin Polka and Alara Altobeli each added a pair of RBIs for the Lady Bulldogs with Pola going 1-for-4 and Altobelli 2-for-4. Bella Orr scored twice and drove in a run while going 1-for-3 with a walk, and winning pitcher Makenzie Foringer scored four times while going 1-for-3 with two walks.

Foringer didn’t allow an unearned run in throwing a four-hit complete game. She walked four and struck out seven.

Lexi Baier was 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI for A-C Valley/Union while Alivia Hartzell went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Bella Ielase was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored

Mackenzie Parks took the loss going six innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on six hits and five walks while striking out one.

ST. MARYS 17, BRADFORD 0, 5 INNINGS

               

BRADFORD, Pa. – Kendall Young and Shannon Kaiser combined to throw a five-inning perfect game, and Oliva Eckels had four hits to lead St. Marys to a 17-0, five-inning win at Bradford.

Young got the win going three innings striking out all nine she faced on 36 pitches, while Kaiser went two innings striking out four on 21 pitches.

Eckels, meanwhile, led the offense going 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, and four runs scored.

Molly Hanslovan, Avery Eckeles, and Lindsey Reiter each added two RBIs and Kara Hanslovan had a pair of hits for the Lady Dutch.

Molly Hansliovan was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, Avery Eckels was 2-for-4, Reiter was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Kara Hanslovan was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Young helped herself by going 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Rosa Deprater was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Jianna Gerg also scored twice going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Kali Dixon took the loss allowing 13 runs, 10 earned, on 15 hits and three walks in four innings in the circle.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 16, BROCKWAY 0, 3 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Melia Mitskavich and Kayley Risser combined to drive in seven runs in DuBois Central Catholic’s 16-0, three-inning win over Brockway at the field at DCC High School.

            

Mitskavich hit a second-inning grand slam and was 1-for-1 with a walk while also being hit by a pitch. She scored three times and drove in four.

Risser was 2-for-2 with a double while also being hit by a pitch, scoring three times, and driving in three.

Jessy Frank added a 2-for-3 day with a double and three runs scored, Kali Franklin was hit by a pitch while going 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, and Lydia Morgan was also hit by a pitch while going 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Rylee Kulbatsky was perfect in her three innings in the circle striking out four.

Kassie Tucker took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings for Brockway allowing 16 runs, 13 earned, on 10 hits, five walks, and four hit batters.

CRANBERRY 19, CLARION 5, 5 INNINGS

PAINT TWP., Pa. – Scoring 15 of its 19 runs in its final two at-bats, Cranberry topped Clarion, 19-5, in five innings at the Clarion County Park.

The Berries led 4-0 when they scored eight in the fourth and then they added seven more in the fifth.

Keelie Schneider hit a home run for Cranberry while going 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, Jadyn Shumaker was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Reyna Watson was 1-for-1 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

McKayla Smith also had four RBIs in the win going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while Rylee Coe drove in five runs while going 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Cassie Scabrough was also 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Kendell Findlay was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Schneider got the win going three innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Smith gave up three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in two innings in the circle.

Bri Forrest went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Clarion, while Alicyn Burford was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Brinley Kiskadden was 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Burford took the loss allowing 19 runs, 16 earned, on 19 hits, six walks, and a hit batter while striking out two in five innings of work.

BROOKVILLE, C-L SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Brookville and Clarion-Limestone split a doubleheader at C-L with Brookville winning Game One, 10-8, and C-L combing back to take Game Two, 14-12, in five innings in a game called on the account of darkness.

In the opener, Brookville, as the visiting team, erased a 4-3 deficit by scoring three times in the sixth and four times in the seventh. The Lady Raiders then escaped a bottom of the seventh that saw C-L score four times and put the tying run at the plate with two outs before Jade Terrana grounded out to end the game.

Tory McKinney and Cadence Suhan each hit home runs in the seventh inning for Brookville with McKinney going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs and Suhan going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Alyssa Tollini added a triple in the win while Megan McKinney doubled. Tollini was 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored and Megan McKinney was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Alyssa Wiant went deep for C-L and was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Jenna Dunn had a pair of doubles and scored three times while going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Kaylee Smith added a triple and two RBIs and was 1-for-4, Samantha Simpson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Anna Beth Huffman was 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Tollini got the win going seven innings allowing eight earned runs on 12 hits while striking out four.

Dunn took the loss going six innings allowing 10 runs, five earned, on eight hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out six.

In the nightcap, as the visiting team, C-L built a 10-0 lead at the end of 2 ½ innings before holding on for the 14-12, five-inning victory.

