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Leader Times roundup: Leechburg stops Vincentian rally to win

| Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:57 p.m.

Leechburg's softball team withstood a seventh-inning rally by Vincentian on Friday afternoon to secure a confidence-boosting win.

The Blue Devils (2-1, 2-1) topped Vincentian, 7-6, with with six runs in the top of the seventh. The Royals (1-1, 1-1), ranked No. 5 in Class A by the Tribune-Review News Service, scored four runs in the bottom of the inning before falling short.

Miranda Reesman finished with a triple and a double for Leechburg, while Lindsey Rowe and Kenzie Young doubled. Young also had six strikeouts as the winning pitcher.

All 13 of the game's runs came in the final two innings.

Freeport 6, Ford City 1 — Karlie Hill hit a two-run homer in the top of the second inning for Freeport (3-1, 3-1) in a Section 3-AA game.

Alyssa Meta earned the win as she finished with nine strikeouts and held Ford City (1-2, 1-2) to four hits. Ford City's Karlee Smith drove in Paige Klingensmith with a triple in the fourth.

Highlands 16, Kittanning 7 — Dakotah Yaworski scored four runs as part of a trio of players with three hits for Highlands (1-1, 1-1), which remained scoreless through three innings in the Section 5-AAA road win.

Terra Schall and Nellie Toy each doubled during three-hit days for Kittanning (1-1, 1-1).

Deer Lakes 15, West Shamokin 0 (4 inn.) — The beneficiary of 17 walks, Deer Lakes (4-0, 3-0) scored 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning in a Section 3-AA game.

Tiffany Edwards held West Shamokin (0-3, 0-3) to one hit and had seven strikeouts as the winning pitcher.

Burrell 13, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Taylor Dilick tripled for Apollo-Ridge (0-2, 0-2), which allowed 10 runs in the third inning of a Section 3-AA loss to Burrell (3-0, 3-0).

Baseball

Freeport 16, Summit Academy 1(5 inn.) — Freshman pitcher Nathan Pastorek struck out eight and drove in two runs, while Robbie Miller and Levi Negley each had two hits and two RBI to lead Freeport (1-1, 1-1) to a Section 3-AA win over Summit (0-2, 0-2).

Freeport took an 8-0 lead after two innings.

Burrell 14, Ford City 9 — Blake Bower finished with four singles and drove in three runs during a Section 3-AA loss for Ford City (1-2, 1-1), which led, 2-1, after the first inning but gave up four runs in the top of the third and sixth.

Nick Artman went 4 for 4 with two doubles and five RBI for Burrell (1-3, 1-1).

Riverview 6, West Shamokin 2 — Dom Conte struck out 13 batters to lead Riverview (3-0) to a nonsection win over West Shamokin (1-1) in the sixth annual Wooden Bat Classic at Pullman Park in Butler. Jason Anthony went 2 for 4, drove in two runs, and scored twice for the Raiders.

West Shamokin's Tyler Wofford finished 2 for 3 and drove in a run.

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