DUBOIS – Freshman Sami Jo Kirk turned in an auspicious pitching debut and DuBois broke up a tight District 9 Northern Allegany League Big School Division scrap with 11 runs in the fourth inning to pin a 12-0 loss on Clearfield in scholastic softball action at the Highland Park Elementary School Field Thursday.
Kirk limited the Lady Bisons to two hits while striking out six and walking one in the District 9 Northern Allegany League Big School Division opener for both teams.
The game, which also counted in the Central Penn League, was halted after Clearfield (0-2) batted in the top of the fifth because of the Mercy Rule.
Janell Zalno doubled and Suzie Colesar singled for the only Lady Bison safeties.
DuBois, coming off an 11-5 non-league loss to District 6 Class AA power Philipsburg-Osceola a night earlier, got on the board in the lower third when Kirsten Wilcox singled and Carly Wallock tripled.
The Lady Bisons turned a groundout into a double play when Wallock tried to score on third baseman Mia Keener’s throw to first. Colesar cut her down at the plate, Chantel Read applying the tag.
“Then the wheels came off,” Clearfield coach Bob Dixon said. “We didn’t do anything right in the fourth inning.”
The Lady Beavers did, mixing six of their nine hits off Andrea Butler with four walks, a hit batsman and three Lady Bison errors.
Wilcox was the big gun with a two-run homer and a two-run single.
Butler, who pitched seven innings against State College Wednesday, threw 73 pitches during the long DuBois rally.
“Andrea was really struggling and they hit some real shots,” Dixon said. “It wasn’t a good night.
The Lady Bisons are booked for three games in as many days next week.
They have a home D9NAL Big School Division game against Bradford sandwiched between trips to Hollidaysburg Wednesday and Altoona Friday for CPL contests.
See pictures of the game at: http://www.ladybisonsports.org/lbsSBall040110.html
CLEARFIELD — 0
Andrea Butler p 3000, Janell Zalno lf 2010, B.J. Bowman cf 2000, Suzie Colesar 1b 2010, Melinda Owens ss 1000, Mia Keener 3b 2000, Rachel Cordon 2b 2000, Chantel Read c 2000, Lindsey Samsel rf 2000. TOTALS: 18 0 2 0.
DUBOIS — 12
Kirsten Wilcox cf 3234, Carly Wallock lf 4121, Morgan Hanna 2b 3110, Lindsay Obremski c 1000, Kristina Torretti ph 0100, Kailyn Angelo ph 0100, Meghan Brown ss 2110, Morgan Marchiori 1b 2211, Sami Jo Kirk p 1200, Krista Tangren dp 1101, Ashley Whitehouse 3b (flex) 1011, Taylor Maholtz rf 2000, Danielle Malmgren rf 0000. TOTALS: 20 12 9 8.
Score by Innings
Clearfield 000 0 0 – 0 2 4
DuBois 001 (11)x – 12 9 1
Errors – Zalno 2, Colesar, Samsel; Brown. PB – Read 1; Obremski 1. DP- Clearfield (Keener, Colesar and Read). LOB – Clearfield 4; DuBois 5. 2B – Zalno; Wallock D. T -Wallock, Hanna. Wilcox HR. Sac – Brown. SB – Wilcox.
Clearfield – Butler 4 IP, 8 H, 12 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 3 K.
DuBois – Kirk 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
HB – Butler 1 (Tangren). WP – Butler 2; Kirk 1.
W – Kirk (1-0). L – Butler (0-2).