Alle-Kiski roundup: Lindsey slugs Freeport to victory in Section 3-AA
Emily Lindsey had a message for Valley when the teams met on the softball diamond on Thursday: Get out of my way.
The Freeport senior crushed everything thrown at her during the Section 3-AA game as she finished 4 for 4 with a grand slam, two triples, a double and eight RBI as Freeport won, 15-3, in six innings at Valley.
Taylor Massart and Karlie Hill also displayed power at the plate as each homered and doubled for the Yellowjackets (2-1, 2-1).
Valley (0-2, 0-2) led, 2-0, through two innings. Lilly Ackles had two singles and two RBI, and Blaise Dawson doubled for the Vikings.
Burrell 13, Ford City 3 (6 inn.) — Kelsey Oddis drove in six runs and doubled during a 3-for-4 performance at the plate for Burrell (2-0, 2-0) in a Section 3-AA win. Haley Kuzmirek also was 3 for 4 with a double.
Ford City (1-1, 1-1) led, 3-0, after the first inning.
Deer Lakes 16, Apollo-Ridge 0 (4 inn.) — Tiffany Edwards pitched a no-hitter and struck out eight as Class-AA No. 1 Deer Lakes (3-0, 2-0) rolled past Apollo-Ridge (0-1, 0-1) in four innings in Section 3-AA play.
Edwards also went 3 for 4 at the plate while driving in two runs. Siera Sarver hit a three-run homer, and Hannah Blinn went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs for Deer Lakes.
Kittanning 10, Knoch 3 — Courtney Edwards held Knoch (4-3, 0-1) to five hits and went 3 for 4 at the plate with a home run and a double for Kittanning (1-0, 1-0) in its Section 5-AAA and season opener.
Terra Schall and Nicole Johnson each doubled twice during 3-for-5 performances.
Schall drove in four runs. Johnson and Edwards each had two RBI.
Mars 4, Highlands 3 — Highlands (0-1, 0-1) lost a seventh-inning lead and fell to Mars (2-4, 2-0) in its Section 5-AAA opener.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, a Highlands error and walk led to a two-run double by Mars' Sue Papik. It was the Planets' lone extra-base hit of the game.
Gabby Miller went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI, and Alexis Pesci also doubled for Highlands.
Plum 17, Penn Hills 0 (3 inn.) — Jordan Seneca doubled twice and tripled, and Melissa LeClair and Annie Workman each hit two-run homers as Plum (1-0, 1-0) rolled in its season and Section 2-AAAA opener.
Winning pitcher Lyndi Gareis did not allow a hit, struck out seven and did not walk a Penn Hills (0-1, 0-1) batter.
Ford City 2, Freeport 1 — Justin Retzer struck out a career-high 16 batters in a complete-game victory to lead the Sabers (1-0, 1-0) past Freeport (0-1, 0-1) in Section 3-AA.
Mike Fennell drew a walk with the bases loaded, and Aaron Shaner scored the winning run for Ford City.
Robbie Miller went 4 for 4, including an RBI triple for Freeport.
Franklin Regional 3, Knoch 2 — Brandon Nania doubled for Franklin Regional (1-0) in a nonsection win over Knoch (1-2) at Haymaker Park in Murrysville.
Penn-Trafford 5, Kiski Area 4 — Luke Smeltz drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as the Warriors (1-1, 1-0) downed Kiski Area (0-2, 0-1) in the Section 2-AAAA opener for both teams.
Troy Glendenning homered, and Ryan Sciullo and Tyler Graham doubled for Kiski Area.
Kittanning 8, Redbank Valley 4 — Kittanning (1-0), which had three hits, took advantage of 11 walks in a nonsection home win. Blake Davis earned four walks, scored three runs and stole two bases for the Wildcats, and Sam Keibler drove in two runs.
Redbank Valley (1-1) twice scored on wild pitches.
Serra Catholic 2, Springdale 0— Dylan Kugler and Dan Popovich each drove in a run during the top of the first for Serra Catholic (4-0) in a nonsection win. Jake Helman doubled for Springdale (0-1).
Wayne Hydak earned the pitching win, and Alex Demonte was solid on the mound against Serra Catholic, which finished with five hits.
Valley 4, Burrell 1 — Valley (7-0, 7-0) won every match except No. 2 singles in a Section 4-AA clash with rival Burrell (4-1, 4-1).