CURWENSVILLE, Pa. (EYT/D9) – Curwensville scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from Moniteau on the way to an 8-2 win in the first round of the District 9 Class 2A softball playoffs Monday afternoon.
The Golden Tide got a two-run single by Taylor Luzier and RBI singles by Addison Butler and Joslynne Freyer as part of the big inning.
Curwensville grabbed a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, keyed by a two-run double by Teagan Harzinski.
Moniteau got back to within a run at 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning on a two-RBI single by Brynne Barger.
Freyer got the win in the circle for Curwensville. She struck out 12 and scattered five hits in seven innings of work.
Haylee Grace got the loss for the Warriors, striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
Emma Covert worked the final 2 1/3, giving up five runs, but only one earned, while striking out three.
Moniteau (7-8), the defending Class 2A champs, also got two hits from Brianna Rottman.
Curwensville will take on Johnsonburg in the semifinals Wednesday.
CRANBERRY 11, KANE 3 – In the other Class 2A quarterfinal Monday, Cassie Scarbrough had a big afternoon for the Berries, going 2-for-3 with a double.
Alisha Beggs drove in a pair and Reyna Watson, Keelie Schneird, Riley Coe, Alaina Hogue and Olivia Plummer also had multi-hit games for Cranberry, which will play Keystone in the semifinals Wednesday.
Beggs was also the winning pitcher, striking out nine in five innings.
Leah Togani got the loss for Kane, which was led at the plate by Madi Stahli, who was a pair of hits.
Bri Heller hit two home runs and drove in three to help Otto-Eldred past Clarion-Limestone, 8-1.
Heller also got the win in the circle, striking out eight in the complete-game victory.
Jesse Hall also came up big for the Terrors, going 3-for-4.
Kendall Dunn tripled and Frances Milliron had two hits for Clarion-Limestone.
Otto-Eldred will face Forest Wednesday in the semifinals.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 10, OSWAYO VALLEY 0 – Lydia Anderson homered, doubled and drove in three to lead the Crusaders.
Lucy Klawuhn doubled twice and Gabby Weisner also had a pair of singles for ECC.
Emily Mourer picked up the win, striking out six in five innings.
The Crusaders will square off Wednesday against DuBois Central Catholic in the other Class A semifinal.