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Alle-Kiski roundup: Freeport baseball team downs 1st-place Deer Lakes

| Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:09 p.m.
Plum pitcher Rachel Adamski (24) is knocked over after colliding with Gateway's Danielle Taylor as Taylor scored on a wild pitch in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Plum.
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Plum pitcher Rachel Adamski (24) is knocked over after colliding with Gateway's Danielle Taylor as Taylor scored on a wild pitch in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Plum.

Freeport junior Nathan Pastorek did everything but sell programs at the gate Tuesday at Deer Lakes.

“He had one heck of a day,” Freeport baseball coach Chris Graczyk said.

Pastorek pitched a four-hitter and struck out 13, and went 3 for 4 with three doubles and three RBIs as Freeport thumped first-place Deer Lakes, 10-1, in a Section 5-AAA game.

Kris Keppel hit an inside-the-park home run for Freeport (3-3, 2-3), which spotted the Lancers (7-4, 5-1) four runs in the first inning. Scott Ventura had two hits, including a double, for Deer Lakes.

Baseball

Knoch 6, Hampton 4 — Chris Law induced a popup with the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh to preserve a Section 5-AAA victory for Knoch (9-1, 6-1). Alex Stobert pitched 6 23 innings and carried a no-hitter through four innings. Alex Gust had a two-run double in the seventh for Hampton (4-4, 3-4).

Kittanning 4, Indiana 0 — Kittanning pitcher Andy Fennell struck out eight as the Wildcats (5-3, 4-2) downed Indiana (5-4, 4-2) in a Section 2-AAA game. Sam Kiebler went 2 for 3 with a double, and Zane Dudek went 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI for Kittanning.

Riverview 9, Springdale 5 — Riverview scored five runs in the fifth inning and downed Springdale (2-5, 1-3) Section 4-A game. Shayne Sleberich (4-0) pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts. Brandon Davis went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and Will Medved added two hits and two RBIs for the Raiders. Austin Kline went 2 for 3 for Springdale.

Ford City 6, West Shamokin 3 — Blake Bower had three RBIs in Ford City's Section 3-AA win over West Shamokin (1-4, 1-3). Caleb Zablocki had three hits, and freshman pitcher Josh Leighton struck out six for Ford City (2-4, 2-2).

Softball

Deer Lakes 13, Kittanning 3 (6 inn.)— Deer Lakes (9-1, 6-0) trailed 2-1 entering the third inning but scored eight runs across the next two innings in the Section 3-AA win. Maria Taliani homered and drove in three, and Shae Robson and Rachel Tanilli had three hits. Breanna McGaughey singled twice for Kittanning (6-3, 5-3).

Knoch 15, Oakland Catholic 3 (5 inn.) — The Knights used an 11-run fifth inning to roll past Oakland Catholic (0-5, 0-4) in a Section 5-AAA. Cecelia Knappenberger struck out 10 in a two-hitter for Knoch (7-5, 4-2). Chandler Krelow went 2 for 3 with four RBIs, and Avery Keller went 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the Knights.

Freeport 13, Apollo-Ridge 2 — Freeport (6-1, 6-1) cruised past Apollo-Ridge (1-5, 1-4) in Section 3-AA as Jess Kelley struck out seven. Kristie Radvan went 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs, and Claire Crytzer had three RBIs for Freeport. Theresa Desimone and Mariah Laird went 2 for 3 for the Vikings.

Track and field

Another record for Scherer — For the third time this season, Burrell sophomore Nikki Scherer broke a school track record. This time it came in the 100 during a home meet against Valley. She ran a time of 11.89 seconds to better Kami Kaczanowicz's mark of 12.03 from two years ago. Scherer broke the 200 and 400 records earlier in the season.

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