Hyde —- After all the one-run ball games the Lady Bisons played this year, unfortunately losing most of those, an \”easy\” game was what was needed to close out the season and get the momentum going for the upcoming playoffs. It\’s exactly what they got.
The Lady Bisons made short work of the Johnsonburg Lady Rams by invoking the 10-run \”mercy rule\” during the 5th inning.
The Bisons scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the first inning, as Nikki Collins doubled in Alanna Luzier and Mallory Janocko, who had both singled.
Starting pitcher Toni Brubaker, now 4-1 on the season, would allow one run, unearned, for the game. She also gave up only one walk, while striking out eight.
The Lady Bisons also tallied 2 runs in the 3rd inning, again highlighted by a double by Collins.
The score was 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 5th, as Johnsonburg scored their single, unearned run in the top of the 5th.
It was at that time that the Lady Bison bats really came to life. Six hits and two errors plated seven runs to set the final at 11-1.
The Lady Bisons must now wait until May 30 to play again. At that time they will square off with the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks in the D9 AAA finals. The winner will move on to the PIAA state playoffs. The two teams split during the regular sesaon – each winning on their home field.
Clearfield – 11
Alanna Luzier 2B 2220, Carrie Harbold 2B 2000, Mallory Janocko CF 4132, Nikki Collins SS 3233, Julie Colesar RF 2001, Amanda Rowles RF 1110, Brittany Pataky 1B 3110, Kenzie McGovern C 1000, Ashley Lias C 1112, Sarah Kovalick LF 2101, Courtney Morgan 3B 2000, Megan Butler 3B 1100, Toni Brubaker P 3111 Totals 27 11 12 10
Johnsonburg – 1
Ellie Kocjancic 2B 3000, Bobbi Pritt SS 2010, Becca Myers CF 2000, Abby Grunney C 2000, Brandee Zimmerman P 2110, Kadie Zilkofski 1B 1000, Miranda Hoyt LF 2000, Whitney Barber 3B 2010, Laura McAlee RF 2000 Totals 18 1 3 0
Clearfield Brubaker 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Johnsonburg Zimmerman 5 IP, 12 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
WP – Brubaker (4-1) LP – Zimmerman