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Alle-Kiski roundup: Burrell softball rebounds to blank Freeport

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Bill Shirley | For the Valley News Dispatch
Valley shortstop Bill Clark applies the tag on Highlands' Tyler Alworth on Tuesday, april 16, 2013, at Highlands High School. The game was suspended due to rain after two innings.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:57 p.m.
 

Burrell's softball team bounced back from its first loss of the season, blanking host Freeport, 10-0, in five innings Tuesday in Section 3-AA.

Buccaneers ace Claire Fisher surrendered three hits and struck out six for Burrell, which lost to Class AA No. 1 Deer Lakes, 2-1, on Monday.

Haley Kuzmirek hit a three-run homer and Fisher delivered a two-run triple for Burrell (7-1, 7-1).

Emily Lindsey singled for Freeport (6-3, 6-3).

Deer Lakes 6, Ford City 0 — Tiffany Edwards hit a two-run double in the bottom of the first for Deer Lakes (8-0, 7-0) in the Section 3-AA home win over Ford City (4-4, 4-4). As the winning pitcher, Edwards finished with 11 strikeouts and allowed three hits.

Catcher Hannah Blinn also drove in two runs for Deer Lakes.

Riverview 17, Ellis School 1 (4 inn.) — Riverview rolled past Ellis School in Section 3-A play as Ashley Bruni went 4 for 4, including a two-run double.

Hannah Larkin went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs and Candice Ashbaugh picked up the win for Riverview (5-3, 5-1).

Leechburg 15, Springdale 0 (3 innings) — Kenzie Young hit a two-run homer and struck out eight to pick up the win as Leechburg defeated Springdale (1-6, 1-5) in Section 3-A.

Lindsey Rowe went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, Miranda Reesman hit a two-run double and finished with three RBI, and Missy Jones also added a two-run double for Leechburg (5-1, 5-1).

Kiski Area 6-2, Norwin 4-11 — Kelsey Kinnamon hit a two-run homer to lead Kiski Area to a Section 1-AAAA win over Norwin in a game that was postponed from earlier in the week. Emma Weaver hit a two-run single, and Sydney Greece picked up the win for Kiski Area (2-6, 2-6).

Hannah O'Block and Lauren Long each hit solo home runs for Norwin (4-4, 3-4). Norwin avoided a sweep in Game 2, although Montana Churma homered for Kiski Area.

Highlands 6, Knoch 3 — Holly Penn singled, doubled and drove in two runs, and Cassidy Runyan scored twice during a two-hit day that included a double for Highlands (4-2, 4-2) in the Section 5-AAA road win. Gabby Miller singled twice and earned the win as pitcher. Bethany Hay and Karson Simpson tripled for Knoch (6-6, 2-4).

Apollo-Ridge 15-7, S hady Side Aca d. 1-3 — Sammi Geracia doubled, tripled, homered and drove in four runs in a Section 2-AA win for Apollo-Ridge (2-5, 2-5) over Shady Side Academy (0-8, 0-8). Dana Speranza had two doubles and drove in four runs for the Vikings.

In the first game, Geracia doubled for Apollo-Ridge, which scored all of its runs in the first four innings.

Plum 15, Oakland Cath. 0 (5 inn.) — Jordan Seneca went 3 for 3, including a three-run homer, as Plum cruised past Oakland Catholic (0-6, 0-5). Stella Pratt also hit a three-run homer for the Mustangs. Ashley Oravetz had three hits and drove in a run, and Lyndi Gareis picked up the win for Plum (5-2, 4-1).

Baseball

Freeport 8, Burrell 4 — Ethan McCormick went the distance for the Yellowjackets (6-1, 4-1), striking out nine and surrendering two earned runs in the Section 3-AA win.

With the bases loaded in the second, Freeport's Damon Smith ripped a three-run double down the left-field line to break the game open.

Leechburg 12, Sprin gdale 8 — Mike Koleny drove in three runs, and Wesley Gibson, Quinten Wolfgang and Tyler Dubovi each had two RBI in the Section 4-A road win for Leechburg (2-3, 2-2). Dubovi also earned the win as pitcher for the Blue Devils, who scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings combined.

Springdale (3-3, 1-1) scored three runs in the fourth and sixth.

Vincentian 5, Riverview 0 — Three errors proved costly for Riverview as the Class-A No. 2 Raiders were upset by unranked Vincentian. Jay Loftee doubled in a run for Vincentian (7-0, 4-0).

Jason Anthony went 2 for 3 for Riverview (6-1, 3-0).

Highlands 6, Valley 1(2 inn., suspended) — Highlands and Valley played two innings before thunderstorms suspended action. The game will resume at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Recruiting

Blinn to Allegheny — Deer Lakes senior catcher Hannah Blinn, the reigning Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year, gave a verbal commitment to Allegheny College.

Blinn last season hit .534 with 27 runs and 15 RBI as the Lancers (20-2) won the WPIAL Class AA championship.

 

 
 


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