PIAA June 7 Scores and Results. Results will be updated as available.
Punxsutawney 4, Lincoln 3 (10 Innings)
A superb pitching performance from Kendal Johnston coupled with clutch hits advanced Punxsutawney to the PIAA quarterfinals with a 4-3, 10-inning win over Lincoln.
Johnston held Lincoln to three runs on seven hits, striking out 13 and only walking one in a 10-inning complete-game performance. Ciarra Toven came up with a clutch double to keep the Chucks alive in the seventh, and Punxsy took advantage of a pair of errors to snatch the victory in the 10th. Elliott Ferrent and Johnston each led Punxsy with two hits.
The Chucks broke things open in the fourth, as a Madi Shiock single, an error, and a Ferrent single loaded the bases with no outs. Allie Meko then came through with a 2-RBI single to give Punxsutawney a 2-0 lead, although Lincoln would escape the inning without any further damage.
Lincoln replied with a three-run fifth to take the lead, with a wild pitch and a 2-RBI single by Julia Nardone putting the Wolverines ahead, 3-2. In the bottom of the seventh, and with Punxsutawney down to their last out, Johnston walked, bringing Toven to the plate. Toven launched a double to left field, scoring Johnston to tie the game at three. Lincoln would record the final out of the inning to send the game into extras.
The game would remain scoreless until the bottom of the tenth. With the 10th inning starting with a runner on second, Lincoln elected to intentionally walk Toven. After an error loaded the bases with no outs, another error on a ball hit by Kaylee Guidice would bring home the winning run, giving the Chucks a 4-3 win.
Punxsutawney will advance to face the winner of Cambria Heights and Bermudian Springs in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Clearfield 1, Highlands 7 (FINAL)
C-L 5, Cambridge Springs 9 (FINAL)
Recap to come.
Union City 9, Moniteau 0 (FINAL)
DuBois Central Catholic 14, Leechburg 9 (FINAL)
Elk County Catholic 2, Union City 3 (FINAL 8 Innings)
Johnsonburg 8, Carmichaels 3 (FINAL)
Montour 6, Clearfield 1 (FINAL)
DuBois Central Catholic 7, Eden Christian Academy 8 (FINAL)
A late surge by Eden Christian powered the Warriors to an 8-7 win over Dubois Central Catholic. DCC led 7-3 after three innings, but a fourth inning score and pair of fifth-inning home runs tied the game at seven. Eden Christian scored one in the top of the seventh to secure the win, eliminating DCC from playoff contention.
Carter Hickman had three hits for DCC in the loss, while Damon Foster had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Hickman and Kaden Brezenski had the lion’s share of work on the mound for DCC, allowing eight runs on nine hits, walking five and striking out four.
DCC tallied a pair of runs in the first and second to take a 4-0 lead. A two-run single by Damon Foster got the Cardinals on the board, and singles by Matt Pyne and Carter Hickman in the second doubled DCC’s lead.
After Eden Christian scored three in the top half of the inning, DCC replied with three runs of their own. A single by Zach Spellen as well as a walk and hit-by-pitch drove in the three DCC runs in the frame. DCC had 10 hits through three innings.
An Eden Christian double in the fourth drove in a run, cutting DCC’s lead to 7-4. A pair of fifth-inning blasts for Eden Christian tied the game, with an Andrew Prouty solo bomb and a Malachi Manges two-run shot equalling the score.
Eden Christian took the win in the top of the seventh, as Eli Szenyari singled home Roberto Farfan, who tripled with one out in the inning. ECC put two runners on in the seventh, but Christian Cropper forced worked his way out of trouble to seal the win.