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May 8 Softball Roundup: Late Explosion Helps Cranberry Roll Past Clarion

May 8 softball recaps.

(Cover photo Jenna Huegel, Cranberry)

CRANBERRY 21, CLARION 5, 6 INNINGS

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CLARION, Pa. – Cranberry exploded for 16 runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined on its way to a 21-5, six-inning win over Clarion at Clarion’s Paul A. Weaver Park.

The Berries, who beat Clarion 3-1 at home last week, led 5-1 after four before sending 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run fifth and 11 more to the dish in a seven-run sixth after Clarion had staved off the 10-run rule with a four-spot in the bottom of the fifth.

All nine batters in the Cranberry lineup had at least one hit led by Malliah Schreck who was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and an RBI. Jenna Huegel added a 3-for-4 performance with a walk, a double, a triple, a stolen base, three runs scored and four RBIs and also made a sensational diving catch on a ball hit by Kate Constantino into the right-center field gap with two outs and the bases loaded in the first for Clarion saving at least three runs.

Huegel talked about her performance.

Also for Cranberry, Rachel McCauley was 3-for-4 with a walk, three run scored and two RBIs, Libby Kiefer was 3-for-5 with an RBI and watched her courtesy runner Ellie Kahle scored three times, winning pitcher Natalie Barcinas was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs and Hannah Duncan was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Bree Swartzfager added a hit, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs. Cranberry had 20 hits in the game.

Carly Best paced Clarion going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Maya Thornton was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Barcinas got the win going six innings allowing five runs, three earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out three.

Sadie Rudesyle took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings giving up 14 runs, 13 earned, on 14 hits and five walks while striking out two.

ST. MARYS 4, BROOKVILLE 0; ST. MARYS 9, BROOKVILLE 2

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Sweeping a doubleheader, St. Marys took two from Brookville with a 4-0 win in the opener and 9-2 win in the nightcap.

The Lady Dutch went to pitcher Maura Fledderman for both games. She tossed two five-hitters, striking out 10 and walking two in the opener then whiffing four and walking four in the second game.

In the first game, St. Marys scored three runs in the fourth inning with the help of a triple by Maddie Bowes and doubles from Morgan Krug and Lexi Cunningham.

Bowes had two hits while Bekka Bauer added a double.

Lady Raiders starter Carlie McManigle gave up six hits, striking out four with no walks.

Marcy Schindler singled twice for the Lady Raiders.

St. Marys led 3-0 going into the top of the seventh inning in the second game that was a makeup from their matchup in Brookville before scoring six runs to break the game open.

Krug and Cunningham each hit two-run doubles in the seventh.

Jordan MacWilliams doubled for the Lady Raiders. Abby Sunealitis took the loss on the mound, allowing 12 hits while striking out four and walking three.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 4, BALD EAGLE AREA 2

WINGATE, Pa. – Punxsutawney scored twice in the top of the ninth to pick up a 4-2 extra-innings road win over Bald Eagle Area.

The Chucks trailed 1-0 going to the seventh before taking a 2-1 lead with a pair in the top of the seventh before Bald Eagle tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning forcing the extra frames.

Sophomore Morgan Adamson had a 3-for-5 day with two runs scored for Punxsy, while Alli Ishman was 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Kim Shoemaker was also 3-for-4 for the Lady Chucks with Tessa Winebark and Kylee Lingenfelter each going 2-for-4. Winebark had Punxsy’s lone extra-base hit, a double.

Lingenfelter got the win going all nine innings allowing two unearned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out 15. She lowered her ERA to 0.56 on the year.

CLEARFIELD 9, TYRONE 4

HYDE, Pa. – Erica Hanes and Abby Fedder each drove in a pair of runs to lead Clearfield to its first win of the year, 9-4, over visiting Tyrone.

Hanes was 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored with Fedder going 3-for-4 with a double. Brooke Cline was also 3-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and three runs scored for the Lady Bison with Makayla Ross going 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run scored and an RBI.

Fedder got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out five.

CAMERON COUNTY 8, NORTHERN POTTER 3

ULYSSES, Pa. – Ally Narby and Taylor Britton each drove in two runs to pace an 8-3 Cameron County road win over Northern Potter.

Narby was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored with Britton going 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Payton Bloom added a pair of hits, an RBI and two runs scored for the Lady Raiders with Kaitlyn Burgett going 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Mikayla Lewis and Jenna Hyde were both 2-for-3 with a run scored for Northern Potter.

Laila Smith got the win going seven innings allowing three runs, one earned on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.

Jenna Hyde took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on eight hits and eight walks while striking out one.

FOREST AREA 10, KEYSTONE 0, 5 INNINGS

TIONESTA, Pa. – Sarah Lander and Destiny Ginnery each drove in a pair of runs to help Forest Area to a 10-0, five-inning victory over visiting Keystone.

Lander was 1-for-2 with a double and also scored two runs for the Fires.

Jasmine Ginnery got the complete-game, shutout win going five innings allowing four hits and two walks and striking out two.

