Lady Bearcats Hold Off Lady Bison 7-6

HYDE — The Clearfield Area High School softball team outhit Huntingdon 10-6 and Abby Fedder turned in her best pitching performance of the season, but the Lady Bison failed to break into the win column Monday because of eight errors and having two runners thrown out at the plate.

Four unearned runs enabled the Lady Bearcats to escape with a 7-6 Mountain League victory at the Bison Sports Complex when right fielder Natalee Shingler cut down courtesy runner Maddie Lewis trying to score the tying run on Lindsay Hand’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Hand’s bases-loaded hit had driven in Makeeli Redden, running for Makayla Ross after she was hit by a pitch.

Aspen Bishop’s RBI single gave Clearfield (0-9, 0-8 ML) a brief 1-0 lead after one inning, but Huntingdon opened a 6-1 lead over the next three at-bats, with only two of the runs earned.

Singles by Destiny Biemesderfer and Shingler, an RBI groundout by Gabby Brown and a Lady Bison misplay had the Lady Bearcats on top 2-1 in the second.

Hannah Heintzelman tripled to right center and scored on an error in the third.

Huntingdon’s run total doubled on Leah Miller’s homer to deep left field with two aboard in the top of the fourth.

The Lady Bison drew close, 6-5, with a four-spot in the bottom of the inning as Erica Hanes and Brooke Cline, who extended her hitting streak to nine games, came through with two-run singles. Fedder’s single, Kate Lansberry’s double and a hit batsman had loaded the bases.

Heintzelman belted a solo homer over the fence in left center in the sixth inning for what proved to be the deciding run that made Catherine Miller the winning hurler. She struck out seven and walked five while giving up six earned runs.

Fedder had better stats, spinning a six-hitter with seven strikeouts, two walks and just three earned runs allowed in Clearfield’s first complete game of the season.

Cline, Fedder and Hand had two singles apiece for the Lady Bison, who travel to Huntingdon Tuesday.

Mountain League standings – Philipsburg-Osceola 6-1, Bellefonte 6-1, Central 6-1, Bald Eagle Area 4-3, Huntingdon 4-3, Penns Valley 2-5, Tyrone 1-7, Clearfield 0-8.

HUNTINGDON — 7

Kylie Shea ss 4000, Hannah Heintzelman 3b 3321, Leah Reed c 3113, Catherine Miller p 4000, Lauren Heintzelman cr 0000, Destiny Biemesderfer 1b 4120, Natalee Shingler rf 4110, Gabby Brown 2b 4001, Emily MacDonald dp 4000, Olivia Himes cf 4100, Alyssa Ronk lf (flex) 0000. TOTALS: 34 6 7 5.

CLEARFIELD — 6

Eric Hanes 2b 2112, Kyra Mollura c 2100, Brooke Cline ss 4022, Aspen Bishop lf 4011, Makayla Ross 1b 3010, Makeeli Redden pr 0100, Abby Fedder p 4120, Kate Lansberry dp 3110, Karly Rumsky cf 3100, Lindsay Hand rf 4021, Kirstin Norman 3b (flex) 0000, Molly Sartin 3b (flex) 0000. TOTALS: 29 6 10 6.

Score by Innings

Huntingdon   021  301  0 – 7   6  2
Clearfield      100  400  1 – 6  10  8
E – Shea, Biemesderfer; Hanes, Cline 2, Ross, Norman, Sartin 3. LOB – Huntingdon 8; Clearfield 9. 2B – Lansberry. 3B – H. Heintzelman, Reed. SB – H. Heintzelman, Himes; Hanes, Cline. CS – L. Heintzelman (by Mollura).

Pitching

Huntingdon – Miller 7 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 7 K.
Clearfield – Fedder 7 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
HB – Miller 2 (Ross, Rumsky). WP – Miller 1; Fedder 5.
W – Miller. L – Fedder (0-8).

Lady Tide 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 5 – 8 0 – 5
4/13 @ Penns Valley 4 – 11 0 – 6
4/18 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 2 – 12 0 – 7
4/20 CENTRAL 4 – 17 0 – 8
4/24 HUNTINGDON 6 – 7 0 – 9
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
Parks Pit Report: Food City 500
Bison Held to Three Singles in 5-2 Loss to Beacrcats

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