Lady Tide Softball Splits with Clarion-Limestone To End Regular Season Play

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CLARION – On the final day of the regular season, the Curwensville Area High School softball team split a double-header with Clarion Limestone on Wednesday.  The Lady Tide suffered from one bad inning in the opening game for a 5-3 loss, but bounced back with a vengeance in game two, 13-1.

Curwensville (9-10) jumped to a 3-0 lead in game one by the third inning.  Bethany Carns singled home the first run in the second after Kealy Wassil reached on an error.  Two runs scored in the third inning when Megan McCartney doubled in Tierra Shope and Alaina Stiles, who both singled earlier.

However, that momentum slipped away in the fifth as the Lady Lions scored five runs on three hits.   Shope came inside too far on the frame’s first two batters and hit both to put them aboard.  Emilie Miller and Tabatha Switzer drove runs in on back-to-back doubles.  The inning continued with Emily Hawthorn singling, and an error on the infield that allowed the final run to score for the 5-3 advantage.

“We just gave the first one away in the fifth inning,” stated head coach Allen Leigey.  “Fortunately, we didn’t let the loss get to us and the girls bounced back in the second game.”

The Lady Tide did close the doors quickly on Clarion-Limestone in game two.  The Lady Lions managed just seven base runners in the nightcap, and one run in the third inning.

The difference in the second game came at the plate for Curwensville.  The Lady Tide tallied 17 hits among their 13 runs while striking out just three times.  Shope paced the Black and Gold with a 4-for-4 effort at the plate.  Stiles Wassil, Melanie Milliron and Riley Young collected two hits each in the win.

As the host team in the second contest, Curwensville actually trailed to start the bottom of the third inning, 1-0.  However, lead-off hitter Abby Dugo started the hit parade with a single that opened the flood gates for five runs in the inning.  The Lady Tide added eight runs in the bottom of the fourth on eight hits to end the game after the top of the fifth via the mercy rule.

Curwensville will now await the post-season schedule that will be posted this weekend.  It is likely that the Lady Tide will draw Redbank Valley in the single quarterfinal match-up to be played next week.

GAME 1 

CURWENSVILLE — 3

Abby Dugo ss 4010, Tierra Shope p 4120, Alaina Stiles c 4110, Nikki Harker 1b 3000, Megan McCartney lf 3012, Riley Young 2b 3000, Kealy Wassil DP 3100, Melanie Milliron rf 2010, Bethany Carns 3b 3021, Kaylee Harnett pr 0000, Hannah Dixon Flex/cf 0000, TOTALS – 29 AB 3 R 8 H 3 RBI.

CLARION-LIMESTONE — 5

Tabatha Switzer ss 3110, Emily Hawthorn c 4111, Brianna Speer cf 3010, Megan Kelley 1b 3000, Rachel Kiser p 3000, Alyssa Hummel lf 2000, Aaron 3b 1110, Justine McClaine rf 2100, Emilie Miller DP 3111, Ariel Rhoads Flex/2b 0000,  TOTALS – 24 AB 5 R 4 H 3 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Curwensvills  012 000 0 – 3 8 2

Clarion-Limestone 000 050 x – 5 4 2

ERRORS – Round, Dugo; Switzer 2.  LOB – Curwensville 6; Clarion-Limestone 6.  2B – McCartney; Speer. 3B – Dugo. SAC – Aaron.  SB - Shope 2, Stiles 2; Switzer, Paige Aaron.  PB – Stiles 2. HB – Milliron (Kiser); Aaron, McClaine (Shope). 

PITCHING

Curwensville –  Shope 6 IP 4 H 5 R 4 ER 2 BB 2 K 2 HB

Clarion-Limestone – Kiser 7 IP 8 H 3 R 2 ER 1 BB 5 K 1 HB

WP – Kiser.  LP – Shope (5-9).

GAME 2

CLARION-LIMESTONE — 1

Tabatha Switzer ss 3020, Emily Hawthorn c 1001, Brianna Speer cf 2000, Megan Kelley 1b 2000, Rachel Kiser p/2b 2010, Alyssa Hummel lf 2000, Paige Aaron 3b 2010, Justine McClaine rf 2100, Emilie Miller DP 2110, Ariel Rhoads Flex/2b 0000,  TOTALS – 18 AB 1 R 5 H 1 RBI.

CURWENSVILLE — 13

Abby Dugo ss 4210, Tierra Shope p 4141, Teghen Jacobson pr 0100, Alaina Stiles c 3221, Nikki Harker 1b 3011, Megan McCartney lf 3122, Bethany Carns 3b 3110, Kaylee Harnett 0100, Kealy Wassil DP 3121, Marissa Kuntz pr 0100, Melenie Milliron lf 3121, Riley Young 2b 3123, Hannah Dixon Flex/cf 0000, TOTALS – 29 AB 13 R 17 H 10 RBI.

SCORES BY INNINGS – R H E

Clarion-Limestone 001 00x x – 1 5 2

Curwensville  005 8xx x – 13 17 0

ERRORS – Switzer 2.  LOB – Clarion-Limestone 3; Curwensville 8. 2B – Stiles.  SB - Kiser, Miller; Shope.  SAC – Hawthorn; Harker.  PB – Hawthorn; Stiles.   

PITCHING

Clarion-Limestone –  Kiser 3.1 IP 14 H 11 R 11 ER 0 BB 3 K 1 HB

Miller 0.2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 0 K 0 HB

Curwensville – Shope 5 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 4 K 0 HB

WP – Shope (6-9).  LP -Kiser.

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 3 – 4 8 – 5
5/07 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5 – 10 8 – 6
5/08 DUBOIS CENTRAL 3 – 9 8 – 7
5/12 @ Brockway (DH) 2 – 8  /  3 – 7 8 – 9
5/14 @ Clarion-Limestone (DH) 3 – 5  /  13 – 1 9 – 10
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