Softball

Glendale cruises into title game

By Brad O’Hara For the Mirror FLINTON — The Glendale Lady Vikings came out swinging as they took out Homer-Center in five innings, 10-0, on Thursday to punch their ticket into the District 6 1A championship game that will be held at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Softball Park. The game ...

Peck powers Lady Mounties into 3A final

PHILIPSBURG — In her three previous seasons as a starter for the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team, Maggie Peck hit 10 home runs. That’s not bad power production, but the senior’s previous power numbers are dwarfed in comparison to the power she’s been displaying this season. Peck ...

Reffner, Martin on first team

EVERETT — League champion Everett placed two players on the Sideling Hill League first-team all-star softball list. First baseman Sydney Reffner and pitcher Jacie Martin were the Lady Warriors voted to the first team. Infielder Brooke Colledge was an honorable mention selection. Chestnut ...

Lady Colts ousted

MOUNT UNION — Mistakes led to two big innings as the Northern Cambria softball team fell to Mount Union, 10-0, on Thursday in five innings in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals. “It stings. It’s hard to have a season like that and come out and lay an egg defensively,” Northern ...

Big sixth inning costly in Lady Titans’ setback

SHANKSVILLE — The Tussey Mountain girls softball team played flawlessly in the field Wednesday against Shanksville-Stonycreek in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals. However, the Lady Titans committed two costly miscues in a 5-2 loss. A catcher’s interference call on the Titans led to ...

Diehl’s big day helps Ridge overtake Everett

EVERETT — The last time Chestnut Ridge faced Everett on the softball diamond, Ridge’s Kayla Diehl was 0-for-4 at the plate. Diehl more than redeemed herself in a rematch on Tuesday. The Lady Lions’ sophomore pitcher went 4-for-5 with four RBIs — hitting a go-ahead home run in the ...

Reese sparks Lady Panthers to one of program’s best wins

CRESSON — Sophomore pitcher Casey Reese led the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers on the mound and at the plate to what their coach called one of the biggest wins in the program’s history Monday afternoon against Bald Eagle Area in the District 6 Class 3A quarterfinals. “(The win) is up there ...

Harris’ pitching, hitting key Lady Mounties to easy victory

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kam Harris fired a no-hitter and clubbed a walk-off two-run homer to lead the Lady Mounties to a 10-0 win over West Shamokin Monday afternoon at Curtis Park. The District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal lasted just six innings due to the 10-run mercy ...

Lady Highlanders fail to capitalize

LIGONIER — Cambria Heights’ District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game against Ligonier Valley was all about chances. The ones the Lady Highlanders didn’t capitalize on, and the ones the Lady Rams did. Cambria Heights, the No. 5 seed, had nine hits — one more than No. 4 Ligonier ...

Krug’s walk-off wins it for Colts

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Natalie Krug’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Northern Cambria to a 2-1 victory against Marion Center in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal softball playoff game on Monday night at the Northern Cambria South Complex. “I believed in my team ...

Lint shuts down Lady Devils

JOHNSTOWN — Bellwood-Antis saw its season come to an end on Monday evening, as Conemaugh Valley extended its season-long unbeaten streak to 19 games. Senior pitcher Melanie Lint dominated on the mound for the Lady Jays, striking out 11 batters on the way to a 9-1 victory in the District 6 ...

Veteran Lady Bulldogs too much for Damsels

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team spent a lot of practice time on putting the ball in play leading up to its District 6 Class 1A playoff opener. The extra work paid off as the Lady Bulldogs banged out 15 hits in an 11-1 mercy rule victory over ...

Huntingdon’s season comes to an end against Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — For three innings, Huntingdon pitcher Catherine Miller worked out of jam after jam, using a double play and a couple of pickoffs to keep Bellefonte at bay. But in the fourth inning of Monday’s District 6 Class 4A softball playoff game, the dam broke. Once the floodgates ...

Healthy Wolfe takes care of Lady Lions

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com State College sophomore right-handed pitcher Emma Wolfe got off to a slow start this softball season, missing nearly a month with mononeucleosis. Wolfe is completely healthy now, though, and she spent Monday afternoon keeping Altoona’s bats ...

Lady Tigers’ season ends in four innings

By Chris Wechtenhiser For the Mirror DuBOIS — The Hollidaysburg softball team saw a tough, emotional season come to an end Monday as the Lady Golden Tigers suffered a 19-4, 4-inning setback to DuBois in a District 6-9 Class 5A semifinal game. The meeting was the third of the season ...

Simmons pitches, hits Carroll to victory

Special to the Mirror EBENSBURG — Early offense, along with Emma Simmons in the pitcher’s circle proved to be a lethal combination for Bishop Carroll. The Lady Huskies scored five runs in the first inning while Simmons struck out 12 and went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as BC ...

Early deficit dooms Mustangs

By Carly Krouse For the Mirror HOMER CITY — Portage knew it faced a tough challenge Monday, but that task became even taller once the game got rolling. Homer-Center jumped on Portage early in an 8-1 victory over the Mustangs in a District 6 Class 1A softball quarterfinal-round ...

We CARE seeks teams for softball marathon

Event set for Aug. 11-13 at Blair County ballfields The We CARE Foundation, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has announced the 2017 We CARE Softball Marathon will be held on Aug. 11, 12 and 13. The We CARE Foundation is recruiting teams to play softball in support of ...

Miller leads B-A

TYRONE — Maddie Miller pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and three walks as Bellwood-Antis edged rival Tyrone, 1-0, in high school girls softball on Wednesday. The Lady Blue Devils got their only run in the top of the seventh on an RBI effort from Haley Schmidt, who plated Sarah ...

Tussey clips Williamsburg; Central prevails over Huntingdon

SAXTON — Faith Barnett pitched a five-hitter in helping Tussey Mountain to a 4-0 win over visiting Williamsburg in an interdivisional Inter-County Conference softball clash on Monday. The Lady Titans, now 10-7, got three hits and an RBI from Bailey Fields. Williamsburg got two hits from ...