Wednesday’s softball and baseball recaps.
CRANBERRY 4, VENANGO CATHOLIC 0
SENECA, Pa. – Natalie Barcinas threw a perfect game, as Cranberry downed visiting Venango Catholic, 4-0.
Barcinas struck out 17 of the 21 batters she faced.
Tori Flinspach went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Kendra Schreck was also 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Berries.
Cranberry improves to 14-2 on the year with Venango Catholic falling to 4-7.
MONITEAU 11, NESHANNOCK 0
NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis tossed her third consecutive no-hitter and her fifth of the season, as visiting Moniteau shutdown Neshannock, 11-0, in five innings.
DeMatteis struck out 12 and walked three and also added two singles, two runs scored and an RBI to help the Lady Warriors improve to 17-1 on the season.
Gabby Stewart added three hits, including a triple, and three runs scored with Kristina DeMatteis adding four hits, including a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. Sara Hull also drove in three runs and had a pair of singles and two runs scored, Courtney Stewart added two singles and an RBI and Megan Hepler had one single and two RBIs.
CLARION 9, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Behind a strong pitching performance from Alexis Constantino, who was back in the circle for the first time since suffering a leg injury April 27, and three-hit games from Cora Zerfoss and Maya Thornton, Clarion beat rival Clarion-Limestone, 9-0, on the road.
Constantino allowed three hits and walked while striking out three and working her way out of trouble a few times stranding five C-L base runners in scoring position including working out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the second.
Zerfoss and Thornton, meanwhile, led a 13-hit attack that took a bit to get going – seven of Clarion’s runs came in the final three innings.
Zerfoss was 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored, while Thornton went 3-for-4 with a pair of infield singles, an RBI and a run scored.
Zerfoss talks about her performance.
Alyssa Kiser took the loss allowing nine runs, five earned, on 13 hits and one walk. She struck out three. Abby Carl had a pair of hits for the Lady Lions.
Clarion is now 11-7 on the season, while C-L falls to 5-10.
GLENDALE 2, CLEARFIELD 0
CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Sydney Gallaher’s two-run single in the top of the eighth following a walk and a two-out error gave visiting Glendale a 2-0 win over Clearfield.
The game was a battle of pitchers with Glendale’s Lexi Mulhollen besting Clearfield’s Raeleigh Redden.
Mulhollen went eight innings and allowed six hits and a walk while striking out three.
Redden also went eight innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five.
Karlie Lewis had two singles for Clearfield, which left eight on, four at second base, and didn’t get a runner to third.
The Lady Bison are 6-9 on the year.
PORT ALLEGANY 5, OTTO-ELDRED 4
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – McKaila Daniels struck out four, including the final batter of the game, as Port Allegany won for the second straight day thanks to a 5-4 victory over visiting Otto-Eldred on Senior Day.
Daniels allowed four runs on eight hits but didn’t walk a batter.
Jocelyn Veilleux took the loss giving up five runs on three hits and five walks while striking out eight. She was hurt by six Lady Terror errors.
Port improves to 2-13 with Otto-Eldred falling to 5-10.
A-C VALLEY 13, KEYSTONE 3, 6 INNINGS
PARKER, Pa. – Kylee Eaton drove in three runs, and Lauren McNany scored four times, as A-C Valley beat visiting Keystone, 13-3, in six innings in the first game of a two-different-teams doubleheader for the Lady Falcons.
Eaton was 2-for-4 and also scored a run, while Lauren McNany was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Cami McNany also went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, Sydney Rankin was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Kelsie Terwilliger was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs and Katie Stumpner was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Stumpner got the win allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. She struck out six.
Keystone fell to 3-11.
A-C VALLEY 13, FOREST AREA 1, 5 INNINGS
PARKER, Pa. – In its second game of a two-different-teams doubleheader, A-C Valley once again put up 13 runs in downing visiting Forest Area, 13-1, in five innings.
Lauren McNany was a force at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Sydney Rankin was 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and two stolen bases and Cami McNany doubled, scored twice and drove in one.
Katie Stumpner and Syndie Schmidt combined to give up just one hit. Stumpner didn’t allow a hit nor a walk while striking out two. Schmidt allowed one run on one hit while striking out four.
Sarah Schettler led Forest Area going 1-for-2 with an RBI double.
A-C Valley is now 9-7 with Forest Area dropping to 1-14.
REDBANK VALLEY 8, KARNS CITY 6
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lexi Holt went 4-for-4 with a double and Kara Hicks added a pair of singles to lead Redbank Valley to an 8-6 win over visiting Karns City.
Alyssa Burkett got the win allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five.
LeeAnn Gibson hit a home run for Karns City with Alyssa Stitt and Emily Wolfe each collecting a pair of singles.
Gibson took the loss giving up eight runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out four.
Redbank Valley is now 7-7 with Karns City dropping to 7-4.
ST. MARYS 11, BRADFORD 6
BRADFORD, Pa. – Jeff Wehler went 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored to lead visiting St. Marys to an 11-6 win over Bradford.
