JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – The Johnsonburg Ramettes softball team was intent on making history in 2022, and they did just that.
The Ramettes captured their first District 9 championship in program history with a 6-0 win over Cranberry in the Class 2A title game.
In that game, starting pitcher Julie Peterson was dominant, allowing just two hits in the shutout with 12 strikeouts. She threw 72 of her 94 pitches for strikes.
Offensively, the Ramettes scored two runs in the third inning and four more in the fifth.
The runs in the third came on an error and an RBI ground out off the bat of Jenna Kasmierski.
In the fifth, Johnsonburg scored all of its runs with two outs. Kasmierski doubled, bringing in a pair of runs. Zoey Grunthaner came up next and hit a ball that resulted in an error, bringing in run number five, and Shelby Sorg scored on a passed ball for the final run.
Dunworth and Peyton Delhunty finished with two hits apiece for the Ramettes, while Kasmierski had two RBIs.
But they weren’t done.
Now in the PIAA playoffs, the Ramettes kept going, earning a 3-1 win over Muncy.
Natalie Dunworth started the game with a bang, belting a leadoff home run.
The game was tied 1-1 until the fifth inning, when Delhunty led off the Johnsonburg with a double and moved to third on Maria Casilio’s sac bunt. Dunworth was intentionally walked to put runners on the corners with two outs.
Jones followed with a double to left that brought in Delhunty, and Dunworth was able to come around as well after an error in the field for the final run of the game.
Peterson allowed one earned run on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
Dunworth was named the D9and10Sports District 9 Rookie of the Year, and joined Jones and Peterson as second-team PaHSSBCA All-State selections in Class 2A.