WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – For the last few years, Moniteau has stood in the way of Cranberry achieving its ultimate goal in softball.
(Photo: Natalie Barcinas of Cranberry)
This year appears to be different.
A strong Cranberry squad needed just five innings to knock off the rebuilding Lady Warriors, 14-4, on the road in West Sunbury.
Natalie Barcinas led the charge on offense for the Berries going 2-for-3 with a double and a home run while walking once, scoring twice and driving in one.
Winning pitcher Andrea Watson helped herself by going 1-for-4 with a single, a run scored and two RBIs. She also got the win allowing four runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out three.
Maddie Cornelius added three hits and two runs scored for Cranberry, which used an 11-run third-inning to break the game wide open, while Libby Kiefer was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Hannah Duncan was also 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Emily Duncan was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and four RBIs, Jenna Reynolds was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Malliah Schreck 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
Dolcey Shunk doubled, was walked, was hit by a pitch and scored a run for Moniteau, while Megan Helper was 1-for-3 with a double.
KARNS CITY WINS TWO
KARNS CITY, Pa. – The Karns City softball team won a pair of games Saturday knocking off visiting Union, 16-1, in four innings and then taking care of visiting Redbank Valley, 7-5.
KARNS CITY 16, UNION 1, 4 INNINGS
Mackenzie Dunn and Alyssa Stitt both hit home runs in the win over Union.
Stitt was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and five RBIs while adding a double as well with Dunn going 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBIs.
Emma Clark and Taylor Ekis also doubled for Karns City with Erkis going 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored and Clark 1-for-1 with an RBI. Emily Wolfe scored three times and drove in two runs, and Maci Moore scored twice.
Makenzie Shay got the win going four innings allowing one earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out five.
Jada Zitzman drove in Morgan Cumberland for Union’s lone run.
KARNS CITY 7, REDBANK VALLEY 5
In the win over Redbank Valley, Karns City answered a two-spot in the top of the fifth by Redbank Valley with three runs in the bottom of the inning to top the Lady Bulldogs by two.
Katie Neff, Emily Huff and Sami Grazioli each doubled in the contest for the Lady Gremlins with Grazioli picking up the lone RBI for Karns City in a game that saw each team commit three errors.
Stitt was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Kate Allen was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Logan Byers was 2-for-3 for Karns City.
Byers got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, two earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out six.
Brooke Holben, Dakota Hetrick and Savannah Boyer all doubled for Redbank Valley with Hetrick and Kristen Shaffer each driving in a pair of runs.
Shaffer was 3-for-4 and also scored a run for the Lady Bulldogs with Hetrick going 2-for-4 with a run scored as well.
Hetrick took the loss allowing seven runs, four earned, on 11 hits while striking out five in six innings of work.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 9, CURWENSVILLE 7
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Rosina Nero drove in three runs and Jenna Weisner hit a home run to lift visiting Elk County Catholic to a 9-7 win over Curwensville.
Nero was 2-for-3 with Weisner going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Josie Smith was also 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Lady Crusaders with Sady Vanalstine and Michelle Gerber each doubling, scoring a run and driving in one.
Abby Pentz was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs for Curwensville with Bailey Bloom adding a double and an RBI and Sabrina Spencer going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Anne Hoover was also 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Gerber got the win in a split game on the mound starting and relieving. She went 6 1/3 total innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Hannah Barnett gave up four runs, all earned, on five hits with a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning.
Rachel Legars took the loss. She pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing five runs, all earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out one. Clerissa Cole went 3 1/3 innings allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits and three walks.
ST. MARYS SPLITS TWIN BILL WITH WILLIAMSPORT
ST. MARYS, Pa. – St. Marys split a doubleheader with Williamsport losing 13-2 and winning 5-3.
In its win, Williamsport had five extra-base hits including a triple from Samantha Reeder and doubles from Jessica Brooks, Kalindi Maggs, Avery Eiswerth and Mariah Wright.