The Lady Lions scored eight in the first and two in the third to go up 10-0 only to watch Brookville score seven in the bottom of the third and two more in the fourth to make it 10-9.

C-L added four insurance runs in the top of the fifth, and that was needed when Brookville scored three in the bottom of the inning as darkness set in.

However, a double play ball on a line drive to Dunn, playing shortstop, by Aubre Ebel doubled Tory McKinney off third base to end the game.

Jesalyn Girt was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and four RBIs for C-L while Wiant and Samantha Simpson each drove in a pair of runs.

Wiant was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Simpson was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Smith went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Jocalyn Henry was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Abby Knapp was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Dunn also scored twice while going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Suhan drove in three runs for Brookville going 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored while Ebel and Tollini each had two RBIs. Ebel was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two walks, while Tollini was 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored.

Megan McKinney added a double and two runs scored for the Lady Raiders while going 1-for-2 with two walks.

Smith got the win in relief of Henry going 1 ⅔ innings allowing three unearned runs. She walked four and didn’t allow a hit. Wiant got the save entering the game with two outs in the fourth and C-L up 10-9. She allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk. Henry went the first two-plus innings allowing six earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out one.

Tollini took the loss going ⅔ of an inning allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits while striking out one. Natasha Rush relieved and went 4 ⅓ innings allowing six earned runs on eight hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out two.

DUBOIS 9, PUNXSUTAWNEY 5

DUBOIS, Pa. – Ava Barnonick hit a walk-off grand slam in the seventh to lift DuBois to a 9-5 win over Punxsutawney at Heindl Field in DuBois.

Morgan Pasternak went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs for DuBois.

Laci Poole was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Punxsutawney.

No other details were reported.

FOREST AREA 15, SMETHPORT 0, 3 INNINGS

TIONESTA, Pa. – A 14-run second inning helped Forest Area pick up its third straight win with a 15-0 thrashing of Smethport at West Forest.

Madison McFarland and Faith Dietrich combined to drive in seven runs in the win with McFarland going 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs, and Dietrich hitting another home run while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Izzy Flick scored three times while drawing a walk, Akeela Greenawalk walked once, drove in two, and scored a run, and Alexa Carll went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Flick got the win allowing one hit and two walks while hitting a batter and striking out six.

Elizabeth Hungiville was 1-for-2 for Smethport.

Tylar Colley took the loss going two innings allowing 15 runs, 13 earned, on 13 hits and four walks.

PORT ALLEGANY, KANE SPLIT TWINBILL

KANE, Pa. – Port Allegany and Kane split a doubleheader with Port Allegany winning the opener, 8-5, and Kane coming back to take the nightcap, 21-8, in six innings.

In Game One, Emily Baumgarner was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Port Allegany.

Maya Smith drove in a pair of runs for Kaen going 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Elizabeth Yasurek was also 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Cayle Lloyd got the win going seven innings allowing five runs on seven hits and six walks while striking out two.

Alexa Olmstead took the loss going seven innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on nine hits and five walks while striking out one.

In the nightcap, Leah Tigani went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, and five runs scored to pace Kane’s 21-run attack.

Kylie Iak was also 4-for-6 with five runs scored, while Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, four RBIs, and three runs scored, and Olmstead was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Also for the Lady Wolves, Sara Ely went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Miley Hmes was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Tigani got the win going six innings allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out two.

Lloyd was the losing pitcher.

No Port Allegany stats were reported for Game Two.

ELLWOOD CITY 13, MONITEAU 3, 5 INNINGS

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – Julia Nardone and Aliya Garroway each drove in three runs to lead homestanding Ellwood City to a 13-3 win in five innings over Moniteau.

Nardone was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, and two runs scored, while Garroway was 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Sara Schwartz got the win going four innings allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a hit batter while striking out four.

Emma Covert hit a pair of home runs for Moniteau, her third multiple-homer game of the season, while going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. She is now unofficially batting .509 on the year with nine home runs and 28 RBIs.

Markisa Shunk took the loss going three innings allowing nine runs, seven earned, on six hits, six walks, and three hit batters while striking out two.

HOLLIDAYSBURG 11, CLEARFIELD 1, 5 INNINGS

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Olivia Vincent drove in three runs to help Hollidaysburg to an 11-1, five-inning win over Clearfield.

Vincent was 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.

Sydney Shay also went deep for the Tigers and was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI, while Maria Malone was 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Brianna Dawson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Aevril Hayward was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Clearfield.

Malone got the win going five innings allowing an earned run on two hits while striking out five.

Alaina Fedder took the loss going four innings giving up 10 earned runs on 15 hits and three walks while striking out four.

                       

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