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Soft: Eight-Run Fourth Helps Central Clarion Eliminate Forest Area from Playoff Contention; Punxsy, O-E Surges Continue; Moniteau Rallies for Victory powered by N. Washington Rodeo

Sam Simpson converses with third base coach Matt Best earlier this week. Simpson had a pair of his in Central Clarion's win at Forest Area Wednesday. Photo by Maria Wilson

MARIENVILLE, Pa.- An eight-run fourth inning lifted Central Clarion to an 8-3 win over Forest Area at East Forest.

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The loss knocked the Fires from playoff contention.

All eight Wildcat runs came after two outs and started on an error by Forest Area that opened the floodgates, which then included a bases-loaded walk and a bases-loaded hit by a pitch.

Alyssa Wiant led the Central Clarion offense going 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs.Wiant also was hit by a pitch.

                  

Sam Simpson was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Jenna Dunn got the win going seven innings allowing three earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three.

Faith Dietrich had a monster day for Forest Area going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs. Tori Brown was also 2-for-2 with a walk.

Izzy Flick took the loss going four innings allowing eight unearned runs on four hits, three walks, and three hit batters. She struck out five.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 4, CLEARFIELD 1

                          

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney capped off a strong second half of the regular season surge with a 4-1 win over visiting Clearfield.

The Lady Chucks, who have won nine in a row and 10 of 11 after starting 3-5, got another solid outing from Brinley Hallman, who went seven innings allowing one unearned run on five hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Hallman and Avary Powell each hit home runs for Punxsutawney while Ciara Toven had a pair of doubles.

Hallman was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Powell was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Toven was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Ruby Singleton went 2-for-4 with a run scored for Clearfield.

               

Megan Wisor took the loss going four innings allowing four earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two.

MONITEAU 9, REDBANK VALLEY 8

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Emily Staab’s single in the top of the seventh broke an eight-all tie and gave Moniteau a 9-8 win at Redbank Valley.

The Lady Warriors trailed 8-7 going to the seven but Ashley Huffman walked leading off and Mariska Shunk followed with a single.

An out later, Alex Stewart tied the game with an RBI single to left, and then Staab followed with her base hit to left.

It capped a big day for Shunk who was 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Stewart went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Emily Staab was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, Huffman was 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored, Lily Staab was 2-for-5, and Halle Beatty was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Lexi McGhee got the win in relief going three innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and a hit batter while striking out two.

Quinn White hit a home run for Redbank Valley while going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

            

Bella Orr also had three hits for the Lady Bulldogs going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Keyaunna Schimp and Alara Altobelli both added two hits.

Schimp was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Altobelli was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Molly Evans added a pair of RBIs going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Mackenzie Foringer took the loss going seven innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on 16 hits and three walks while striking out seven.

OTTO-ELDRED 11, COUDERSPORT 0, 5 INNINGS

COUDERSPORT, Pa . – It was lucky No. 13 for Otto-Eldred in an 11-0, five-inning win at Coudersport.

The Lady Terrors won their 13th consecutive game thanks to two RBIs each from Carrie Drummond and Kate Rhinehart and a combined shutout by Rayel Hakes and Rhinheart.

Drummond was 2-for-3 with a run scored with Rhinehart going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Hakes started and went two scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out three.

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

Hannah Fleniken took the loss going five innings allowing 11 runs, 10 earned, on eight hits, eight walks, and three hit batters. She struck out one.

NORTHERN POTTER SWEEPS PORT ALLEGANY

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Northern Potter swept a doubleheader at Port Allegany winning by scores of 16-2 in five innings and 16-1 in three innings.

In the opener, Lily Steele hit a home run and Hayley Chapman had a double for the Lady Panthers.

Steele was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs while Champman went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

Myah Kibbe also had two RBIs going 1-for-3 with a a walk and a run scored, and Miranda Jacoby was 1-for-1 with three walks, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Hyde got the win in relief of Jaylyn Williammee going three innings allowing two earned runs on a hit and two walks while striking out eight.

Williammee went two innings not allowing a hit while striking out five.

Emily Errick was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Port Allegany.

Alyssa Tanner took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing 14 runs, five earned, on six hits and eight walks while striking out five.

In the nightcap, Reagan Slawson had a monster day at the plate for NoPo hitting a home run and a triple while going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and five RBIs.

Taylor Knowles added three RBIs going 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored, Steele was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Emma Haynes was 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Williammee got the win going three innings allowing an unearned run on a hit while striking out nine.

Maddy Errick was 1-for-2 with a run scored for Port Allegany.

Lillanne Reed took the loss going two innings allowing 11 earned runs on seven hits ad five walks while striking out one.

                       

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