Maggs was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, Kathryn Meale drove in three runs and Reeder was 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Micayla Bothun had a double, an RBI and a run scored for St. Marys.
Mikayla Aldenderger got the win going seven innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Maura Fledderman took the loss going four innings allowing five earned runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out one. Brianna Grotzinger gave up six runs, four earned, on three hits and six walks in 1 ⅔ innings and Bekka Bauer pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing two earned runs on a hit and two walks.
In the 5-3 win, Bauer hit a home run and drove in three for the Lady Dutch with Fledderman also going deep while going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Grotzinger added a pair of hits.
Fledderman got the win going seven innings allowing three earned runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out eight.
Maggs had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Williamsport with Skyler Colarusso also adding a pair of hits and Meale an RBI.
Eiswerth took the loss in relief giving up three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven in 5 ⅓ innings. Colarusso allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one in 1 ⅔ innings.
SMETHPORT 16, BRADFORD 0, 3 INNINGS
SMETHPORT, Pa. – A 14-run first inning lifted Smethport to a 16-0, three-inning win over visiting Bradford.
Heidi Lent drove in six runs for the Lady Hubbers with Hailey Wright adding three RBIs and Alana Druphy and Baylea Strom two apiece. Lent and Abbey Woodard each had doubles in the win with Woodard, Kiara Orner and Sam Tanner each scoring twice and Durphy and Wright scoring three times apiece.
Emily Treat tossed a three-inning no-hitter allowing two base runners on errors. She struck out three.
NORTHERN POTTER DROPS DOUBLEHEADER TO COWANESQUE VALLEY
ULYSSES, Pa. – Cowanesque Valley swept a doubleheader against Northern Potter winning by scores of 15-5 in five innings and 23-1 in five innings.
Riley Ortt, Amaya Walker and Madison Lee each had three hits in the 15-5 win with Walker doubling twice and Lee and Ortt once each. Ortt also had a triple. Lee drove in three runs and Ortt and Walker one each.
Hayley Murphy, Karmen Short and Ashleigh Southard also had each had doubles and two RBIs.
Mikayla Lewis was 2-for-2 with two runs scored for Northern Potter with Jordan McClellan going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
In the 23-1 win for Cowanesque Valley, Makayla Vargeson hit a home run, Southard had a double and a triple and Lee and Julia Draper each a double.
Vargeson was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBIs, Southard 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Ortt 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, Kaylin Burton 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Jenna Romaneo 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, Walker 2-for-4 with a walk and five runs scored, Lee 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Draper 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs and Abby Ackley 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Lewis had an RBI for Northern Potter driving home Jenna Hyde.
MONITEAU 12, CLARION 0, 5 INNINGS
SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Hunter Fitzingo tossed a two-hit shutout and also was on base twice to help visiting Moniteau roll to a 12-0, five-inning win over Clarion at the Clarion County Park.
Fitzingo needed just 77 pitches to get through the five innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine. On offense, he was 1-for-4 with a walk.
Nick Sosigian had four RBIs for the Warriors going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored, while Jake Jewart was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and an RBI. Jared Lominski and Nathan Sosigian also drove in a pair of runs each with Lominski going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored and Nathan Sosigian 2-for-2 with two walks. Gage Neal chipped in a double, two walks and an RBI
Spencer Miller and Cutter Boggess had the hits for Clarion.
Skylar Rhoades took the loss allowing four runs, all earned, on a hit and five walks in an inning of work. Miller then gave up six runs, two earned, in 1 2/3 innings on the mound. He allowed five hits and a walk and struck out two. Calvin German gave up two runs, both earned, in 2/3 of an inning allowing two hits and three walks while striking out one. Sterling Conner finished off with two scoreless innings of relief allowing a hit and two walks while striking out one.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5, BROCKWAY 2
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Winning pitcher Hunter Cashmer helped himself with a double and two runs scored to help visiting Elk County Catholic to a 5-2 win over Brockway Saturday.
