ST. MARYS, Pa. – Lindsey Reiter’s 2-run single on an 0-2 pitch in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped lift St. Marys to a 5-2 win over Elk County Catholic.
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“Honestly, I was just looking for a ball to put in play,” Reiter said. “It was a strike down the middle and I swung and it worked out.”
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It was part of a 3-run sixth inning for St. Marys, as Molly Hanslovan came around to score on a wild pitch. Shannon Kiser reached on a fielder’s choice for St. Marys and Gianna Surra and Hanslovan singled to set up Reiter’s big hit.
ECC trailed 2-1 going into the fifth inning, but Ellie Baron homered against Kendall to tie the game.
Young got the win, allowing just four hits and striking out eight without issuing a walk.
Elk County Catholic actually took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an Emily Mourer RBI double. Mourer made the third out of the inning trying to stretch the hit into a triple.
St. Marys tied the game in the bottom of the inning, with Rosa DePrator leading the frame off with a triple and scoring on Olivia Eckels’ groundout.
The Lady Dutch took a 2-1 lead in the third on Danielle Rolley’s RBI groundout, bringing in Reiter, who singled to start the inning.
Young also finished with two hits for St. Marys.
Mourer took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits, striking out two without issuing a walk.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 10, GLENDALE 0, 5 INNING
DUBOIS, Pa. – In a matchup of two of the top teams in West-Central Pennsylvania, DuBois Central Catholic pounded out 13 hits on its way to a 10-0, five-inning victory over Glendale.
Jessy Frank and Kayley Risser each had three hits for the Lady Cardinals, who were the PIAA runner-up a year ago.
Frank was 3-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and three runs scored with Risser going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs.
Melia Mitskavich added a pair of hits going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, and Lydia Morgan was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.
Mitskavich got the win going three innings allowing one hit and a hit batter while striking out eight. Rylee Kulbatsky then went two innings striking out six.
Madison Peterson took the loss for Glendale, which reached the PIAA semifinals a year ago before losing to Montgomery. She went 3 ⅓ innings allowing 10 runs, nine earned, on 12 hits and a walk while striking out two.
BROOKVIULLE 5, REDBANK VALLEY 3
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Alyssa Tollini’s two hits at the plate and a complete-game eight-hitter in the pitcher’s circle led Brookville to a 5-3 win over Redbank Valley at the New Bethlehem Little League Field.
Tollini doubled, singled, and scored two runs while striking out five with no walks to get the win.
Megan and Tory McKinney each had three hits to lead the Lady Raiders.
Quinn White and Paytin Polka each had two hits for Redbank Valley.
MacKenzie Foringer took the loss, striking out 11 and walking two while allowing nine hits.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 16, KARNS CITY 7
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Ciara Toven blasted a pair of home runs to lift Punxsutawney to a 16-7 win over visiting Karns City.
Toven, who was also the winning pitcher, went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and four RBIs.
Laci Poole also drove in four runs going 3-for-4 with a double, and three runs scored.
Avary Powell added three runs scored for the Lady Chucks while going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.
Brooke Skorbek was also 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Brynn Hergert was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Nicole Taylor was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Karns City while Addison Burrows, Jess Dunn, and Jada Polczynski each scored twice. Polcynski was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Burrows went four innings and took the loss. She gave up 13 runs, six earned, on 12 hits while striking out two.
JOHNSONBURG 14, BROCKWAY 3
BROCKWAY – Scoring nine runs in its final two at-bats, Johnsonburg picked up a 14-3 road win over Brockway.
Zoey Grunthaner led the way for the Ramettes going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Natalie Dunworth was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Jenna Kasmierski also went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs for Johnsonburg, while Maria Casilio was 3-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored, and two RBIs, and Shelny Sorg went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and a run scored. Marlee Cherry was also 2-for-4 with an RBI, and two runs scored.
Amanda Decker was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Brockway.
Julia Jones got the win going seven innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out 14.
Gabby Hertel took the loss allowing 14 runs, nine earned, on 19 hits and a walk while striking out six.
SMETHPORT 12, COUDERSPORT 7
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Despite giving up seven runs in the bottom of the first, visiting Smethport outslugged Coudersport, 12-7.
The Lady Hubbers led 4-0 after a half inning but trailed 7-4 after a full inning before scoring two in the second and three in the third to take the lead for good.
Elizabeth Hungiville had a monster game for Smethport going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, and six RBIs including the go-ahead RBI in the third inning.
Baylee Fitzsimmons also went 3-for-4 with two walks and four runs scored for the Lady Hubbers.
Tylar Calley got the win going seven innings allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits and seven walks while striking out three.
Sierra Myers was 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs to pace Coudersport while Marah Fowler went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Lilly CLinger was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.
Ryelle Black took the loss going seven innings allowing 12 runs, nine earned, on eight hits. 12 walks and two hit batters while striking out four.
KANE 13, YOUNGSVILLE 8
KANE, Pa. – Kylie Iak went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, an RBI, two stolen bases and a web gem in center field to help Kane beat visiting Youngsville, 13-8.
Alexa Olmstead added a 2-for-4 day with three runs scored and two stolen bases for the Lady Wolves while Elizabeth Yasurek was 3-for-3 with three stolen bases, three runs scored, and three RBIs.
Also for Kane, Addison Lantz went 2-for-4 with a double, and three RBIs, while Miley Himes was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and Kate Parana went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Olmstead got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
Rachael Lucks was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for Youngsville with Ireland Abraham going 2-for-4 and Vanessa Romanosky 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Kamden Swearingen took the loss in the circle for the Eagles.