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That’s Why You Get 21 Outs: Redbank Valley Scores 9 in 7th to Stun Cranberry; Keystone’s 5 in 7th Beats C-L; Kane’s Olmstead Throws Shutout

Redbank Valley's Peytin Polka had two doubles and three RBIs in a nine-run seventh for the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday. Photo by Laura Neiswonger

SENECA, Pa. – Exploding for nine runs in the seventh innings, Redbank Valley rallied for an 11-9 win at Cranberry.

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The Lady Bulldogs were down 8-2 going with just three outs left but sent 13 batters to the plate in the seventh with eight of them getting hits.

Paytin Polka had two doubles and three RBIs in the inning, including a two-out, two-run double to make it 11-8, while Mackenzie Foringer had a double that tied the game at eight before Taylor Ripple, who started the inning by reaching on an error, had a single to give Redbank Valley a 9-8 lead.

Quinn White hit another home run in the game for Redbank Valley and went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Samantha Bowser went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored.

Ripple was 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Polka went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored, and Keyauna Schmip was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Reyna Watson was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Cranberry with Keelie Schneider going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Kendell Findlay was also 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.

               

Foringer got the win going seven innings allowing nine runs, five earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out five.

Schneider took the loss in relief of Watson. She pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing three earned runs on four hits. Watson went 6 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits and four walks while striking out six.

KEYSTONE 8, CLARION-LIMESTONE 7

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Down a run going to the seventh, Keystone scored five times to take a four-run lead then had to hold off a Clarion-Limestone rally in the bottom of the inning to get an 8-7 win.

The Lady Panthers were down 4-3 heading to their final at-bat, but an Emma Gruber lead-off triple got the rally started. Lydia Sheatz followed with a game-tying single before C-L intentionally walked the powerful Natalie Bowser to put the go-ahead run at second.

That move backfired when Leah Exley single to shortstop to put Keystone up 5-4, and then a wild pitch and an error scored two more runs to make it 7-4 before another error made it 8-4.

C-L didn’t go down without a fight.

Alyssa Wiant led off the Lady Lions’ side of the seventh with a single and went to third on a double by Olivia Smith. Kaylee Smith then tripled in a pair of runs to make it 8-6, and an RBI ground out by Jocalyn Henry made it 8-7. But Exley got the next to C-L players out to preserve the victory.

Bowser was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, while Alannah Fulton went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for Keystone.

Wiant led the Lady Lions going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Kaylee Smith was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs for C-L with Olivia Smith going 2-for-r with a double and a run score.

Exley got the win in relief of Bowser going four innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six.

       

Bowser pitched three innings giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out three.

Jenna Dunn took the loss going seven innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out 10.

KANE 6, BRADFORD 0

KANE, Pa. – Alexa Olmstead threw a four-hit shutout as Kane beat visiting Bradford, 6-0.

Olmstead walked one and struck out eight.

Leah Tigani was 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Wolves, while Maya Smith drove in two runs and Kylie Iak went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Madison Dougherty was 2-for-3 with a double for Bradford.

KARNS CITY 13, FOREST AREA 7

TIONESTA, Pa. – Jess Dunn belted a third-inning grand slam to give Karns City a 10-0 lead in what was ultimately a 13-7 win over Forest Area.

Dunn’s slam was part of a 16-hit attack for Karns City, as Jada Polczynski also had a big day at the plate for Karns City, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.

Also for the Gremlins, Lyrik Reed was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, Addison Burrows was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs and Brooklynn Taylor and Haley Sherman had one RBI each.

Reed got the complete game win, scattering 10 hits and allowing five earned runs, striking out three and walking one.

Izzy Flick powered Forest, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Akeela Greenawalt was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Flick suffered the loss, allowing 13 runs in 5 ⅔ innings on 15 hits, striking out three and walking five.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 14, JOHNSONBURG 5

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Lauren Davidson was 3-for-4 with four RBIs as DuBois Central Catholic scored six runs in both the first and third inning to remain undefeated with a 14-5 win over Johnsonburg.

DCC had 13 hits and also took advantage of five Johnsonburg errors.

Kali Franklin was 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Lady Cardinals, while Jessy Frank was 2-for-5 with a double, triple, and two RBIs, Melia Mitskavich was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Marina Haines was 2-for-4 with two runs and Lexi Berta had two RBIs and two runs.

Mitskavich got the complete game win for DCC, allowing nine hits and two earned runs and striking out seven without issuing a walk.

Shelby Sorg hit a solo home run for Johnsonburg, while Zoey Grunthaner was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Jenna Kasmierski was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Natalie Dunworth was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Julia Jones took the loss, allowing 14 runs (seven earned) in seven innings on 13 hits, striking out four and walking two.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 10, CLARION 2

CLARION, Pa. – Lucy Klawuhn belted a pair of solo home runs as Elk County Catholic rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Clarion, 10-2.

Klawuhn’s homers came in the third and fifth innings, as ECC scored five times in the third and four more in the fourth.

Syd Alexander was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI, and two runs for ECC, while Caitlyn Vollmer was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs, Tessa Fledderman was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Ellie Baron was 2-for-4 and Lydia Anderson was 1-for-4 with an RBI triple.

Raegan Weaver got the complete game win, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out seven, and walking two.

Clarion scored both of its runs in the first inning on a Bri Forrest sacrifice fly and a Hadlee Campbell RBI double.

Haylee Cratsley took the loss, allowing nine earned runs in seven innings on 15 hits, striking out one and walking three.

SMETHPORT 21, GALETON 11, 5 innings

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Smethport scored 16 runs in the first three innings on its way to a 21-11, 5-inning win over Galeton.

Mia Thomas led the way for Smethport, going 4-for-5 with a triple and six RBIs.

BELLEFONTE 10, CLEARFIELD 0, 6 innings

HYDE, Pa. – Josselyn Nau fired a 1-hit shutout as Bellefonte earned a 10-0, 6-inning win over Clearfield.

Nau struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

Bellefonte scored four runs in the third inning and three in the sixth, as Madison Melius and Ragan Manning both homered, with Melius knocking in three runs and Manning two. Nau was also 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Taylor Brown was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs.

Averil Hayward had the lone hit for Clearfield.

Alaina Fedder took the loss, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) in six innings on 13 hits, striking out four and walking two.

LAUREL 14, MONITEAU 2, 5 INNINGS

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Addison Deal and Alexis Brua each drove in three runs to lead Laurel to a 14-2, five-inning win over visiting Moniteau.

Deal was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Brua hit a home run while going 1-for-3 with three runs scored.

Lily Staab hit a home run for Moniteau and went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI, while Emma Covert was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Autumn Boyd got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Mariska Shunk took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing nine earned runs on five hits, seven walks, and three hit batters. Covert pitched 2 ⅓ allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out three.

GLENDALE 13, CURWENSVILLE 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Koltyn Cavalet drove in two runs and Madison Peterson recorded a 4-hit shutout as Glendale beat Curwensville, 13-0.

Peterson struck out 10 and didn’t issue a walk.

Six different Glendale players – Riley Best, Kelly Kasaback, Jillian Taylor, Caitlyn Rydbom and Alyssa Sinclair had one RBI each for Glendale, which also took advantage of seven Curwensville errors. Taylor and Sinclair had two hits each.

Addison Siple suffered the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) in 4 ⅓ innings on four hits, striking out seven and walking a pair.

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