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Top 25 Countdown: No. 11 Lingenfelter Records Every Out by Strikeout

Between June 26 and July 30, Sports Editor Chris Rossetti will be counting down his Top 25 favorites stories in District 9 from the 2017-18 school year starting with No. 25 June 25 and finishing with No. 1 July 30. Again these are Chris’ favorite stories and are open for debate.

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No. 11 Lingenfelter records every out by strikeout

Kylee Lingenfelter pretty much did every a player could do in a high school softball career topping of a wonderful four-year career that saw her earn her second straight District 9 Pitcher of the Year Award with a state championship.

But her most impressive performance in a career full of impressive performances might just have come in the District 9 Class 4A title game against St. Marys.

In a game the Lady Chucks cruised to a 10-0, five-inning victory in, Lingenfelter still managed to steal the headlines in the circle.

St. Marys sent 17 batters to the plate in the game. One reached on an error, another hit a bloop doubles and the other 15 were retired via a strikeout.

Yes, Lingenfelter recorded every out in the game with a strikeout.

That is Little League stuff, not high school stuff.

The senior, who has thrown no-hitters in her career, said after the game that was the first time she had recorded every out by a strikeout and that it was far more nerve wracking than a no-hitter.

“I knew I had it going on,” Lingenfelter, who is headed to Penn State on a scholarship, said. “You just want to keep pushing, and you don’t want to mess it up.”

On the season, she was 16-2 with a save and 0.67 ERA. She also hit .463 with 11 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 19 RBIS and was named the District 9 Softball MVP.

Chris Rossetti’s Top 25 Sports Stories in District 9 for the 2017-18 School Year

No. 25 – A-C Valley girls win first PIAA playoff basketball game in school history
No. 24 – Two District 9 girls finish in Top 10 at District 9 Cross Country Meet
No. 23 – Jack Krug bursts onto the scene, helps Brookville football return to the postseason
No. 22 – Brendan Zerfoss wins D9 Track MVP Award, two PIAA medals
No. 21 – Cranberry wins District 9 Class 2A softball title
No. 20 – Ridgway/Johnsonburg Co-op Flourishing
No. 19 – Coudersport shoots lights out in beating unbeaten Ridgway for boys’ 2A hoops title
No. 18 – Clarion stops Kane’s run of D9 football titles; Win PIAA Game
No. 17 – Beimel’s dash wins D9 4A baseball title for St. Marys 1st 2000
No. 16 – Led by 4×100-relay team, Brookville boys’ track & field goes back-to-back in D9
No. 15 – Brookville Wrestling Continues Dominance
No. 14 – Brookville girls’ basketball goes from 6-16 to District 9 3A title and second round of PIAA playoffs
No. 13 – Record-setting players in D9 girls’ basketball
No. 12 – Nick Stewart becomes District 9’s all-time leading rusher
No. 11 – Lingenfelter records every out by strikeout
No. 10 – Coming July 17
No. 9 – Coming July 18
No. 8 – Coming July 19
No. 7 – Coming July 20
No. 6 – Coming July 23
No. 5 – Coming July 24
No. 4 – Coming July 25
No. 3 – Coming July 26
No. 2 – Coming July 27
No. 1 – Coming July 30