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April 15 District 9 Softball/Baseball Recaps

District 9 softball and baseball recaps for April 15.



BRADFORD, Pa. – A nine-run fourth inning helped Johnsonburg rally from an early six-run deficit and pick up a 13-8 road win at Bradford.

An eight-run first inning gave Bradford an early 8-2 lead, but the Ramettes made it 8-3 with a run in the second before taking a 12-8 lead with the nine-run fourth.

Lindsey Kocjancic hit her second home run in as many days for Johnsonburg while also adding a double and going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Britnee Thorwart also had a three-hit day for the Ramettes going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Hannah Park chipped in a 2-for-4 afternoon with a double and an RBI with pinch runner Maddie Shilk scoring twice, while Jenna Tomaski was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Nicole Myers added a double, a run scored and two RBIs.

Ashley Stoltz was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBIs for Bradford, while Kaylee Brown was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Samantha Gross 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Myers got the win in relief of Skyler Sherry. She pitched 4 ⅔ innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five.


NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lexi Holt drove in three runs and scored three times to help Redbank Valley to a 14-4, 6-inning win over visiting Franklin. Holt was 2-for-4 on the day.

Lauren Rearick and Kara Hicks each added two RBIs for the Lady Bulldogs with Rearick going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored and Hicks 1-for-3. Jesse Walter, Kaia Rearick and Mackenzie Pence also scored twice for Redbank.

Meghan Haynes paced Franklin going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Skylynn Jolley was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Franklin led 3-0 after one inning, but Redbank Valley scored eight in the second and five in the third to put the game away early.

Alissa Burkett got the win going five innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits while striking out two.


CLARION, Pa. – The bottom third of Clarion’s lineup again came up big delivering eight hits, six runs scored and three RBIs to help the Lady Cats to a 10-1 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

No. 7 hitter Maya Thornton was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and an RBI.

The eighth hitter, Sidney Kiser, went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and the No. 9 hitter, Liz Sarver was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Cora Zerfoss also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for Clarion, while Keanna Over added a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Alexis Constantino got the win throwing a complete-game three-hitter. She gave up one unearned run, walked two and struck out five.

Nicole Skokowski scored the lone Lady Vikings run and was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks.


GIBSONIA, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis had another dominating performance both in the circle and at the plate to lead visiting Moniteau to an 11-0 win over WPIAL Class AAAA Pine-Richland.

DeMatteis struck out 10 while walking two and giving up three hits, all singles. She also had a double, a run scored and two RBIs.

Cortney Claypoole also continued to tear the cover off the ball hitting a two-run home run while falling just a triple shy of the cycle. She drove home four and scored twice.

Gabby Stewart added a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Kristina DeMatteis had a double, a single, two RBIs and two runs scored. Sara Hull got into the act with a pair of single, an RBI and a run scored, while Alyssa Dailey had two singles and a run scored.


GALETON, Pa. – Makayla Shadle struck out 13 and also had three hits on offense to lead Galeton to a 5-2 win over visiting Cameron County.

Shadle scattered five hits and walked three and was 3-for-3 on offense with a double and two singles.

Laila Smith had a pair of hits for Cameron County, including a double, while Taylor Johnson drove home a pair with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly.

Smith took the loss giving up five runs on seven hit and a walk while striking out four.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Behind multiple-hit games from Rosina Nero, Josie Smith and Emily Wolf, Elk County Catholic scratched out a 4-3 win over Brockway on the road.

Nero had three hits for the Lady Crusaders, while Smith and Wolf each added two.

Michelle Gerber got the win tossing a six-hit complete game allowing the three runs.

Kaitlyn Morelli had a pair of hits and two runs scored for Brockway, which also got two hits from Andi Bartlett.


WARREN, Pa. – Kendra Schreck had three hits and two RBIs to lead visiting Cranberry to a 5-2 win at Warren.

Schreck was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Libby Kiefer went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Lady Berries, who also got a double and an RBI from Kaylee Weaver.

Natalie Barcinas got the win.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Trailing 2-0 at the time, Brookville sent 23 batters to the plate and scored 18 runs in the bottom of the second inning on their way to an 18-2, 3-inning win over visiting Kane.

Winning pitcher Carlie McManigle had all three of her hits in the second inning, including a double. In the circle, she struck out six and walked one while giving up four hits.

Also for the Lady Raiders, who gave first-year head coach Carlie Cook her first win, Elaina Powell, Jordan MacWilliams and Laken Hergert each had two hits. Caitlyn Hill chipped in with a double.

Kane got doubles from Sadie Tunall and Ashley Swanson.



COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Oswayo Valley overcame a couple of early two-run deficits to get a key 9-5 win at Coudersport.

The Green Wave were down 4-2 at the end of an inning and 5-3 at the end of two before tying the game with a pair of runs in the third and then taking the lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth before getting two insurance runs in the seventh.

Dylan Buchholz and Alex Bernard each had two RBIs for Oswayo Valley with Buchholz going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored and Bernard finishing 0-for-1 with a sac fly and a run scored. Jacob Karr was also 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Garret Babcock was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Josh Stevens paced Coudersport going 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Garren Black got the win for Oswayo in relief of Brandon Brabham. He went five innings and didn’t allow a run while giving up three hits and two walks and striking out seven. He helped himself at the plate with a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Brabham was surprisingly ineffective in his two innings of work allowing five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three.

