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April 13 District 9 Softball/Baseball Recaps

District 9 softball and baseball recaps from April 13



Coudersport players coming off after getting out of an inning Wednesday. Photo by Paul Burdick.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Macy Gleason and Shaelyn Black each had a pair of hits to lead Coudersport to an 11-10 shootout win over visiting Northern Potter.

Gleason was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Black was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Brianna Black was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Northern Potter.

EmmaRae Easton got the win giving up four hits and eight walks while striking out two.

Black took the loss giving up nine hits and six walks while striking out four.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Laila Smith hit a two-run, out-out walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh to lift Cameron County to a 6-4 win over visiting Otto-Eldred.

It was Smith’s second two-run home run of the game and the third of the contest for the Lady Raiders.

Smith, who was also the winning pitcher, tied the game at 4 with a two-run shot in the fifth.

Otto-Eldred grabbed an early 3-0 lead that was cut to 3-2 when Alyvia McKimm, who also had a double, hit a two-run shot in the third.

The Lady Terrors then added a run in the fourth before Smith’s first homer tied the contest.

Smith allowed four runs on six hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out six to get the win. Her biggest moment was the top of the seventh when she worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam without giving up a run.

Jocelyn Veilleux pitched well in a losing cause for Otto. She scattered seven hits and four walks while striking out 11.

Michelle Wymer had a pair of singles to lead the Lady Terrors offense.


COMMODORE, Pa. – Behind a strong pitching performance from Maddie Ober, Purschanse Line knocked off visiting Curwensville 4-2.

Ober gave up two run on 10 hits, three walks and a hit batter while striking out five.

That was just enough to beat Curwensville’s Rylee Young, who gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a hit batter while striking out nine.  

Madison Zometsky (2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R) and Carly Mumau (2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R) each had two hits for Purchase Line, while Morgan Zometsky was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.  

Kayley Harnett was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Curwensville with Teghan Johnson going 3-for-4 for the Lady Tide.


TIONESTA, Pa. – Alyssa Burkett tossed a 3-inning no-hitter, as Redbank Valley beat Forest Area, 18-0, in three innings.

Burkett walked just one and struck out all nine of her out in the quick game.
Redbank Valley had eight hits and took advantage of eight walks scoring 01 run in the second inning along with five in the first and three in the third.

Lexi Holt had three hits for the Lady Bulldogs, while Kara Hicks and Burkett had doubles.


CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Raeleigh Redden threw a four-hit shutout to lead Clearfield to a 3-0 win over visiting Punxsutawney.

Redden gave up four hits and a walk while striking out five for the Lady Bison.

Aspen Bishop and Sierra Jones backed up their pitcher with some offense with Bishop picking up a pair of hits including a double and adding an RBI. Jones had a double and an RBI.

Malty Cameron had two of Punxsutawney’s hits, both singles.

Allie Ishman was the tough-luck loser allowing three runs on six hits while striking out six.   


PARKER, Pa. – Sara Hull hit for the cycle, and Kennedy DeMatteis was dominate again in the circle to lead visiting Moniteau to a 13-1 win over A-C Valley.

Hull had five RBIs on the day and was part of a back-to-back-to-back second-inning home run spree by the Lady Warriors that also included Megan Hepler and Courtney Sowinski.  

DeMatteis, meanwhile, struck out 15 while walking just two and allowing two hits in seven innings of work. She helped herself on offense with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs.

Cortney Claypoole also had three singles, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Alyssa Dailey had a double, a single and three runs scored.

Lauren McNany had a double for A-C Valley.


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Abby Carl, Megan Schimp and Paige Aaron all had multiple-hit games, as Clarion-Limestone won the first game of its two-different teams doubleheader, 14-4 in five innings, over visiting Sheffield.

Carl was 3-for-3 and was on base four times after also getting hit by a pitch with a three-run triple in the third inning and three runs scored.

Schimp was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, and Aaron was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and four RBIs.

Sadie Mahle also went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored for the Lady Lions.

Claire Pierson scored a pair of runs for Sheffield.  


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Sadie Rudesyle threw a five-inning no-hitter allowing just one base runner on an error to lead Clarion to a 10-0 win over rival Clarion-Limestone.

Rudesyle struck out four and didn’t walk anyone in getting the win.

Offensively for the Lady Cats, Alexis Constantino and Maya Thornton each had a pair of hits with Constantino going 2-for-3 with a run scored and Thornton going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Sidney Kiser drove in a pair of runs for Clarion going 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs scored, and Carly Best was also 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored meaning the bottom four in the Lady Cats lineup combined to go 6-for-8 with two walks, six runs scored and three RBIs.

Anna Reed also added a pair of RBIs and was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Alyssa Kiser took the loss for C-L, which was playing the second game of a two-game, two-different-teams doubleheader.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Bekka Bauer struck out 14 to lead St. Marys to a 9-2 win at Brookville.

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DUBOIS, Pa. – Zach Sloan had a pair of hits, two RBIs and three runs scored to pace DuBois to a 6-1 win over visiting Bradford at Showers Field.

Sloan went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, while Drew Bankovich  and Ryan Pasternak were also both 2-for-4 with Pasternak hitting a double. Nick LaBrasca and Matt Agosti also each had doubles for the Beavers, who scored twice in the third and three times in the fourth to go up 5-0.

That was more than enough for LaBrasca and Sloan on the mound.

