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DCC’s Rylee Kublatsky One Pitch Away From Perfect Game, Settles for No-Hitter in 3-0 Win Over St. Marys

DuBOIS, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Rylee Kulbatsky has had no shortage of stellar pitching performances this season.

The DuBois Central Catholic sophomore routinely flirts with perfection every time she takes the ball and enters the circle.

On Wednesday she faced 20 St. Marys batters and set 20 down. With a perfect game in the balance, she missed on a 3-2 pitch, walking Kaylen Eozzo. But Kulbatsky got the next batter for her 18th strikeout of the game to complete a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Dutch.

(Pictured above, Rylee Kulbatsky)

St. Marys entered the day averaging more than 10 runs per game. The Dutch were flummoxed by Kulbatsky.

Nothing new. Most teams have been stonewalled by her this season.

Kulbatsky is now 14-1 this season with a 0.58 ERA. In 84 innings pitched, she has struck out 175 and walked just 18. Opposing hitters are batting a paltry .105 against her.

She didn’t need much runs support against St. Marys, but she got it on a sacrifice fly by Lydia Morgan that scored Melia Mitskavich, who had led off the bottom of the second inning with a triple, for a 1-0 lead.

The Cardinals (17-2) added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth as insurance on a two-run single by Kayley Risser to make it 3-0.

It was a showdown of two of the top softball teams in District 9.

St. Marys entered the game with only one loss, a 5-4 setback to DuBois on April 29.

The Dutch are now 14-2.

Avery Eckles got the hard-luck loss. She gave up three runs on five hits, striking out two and walking none.


It’s been a rough season for the Wildcats. But they were able to play spoiled against the Fires in this win.

Central Clarion (5-12) scored all eight runs with two outs in the top of the fourth inning and held off Forest (7-9).

All eight runs were unearned.

Alyssa Wiant went 2 for 3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored. Samantha Simpson also had a pair of hits for the the Wildcats.

Jenna Dunn picked up the win. She gave up three runs on nine hits and struck out three in seven innings.

Faith Dietrich had a big day for Forest (7-9). She went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Izzy Flick got the loss. She went three, giving up eight unearned runs on four hits and fanned three.


Back-to-back RBI singles by Alex Stewart and Emily Staab in the top of the seventh inning put the Warriors ahead and Moniteau hung on for a one-run win.

The Bulldogs (9-10) put runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but reliever Lexi McGhee was able to wiggle out of the jam with a pop out and ground out to end the game.

Mariska Shunk went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs to lead Moniteau’s 16-hit attack.

Stewart and Staab also had three hits and Alexis Huffman had a pair of hits and scored three runs for the Warriors (6-11).

Quinn White went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for Redbank Valley. Molly Evans also had a double and drove in two and Alara Altobeli had two hits.

It was the sixth one-run loss for Redbank this season.