April 25 softball recaps.
(Cover photo: Maya Thornton, Clarion)
CLARION 6, ST. MARYS 4
CLARION, Pa. – Clarion overcame an early three-run deficit to get a much-needed win, 6-4, over visiting St. Marys.
The Lady Dutch scored three times in the first to take a 3-0 lead, but Clarion answered with three in the bottom of the first to make it a six-inning game. From there, the Lady Cats scored three more in the third and held St. Marys to one run, in the fourth, the rest of the contest.
Maya Thornton had a big day for Clarion going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, four RBIs and run scored. Alexis Constantino added a 2-for-2 afternoon with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Cora Zerfoss also had a pair of hits and a run scored with Carly Best scoring twice and Sadie Rudesyle driving in a run.
Bekka Bauer had a double and an RBI to pace St. Marys.
Rudesyle got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out four.
Maura Fledderman took the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits while striking out four in two innings of work.
CRANBERRY 4, REDBANK VALLEY 2
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – In a showdown of arguably the second- and third-best teams in District 9 Class 2A, Cranberry grabbed a 4-0 lead after four innings then held off a seventh-inning rally from Redbank Valley to get a 4-2 road victory.
The Berries scored three times in the second and once in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead before Redbank Valley rallied for a pair of runs in the seventh.
Hannah Duncan led Cranberry going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Rachel McCauley added two hits, including a triple, and a run scored, while Malliah Schreck also had two hits, including a triple, a run scored and an RBI.
Lexi Holt was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI for Redbank Valley. Lauren Rearick was also 2-for-3 with a run scored and Sami Leasure chipped in a hit, a run scored and an RBI.
Natalie Barcinas got the win going seven innings allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three.
Alyssa Burkett took the loss pitching seven innings allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out two.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 19, SHEFFIELD 0, 3 INNINGS
SHEFFIELD, Pa. – A 13-run first inning helped Elk County Catholic roll to a 19-0, three-inning win at Sheffield.
Josie Smith hit a home run while going 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored and four RBIs to pace a 22-hit ECC attack.
Brandi Clyde and Maggie Dinsmore each added doubles with Jenna Weisner chipped in a double for the Lady Crusaders.
Clyde was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Dinsmore went 1-for-1 with a run scored and Weisner 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
Also for ECC, Sady VanAlstine was 2-for-2 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI, Emily Wolf was 1-for-1 with three runs scored, Emily Evers was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Michelle Gerber was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Brianna Weisner was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Jordyn Fox was 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs and Rosina Nero 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Marissa Grubbs had Sheffield’s lone hit and also walked.
Gerber got the win going three shutout innings allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three.
JOHNSONBURG 16, KANE 0, 3 INNINGS
KANE, Pa. – Britnee Thorwart drove in four runs to help lead visiting Johnsonburg to a 16-0, three-inning win over Kane.
Thorwart was 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored for the Ramettes, while Lindsey Kocjancic drove home three more runs while going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
Also for Johnsonburg, Nicole Myers was 1-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs, Hannah Park was 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs and Maddie Herzing was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Marie Jones, who tripled, scored a run and drove one in, got the win allowing one hit and striking out two in three innings of work.
Marcie Stanish had Kane’s lone base knock.
MONITEAU 18, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 3 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Gabby Stewart, Kennedy DeMatteis and Kristina DeMatteis combined for 10 RBIs, as Moniteau used an 11-run first and seven-run second to get an 18-0, three-inning road win over Clarion-Limestone.
Kristina DeMatteis doubled and went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs, Stewart was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs and Kennedy DeMatteis was 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs.
Megan Hepler chipped in a double, two runs scored and an RBI for the Lady Warriors, while Amanda Dailey was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs. Maddie Fitzgerald also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Cortney Claypoole was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI and Sara Hull was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Kennedy DeMatteis didn’t give up a base runner in her three innings of work striking out six of the nine C-L batters she faced.
KEYSTONE 12, FOREST AREA 10
KNOX, Pa. – Keystone beat visiting Forest Area, 12-10, in a slugfest in Game One of a doubleheader.
Jenna Hawk had a pair of doubles and four RBIs for the Lady Panthers, while Cora Black drove in two runs.
MaKena Stiller got the win walking one and striking out eight while also driving in a run on offense.
In the second game, Keystone was winning 17-10 in the seventh inning when the game was suspended. It’s not known if it will be continued yet or not.
In the game, Black had a triple and four RBIs, Alyssa Dunlap tripled and Jesse Phillipi had a double and two RBIs.
HUNTINGDON 14, CLEARFIELD 1, 5 INNINGS
HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Clare Alexander had three hits, including a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to help Huntingdon to a 14-1, five-inning victory over visiting Clearfield.
Catherine Miller added a three-run home run during a six-run fourth inning, the second six-run inning of the game for the Lady Bearcats, while Natalee Shingler had two singles and three runs scored.
Kate Lansberry had an RBI single for Clearfield.
Miller got the win going five innings allowing one run on five hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out three.
Erica Haynes took the loss allowing seven runs, six earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out two in 1 ⅔ innings of work.
The game was very different than Monday’s contest between the teams in Hyde won 7-6 by Huntingdon when the Lady Bearcats threw out a Clearfield runner trying to score from second for the final out of the game.
SMETHPORT 8, NORTHERN POTTER 6
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kiara Orner and Meagan DeLuca each had a pair of hits to help Smethport to an 8-6 win over visiting Northern Potter.
Orner was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and DeLuca 2-for-4 with a run scored. Both of Orner’s hits were doubles. Abbey Woodard also scored twice for the Lady Hubbers.
Tory McCutcheon led Northern Potter going 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored. Kalie Cowburn added a pair of hits and an RBI for the Lady Panthers while Emma Kosa was 2-for-3.
Emily Treat got the win going seven innings allowing six runs, two earned, on 11 hits and four walks while striking out three.
Cowburn took the loss. She didn’t record an out while giving up five runs, four earned, on two hits and three walks. McCutcheon went six innings allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and no walks while striking out six.
BROCKWAY 6, CURWENSVILLE 5
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Brockway pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Curwensville, 6-5.
The Lady had tied the game with a run of their own in the top of the seventh after Brockway had rallied from a 4-1 deficit with two in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Alyana Dowdall led the Lady Rovers offense going 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Anndi Bartlett was 2-for-3 while Morgan Uhl was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Savannah Terwilliger had a double and a run scored.
Winning pitcher Kayla Dowdall also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and pitched seven innings allowing five runs, two earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out three.