Tuesday’s Softball Roundup: Brookville Falls by One to Clarion

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Scoring five times over the first two innings and then holding off a late Brookville charge, Clarion put aside Monday’s blowout loss to Cranberry with a 7-6 road win over the Lady Raiders, the Lady Cats second win over Brookville in less than a week.

(Photo: Hannah Kirkwood, Brookville. Photo courtesy of Brookville Softball Facebook page)

Clarion took advantage of five Brookville errors to build a 7-3 lead going to the bottom of the sixth then watched the Lady Raiders scored three times in the inning to get within a run on a three-run Hannah Kirkwood home run. Brookville then had the tying run at second with one out and at third with two outs in the seventh before Sadie Rudesyle got Abby Sunealitis to pop up to end the game.

Cora Zerfoss, Carly Best, Alexis Constantino and Sydney Kiser each had two hits for the Lady Cats with Thornton tripling and driving in two and Kate Constantino scoring twice while getting a single and a walk. Zerfoss and Alexis Constantino also scored

Kirkwood was 1-for-3 with the three-run home run, a walk and a run scored for Brookville. Madison Gilbert was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Sunealitis also scored twice while walking twice.

Kate Constantino got the win going four innings allowing three runs on two hits and seven walks while striking out two. Rudesyle picked up the save going three innings allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one.

Carlie McManigle took the loss going seven innings allowing seven runs, two earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out two.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Behind three hits from Britnee Thorwart and Jaylie Johnson and a pair of RBIs from Lindsey Kocjancic Johnsonburg dispatched visiting Brockway, 12-4.

Thorwart was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Johnson was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Kocjancic, meanwhile, went 1-for-4 and scored twice.

Also for the Ramettes, Kylee Wall tripled and scored twice, while Nicole Meyers was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Maddie Smith hit a home run and Marissa Torretti and Danessa Allison each had doubles to help DuBois to a 10-4 win over visiting Hollidaysburg.

Smith was 1-for-2 with a walk, the solo homer, an RBI and a run scored. Torretti went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Allison was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

Kacie Means and Autumn Shaffer each added a pair of RBIs with Means going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and Shaffer 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Rachel Gildersleeve also went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI and Laura Fatula was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Kylie Kane tripled, scored a run and drove in two for Hollidaysburg.


HYDE, Pa. – Three Penns Valley hitters each had two hits, and the Rams overcame a 6-3 deficit going to the sixth by scoring three times in the sixth and three more in the seventh to get a 9-6 road win at Clearfield.

Lydia Collison was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Penns Valley with Ryleigh Cain going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Emma Kubalak 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Karly Rumsky was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored for Clearfield, while Erica Hanes was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Brooke Cline 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Harley Hess got the win in relief of Kubalak going 2 ⅔ innings allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two. Kubalak went 4 ⅓ innings giving up five runs, four earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out two.

Abby Fedder took the loss going seven innings allowing nine runs, four earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out five.

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