LaBrasca threw the first six innings giving up one run on two hits and four walks while striking out five. Sloan threw a scoreless seventh walking one and striking out two.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Chase Sebastian’s one-out, bases-loaded, bases-clearing hit in the top of the seventh lifted Otto-Eldred to a 6-4 come-from-behind win at Cameron County.

The Terrors trailed 4-3 going to the seventh but Braxx Price-Edmonson reached on an error to start the rally. Andrew Sheeler then walked, and Derrick Coffman reached on a fielder’s choice that loaded the bases. Sebastian then cleared the bases to give Otto the lead.

Sebastian was 2-for-3 on the day with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Coffman was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Trae Smith led Cameron County going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Tristan Reed was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Jase Gillette was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Sawyer Drummond got the win going seven innings and allowing four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out 14.  

Adam Shaffer suffered the loss giving up six runs, three earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out seven in 6 ⅔ innings of work.


HYDE, Pa. – Visiting Bald Eagle Area bunched together four hits in a two-run third inning, and that was all A.J. Onder needed in a 2-1 win at Clearfield.

Onder threw a gem giving up one run, in the bottom of the third, on five hits and a walk while striking out two in his first appearance of the season.

Brandon Orsich was the hard-luck loser for the Bison giving up the two runs on five hits. He hit a batter and didn’t walk anyone while striking out seven.

The Eagles scored their runs on RBI two-out singles by Ryan Guenot and Noah Chambers.

Clearfield answered with a run in the bottom of the third thanks to an RBI groundout by Marcus Luzier.


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KNOX, Pa. – Brendan Zerbe and Tylor Ziegler combined on a one-hitter, and Tyler Gustafson had four hits to lead Cranberry to a 12-1, five-inning, win at Keystone.

Zerbe went the first three inning giving up an unearned run on one hit and a walk while striking out five.

Ziegler then went two hitless innings striking out two including a big strikeout of Chad Rodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth with the Berries leading 8-1.

Gustafson, meanwhile, was 4-for-4 with four singles, three runs scored and two RBIs. Ziegler drove in three runs despite only having an infield single, while Nick Varsek was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Sawyer Reed scored Keystone’s lone run when Matson Caun reached on an error in the first inning tying the game at one.

Nick Baughman took the loss.

Listen to Ziegler and Gustafson talk about the win


TIONESTA, Pa. – With his bat and his arm, Adam Kunselman helped lead Redbank Valley to a 12-2, five-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Kunselman was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIS and two runs scored while also picking up the win pitching two scoreless, hitless innings of relief walking one and striking out two in relief of Grayson Harmon, who went two scoreless innings giving up two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Harmon was also 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI, while Connor Shoemaker was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Hunter Buzzard was 1-for-1 with a triple and an RBI.  

Nick Smail was 1-for-3 with a single, a stolen base and a run scored for Forest Area, while Austin Johnino was 1-for-3 with a run scored.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – John Matthews and Lance Pennington each had two-hit games to lead Punxsutawney to a 13-3, five-inning win at St. Marys.

Matthews was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while Pennington was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

Braxton Giavedoni also had a double going 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Jacob Weaver had his first varsity hit, a double. Dylan Bender, running for Joey DiPietro, scored twice. DiPietro was 1-for-2 with a run scored himself and two walks, and Peyton Graham scored twice as well.

Jeff Wehler was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs for the Dutch, while Michael Beimel went 2-for-3.

Pennington got the win going three innings and allowing three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Graham threw two scoreless innings giving up a hit and two walks while striking out two.

Jared Groll took the loss for St. Marys.  


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Jacob Karr, Gage Babcock and Gavin Babcock combined for six hits to lead Oswayo Valley to a 10-0, five-inning win at Smethport.  

Karr was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Gage Babcock was 2-for-3 with a double, and Gavin Babcock was 2-for-2. Garren Black added a pair of RBIs for the Green Wave.

Bryce Nelson had Smethport’s lone hit, a double in the fourth inning off of winning pitcher Gage Babcock.

Gage Babcock went two innings in relief of Gavin Babcock (2 innings, 3 Ks) striking out three. Garrett Babcock finished off with an inning of scoreless ball.

Grant Ogden took the loss for Smethport.


DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois Central Catholic scored four times in the first inning on its way to a 5-0 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone at Showers Field.

Thomas Grecco had a two-run single in the first for the Cardinals, while Ty Bittner, who had a pair of hits in the game as well, had an RBI in the inning.

Jack Frank added a pair of hits, while Brandon Walker had two RBIs including a sacrifice fly.

Sam Leadbetter had C-L’s lone hit.

Jake Miknis went four innings on the mound to get the win. He allowed one hit and struck out 11 of the 14 batters he faced while walking one. Nick Szczerba threw one inning with three strikeouts, and Grecco went two innings striking out four and walking one.


ULYSSES, Pa. – Navada Waterman was 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and four runs scored to lead Coudersport to a 13-0 win at Northern Potter.

Elijah Ayers also hit a home run while also picking up a double and going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Falcons, who also got a pair of RBIs from Elliott Hite and three from Sheldon Van Pelt.

Meanwhile, four Coudersport pitches combined to throw a no-hitter.

Hite started and went two innings walking one and striking out four. Blake Burgett went two innings with a walk and a strikeout, and Aaron Wolfinger followed with two scoreless innings striking out three. Josh Stevens then threw a scoreless seventh striking out two.

Blake Jeffers suffered the loss for the Panthers.