Lady Bison Nipped 2-1 by Penns Valley

SPRING MILLS — Two Penns Valley runners sprinted to the plate on a two-out Clearfield miscue in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Lady Rams a 2-1 squeaker over the Lady Bison in Mountain League softball action Monday afternoon.

Prior to that play that left both teams 4-9 with 4-7 league records, the Lady Bison’s Rachel Hoffman had the upper hand in a dandy pitching duel with Harley Hess.

Hoffman had limited the Lady Rams to a pair of singles through five innings and was protecting a 1-0 lead when Ashley Struble singled and, with one out, Mikenna Lyons walked to threaten the shutout.

Clearfield kept the tying run at second by turning Elizabeth Brooks’ grounder into a force out at third base but couldn’t make the inning-ending play on an ensuing grounder.

Hoffman struck out five and walked two in the hard-luck loss.

Hess also fanned five but walked none and allowed six hits.

Singles by Devynn Ireland, Taylor Luzier and Sierra Jones produced the Lady Bison run that courtesy runner Justina Gaylor scored in the second inning.

Luzier was the only player with more than one hit.

Hoffman saw her 15-game hitting streak end with Hess retiring her three times.

Clearfield will go to Bradford Tuesday and host Brookville Wednesday in non-league make-up games.

CLEARFIELD — 7

Karlie Lewis cf 3000, Lauren Butler 2b 3010, Megan Vanderburgh ss 3010, Rachel Hoffman p 3000, Devynn Ireland c-3b 3110, Raleigh Redden rf 3000, Taylor Luzier dp 3020, Sierra Jones 3b-c 3011, Victoria Ireland 1b 2000, Molly Sartin lf (flex) 0000.  TOTALS: 26  1  6  1.

PENNS VALLEY — 2

Nikki Harbaugh c 3010, Megan Houser 2b 3000, Ashley Struble ss 3010, Mackenzie Ironside 3b 2010, Mikenna Lyons rf 2100, Elizabeth Brooks 1b 2100, Tangie Lyons cf 3000, Kaleigh Jones lf 3000, Cassidy Brown dp 2000, Harley Hess p (flex) 0000.  TOTALS: 23  2  3  0.

Score by Innings

Clearfield        010 000 0 – 1  6  3
Penns Valley   000 002 x – 2  3  0
E – Hoffman , V. Ireland 2. LOB – Clearfield 4; Penns Valley 6. 2B – Vanderburgh.

Pitching

Clearfield – Hoffman 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
Penns Valley – Hess 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
W – Hess. L – Hoffman (3-8).

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/24 @ Central 0 – 10 0 – 1
3/25 @ Central Mountain ppd. 0 – 1
3/27 @ Huntingdon 8 – 4 1 – 1
3/31 @ Central Mountain 1 – 12 1 – 2
4/01 BALD EAGLE AREA 2 – 7 1 – 3
4/04 BELLEFONTE ppd. 1 – 3
4/07 @ Tyrone ppd. 1 – 3
4/08 @ Tyrone ppd. 1 – 3
4/09 BELLEFONTE 4 – 5 1 – 4
4/10 PENNS VALLEY 7 – 6 2 – 4
4/14 BROOKVILLE ppd. 2 – 4
4/16 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA ppd. 2 – 4
4/17 CENTRAL 2 – 7 2 – 5
4/22 HUNTINGDON 1 – 7 2 – 6
4/23 @ Bradford ppd. 2 – 6
4/24 @ Bald Eagle Area 5 – 10 2 – 7
4/25 @ Bradford ppd. 2 – 7
4/28 @ Tyrone 11 – 1 3 – 7
4/29 @ Bellefonte ppd. 3 – 7
4/30 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA ppd. 3 – 7
5/01 PUNXSUTAWNEY 1 – 9 3 – 8
5/02 TYRONE 13 – 3 4 – 8
5/05 @ Penns Valley 1 – 2 4 – 9
5/06 @ Bradford    
5/07 BROOKVILLE    
5/08 @ Philipsburg-Osceola (DH)    
5/12 @ Bellefonte    
5/13 ALTOONA    
5/15 @ Hollidaysburg    
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