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Pasternak Paces DuBois Win in 5A; Curwensville, Cranberry Advance to D9 2A Semifinals Powered by North Washington Rodeo

Morgan Pasternak had five RBIs in DuBois' win Monday. Submitted photo. Photo by Linda Rankus

PITTSBURGH – Morgan Pasternak drove in five runs and Bella Gregory and Lauren Walker each added three RBIs, as visiting DuBois rolled past Obama Academy, 17-2, in four innings in the District 6-8-9 semifinals at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh.

Pasternak was 3-for-3 while also being hit by a pitch and scoring twice with Gregory going 2-for-4 and Walker 1-for-3 with a sac fly, and two runs scored.

DuBois scored twice in the first before adding five runs in each of the next three innings.

Gabby Gulvas added a 2-for-2 day while also walking, laying down a sac bunt, scoring three times, and driving in two, and Jaden Swatsworth was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Allie Snyder got the win going four innings allowing two earned runs on four hits ad a walk while striking out seven.

         

DuBois will take on the winner of Wednesday’s District 6 title game between Central Mountain and Bellefonte in the subregional title game May 31 at Heindl Field in DuBois. Central Mountain and Bellefonte play at 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis University.

CURWENSVILLE 8, MONITEAU 2

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – There will be a new District 9 Class 2A champion, as Curwensville used a five-run sixth inning to break open a one-run game on its way to an 8-2 win over visiting Moniteau in the District 9 Class 2A quarterfinals.

Up 3-2 going to the bottom of the sixth after Moniteau scored twice in the top of the inning, the LadyTide broke things open thanks to four singles, two walks, and a crucial Moniteau error.

Addison Butler, Taylor Luzier, and Joslynne Freyer each had RBI hits in the inning – Luzier’s was a two-run single – with the later two hits coming after an error on the Lady Warriors extended the inning.

         

Luzier was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Freyer was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Shyanne Rudy was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, MacKenzie Wall was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Teagan Harzinski was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs for Curwensville.

Brianna Rottman was 2-for-4 for Moniteau with Brynne Barger going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Freyer got the win going seven innings allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits, and a walk while striking out 12.

Grace Haley took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits while striking out two. Emma Covert pitched 2 ⅓ innings giving up five runs, one earned, on three hits, and three walks while striking out three.

The win avenged a 7-4 loss by Curwensville to Moniteau in last year’s semifinals.

     

The Lady Tide will take on top-seeded Johnsonburg in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brockway.

CRANBERRY 11, KANE 3

SENECA, Pa. – Cranberry advanced to the District 9 Class 2A semifinals with an 11-3 win over visiting Kane.

Cassie Scarbrough drove in three runs for the Berries going 2-for-3 with a double, while Alisha Beggs had a pair of RBIs and a run scored.

Olivia Plummer, Reyna Watson, Kendall Findlay, Keelie Schneider, Alaina Hogue, and Riley Coe each added two hits in a 14-hit Cranberry attack.

Schneider was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI, Hogue was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, Plummer was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Watson was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, Findlay was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Coe was 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Madi Stahli was 2-for-3 for Kane with Maya Smith going 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Jenny Crowley scored a run and drove one in.

Beggs got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on a hit, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine with Hogue going two innings allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out two.

Leah Tigani took the loss going six innings allowing 11 runs, 10 earned, on 14 hits and two walks while striking out one.

Cranberry will take on second-seeded Keystone in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Park in Clarion.

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