Lady Tide Roll Over Kane In Double-Header Sweep

KANE – Doubling up due to a postponement, the Curwensville Area High School softball team gathered two wins on the road at Kane on Monday.  The Lady Tide blanked the Lady Wolves 10-0 in the first game and followed with an 11-1 win in game two.  Both games lasted six innings before the mercy rule was put into play.

In game one, Curwensville took advantage of a two-out error in the second inning to get on the scoreboard.  Second baseman Riley Young reached on the error that set the Tide in motion.  Four consecutive singles by Melanie Milliron, Megan McCartney, Hannah Dixon and Abby Dugo plated three runs in the frame to give the visitors the lead for good.

A triple by designated player Kealy Wassil was the big blow in the third inning to help post a 5-0 lead.  Curwensville ended the game by adding three runs in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth for the 10-0 victory.

“We finally dusted off the bats,” said Curwensville head coach Allen Leigey.  ”We slapped out 15 hits with eight starters contributing at least one hit to the cause.  That’s what I’ve been looking for all season.”

Seniors Tierra Shope and Melanie Milliron paced the Lady Tide with three hits each with classmate Wassil and Young, a sophomore, and freshman Hannah Dixon adding two hits each.

Junior Alaina Stiles belted out a double in the first game, but was just warming up for the nightcap.

Curwensville took the role as home team in game two and wasted no time getting on the board.  Stiles was hit by a pitch in the first inning and promptly stole second and third before scoring on a passed ball for a 1-0 start.

Megan McCartney was hit by a pitch with two outs in the second inning that sparked two-runs that would be enough to secure the win.  Dixon and Dugo singled to follow for one run with a wild pitch adding the second.  McCartney’s triple in the third high-lighted a four-run frame before Stiles took matters in her own hands.

Shope walked to lead off the fourth and Stiles plated two on a home run to right field for a 9-0 advantage.  The combination struck again in the fifth as Shope singled in front of a Stiles double.

“Alaina hit the ball well all day,” said Leigey.  ”The home run was a bomb that left no doubt when it left her bat.  Everyone hit the ball well tonight.”

Kane’s lone run of the day came in the top of the fifth with a walk, a single and a sacrifice bunt that plated the score.

The mercy rule was called in the sixth as a one out fielder’s choice was thrown to the right-center fence allowing Nikki Harker to score from second.

Shope pitched well in the twin-bill allowing just seven hits on the afternoon with 11 strikeouts and three free passes.  She also was 4-for-6 at the plate scoring four times.

In all, the Lady Tide belted out 26 hits in the two games with Stiles finishing at 3-for-6 with two doubles and the homer and driving in five runs.  Milliron and Dixon were also 4-for-6 on the day while Wassil and Young had three hits each.  Players with two hits included Dugo and McCartney while all nine starters hit safely at least once.

Curwensville will try to keep that hit parade rolling Tuesday on the road in Johnsonburg.  The Lady Tide defeated the Rammettes at home earlier this season 8-7.

GAME 1 

CURWENSVILLE — 10

Abby Dugo ss 4111, Tierra Shope p 4231, Jazmin Soult pr 0000, Alaina Stiles c 3012, Nikki Harker 1b 4000, Kaylie Harnett pr 0000, Kealy Wassil DP 4220, Teghan Jacobson pr 0000, Riley Young 2b 3121, Melanie Milliron rf 4131, Megan McCartney lf 2211, Hannah Dixon cf 3121, Jourdan Round Flex 3b 0000, TOTALS – 31 AB 10 R 15 H 8 RBI.

