Punxsutawney Softball Doubles Up Hollidaysburg


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – A four-run fourth inning lifted Punxsutawney past visiting Hollidaysburg, 4-2.

(Photo of Punxsutawney’s Grace Aikens. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

The Lady Chucks took advantage of three Lady Tigers errors in the fourth to plate the four runs with the big hit of the inning being a double by Holly Hartman.

Grace Aikens led the Punxsutawney offense going 3-for-3.

A pair of Lady Chucks pitchers, meanwhile, kept Hollidaysburg at bay.

Elliott Ferrent got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing two unearned runs on five hits while striking out three. Kendal Johnson picked up the save going 2 ⅔ innings allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two.

Meghan Cutshall was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for Hollidaysburg.

Oakley Fox-Kern took the loss going six innings and allowing four runs, all unearned, on five hits and three walks while striking out seven.

BROOKVILLE 19, BRADFORD 1, 4 innings

BRADFORD, Pa. – Scoring nine runs in the first inning and adding five more in the second, visiting Brookville posted a 19-1 four-inning win via the 15-Run Rule.

Lauren Hergert led the Lady Raiders’ 18-hit attack, going 4-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in. Three Lady Raiders had three hits and three RBIs — Aleah Ames, winning pitcher Carlie McManigle and Megrah Suhan, who added a double. Julie MacWilliams hit a double and triple with two RBIs and three runs scored.

McManigle tossed a three-hitter, striking out six with no walks.

Bradford scored its lone run in the bottom of the first on Emily Warren’s RBI double.

CRANBERRY 10, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 6 INNINGS

SENECA, Pa. – Andrea Watson tossed a four-hit shutout and also drove in two runs while scoring twice in a 10-0 Cranberry win over visiting Clarion-Limestone in six innings.

Watson walked three and struck out five while going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Meanwhile, Rachel McCauley belted a pair of home runs for the Berries and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Also for Cranberry, Malliah Schreck was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, Maddie Cornelius was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI and Megan Hadden was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Megan Stahlman, Abby Himes, Cassidy Makray and Ali Girt all had singles for C-L.


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