Softball

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 ...

Central top-seeded in baseball, softball

Central garnered top seeds in two sports as District 6 announced its playoff pairings for Class 3A, 2A and 1A in baseball, all six classes for softball and both classifications in boys volleyball on Friday afternoon. The Scarlet Dragons easily outdistanced seven other entries to nail down ...

Lady Lion softball team rolls past St. Marys

ST. MARYS — Montana Feathers knocked in three runs, while Alexa Young pitched a five-hitter to lead Altoona over host St. Marys, 10-1, in high school softball action on Friday. Kaitlyn Palazzi doubled, singled and drove in two runs for the Lady Lions, who also got a pair of RBIs from Alissa ...

Fasolo powers Lady Lions

Lindsey Fasolo smacked two homers that accounted for three runs in Altoona’s senior day 7-1 win over Hollidaysburg at Logan Elementary School field in high school softball on Wednesday. Caitlyn Palazzi, Montana Feathers, Alissa James, Alyson Adams and Fasolo each had two hits for Altoona. ...

Penn Cambria adds another ‘W’

CRESSON — Elizabeth Kleman drove in three runs to help Penn Cambria to a 5-3 win over Central Cambria in high school softball action on Tuesday. Mary Sral earned the win for Penn Cambria (18-2), striking out six while holding Central Cambria to just the three runs in the fourth inning. Lexi ...

Fasolo’s big game lifts Altoona to win over Huntingdon

Lindsey Fasolo registered three hits and drove in four runs to lead Altoona past Huntingdon, 6-1, at Logan Elementary in high school softball Monday afternoon. Alyson Adams tallied two hits, while winning pitcher Alexa Young had an RBI and struck eight for the Lady Lions. SCORE BY ...

High school softball: Glendale, Clearfield team up to help girl

IRVONA — The softball game between Glendale and Clearfield on Wednesday night was a high-scoring, entertaining contest, but the two schools made sure the night meant a whole lot more to a local girl in need. On “All in for Allison” night, Glendale and Clearfield raised $6,792 for Allison ...