Alle-Kiski roundup: Valley softball team rolls with 10 runs in fifth inning
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As if in tune with the weather, the Valley softball team's offense continues to heat up.
The Vikings marked a season high for runs during their 15-5 win over nonsection foe Indiana (1-7) on Monday. A 10-run bottom of the fifth inning for Valley (5-3) broke a tie and brought on the mercy rule.
Emily Mann paced Valley, going 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs.
Hannah Kantorski and Lilly Ackles both doubled and drove in two runs, Megan Jackson added a triple, and winning pitcher Courtney Toney struck out six.
Holly Sottile doubled for Indiana (1-7).
Freeport 14, Ford City 3 (5 inn.) — Jess Kelley, Morgan McCarthy and Kristen Karcher each homered during three-hit games in the Section 3-AA win for Freeport (4-3, 4-3). Kelley finished with five RBIs, while McCarthy had three and Karcher had two. Kelley struck out nine. Allison Zellefrow drove in two first-inning runs to lead Ford City (2-6, 2-5).
Deer Lakes 4, West Shamokin 1 — Rachel Tanilli broke a tie game with a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the sixth for Deer Lakes (8-0, 8-0) in the Section 3-AA win over West Shamokin (2-6, 2-6). Tanilli also scored twice, and Maria Taliani went 2 for 3 with a double.
Leechburg 18, Springdale 0 (4 inn.) — Brooke Blumer finished with three hits, including a home run, while Lindsey Rowe had four hits, including two triples, and drove in three runs for Leechburg (5-2, 4-2) in the Section 3-A win over Springdale (0-6, 0-5).
Plum 10, Oakland Catholic 0 (6 inn.) — Jordan Seneca collected two hits, including a double, and two RBIs during the Section 2-AAAA rout for the Mustangs (9-1, 7-1) over Oakland Catholic (1-4, 1-4). Michaela Palmieri tripled, and Ashley Oravetz, Hannah Adamski, Kaitlyn Mallik and Rachael Adamski each doubled.
Hempfield 8, Kiski Area 5 — Kelsey Kinnamon went 3 for 3 with a double, and Emma Weaver singled twice for Kiski Area (1-7, 1-6), which scored all of its runs in the final two innings of the Section 1-AAAA loss to Hempfield (7-2, 6-2).
Plum 7, Franklin Regional 4 •— The Mustangs (9-3, 4-1) erased a 4-0 deficit with five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth en route to a Section 3-AAAA victory. Ethan Winesburg tripled, had two RBIs and picked up the save. Alex Kiriloff and Mike Maleski each hit a double and drove in a run. Winning pitcher Nick Satovich threw two scoreless innings and struck out two in relief. Patrick Kukalis went 2 for 3 for Franklin Regional (5-5, 1-4).
Kiski Area 15, Albert Gallatin 5 (6 inn.) — Ryan Sciullo went 3 for 4 with three doubles and scored four runs, and Brandon Smail and Vince Ribar each had two doubles and three RBIs for Kiski Area (5-4, 2-4) in the Section 2-AAAA win over Albert Gallatin (2-9, 0-6).
St. Joseph 13, Eden Christian 0 (5 inn.) — Peter Sturtevant went 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs to pace St. Joseph (3-3, 1-2) in the Section 4-A win over Eden Christian (0-8, 0-5). Jordan Van Thiel earned the win.
North Catholic 6, Riverview 4 — Riverview (8-2, 3-2) lost for the second time in as many games. Section 4-A leader North Catholic (5-5, 5-0) has won five of its past six.
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