Defending State Champion Punxsutawney Starts Season with DH Sweep of Bradford

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Punxsutawney swept a season-opening doubleheader from visiting Bradford winning 10-0 in five innings and 17-0 in three innings.

(Phot of GRace Aikens, who had a double in a Game One win for Punxsutawney. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

Elliott Ferrent tossed a five-inning perfect game in the opener striking out nine.

In that contest, Madi Shiock and Madilyn Fye each had a pair of RBIs for the defending PIAA Class 4A champions, Grace Aikens doubled and Riley Presloid and Shiock had triples. Presloid, Shiock and Alyssa Fairbanks each scored two runs.

Emily Wagner took the loss for Bradford.

In the second game, Aikens and Ferrent both had doubles while Ferrent and Sarah Weaver each drove in three runs as did Mya Phillips, who was 2-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored. Aikens was 2-for-3 with two runs scored with Weaver, Hartman, Presloid and Noella Hartzfeld also scoring twice for the Lady Chucks.

Ferrent and Shiock combined on the shutout with Ferrent going a scoreless inning striking out one and Shiock going two innings allowing two hits while striking out five.

Katie Work and Olivia Angell had singles for Bradford. Adrienne Angell took the loss.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Maura Fledderman scattered four hits over seven innings of work to help St. Marys to a 3-1 win at DuBois.

Fledderman gave up one run while striking out eight and walking one.

Britney Shaw was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Lady Dutch, while Anna Mattivi had a triple, an RBI and two runs scored and Pet Schlimm added a double and an RBI.

Lauren Walker had a single and an RBI in one at bat for DuBois, while Lexi Smith was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Aleigha Geer took the loss going five innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out one. Saige Weible pitched two scoreless innings of relief allowing one hit and two walks while striking out four.


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Megan Stahlman and Sadie Mahle each had three hits to lead Clarion-Limestone to a 12-0, five-inning win over visiting Union.

Stahlman was 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored, while Mahle was 3-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Picking up two hits apiece for the Lady Lions were Abby Carl (2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 R), Cassidy Makray (2-for-3, 3B, 1 RBI, 1 R) and Karleigh Aaron (2-for-3, 3 RBIs, 1 R).

Stahlman, Makray and Regan Husted combined on a 1-hit shutout in the circle for C-L.

Stahlman went two hitless innings allowing a walk while striking out three. Makray then pitched two innings to get the win allowing one hit and a walk while striking out three and Husted finished off throw a hitless inning striking out two.

Sierra Salvo was 1-for-1 with a pair of stolen bases for Union.

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