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Alle-Kiski roundup: Plum softball remains undefeated

| Thursday, April 11, 2013, 11:57 p.m.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley Dispatch
Plum's Hannah Adamski (right) slides safely into third base as Fox Chapel shortstop Elayna Burdelski awaits the throw Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Fox Chapel.

After winning its first four games by an average of 10.8 runs, Plum's softball team finally found itself in a close game Thursday.

But the result was the same.

Plum (5-0), ranked No. 5 in Class AAAA by the Trib, overcame an early deficit to get past Fox Chapel, 8-6, in a nonsection game.

Fox Chapel (1-5), which has dropped three straight, also rallied as it fought back from an 8-3 deficit heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Annie Workman doubled twice and drove in a run, while Amy Flynn, Ashley Oravetz and Hannah Adamski also doubled for the Mustangs.

Walkowski had a two-run double for Fox Chapel.

Kiski Area 3, Franklin Regional 2 — Taylor Muffie hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth, and Emma Weaver doubled twice and drove in a run for Kiski Area (1-3, 1-3) in the Section 1-AAAA win over Franklin Regional (5-4, 2-3). Maddie Antone and Lyndsey Weiser had two hits each.

Kittanning 8, Indiana 5 — Nellie Toy powered Kittanning (3-3, 3-2) to a Section 5-AAA victory over Indiana (1-4, 1-4). Toy hit three home runs and drove in four more, while going 3-for-4 at the plate.

Terra Schall also went 3-for4, homered and drove in four runs for the Wildcats.

Freeport 14, Apollo-Ridge 3(6 inn.) — Freeport (4-2, 4-2) scored eight runs in the sixth inning to cruise to a Section 3-AA victory over Apollo-Ridge (0-4, 0-4).

Alyssa Ravotti doubled and scored twice, and Angela Hewitt drove in two runs for the Yellowjackets. Sarah Steffy had two RBI for Apollo-Ridge.

Burrell 3, Valley 2 — Erica Finn's double in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the difference for Burrell (6-0, 6-0) in a tight Section 3-AA win over Valley (2-4, 2-4). Kelsey Oddis tripled for Burrell, while Allie Aftanas doubled.

Ford City 9, West Shamokin 8 — Paige Klingensmith and Jess Jubec each drove in two runs as Ford City (3-3, 3-3) edged West Shamokin (2-5, 2-5) in Section 3-AA action.

Baseball

Plum 10, Gateway 2 — Class-AAAA No. 4 Plum (7-1, 2-0) scattered 15 hits and scored eight runs in the sixth inning to roll past Gateway (0-4, 0-2) in a Section 3 game. Mike Maleski had three hits.

Boys volleyball

Deer Lakes 3, St. Joseph 0 — Donny Szoszorek and Kody Butyan each delivered nine kills to pace the Lancers (4-1) to a Section 2-AA win.

Recruiting

Hess to Delaware — Burrell senior rugby standout Matt Hess will continue his playing career at Division I-A Delaware. Hess leads the Buckheads in tries so far this season. He also was an all-conference performer in football as a tight end and linebacker and a key forward for Burrell's basketball team.

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