Brandon Lenze and Tim Beimel also had doubles for the Dutch with Lenze going 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Tim Beimel finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Hayden Tettis added a 3-for-5 day with two runs scored and an RBI, while Brandon Sicheri was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Daniel Manion was 2-for-4 for Bradford with Isaac Gralak and Andrew Bacha had two RBIs.
Tim Beimel got the win in relief of Michael Beimel. He went three innings allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out one. Michael Beimel went two innings allowing five runs, one earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Nate Beimel went two innings striking out five to get the save.
Matt Moonan took the loss in relief. He went 2 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks. Bacha started and went 4 ⅓ allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits while striking out four.
St. Marys moves to 6-10 with Bradford falling to 7-10.
CLARION 10, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 5 INNINGS; CLARION 8, CLARION-LIMESTONE 1
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Clarion used strong pitching to sweep a doubleheader from rival Clarion-Limestone winning Game One 10-0 in five innings and Game Two 8-1.
Reed Anthony threw a one-hitter in the first game striking out eight and walking one.
Bo Miller had two doubles going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored to lead the offense with Caleb Wilson tripling and going 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored. Leo Aiello also had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Aiden Wiles had C-L’s hit.
Sam Leadbetter took the loss going three innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
In Game Two, Adrian Weber and Cam Craig combined on a four-hitter in the 8-1 win that saw Clarion as the home team.
Weber went five innings allowing one run on four hits and five walks while striking out three. Craig pitched two innings allowing two walks and striking out four.
Miller had another double and was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Craig went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Aiello also drove in two and scored twice.
Taylor Smith was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for C-L. Riley Hummell had the Lions RBI.
Christian Smith suffered the loss going two innings allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two.
Clarion is now 11-3 on the year. C-L drops to 8-6.
KARNS CITY 6, REDBANK VALLEY 0
OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Holden Martin tossed a four-hit shutout to lead visiting Karns City to a 6-0 win at Redbank Valley.
Martin struck out 11 and walked three in tossing the complete game while also helping himself with a home run and three singles.
Jimmy Thompson also had three hits for the Gremlins.
Nick Shoemaker, Connor Shoemaker, Adam Kunselman and Devin Schimp had Redbank Valley’s hits.
Grayson Harman took the loss.
Karns City is 13-5. Redbank Valley drops to 11-5.
MONITEAU 7, UNION 1
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Zack Adamson drove in three runs helping visiting Moniteau to a 7-1 win over Union.
Zack Adamson was 2-for-4 and also scored a run, while Josh Adamson was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Derek Boben also went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Wyatt Geibel had a double and a run scored.
Derek Brown got the win in relief of Lake Pry. He went four hitless innings walking four and striking out three. Pry pitched three innings giving up an unearned run on two hits and four walks while striking out six.
Lucas Bowser had a double for Union, while Gavin Guntrum had a hit, two walks and a run scored. Hunter Johnson drove in the run.
Bowser took the loss going five innings allowing six runs, five earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out one.
Moniteau is now 13-3 with Union falling to 4-11.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 10, JOHNSONBURG 4
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Thomas Grecco drove in five runs and was the winning pitcher leading visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a 10-4 win over Johnsonburg at Sandy Beach Park in Ridgway.
Grecco went 3-for-4 and also scored a run for the Cardinals, who also got a pair of RBIs from Austin Cogley, two hits and three runs scored from Jake Miknis and two hits, a run scored and an RBI from Brandon Walker.
Grecco also pitched five innings allowing two runs on two hits and six walks while striking out seven. Michael Misiewicz finished up allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings of work.
Ben Ames was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for Johnsonburg with Johnny Mitchell also picking up two hits and a run scored and Ben Freeburg driving home two.
Mitchell suffered the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing six runs on six hits and four walks striking out one.
DCC advances to 12-2 on the year with Johnsonburg falling to 4-11.
BELLEFONTE 4, CLEARFIELD 3, 8 INNINGS
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Tyler Kreger singled to left scored C. Fortney with one out in the bottom of the eighth, as Bellefonte completed a comeback from down two to get a 4-3 win over visiting Clearfield.
Cade Fortney led off the innings by getting hit by a pitch by Eli Glass. Tanner Helms then singled to shortstop before Garrett Reiter popped up to Glass. But Glass committed an error on the play allowing runners to move up 90 feet. After an intentional walk to Darren Heeman, Kreger singled on a 2-1 pitch to win the game.
Bellefonte trailed 3-1 going to the sixth before trying the game on a bases-loaded walk to Kreger in the sixth,.
Glass had a pair of hits for Clearfield going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Zane Morgan added a double and a run scored.
Kreger was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs for Bellefonte. Logan Mathieu hit a solo home run in the first inning for the Red Raiders, while Fortney was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and Reiter 2-for-4.
Adam Armstrong picked up the win out of the pen. He went two innings allowing two hits and two walks. Dominic Masullo started and pitched six allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Brandon Orisch started for Clearfield but didn’t figure in the decision. He pitched seven innings allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10. Glass went ⅓ of an inning allowing two hits, a walk and the hit batter.
Clearfield is 9-7 on the season.