KC softball wins slugfest
Lyrik Reed and Addison Burrows both had five of Karns City’s 27 hits as the Gremlins out-lasted Redbank Valley, 15-14, in softball play at Diehl Stadium on Thursday.
With the game knotted at 14 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jada Polczynski’s two-out single scored Jess Rodgers with the winning run.
Jessica Dunn doubled twice and homered while driving in five runs for the Gremlins (2-2).
Quinn White went 5-for-5 for Redbank, doubling three times and hitting a home run.
Redbank Valley 013 224 2 — 14 17 0
Karns City 143 051 1 — 15 27 2
WP: Addison Burrows 7 IP (4K, 8BB). LP: Mackenzie Foringer 6.2 IP (5K, 6BB).
Redbank Valley: Mackenzie Foringer 1B 2B 2RBI, Quinn White 1B 3-2B HR 5R 3RBI, Braylee Yeaney 1B 2B R 2RBI
Karns City: Lyrik Reed 4-1B 2B 3R RBI, Addison Burrows 4-1B 2B 4R 3RBI, Jessica Dunn 2-2B HR 2R 5RBI, Jada Polczynski 4-1B R 2RBI, Emily Sherman 3-1B R
A-C Valley/Union 13, Kane 3 — Emerson Stevens singled twice, doubled, scored two runs and drove in four as A-C Valley/Union thumped the Wolves in a five-inning game played Thursday at Heindl Field in DuBois.
Bella Ielase had three hits, doubling twice, scored twice and collected two RBI.
The team’s 16-hit onslaught also included two hits from Rylan Strauser and Maddy Dehart.
Kane 012 xx x — 3 5 5
ACV/Union 262 21x x — 13 16 3
WP: Mackenzie Parks 5 IP (6K, 1BB). LP: Alexa Olmstead 4.2 IP (2K, 1BB).
Kane: Elizabeth Yasurek 2-1B R 2RBI
A-C Valley/Union: Rylan Strauser 1B 3B 2R RBI, Maddy Dehart 1B 2B R 2RBI, Bella Ielase 1B 2-2B 2R 2RBI, Emerson Stevens 2-1B 2B 2R 4RBI
Kiski Area 4, Knoch 3 — The Cavaliers topped the Knights on a walk-off,
Lindsay Edwards, Madi Gardner and Sylvia Luffy each had multiple hits while Edwards and Lizzie Danik each drove in a run.
Luffy allowed just two earned runs in defeat.
Freeport 16, Karns City 6 — Abby DeJidas had three hits, including a double, to go with three RBI to lead the Yellowjackets to victory on Wednesday.
Jayden Rezak added three singles and three runs batted in and Reese Selker doubled twice and drove in one to aid the win.
Sydney Selker and DeJidas combined to strike out 10 batters in the circle.
Addison Burrows tallied 12 strikeouts for the Gremlins.
Track and Field
Sophia Bonetto won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs and also helped the 4x800 relay team to victory as Karns City’s girls downed Keystone, 84-43, in a meet shortened by weather on Wednesday.
Chloe Fritch finished first in both hurdle events while McKenna Martin captured the 100 and 200 dashes.
Mars’ Josh Dunham
Butler 3, North Hills 2 — Ben Busler and Jackson Morgus both won in singles play as did the duo of Thomas Sheptak/Wyatt Morgus at No. 1 doubles as the Golden Tornado won this match Wednesday.
Butler 3, North Hills 2
Singles: 1-Josh Kim (NH) def. Andrew Bocci 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; 2-Ben Busler (B) def. Lukas Clement 6-2, 6-0; 3-Jackson Morgus (B) def. Joey Saad 6-2, 6-2
Doubles: 1-Thomas Sheptak/Wyatt Morgus (B) def. Gavin Shoemaker/Hayden Vollbrecht 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; 2-Othmane Eljoufri/Riley Farrar (NH) def. Ryan Conaway/Patryk Lyon 6-1, 6-4
Mars swept Plum by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-22. No other details were provided.