Kane — 0

Emily Truden lf 3010, Daria Huckabone cf 3000, C. Wheatley 3b 2000, Ashley Swanson 1b 3030, Ashley Jordan ss 3000, Kiley Kinney c 1000, Stanisch ph 1000, S. Tunall rf 3010, B. Swanson DP 2000, M. Endinger Flex/p 0000,  TOTALS –  24 AB 0 R 5 H 0 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Curwensville  032 311 x – 10 15 3

Kane  000 000 x – 0 5 2

ERRORS – Shope , Stiles, Round; Jordan, Wheatley.  LOB – Curwensville 8; Kane 8.  2B - Stiles.  3B – Wassil. SAC - Stiles.  SB - Dugo, McCartney 2, Dixon 2; Truden. DP – Curwensville.   

PITCHING

Curwensville -  Shope 6 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K 0 HB

Kane -  Endinger 6 IP 15 H 10 R 07 ER 4 BB 0 K 0 HB

WP – Shope 4-4.  LP -Endinger.

GAME 2

KANE — 1

Kiley Kinney lf 3000, Emily Truden 2b 3000, Daria Huckabone cf 3010, Ashley Swanson DP 3000, Cheyenne Wheatley 3b 2000, A. Jordan ss 1100, S. Tunall 1b 2010, A. Reynolds rf 1000, Stanisch c 1001, B. Swanson Flex/p 0000,  TOTALS –  19 AB 1 R 2 H 1 RBI.

CURWENSVILLE — 11

Abby Dugo ss 4011, Tierra Shope p 2210, Alaina Stiles c 3223, Nikki Harker 1b 2110, Kealy Wassil DP 3110, Kaylie Harnett ph 1000,  Riley Young lf 4110, Melanie Milliron rf 2111, Cameron Richards ph 0000, Megan McCartney lf 1210, Jazmin Soult ph 1000, Hannah Dixon cf 3120, Bethany Carns Flex 3b 0000, TOTALS – 26 AB 11 R 11 H 5 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Kane  000 010 x – 1 2 1

Curwensville  124 211 x – 11 11 0

ERRORS – Truden.  LOB – Kane 3; Curwensville 7.  2B - Stiles.  3B – McCartney; Huckabone. HR – Stiles.  SAC – Stanisch.  SB - Dugo 2, Shope, Stiles 2, Harker, Young, Richards, McCartney, Dixon 2.  HB – Stiles, McCartney (B. Swanson). 

PITCHING

Kane -  B. Swanson 6 IP 11 H 11 R 7 ER 4 BB 2 K 2 HB

Curwensville -  Shope 6 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 6 K 0 HB

WP – Shope 5-4.  LP – B. Swanson.

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/24 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 0 – 0
3/26 DUBOIS CENTRAL ppd. 0 – 0
3/31 BROOKVILLE 9 – 8 1 – 0
4/02 @ Sheffield (DH) ppd. 1 – 0
4/04 HARMONY ppd. 1 – 0
4/07 KANE ppd. 1 – 0
4/09 @ Elk County Catholic 6 – 7 (8 inn) 1 – 1
4/11 @ West Branch ppd. 1 – 1
4/14 BROCKWAY susp. 1 – 1
4/15 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 1 – 1
4/16 @ West Branch 2 – 7 1 – 2
4/17 @ Harmony 11 – 1 2 – 2
4/21 @ Mo Valley 5 – 6 2 – 3
4/23 JOHNSONBURG 8 – 7 3 – 3
4/24 @ Sheffield (DH) 13 – 1 4 – 3
4/24 @ Sheffield 10 – 1 5 – 3
4/28 @ DuBois Central 1 – 9 5 – 4
4/29 @ Johnsonburg ppd. 5 – 4
4/30 CLARION-LIMESTONE ppd. 5 – 4
5/01 GLENDALE ppd. 5 – 4
5/03 REDBANK VALLEY cancelled 5 – 4
5/03 GLENDALE 4 – 1 6 – 4
5/05 @ Kane 10 – 0 7 – 4
5/05 @ Kane 11 – 1 8 – 4
5/06 @ Johnsonburg
5/07 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC
5/08 DUBOIS CENTRAL
5/12 @ Brockway (DH)
5/14 @ Clarion-Limestone (DH)
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