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Bowser, Callander Help Keystone to Win Over Forest; Big Seventh Inning Lifts DuBois Central Catholic

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Natalie Bowser went 3 for 3 and Karley Callander drove in three runs as the Keystone softball team jumped out to a five-run lead and hung on for a 10-8 victory over Forest on Wednesday afternoon.

(Pictured above, Keystone’s Natalie Bowser)

Emma Gruber also homered for the Panthers.

The first two innings were wild.

Both teams put up three runs in the first with Keystone adding another four in the top of the second.

Forest responded with two in the bottom of the frame to cut the lead to 7-5.

Keystone extended its lead to 10-5 with three more runs in the top of the fourth.

Forest scored two in the fifth and one in the seventh before falling short.

Madison McFarland homered for Forest. She was 2 for 4 with three RBIs.

Akeela Greenawalt went 3 for 4 with a triple and a RBI for the Fires.

Izzy Flick and Anna Stitt also doubled for Forest. Stitt was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Leah Exley doubled in a run and scored three times for Keystone in the win, the Panthers’ second in a row.


Mackenzie Parks homered and also picked up the win in the circle.

Parks went 2 for 2 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

Emmerson Stevens also drove in four for A-C Valley/Union.She went 2 for 3 with a triple.

Maddy Dehart and Alivya Hartzel also had a pair of hits, including a double, for A-C Valley/Union, which scored 11 runs in the first inning.

Parks struck out five in three innings to get the win.

Emily Troese had two hits for Clarion.


DuBois Central Catholic broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the seventh by scoring six runs — all with two outs — to topple Brookville, 11-5.

Kaden Brezenski got the rally going with a one-out single. Cartar Kosko followed with a single. Then after a strikeout, Himes delivered a RBI double for a 6-5 lead.

An intentional walk to Aiden Snowberger loaded the bases and Carter Hickman followed by drawing a RBI walk.

Brayden Fox broke the game wide open next with a three-run double and a 10-5 lead.

Blake Pisarcik put the finishing touches on the big inning with a RBI single.

Fox was 4 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Snowberger also had a big afternoon with three hits, including a double, at the top of the oder.

Pisarcik singled and doubled and drove in three and Brezenski was 3 for 4 as part of DCC’s 17-hit day.

Snowberger picked up the win in relief, throwing two clean innings, striking out four.

Owen Fleming drove in two runs for Brookville.


Nevin Day gave up just three hits and struck out eight in a shutout win for the Chucks.

Day needed just 83 pitches to finish off DuBois.

Day gave himself a boost at the plate, going 3 for 4 with three RBI.

Zach Dinger homered again — his second straight game with a, well, dinger — and also tripled as part of his 2 for 3 afternoon.

Carter Savage, Jake Sikora and Justin Miller also had multiple hits for Punxsutawney.


A two-run single by Cole Findlay in the top of the second inning put the Berries on top 6-4 on the way to a win.

Jack Craig, Braden Murray, Logan Lutz and Jordan Hesdon each had multiple hits for Clarion-Limestone, which led 3-0 after two.

Both of Murray’s hits were doubles.

The Lions led 4-0 after three before Cranberry scored a pair of runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game at 4-4 before Findlay’s two-run hit gave the Berries the decisive runs.

Clarion-Limestone cut the lead to a run in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Hesdon that scored Lutz with our out, but Cranberry reliever Travis Carbaugh got out of the jam with a strikeout and a lineout.

Carbaugh got the save. Austin Shoup got the win, striking out nine in six innings.

Tommy Smith got the start of Clarion-Limestone but only went two innings, striking out five while not giving up a baserunner. He struck out the side in the second.