Austin Saulter took the loss for Coudersport giving up seven runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out two in 5 ⅓ innings of work.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Ross Brennen and Alex Dattoli combined on a six-hit shutout, and Elk County Catholic scored all of its runs in the sixth inning to down visiting Bradford, 4-0, Friday.

Brennen went the first six innings allowing six hits and walking two while striking out five. Dattoli then threw the seventh walking one.

Danny Manion of Bradford matched Brennen zero-for-zero through five innings but in the sixth a two-run, one-out single by Ryan Heary broke up the shutout bid and gave ECC a 2-0 lead. Nate DaCanal and Jared Braun then followed with RBIs.

Dan Stauffer was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to pace the Crusaders offense, while Brennen also added a double.

Connor Vecellio was 2-for-3 to lead Bradford.

Manion ended up giving up the four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two in six innings of work.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Wyatt Shaffer scattered five hits through six innings, as Brookville topped visiting Redbank Valley, 6-1.

Shaffer allowed just a first-inning unearned run while walking two and striking out seven. Dane Lyle threw a scoreless seventh for the Raiders.

A five-run Brookville fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie. Kyle Dunkle, Jordan Tosh and Ben Reitz each had RBI singles in the inning with Tosh’s and Reitz’s coming with two outs including a two-run single by Reitz to cap the inning. Reitz finished with three RBIs on the day, while Tosh and Dunkle each had two hits.

Devin Schimp had a pair of Redbank Valley’s five base knocks including a bunt single and a double.


BUTLER, Pa. – Zack VanDyke went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Gunner Becker threw a one hitter, as Slippery Rock topped Moniteau, 10-0 in five innings, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.

Becker added a pair of hits and an RBI to help his own cause, not that he needed it as he went five innings walking one and striking out seven.

Josh Adamson had Moniteau’s lone hit.

Lake Pry took the loss going two innings and allowing six runs, five earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out one.


FLINTON, Pa. – Jake Terry, Bryce Timko and Austin Butlin each drove in two runs to lead Curwensville to a 13-2 road win in five innings over Glendale.

Butlin was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Terry was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored and Timko was 0-for-4 but scored a run.

Austin Lansberry scored three of the Golden Tides’ runs, while Hunter Lancaster and RJ Olson each scored twice.

Noah Strickland got the win in relief of Olson going three innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out three. Olson threw the first two innings giving up two runs on two hits while striking out two.


KNOX, Pa. – Clarion scored 12 runs on just six hits in getting a 12-0, 5-inning win at Keystone.

The Bobcats took advantage of six walks and eight Panther errors to score their 12 runs.

Leo Aiello, Adrian Weber and Reed Anthony all picked up two RBIs for Clarion with Bo Miller going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Aiello also scored twice.

Nick Baughman had a double for Keystone.

Adrian Weber got the win going three innings and giving up two hits while striking out two. Cameron Craig then struck out five in two innings giving up two hits.


PARKER, Pa. – Dylan Stewart scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to give A-C Valley a 5-4, walk-off win over Union.

The Falcons loaded the bases with no out before Union recorded an out. But Stewart as able to race home and score when a forceout throw to the plate was mishandled.

Stewart had three hits including a run-scoring double in the first inning. Jonah Powell and Tommy Amsler each added a pair of hits for A-C Valley.

Amsler picked up the win giving up four runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out 17.

Union forced the bottom of the seventh with a run in the top of the inning when Gavin Guntrum singled home a gun.

It was the second time the Golden Knights had rallied, as they erased a 3-0 deficit with a 3-run sixth that featured a two-run single by Dugan Gallagher and an Isaac Yoder RBI hit.

Hank Murphy took the loss going 6 ⅓ innings and giving up 10 hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Jonah Powell put the Falcons up 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out single that drove in Devein Ginnery.


GALETON, Pa. – Ty Bauer led a 15-hit attack with three base knocks, including a double, as visiting Cameron County rolled to a 17-3, 5-inning win at Galeton.

Bauer was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Adam Shaffer, Tristan Reed, Nate Munsell and Marcus Brown all had two-hits games.

Shaffer had a pair of doubles and went 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Reed was 2-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs, while Munsell was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Brown was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Trea Smith added a triple and an RBI while scoring three times.

Evan Brooks was 2-for-3 with an RBI to pace Galeton.

Brown got the win giving up three runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two in 3 ⅓ innings of work.


CRANBERRY, Pa. – Brendan Zerbe, Tylor Ziegler and Andrew Gunn combined on a 5-inning no-hitter, as Cranberry cruised to a 14-0 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Zerbe went the first inning, Ziegler then pitched the second and third striking out three before Gunn finished off striking out three, walking one and having one batter reach on an error.

Offensively for the Berries, Evan Lutz and Ziegler each drove home three runs. Lutz was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases, while Ziegler was 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Austin Rex was also 2-for-3 with a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI, while Zerbe was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Nick Varsek had three RBIs and Brandon Forrest scored three runs.

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