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Charleroi wins 4-AA softball showdown

| Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:16 a.m.

Charleroi moved into first place in the Section 4 AA softball standings with a 6-4 win over visiting Steel Valley in a showdown of the top two teams.

Charleroi (9-3, 7-1) trailed 4-2 when the Lady Cougars scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Charleroi had 11 hits, with Jen Tilghman getting a double and three RBI and Jordan Swarmer a triple and one RBI.

Tilghman went the distance on the mound, giving up 10 hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Steel Valley (7-3, 6-2) got three hits from Carley Rossi and a triple from Amanda Barnett.

Losing hurler Maddie Cotter struck out four and walked two.

Thomas Jefferson 8, BV Area 0

The Lady Leps (5-9, 3-7) got shut out as TJ hurler Laci Lautner scattered six hits with six strikeouts.

Megan Christner and Kaitlyn Faiola each had two singles for the Lady Leps. TJ (9-4, 5-4) got a grand slam from Janelle Allison and three hits each from Rachel Bowers and Lauren Herazo.

Frazier 6, West Greene 5

The Lady Commodores (8-4, 8-3) won a big game in Section 2 A over West Greene (6-8, 5-5).

Monica Joseph pitched a six-hitter to get the win and helped herself at the plate with three hits.

Also for Frazier, Paige Hotz had a double and single.

Losing hurler Bailey Bennington gave up 10 hits, but struck out nine batters.

Carmichaels 10, Monessen 1

The Lady Greyhounds (6-8, 4-7) saw their five-game winning streak snapped with the Section 2 A defeat against Carmichaels (10-3, 8-2).

For the winners, Erica Burns pitched a no-hitter with nine strikeouts and led the offensive attack with three hits.

Monessen scored its only run of the game in the first inning.

Montour 18, Ringgold 3

The Lady Rams (2-7, 2-7) lost the Section 2 AAA game in three innings as Montour (6-7, 5-5) scored 10 runs in the third inning.

BaseballCharleroi 13, Fort Cherry 10, 10 innings

The Cougars (7-6, 6-4) kept their playoff hopes alive in Section 2 AA with the extra-inning win.

Matt Szerszen and Josh Sidary hit RBI doubles and Zach Nabozny squeezed home a run in the 10th inning.

Charleroi banged out 18 hits with Sam Miceli and Eric Tedrow getting three each and Szerszen, Matt Freeman, Sidary, Nabozny and Jake Watkins getting two each.

Reliever Josiah Fisher pitched the final six inning and held FC scoreless over the final four frames to earn the win.

Koltan Kobrys had two singles, a triple, home run and five RBI for Fort Cherry (2-8, 2-7).

Indiana 6, Yough 3

The Cougars (4-9, 2-7) fell behind 3-0 in the first inning of the Section 2 AAA game and never led.

Dom Charletta had three hits and one RBI for Yough, while Trent Ream hit a three-run double for Indiana (8-6, 6-3).

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