Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Burrell softball comes from behind to top Valley
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After helping Valley's cause with five errors across the first two innings, Burrell's softball team recovered nicely to post its fourth straight win 8-5 in a Section 3-AA game Thursday.
Valley scored four runs off Burrell errors to take a 4-0 lead into the third inning, but Burrell posted five runs in the third, using the long ball.
Melissa Mazzei hit a solo home run and went 3-for-3, and Ashley Szymkowiak hit a three-run homer later in the inning for Burrell (5-1, 5-1).
Megan Jackson doubled and Emily Mann went 3 for 3 for Valley (2-2, 2-2).
Freeport 12, Apollo-Ridge 1 (5 inn.) — Winning pitcher Jess Kelley struck out 10 and allowed five hits, while also going 2 for 4 with a double and four runs to lead Freeport to a Section 3-AA win. Karlie Hill added two hits and drove in three runs for the Yellowjackets (1-3, 1-3). Mariah Laird took the loss for Apollo-Ridge (0-5, 0-4).
Deer Lakes 14, Shady Side Academy 2 (6 inn.) — Deer Lakes (5-0, 5-0) clubbed four home runs to top Shady Side Academy (1-2, 1-2). Maria Taliani led the Lancers with a homer and five RBIs. Rachel Tanilli also homered and drove in five runs, and Maureen Hutchinson and Katie Gozzard each homered. Tiffany Edwards earned the win and struck out eight.
Plum 17, Fox Chapel 6 — A nine-run third inning propelled Plum (6-0) past Fox Chapel in nonsection action. Jordan Seneca homered and drove in three runs, Melissa LeClair and Ashley Oravetz drove in three runs each, and Hannah Adamski homered for Plum. Meagan Walkowski homered for Fox Chapel (0-8).
Highlands 9, Hampton 8 — Holly Penn hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to deliver Highlands (3-1, 3-1) a Section 5-AAA win over Hampton (3-2, 3-1), which scored six of its runs in the fifth inning. Danielle Voytko doubled twice and drove in three for the Golden Rams.
Kittanning 9, Indiana 5 — Terra Schall, Breanna McGaughey and Alexis Adams each went 3 for 4 for Kittanning (1-4, 1-3) in a Section 5-AAA win over Indiana (1-4, 0-4). Schall doubled and tripled, McGaughey scored twice, and Adams drove in three runs.
Mars 5, Knoch 3 (8 inn.) — Blake Kitt and Mallory Eperesi scored on a sacrifice fly and a single, respectively, in the top of the eighth to push Mars (5-1, 3-1) past Knoch (4-3, 2-2) in Section 5-AAA. Bethany Hay hit a leadoff triple and scored on Abbi Smithmyer's grounder in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.
Leechburg 15, Northgate 0 (3 inn.) — Brooke Blumer singled, doubled, tripled and drove in two runs to help lead Leechburg over Northgate (0-5) in nonsection play. Carlee George had a triple and drove in three and Miranda Reesman and Kassidi Horrell each doubled and drove in one for Leechburg (3-2).
Riverview 11, Springdale 1 (5 inn.) — Nikki Anderson accounted for nearly half of Riverview's production in a Section 3-A win over Springdale. Anderson homered and singled, drove in five and scored once. Kasey DeRiggi tripled and drove in two for Riverview (3-2, 2-1). Taylor Landis doubled and scored for Springdale (0-4, 0-3).
Freeport 16, West Shamokin 5 (6 inn.) — Matt Van Tine homered and Jake Lutz went 4 for 5 to lead Freeport (4-3, 4-0) to a Section 3-AA victory over West Shamokin (1-5, 1-2). Frank Stefko tripled for Freeport, which scored 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Deer Lakes 11, Ford City 3 — Scott Ventura doubled three times and drove in three runs as Deer Lakes knocked off Ford City in Section 3-AA play. Todd Coleman also doubled and drove in two runs. Dom Chiera picked up the win for Deer Lakes (5-2, 3-0). Blake Bower and Mike Fennell each doubled in a run for Ford City (0-4, 1-2).
Riverview 11, St. Joseph 0 (5 inn.) — Class A No. 3 Riverview moved to 7-0 for its best start under long-time coach Rich Griser as Jason Anthony went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Jake Paradise had two RBIs for the Raiders (7-0, 2-0) in a Section 4-A win. Nick DiBucci struck out nine and picked up the win.
Apollo-Ridge 5, Summit Academy 1 — Mitchell Johnson singled twice and drove in three runs as Apollo-Ridge defeated Summit Academy in Section 3-AA play. Austin Laird pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts to earn the win for Apollo-Ridge (1-3, 1-2).
Springdale 12, Eden Christian Academy 6 — Alex Pane hit two doubles, including one for an RBI during a five-run seventh for Springdale (2-4, 2-0) in a Section 4-A win over Eden Christian (0-5, 0-2). Alex Demonte also drove in a run in the seventh and finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and Hunter Stiehler went 2 for 2 with a solo homer.
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