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Covert Continues Tear at the Plate for Moniteau Softball in 25-10 Win Over Clarion; Clarion-Limestone Holds Off Late Karns City Rally for 6-5 Victory

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Emma Covert is locked in at the plate.

The Moniteau senior homered two more times on Thursday afternoon in a 25-10 slugfest victory over Clarion. In the last two games, she’s hit five home runs.

(Pictured above, Emma Covert)

Covert is now batting .529 with six home runs and 19 RBIs this season.

The Warriors needed all of her braun against Clarion in a wild affair that saw 35 runs scored in three innings.

Moniteau led 4-0 after the first inning, but the Bobcats scored 10 in the top of the second inning, chasing starter Mariska Shunk.

Covert relieved her was charged with just one of those runs on three hits in two innings to get the win. She struck out three.

Her presence was felt more strongly at the plate where Covert went 3 for 4 with eight RBIs.

Covert’s first home run was a three-run bomb in the bottom of the first. She hit another in her next at bat as part of a 10-run bottom of the second that gave the Warriors a 14-10 lead. This was also a three-run shot to center.

Addy Williams and Lily Staab also homered for Moniteau, which scored 11 runs in the bottom of the third to trigger the 15-run mercy rule.

Staab was 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Williams went 2 for 4 and also tripled and drove in four. Alex Stewart went 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs in the Warriors’ 19-hit attack.

Bri Forrest homered for Clarion, going 2 for 2 with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Emily Troese also knocked in two runs for the Bobcats.


Mackenzie Foringer fired a three-hit shutout, striking out eight for the Bulldogs.

Bella Orr doubled and drove in two runs. Quinn White also had a double for Redbank Valley.

Paytin Polka went 2 for 3 for the Bulldogs, who scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and cruised to the win.

Mackenzie Parks had two doubles and Maddy Dehart a single for A-C Valley/Union.

Parks picked up the loss, striking out three in six innings of work.


Tommy Smith went five strong innings and Noah Aaron went 3 for 4 with an RBI as Clarion-Limestone held off Karns City, 6-5.

Jordan Hesdon went 2 for 4 for the Lions, who led 6-2 after five innings.

Karns City, though, scored three in the sixth, but the rally fell short.

Mallick Metcalfe went 2 for 4 with a double for Karns City. Troy Nagel also had two hits and drove in a pair and Wyatt Fleming had two RBIs for the Gremlins.

Metcalfe got the loss, giving up six runs, five earned, in four innings.


Mason Clouse homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the Bulldogs.

Owen Clouse also had a big afternoon, going 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. Tate Minich tripled as part of his three-hit day and scored three runs for Redbank Valley.

Tyler Hetrick also had three hits and drove in three for the Bulldogs, who broke the game open with three in the fifth and five in the sixth.

Up until that point, it was a tight game with Redbank leading 5-4 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Ty Carrier got the win, striking out four in four innings. He gave up three runs, but all were unearned.

Braylin Wagner, Tate Minich and Jaxon Huffman closed out the game for the Bulldogs, each pitching one inning of relief.

Bailey Crissman got the loss. The big right-hander gave up eight runs on 10 hits in four innings of work. He fanned five.

Crissman drove in two runs at the plate, Lane Bauer doubled and Chase Ruth went 2 for 3 for Union/A-C Valley.


A six-run first inning carried the Panthers to their first win of the season.

Noah Weckerly doubled in two runs and Chaz Renninger also had two hits and a pair of RBIs to lead Keystone.

Weckerly also got the win on the mound, striking out seven in five innings. He gave up just one run on four hits.

Aiden Hartle and Kyle Rusiewicz each had two doubles for North Clarion.