Lady Chucks’ Ace Too Tough for Lady Bison Again

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kylee Lingenfelter extended her dominance of Clearfield Area High School softball teams to three games with a four-hitter to give undefeated Punxsutawney an 8-1 victory in a non-league duel of, now, District 9 Class AAAA rivals at Harry Noerr Field Monday afternoon.

The junior right-hander had surrendered only three hits in posting shutouts when the Lady Chucks and Lady Bison met in Class AAA playoffs the last two years, 3-0 with 14 strikeouts in the 2015 semifinals and 1-0 with 13 strikeouts in the 2016 championship game.

The Lady Bison did end her scoreless streak with a first-inning run on an infield single by Erica Hanes, a double down the right field line by Brooke Cline and a passed ball.

Lingenfelter proceeded to whiff the next seven batters she faced and added pairs of strikeouts in the fifth and seventh frames.

Punxsy (4-0) quickly got even on Morgan VanLeer’s double and two wild pitches in the bottom of the first and got to Hanes for three hits and three runs in the second. VanLeer broke the tie with an RBI groundout before Alli Ishman and Tessa Winebark delivered run-scoring hits.

Abby Fedder pitched the final four innings for Clearfield (1-3), allowing four hits and three runs, two earned.

Mia Lingenfelter and pinch-hitter Mya Phillips closed out the scoring with back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth inning.

The Lady Bison will return to Mountain League action Tuesday with a home game against Bald Eagle Area.

CLEARFIELD — 1

Erica Hanes p-2b 3110, Kyra Mollura 3b 3000, Brooke Cline ss 3010, Aspen Bishop 3010, Abby Fedder dp-p 2000, Makayla Ross 1b 3000, Karly Rumsky cf 2010, Kate Lansberry ph 1000, Molly Sartin c 1000, Kirstin Norman ph 0000, Lindsay Hand rf 2000, Makeeli Redden 2b (flex) 0000. TOTALS: 23 1 4 0.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 8

Kylee Lingenfelter p 4000, Kylee Shoemaker ph 0000, Morgan VanLeer cf 5111, Grace Aikens 1b 2100, Alli Ishman 3b 3021, Tessa Winebark c 4011, Brayden Woodrow lf 2110, Jordyn Powell ph 1000, Kim Shoemaker rf 1000, Faith Donner ph 1000, Olivia Weaver dp 3210, Mia Lingenfelter 2b (flex) 1111, Toya Jones ss 1200, Mya Phillips ph 1011. TOTALS: 29 8 8 5.

Score by Innings

Clearfield           100  000 0 – 1  4  3
Punxsutawney  131  012  x – 8  8  0
E – Hanes, Mollura 2. PB – Winebark. LOB – Clearfield 3; Punxsutawney 12. 2B – Cline; VanLeer, Ishman, Weaver, M. Lingenfelter, Phillips. Sac – Fedder, Norman; Jones. SB – Ky. Shoemaker, Jones 2.

Pitching

Clearfield – Hanes 2+ IP (faced 1 batter in 2nd), 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K; Fedder 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.
Punxsutawney – K. Lingenfelter 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.
HB – Hanes 1 (Aikens). WP – Hanes 2, Fedder 4.
W – K. Lingenfelter. L – Hanes (0-1).

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/28 @ Central ppd. 0 – 0
3/29 @ Central 0 – 8 0 – 1
3/31 HUNTINGDON ppd. 0 – 1
4/03 BELLEFONTE 1 – 11 0 – 2
4/06 @ Tyrone ppd. 0 – 2
4/07 CURWENSVILLE ppd. 0 – 2
4/08 @ Tyrone 2 – 4 0 – 3
4/10 @ Punxsutawney 1 – 8 0 – 4
4/11 BALD EAGLE AREA
4/13 @ Penns Valley
4/18 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
4/20 CENTRAL
4/24 HUNTINGDON
4/25 @ Huntingdon
4/28 @ Bellefonte
4/29 CURWENSVILLE
5/01 TYRONE
5/03 @ Glendale
5/04 @ Bald Eagle Area
5/09 PENNS VALLEY
5/11 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
5/15 HOLLIDAYSBURG
5/16 @ Altoona
5/18 BRADFORD
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