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Karns City Scores Five in Ninth to Down Central Clarion; Clarion-Limestone Baseball Hands Karns City First Loss of Season

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Jada Polczynski went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and also walked three times as the Karns City softball team scored five runs in the top of the ninth to beat Central Clarion, 12-7.

Emily Sherman also had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for the Gremlins.

Lyrik Reed doubled for Karns City (4-3).

(Pictured above, Central Clarion’s Abby Knapp-Greeley slides safely into third in the Wildcats’ extra inning loss to Karns City/Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography)

Addison Burrows picked up the win, giving up seven runs (four earned) in nine innings.

Alyssa Wiant went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs for Central Clarion, which took a 5-0 lead after two innings.

But Karns City closed to 5-4 with two runs each in the top of the third and fourth, and then tied it up in the top of the sixth at 5-5.

The Gremlins took a 7-5 lead in the top of the seventh on an error and a RBI groundout by Reed.

The Wildcats responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings on a RBI single by Wiant and a RBI single by Emileigh Mahle.

In the top of the ninth, Burrows drove in what would be the winning run on a single and then Polczynski delivered a two-run single to make it 10-7. Two more runs scored on a passed ball and sacrifice fly by Nicole Taylor.

Kaylee Smith had three hits for Central Clarion in the loss.


Quinn White homered and drove in four runs and Izzy Bond also knocked in four to lead the Bulldogs.

Bella Orr was 3 for 4 and Keyauna Schimp, Mackenzie Foringer and Molly Evans each had multi-hit games for Redbank Valley.

Ava Snyder and Kya Wetzel each doubled for Union/A-C Valley.


Logan Lutz went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Brayden Murray homered and Nick Aaron and Jesse Siwiecki also had a big days at the plate, going 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBIs each as Clarion-Limestone handed Karns City its first loss of the season, 11-1.

Tommy Smith got the win, striking out seven in four innings of work. Lutz closed things out by striking out the side in the fifth for the Lions (4-1).

Troy Nagel had both hits for the Gremlins (4-1), including a double.


Ty Carrier gave up just two runs on two hits and struck out seven in six strong innings and Jaxon Huffman had a pair of doubles and two RBIs as the Bulldogs downed the Falcon Knight.

Braylon Wagner, Mason Clouse, Breckin Minich and Owen Clouse also had multi-hit games for Redbank Valley (5-1), which had 12 hits.

Trey Fleming and Adrian Schmoll had the only two hits for Union/A-C Valley (4-3).