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Youngsville softball plays well in setback to Seneca

The Youngsville Eagles turned in a strong effort in a 14-8 setback to Seneca on Thursday.

YHS pounded out six extra-base hits, led by Sam Wilhelm (two doubles), Kamryn Weissinger (triple), Jena Wilson (triple), Erin Dunn (double) and Cassie Dalrymple (double).

“The girls played really hard,” said Youngsville coach Scott Ishman. “Tonight was a really good game for them.

Dunn was on the mound for the Eagles and struck out nine.

“She did a very good job on the mound tonight,” Ishman said. “The girls plaeyd very well and very hard. They are getting better every game.”

Youngsville returns to action on Monday, hosting Saegertown.

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ROCKY GROVE 17,

EISENHOWER 7

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Eisenhower’s bats were alive on Thursday against Rocky Grove, but one bad inning led to a victory for the host Orioles.

RG scored 11 runs in the third inning en route to an 17-7, 5-inning triumph.

“The girls played well tonight, just one bad inning,” said Eisenhower assistant coach Amber Fox.

The Lady Knights did all their damage in the second and fifth innings. Lexi Head had three hits and a pair or RBIs, while Shelby Kuzminski had two hits and a run scored and Maddie Fetzeck and Brittany Smith a run scored and RBI each.

Each team had nine hits.

Alexis Courtney was on the mound for Eisenhower, and pitched well, according to Fox.

“The girls started to be selective at the plate and got on base more because they were swinging at better pitches,” Fox said.

Eisenhower returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Iroquois.

“The girls are working hard and continue to improve,” Fox said.

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EISENHOWER (7)

Pascuzzi 3-1-0-1, Fetzeck 1-1-1-1, Head 3-0-3-2, Courtney 3-0-0-0, Mohney 3-0-1-0, Tower 2-1-1-0, Kellogg 0-1-0-0, Kuzminski 2-1-2-0, Olson 1-0-0-0, Sydlik 1-1-0-0, Smith 3-1-1-1

ROCKY GROVE (17)

Peterson 4-3-3-4 (HR), Gordon 3-3-1-0, Winslow 4-4-4-4 (2B, 3B), McMullan 3-0-0-0, Stevenson 2-1-0-0, Knox 2-1-1-0, Chambers 1-0-0-1, Tolen 1-1-0-0, S. Taylor 1-0-0-0, T. Taylor 3-2-0-0, Baker 1-2-0-0

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KANE 18,

SHEFFIELD 7, 6 INNINGS

KANE, Pa. – Sheffield softball tried to rally back from an early 13-2 deficit, but a 4-run sixth gave Kane an 18-7 win Thursday.

The Wolves scored four runs in each of the first two innings, then five more in the third to build their lead. The Wolverines used a 4-run fifth to trim the lead to 13-7, but Kane pushed the deciding run across with two outs in the sixth.

“We started slow on offense, made some defensive mistakes early and left several runners on base,” Sheffield coach Mike Grubbs said. “The bats came alive in the fourth and fifth innings and we became aggressive on defense.”

Sheffield jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first. Jerika Dexter walked and Allison Schmader singled to start the inning. Marissa Grubbs followed with a 2-run triple for the game’s first runs. The Wolverines were unable to get Grubbs across the plate.

Kane answered quickly with four runs in the first and another four-spot in the second. A 5-run third staked the Wolves to a 13-2 lead.

Tori Childress scored a run in the fourth, and the Wolves answered with a run in the home half.

Schmader drew a one-out walk to start the fifth and Grubbs, Ashley Frederick and Childress followed with singles to get the offense rolling. Alyssa Dunham walked in a run and, one out later, Shianne Patterson and Theresa Schall drew consecutive walks to cut the lead to 14-7.

Kane got the leadoff runner aboard in the sixth, but Grubbs got a fly out and strikeout and looked like the Wolverines might escape unscathed. Four consecutive hits ended the game via the 10-run rule.

Grubbs had three hits and a pair of RBI to lead the Wolverine offense. Childress had two hits and drove in a run.

“The team is really coming along and the girls are playing well together,” coach Grubbs said.

The Wolverines host Johnsonburg Tuesday.

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