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Highlands clips Valley

Pitcher Brandon Cielicki picked up a win in relief of Ryan Luzik as Highlands defeated Valley, 3-2, in a nonsection baseball game on Wednesday at Valley High School.

Luzik threw four innings without allowing a hit until Valley (0-1) scored two runs in the fifth. Tyler Saracco led Highlands (1-1) at the plate with two doubles.

Danny Jackson and Cielicki also had doubles.

Riverview 9, Elderton 8

Gus Benusa's inside-the-park home run gave Riverview a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning, and the Raiders (2-1) held on to defeat Elderton (0-2) in a nonsection game.

Ken DiBucci recorded the pitching win, while Joe and Jim Braunlich each had a double in the game. Jim Braunlich scored three runs for the Raiders.

Hempfield 5, Kiski Area 4

Alex Naggy singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Hempfield (1-0) rallied to defeat Kiski Area (0-2) in a nonsection game.

Alex Haines, who struck out the side in the top of seventh inning, picked up the win in relief of Naggy.

Shawn Vogel and Tyler Beitel each tripled for Kiski Area. Anthony Marazza tripled, and Andrew Ziegler and Kyle Anderson doubled for Hempfield.

Softball

Kittanning 5, Karns City 2

Ann Colligan struck out 11, and Kittanning (2-0) defeated Karns City in a nonsection game. Kittanning scored two runs in the first inning and iced the win with two runs in the sixth inning.

Karns City (0-1) had six hits including a double by Breanna Bowser.

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