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April 5 Softball Roundup: Offense Rules the Day

April 5 softball recaps.

(Cover photo of DCC’s Ashley Wruble. Photo by Mike Schnelle. Check out more of Schnelle’s work here)

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 11, BROCKWAY 0, 5 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Ashley Wruble, Macy Hanes and Riley Assalone each had three hits to lead DuBois Central Catholic to an 11-0, five-inning victory over visiting Brockway.

Wruble, who also got the win in the circle, was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. She threw five shutout innings allowing six hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out five.

Hanes went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, and Assalone was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Also for DCC, Shayleigh Gulvas was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Jordy Frank was 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Kayla Dowdall was 3-for-3 to lead the Brockway offense.

CAMERON COUNTY 5, OTTO-ELDRED 3, 9 INNINGS

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Taylor Britten ninth-inning double drove home the go-ahead run, as visiting Cameron County knocked off Otto-Eldred, 5-3, in nine innings.

Otto-Eldred twice rallied in its final at-bat to tie the game scoring in the bottom of the seventh and bottom of the eighth to keep the game going.

Payton Bloom went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Lady Raiders, while Alyssa Shelander was 2-for-4 with two doubles for Otto-Eldred and Cameron Thomas was 1-for-2 with a double.

Layla Smith got the win going nine innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 12.

Shelander took the loss going nine innings allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out nine.

CRANBERRY 16, FOREST AREA 0

TIONESTA, Pa. – A 10-run seventh inning helped visiting Cranberry break open a fairly close game on its way to a 16-0 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Bree Swartzfager was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and four runs scored to help first-year Cranberry head coach Glenn Barcinas get his first win.

Hannah Duncan added a 2-for-4 performance for the Berries with three RBIs, while Jenna Heugel was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. Libby Kiefer, Kaylee Weaver and Rachel McCauley each added triples for Cranberry with McCauley driving home two and Weaver one while also scoring twice.

Tamara Flinspach went the distance getting the shutout. She struck out 12.

JOHNSONBURG 4, CURWENSVILLE 0

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Hannah Park threw a one-hit shutout, as Johnsonburg topped visiting Curwensville, 4-0.

Park struck out six and didn’t walk a batter in her seven innings of work. She also went 1-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Lindsey Kocjancic led the offense for Johnsonburg going 3-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored. Nicole Myers was 2-for-4, while Jaylie Johnson was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Maddie Herzing 1-for-2 with an RBI.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 17, SHEFFIELD 2, 4 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Emily Evers had a triple and five RBIs to pace a 17-hit attack for Elk County Catholic in a 17-2, four-inning win over visiting Sheffield.

Evers was 3-for-4 and also scored two runs for the Lady Crusaders.

Jenna Weisner, Josie Smith, Maggie Dinsmore, Brianna Weisner and Emily Wolf each added a pair of hits for ECC with Wolf, Smith and Dinsmore each doubling.

Jenna Weisner 2-for-3 with three runs scored, Smith was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Dinsmore was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Brianna Weisner was 2-for-2 with a run scored and Wolf was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Michelle Gerber pitched the first three innings allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Smith finished off throwing one shutout inning allowing a hit and two walks while striking out two.

Faith Smith was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Sheffield, while Mya Grubbs had a double and was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

MONITEAU 12, LAWRENCE (Ky.) 0, 5 INNINGS

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Cortney Claypoole went 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored to pace a 12-0, five-inning win for Moniteau over Lawrence County (Ky.) in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Kristinia DeMatteis also hit a home run and a double for the Lady Warriors and was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Sara Hull was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Megan Hepler 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Gabby Stewart chipped in a 3-for-4 day with three runs scored.

Kennedy DeMatteis got the win allowing two hits and two walks in five innings of work. She struck out nine.

BROOKVILLE 9, KANE 1

KANE, Pa. – Hannah Kirkwood went 3-for-4 and hit one of her team’s four triples in Brookville’s 9-1 win at Kane.

Kirkwood’s three-bagger was one of the Lady Raiders’ three in a five-run fifth inning that broke the game open. She hit a two-out single in Brookville’s two-run fourth that broke a 1-1 tie and then helped spark the fifth that also saw Lauren Hergert and Abby Sunealitis hit triples.

Kirkwood singled in Marcy Schindler with two outs in the seventh after Schindler tripled.

Carlie McManigle was the winning pitcher, tossing a four-hitter with eight strikeouts against three walks.

REDBANK VALLEY 17, KEYSTONE 2, 4 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Posting big numbers at the plate, Redbank Valley needed four innings to notch a 17-2 15-Run Rule win over visiting Keystone.

Five Lady Bulldogs had multi-hit games, led by Lexi Holt’s 4-for-4 effort. She doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored twice. Kara Hicks was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs. Kaia Rearick, Lauren Rearick and Becca Kunselman each had two hits with Lauren Rearick ripping a two-run homer.

Lady Bulldogs pitcher Alyssa Burkett struck out six and allowed three hits with no walks. One of the hits she surrendered was a two-run homer to Keystone’s Dani Larrow.

WILLIAMSPORT 10, ST. MARYS 0, 6 INNINGS

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Skyler Colarusso was 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Williamsport to a 10-0, six-inning win over visiting St. Marys.

Cali Shields added 2-for-4 performance with a double, two RBIs and a run scored with Kaylee Hornberger going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs, Samantha Reeder 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Brittany Thompson 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

PORT ALLEGANY 9, SMETHPORT 4

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Hannah Lathrop was 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBIs to help Port Allegany to a 9-4 win over visiting Smethport.

Mackenzie Burr was also 3-for-3 for the Lady Gators and got the win allowing four runs, one earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out six.

Jenna Sprankle chipped in three RBIs and was 2-for-4 for Port Allegany.

Abbey Woodard had a pair of sacrifice flies for Smethport, while Kiara Orner was 2-for-3.

Emily Treat took the loss allowing nine runs on nine hits and six walks while striking out six.



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