NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Becca Kunselman’s huge day at the plate sparked Redbank Valley to a 14-11 slugfest win over Karns City.
(Photo: Becca Kunselman. Photo courtesy of Redbank Valley softball)
Kunselman went 4-for-4 with a grand slam homer and two three-run doubles, which totaled 10 runs batted in. Her first bases-clearing double came in the first inning with two outs to put the Lady Bulldogs up 4-1 and she put Redbank Valley up 8-4 in the third with her grand slam.
Then in the sixth inning with two outs, Kunselman cleared the bases again with a double to put the Lady Bulldogs up 14-7.
Torilynn Nelson, Kaia Rearick and Dakota Hetrick doubled. Hetrick got the win in the circle, striking out eight with no walks.
Karns City rallied for four runs in the seventh to set the final score. The Lady Gremlins got three-hit games from MacKenzie Dunn, Kate Allen and Logan Byers. Dunn and Alyssa Stitt hit homers. Stitt had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs. Emily Wolfe had two hits and scored three runs.
Dunn and Byers threw for the Lady Gremlins, Dunn taking the loss after giving up two hits and six runs in two-plus innings while walking three and striking out three.
CLARION 17, C-L 2, 5 INNINGS
CLARION — Eight players had multi-hit games as Clarion pounded out 19 hits in a 17-2 rout of Clarion-Limestone in five innings.
Alexis Constantino had three hits for the Lady Cats, tripling, scoring three runs and driving in two more. Kaitlyn Constantino, Carly Best, Maya Thornton, Breanna Campbell, Sidney Kiser, MacKenzie DiTullio and Lindsey Kemmer all had two hits. Camble and Kiser doubled while Thornton drove in three runs and Kaitlyn Constantino scored three runs.
Sadie Rudesyle got the win in the circle, allowing six hits while striking out four with no walks.
Karleigh Aaron had two hits for the Lady Lions. Megan Stahlman was the losing pitcher, allowing seven hits and seven runs in two innings.
CAMERON COUNTY 9, NORTHERN POTTER 2
ULYSSES, Pa. — Laila Smith tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks and Cameron County broke up a tie game with two runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth inning to beat Northern Potter, 9-2.
Allyson Narby singled home a run in the fifth as the Lady Red Raiders went up for good and then in the sixth, Kaitlyn Burgett’s two-run homer started the five-run outburst. Smith and Amily Schatz doubled in runs.
Schatz went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Kaitlyn and Ashlea Burgett, Alyvia McKimm and Narby all had two hits with Kaitlyn Burgett driving in three runs and Julie Aiken adding a triple.
Mikayla Lewis tripled for Northern Potter. Alyssa Hoopes was the losing pitcher, giving up 16 hits with six strikeouts.
MONITEAU 19, UNION 0, 4 INNINGS
RIMERSBURG, Pa. — Visiting Moniteau scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 19-0 win in four innings over Union.
Megan Hepler doubled twice in the first inning while Madison Clark tripled and Dolcey Shunk doubled.
CRANBERRY 9, WARREN 6
WARREN, Pa. – Rachel McCauley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored to help visiting Cranberry to a 9-6 win over Warren.
Libby Kiefer was also 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored with Natalie Barcinas adding a pair of singles while also getting hit by a pitch and scoring a run. Andrea Watson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Hannah Duncan was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.
Barcinas got the win allowing six runs on 10 hits and seven walks while striking out four.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 13, CURWENSVILLE 2, 6 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Mia Meholick drove in five runs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 13-2, five-inning win over visiting Curwensville.
Meholick was 4-for-4 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning, a double and two runs scored.
Also for the Lady Cardinals, Shay Gulvas went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Ashley Wruble was 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI.
Sabrina Spencer scored a run for Curwensville with Abby Pentz going 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI.
Wruble got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five.
Logan Sheeder took the loss allowing three runs on two hits and a walk while not recording an out.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 12, DUBOIS 0, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Kylee Lingenfelter tossed a five-inning no-hitter and also went 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs to lead Punxsutawney to a 12-0, five-inning win at DuBois.
Lingenfelter walked two and struck out 13.
Madison Stonbraker was also 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Lady Chucks with Sarah Weaver going 1-for-2 with three RBIs and Kylee Shoemaker 2-for-2.
GALETON 8, PORT ALLEGANY 4
GALETON, Pa. – Makaya Shadle went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to help Galeton to an 8-4 win over visiting Port Allegany.
Shadle was also the winning pitcher giving up four runs on six hits and five walks while striking out 12.
Lauren Dynda led Port Allegany going 2-for-3 with Cailey Barnett going 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
Mackenzie Burr took the loss.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 12, JOHNSONBURG 6
RIDGWAY, Pa. – In the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Ridgway, Elk County Catholic beat Johnsonburg, 12-6, on the strength of three RBIs from Josie Smith.
Smith was 2-for-5 with a home run and a run scored for the Lady Crusaders, who will play St. Marys in the title game Thursday.
Also for ECC, which led 7-0 after two innings and 12-1 going to the seventh, also got two RBIs from Brandi Clyde, who was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Rosina Nero, who was 2-for-5, Maggie Dinsmore, who was 3-for-5 with a run scored and Sady VanAlstine, who was 1-for-4. Hannah Barnett added a 2-for-4 performance with a double and two runs scored with Michelle Geber going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Lindsey Kocjancic, Jordan Bundy and Maria Jones had doubles for Johnsonburg.
Kocjancic was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Bundy was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jones was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Gerber got the win going seven innings allowing six runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out five.
Bundy took the loss allowing seven runs, five earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out one in an inning of work. Maria Jones pitched six innings allowing five earned runs on 12 hits while striking out three.
Johnsonburg will take on Kane in the consolation game Thursday.
ST. MARYS 18, KANE 0, 4 INNINGS
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Britney Shaw hit a three-run home run to help St. Marys to an 18-0, four-inning win over Kane in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Ridgway.
Maura Fledderman threw a four-inning no-hitter in the victory.