Ryan Fritz, Tylor Herzing and Brennen Klawuhn had RBIs for the Crusaders with Alec Wehler going 2-for-4
Cashmer went four innings on the hill allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out five. Brady Schneider got the save going three scoreless innings allowing a pair of hits and two walks while striking out five.
Matthew Clark had a pair of hits for Brockway with Tyler Serafini and Santino Inzana driving in runs.
Inzana took the loss allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out five.
CLEARFIELD 5, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 0
HYDE, Pa. – Jakob Sorbera threw a four-hit shutout to lead Clearfield to a 5-0 win over visiting Philipsburg-Osceola in Mountain League action.
Sorbera didn’t walk a batter and struck out five needing just 78 pitches to throw his gem, 54 for strikes.
Seth Bumbarger doubled, scored and drove in two to help pace the Bison offense with Eli Glass also adding a run scored, a double and an RBI.
Additional RBIs for Clearfield came from Allan Myers and Harrison Peacock with Myers going 2-for-3. Reese Wilson was also 2-for-4, Nathan Barr 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Ty Bender 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Josh Earnest was 2-for-3 with a double for Philipsburg-Osceola with Gage Coudriet also adding a pair of hits.
Earnest took the loss giving up five runs, four earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings of work.
ST. MARYS SWEPT BY WILLIAMSPORT
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – St. Marys was swept in a road doubleheader by Williamsport losing by scores of 10-2 and 11-5.
Nate Beimel was 2-for-3 with a double in the 10-2 loss with Brandon Sicheri adding a hit and a run scored and Austin Sadosky also scoring a run.
Quentin Brown had a pair of doubles and two runs scored for Williamsport with Joe Fagnano adding a double and a run scored. Cody Shimp and Brayton Rowello each drove in a pair of runs.
Tim Beimel took the loss going four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits and six walks while striking out three. Ryan Bressler gave up seven runs, five earned, on two hits and five walks in 1 ⅔ innings and Sicheri pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing a hit and striking out one.
Tanner Esposito came within an out of a complete game before pitch count forced him from the game. He threw 104 pitches and allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight. Isaac Snyder struck out the only batter he faced.
In the 11-5 loss, Sicheri, Jake Meeker and Nate Beimel had RBIs for St. Marys with Hayden Tettis scoring twice.
Brown had another double for Williamsport going 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. Rowello was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, Fagnano was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Cam Dickey drove in two and scored once and Caleb Joy was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Jared Groll took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing seven earned runs on eight hits, a hit batter and two walks while striking out three. Sicheri pitched 1 ⅔ innings of hitless, scoreless ball walking one and striking out two. Sadosky allowed four runs, three earned, on a hit and five walks while striking out two in ⅔ of an inning and Brendon Rolley struck out the only batter he faced.
Kyle Caringi got the win going four innings allowing five unearned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three. Shimp picked up the save allowing a hit and two walks while striking out six in three innings of work.
BRADFORD 23, CAMERON COUNTY 7, 6 INNINGS
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Caleb Nuzzo and Danny Manion both homered, Manion added a double and Tyler Gigliotti two doubles to lift Bradford to a 23-7, six-inning win at Cameron County.
Nuzzo was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a run scored, Manion 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Gigliotti 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.
James Yohe and Isaac Gralak also had doubles for the Owls with Yohe going 2-for-2 with an RBI and Gralak 2-for-4 with a run scored. Adam Boyer also drove in two runs going 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored, and Peyton Manion was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.
Bryce Bauer doubled and homered for Cameron County while going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Adam Shaffer added a double while going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Alex Umble chipped in by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Bradford used three pitchers. Gigliotti pitched two innings allowing three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Peyton Manion went three innings allowing four earned runs on six hits while striking out six and Hunter Gray pitched a scoreless inning striking out two.
Umble took the loss going two innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on seven hits while striking out two.