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St. Marys, ACV/Union Get Walk-Off Wins; DCC Picks up Quality Victory; Dietrich HR in 7th Lifts Forest Area to Win

Gianna Surra hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 7th for St. Marys Thursday. The Lady Dutch won the game later in the inning. Photo courtesy of St. Marys softball

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Oliva Eckels’s two-out single to center scored Molly Hanslovan from third, as St. Marys walked off DuBois, 7-6, in come-from-behind fashion.

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The Lady Dutch trailed, 6-3, going to the bottom of the sixth and 6-5 going to the bottom of the seventh.

Gianna Surra tied the game in the seventh with a one-out, solo home run before Molly Hanslovan singled to center and went to third on a double by Avery Eckels.

DuBois then intentionally walked Danielle Rolley before Rose Deprater struck out bringing up Olivia Eckels who singled on a 1-1 pitch to win the game.

                  

St. Marys made it a one-run game on an error and a ground out in the sixth after falling behind 6-3 thanks in large part to four DuBois runs in the second inning.

The Beavers did most of their damage against Shannon Kaiser, who allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings of work.

The Lady Dutch stabilized the game when they turned to their ace, Kendall Young, who allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out six in four innings of work to get the win.

Surra led St. Marys going 2-for-4 with the home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Molly Hanslovan was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Olivia Eckels also went 1-for-5 with two RBIs for the Lady Dutch with Kara Hanslovan going 2-for-4 with an RBI and Deprater going 1-for-5 with two runs scored.

                          

Morgan Pasternak was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored for DuBois with GabbyGulvas going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Ava Barnonick took the loss going 6 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on 11 hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out three.

A-C VALLEY/UNION 12, CRANBERRY 11

DUBOIS, Pa. – Maddy Dehart’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Makenzie Parks, as A-C Valley/Union stunned Cranberry, 12-11, at Heindl Field in DuBois.

The Falcon Knights trailed 11-10 going to the bottom of the seventh before Bella Ielase started the seventh-inning rally with a base hit to center and Lexi Bauer followed with a single to center advancing Ielase to third.

               

Parks then walked to load the bases before Emerson Stevens grounded into a fielder’s choice that saw Ielease out at the plate but Bauer came around to score from second on the play bringing up Dehart, who delivered the game-winning hit.

Cranberry built an 8-1 lead after 2 ½ innings but ACV/Union got back in the game with a five-run third.

The Berries advanced their lead to 10-6 with two runs in the top of the sixth, but ACV/Union again rallied this time to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to four runs.

A Rylan Strauser double tied the game at 10.

Cranberry retook the lead in the top of the seventh when Alexis Reisinger delivered a two-out single scoring Katelyn Beggs from third.

Reyna Watson was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and four RBIs for Cranberry while Keelie Schneider was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs and Beggs was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Watson took the loss in relief going one inning allowing two earned runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one.

McKaylah Smith started for Cranberry and went 2 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on eight hits while striking out three. Schneider then pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits while striking out one.

Dehart was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs for ACV/UNion while Parks went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and four runs scored, and Bauer was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

            

Kya Wetzel also went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs for the Falcon Knights with Strauser going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Parks got the win going seven innings allowing 11 runs, six earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out four.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6, WELLSVILLE (N.Y.) 3

DUBOIS, Pa. – Strong pitching performances from Melia Mitskavich and Rylee Kulbatsky helped DuBois Central Catholic advance to 6-0 on the season with a 6-3 win over a strong Wellsville (N.Y.) team at Heindl Field in DuBois.

Mitskavich pitched three scoreless innings allowing four hits while striking out two, and Kulbatsky went four innings allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six against a Wellsville team that came into the game 6-0 while outscoring its opponents 79-2 this season after going 20-4 a year ago.

Mitskavich also had two of DCC’s five hits going 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Lauren Davidson was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored and Lydia Morgan was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Kayley Risser also went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for the Lady Cardinals, and Jessy Frank scored twice.

Emma Dunaway was 3-for-4 for Wellsville with a double, while Makenna Dunbar went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI, and Natalie Adams was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Makenzie Cowburn took the loss going six innings allowing six runs, two earned, on five hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out two.

FOREST AREA 9, CLARION-LIMESTONE 8

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Faith Dietrich’s two-run home run in the top of the seventh lifted Forest Area to a 9-8 win at Clarion-Limestone.

The Fires trailed 8-7 entering the inning but Madison McFarland drew a lead=off walk on a 3-2 pitch before Dietrich gave Forest Area the lead for good on the two-run blast.

C-L tried to rally in the bottom of the inning getting a two-out single by Jade Terrana followed by a double by Jesalyn Girt, but Abby Knapp grounded out to shortstop McFarland, who tagged Girt.

Forest Area grabbed a 5-0 lead in the top of the first but C-L scored one in the bottom of the inning, three in the second, one in the third, and two more in the fourth to take a 7-5 lead.

The Fires answered with two in the fifth to tie the game at seven before C-L went back ahead with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

Dietrich had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with the home run, a double, and a triple while driving in five runs and scoring twice.

McFarland was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while Brooke Felleti was 2-for-4.

Izzy Flick got the win going seven innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out six.

Jenna Dunn was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs for C-L while Jocalyn Henry went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, and Girt was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Knapp also went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored for the Lady Lions.

Dunn took the loss going seven innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out 10.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 11, CLARION 0, 5 INNINGS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Karli Young tossed a five-inning shutout and also hit a three-run home run to lead Punxsutawney to an 11-0, five-inning win over visiting Clarion.

Avary Powell added a triple and Ciara Toven ad a double in the victory for the Lady Chucks.

CURWENSVILLE 9, PENNS MANOR 2

CLYMER, Pa. – Another strong performance in the circle from Addison Siple led Curwensville to a 9-2 win at Penns Manor.

Siple gave up one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out 13.

Natalie Wischuck led the Lady Tide offense going 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, while Shyanne Rudy was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

MONITEAU 11, KEYSTONE 1, 5 INNINGS

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Emma Covert went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and four RBIs to help Moniteau to an 11-1, five-inning win over visiting Keystone.

Autumn Stewart added a 2-for-3 day with a double, a walk, and three RBIs for the Lady Warriors while Mariska Shunk went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, and Brianna Rottman was 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Lily Staab and Addy Williams both added two hits and two runs scored for Moniteau.

Covert got the win going five innings allowing one earned run on one hit, seven walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.

Keira Best had an RBI for Keystone.

Natalie Bowser took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and three walks.

                       

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