Lady Tide Softball Set to Battle Kane In District-9 “AA” Playoffs

CURWENSVILLE – Once again the Curwensville Lady Tide softball team is poised to make a run at a another District 9 softball title with its 16th straight trip to the post season under head coach Allen Leigey.

In fact of the 18 years that Leigey has been at the helm the Lady Tide have been a playoff team for 17 of those seasons.

Curwensville has two PIAA Class “A” titles, one in 2007 and the other in 2009 along with three District-9 championships. The Lady Tide won the “A” titles in 2007 and 2009, and a “AA” crown in 2013.

Still in the “AA“ classification Curwensville enters this years tournament as the number four seed with a
13-7 record that includes a forfeit from DuBois Central Catholic. The Lady Cardinals beat the Lady Tide 16-1 in the first game of the season but later had to forfeit several games due to the use of an ineligible player.

The Lady Tide will host the number five seeded Kane Lady Wolves, 7-6 on the year, on Monday at 4 pm at Riverside Stadium in Curwensville in quarterfinal action.

Monday’s winner will travel to the number one seed on Wednesday to face Redbank Valley (10-5), who received a bye into the semifinals. That game is also schedule to start at 4 pm.

Also, on Monday at 4 pm, Moniteau (7-12), seeded sixth, travels to Cranberry (10-5) in the quarterfinals.

In last season’s District playoffs Moniteau defeated Curwensville 7-3 in first round action.

The number two seed, Johnsonburg (11-6), also received a bye to advance to the semi-finals against the winner of the Moniteau – Cranberry battle. That semifinal contest will also be played on Wednesday at 4 pm on the Ramettes home field..

Heindl Field in DuBois will be the site of the championship game on Thursday, May 30, at 4 pm.

The Lady Tide have already beaten Kane twice this season, 15-0 at home and then 11-8 on the road.

In the 15-0 win the Lady Tide only had to play three innings as the 15-run mercy rule came into effect. However, on May 7 at Kane, Curwensville had to rally in the later innings to pull out the victory. Kane had a one run edge, 7-6, after four innings before the Lady Tide rallied with four tallies in the top of the fifth inning and one more run in the seventh to pull out that 11-8 win.

Listen to the Curwensville-Kane quarterfinal game on WOKW-FM, 102.9, starting with the pre-game show at 3:50 pm.

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/22 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC ppd. 0 – 0
3/26 @ DuBois Central Catholic 1 – 16 0 – 1
3/28 @ Brockway 12 – 1 1 – 1
4/02 @ Clearfield 1 – 9 1 – 2
4/05 WEST BRANCH ppd. 1 – 2
4/08 @ Elk County Catholic 12 – 5 2 – 2
4/10 KANE 15 – 0 3 – 2
4/12 @ Glendale ppd. 3 – 2
4/16 SHEFFIELD 18 – 0 4 – 2
4/16 SHEFFIELD 30 – 0 5 – 2
4/18 JOHNSONBURG 10 – 9 6 – 2
4/23 DUBOIS CENTRAL CATH. ppd. 6 – 2
4/25 BROCKWAY 15 – 0 7 – 2
4/27 NORTH STAR 14 – 2 8 – 2
4/27 NORTH STAR 9 – 5 9 – 2
4/29 PURCHASE LINE 15 – 0 10 – 2
4/30 (forfeit awarded from 3/26) xxx 11 – 1
4/30 DUBOIS CENTRAL CATH. 2 – 12 11 – 2
5/01 @ Glendale 3 – 13 11 – 3
5/03 MO VALLEY 4 – 10 11 – 4
5/06 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 8 – 10 11 – 5
5/07 @ Kane 11 – 8 12 – 5
5/09 WEST BRANCH 0 – 10 12 – 6
5/13 HARMONY ppd. 12 – 6
5/14 HARMONY 11 – 1 13 – 6
5/15 @ Johnsonburg 1 – 11 13 – 7
5/20 District 9 AA Playoffs
5/20 KANE

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