Also for Forest Area, Makiya Bellotti was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, Allison Lencer was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Cassie Cochran was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Cora Black led Keystone going 2-for-3.

Prior to the game, the teams finished off their game from April 25 that was suspended due to darkness with Keystone completing the doubleheader sweep with a 21-10 victory. The Lady Panthers led the contest 17-10 when it was suspended in the top of the seventh with Keystone at the plate.

KARNS CITY 7, ARMSTRONG 6; KARNS CITY 14, CLARION-LIMESTONE 1, 5 INNINGS

CHICORA, Pa. – Karns City picked up a pair of wins against two different visiting opponents beating Armstrong 7-6 in the first game and Clarion-Limestone 14-1 in five innings in the second contest.

A four-run first helped fuel the victory over the River Hawks.

Mackenzie Dunn had a big game going 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBIs. Emily Huff also tripled going 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs, while Emily Wolfe was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Katie Neff 2-for-3. Alyssa Stitt walked twice and scored twice for the Lady Gremlins.

Ali Bowers was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI for Armstrong, Michaela Ban went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Emma Kilgore was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Logan Byers got the win in relief of Makenzie Shay. Byers went 3 ⅓ innings allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three. Shay started and pitched 3 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out one.

Kilgore took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, all earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out four.

Following the win over Armstrong, Karns City turned around and kept on hitting rapping out 13 hits including four extra-base hits in the 14-1 win over C-L.

Mackenzie Dunn led the way going 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Sami Graziolo was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs with Taylor Ekis going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Kate Allen was also 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBIs for the Lady Gremlins, Emily Wolfe was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, Alyssa Stitt doubled, scored a run and drove one in and Makala Bailey scored twice.

Abby Simpson was 1-for-2 with a run scored for C-L.

Dunn picked up the win going three innings allowing no run on three hits and three walks while striking out three. Shay pitched two innings allowing an unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two.

Simpson suffered the loss going 1 ⅓ innings giving up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out two.

MONITEAU 7, SHARPSVILLE 0

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis tossed her fifth straight shutout while running her total games without allowing an earned run to seven straight in a 7-0 Moniteau win over visiting Sharpsville.

DeMatteis, who lowered her ERA to 0.44 on the year (she has given up four earned runs in 64 innings of work), gave up one hit and two walks while striking out 12. It was her 10th shutout of the season.

Kennedy DeMatteis helped herself on offense going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Sara Hull also doubled for the Lady Warriors and was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Gabby Stewart tripled and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Kirstina DeMatteis and Dolcey Shunk each scored twice as well.

KANE 23, EISENHOWER 14

RUSSELL, Pa. – Kane broke out the bats scoring a season-high 23 runs on its way to a 23-14 road win over Eisenhower.

Rachael Morgan was 3-for-6 for the Lady Wolves with three runs scored and two RBIs while also stealing a pair of bases. Alexis Lima-Lopez was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Sadie Tunall went 2-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs. Also for Kane, Kennedy Himes went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Ella Marconi got the win in relief going five innings and allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

OTTO-ELDRED 9, GALETON 7, 8 INNINGS

GALETON, Pa. – Kirsten Renninger’s double with no outs in the top of the eighth inning broke a seven-all tie and helped Otto-Eldred to a 9-7 win over Galeton.

The Lady Terrors trailed by a run going to the seventh but tied the game on a suicide squeeze bunt by Britney Greely.

Then in the eight, Emily Smith led off with a double followed by Renninger’s two-base knock that put Otto-Eldred in the lead. Renninger then scored on a sacrifice.

Cameryn Thomas got the win in relief going 3 ⅔ innings allowing a hit and three walks while striking out two.

Makaya Shadle took the loss allowing nine hits and nine walks while striking out 13 in eight innings of work.

JOHNSONBURG 16, SHEFFIELD 0, 4 INNINGS

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Jaylie Johnson went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and eight RBIs to lead Johnsonburg to a 16-0, four-inning win over visiting Sheffield.

Lindsey Kocjancic also doubled for the Ramettes while going 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Nicole Meyers was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Also for Johnsonburg, Britnee Thorwart was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Hannah Park was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Maci Herzog scored twice.

Mya Grubbs had the lone hit for Sheffield.

Skylar Sherry got the win going three innings allowing the one hit and no walks while striking out six. Jordan Bundy pitched a scoreless fourth.

REDBANK VALLEY 13, A-C VALLEY 3, 5 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa.- Kara Hicks went 3-for-4 with five runs batted in and ripped a two-run homer in Redbank Valley’s 13-3 win over A-C Valley.

Hicks’ homer sparked a three-run first inning that put the Lady Bulldogs up for good. They scored in all but one at-bat, including a five-run second, three more in the fourth and two in the fifth to enact the 10-Run Rule.

Lexi Holt and Alyssa Burkett each had two hits. Holt drove in two runs and scored three runs. Kristen Shaffer didn’t have a hit, but reached base four times and scored each time.

On the mound, Burkett scattered five hits, striking out two and walking two.

Kylee Eaton and Cami McNany each had two hits for A-C Valley.



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