Lady Tigers softball score late to beat rivals

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pinch hitter Madison Alexy singled, got to second, and then scored after another pinch hitter Kayden Weyandt’s hit, and an error, as Hollidaysburg got a walk-off, 5-4, win over Altoona in high school softball Monday.

Madison McLanahan and Olivia Vincent each had two hits for the Lady Tigers, who improved to 6-9. Winning pitcher Maria Malone struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Abby Smearman homered for Altoona, which led, 4-3, going into the bottom of the sixth. Teammate Alana Cunningham had two hits, including a double.


Altoona 000 013 0–4 6 1

Hollidaysburg 001 201 1–5 9 2

2B–Cunningham (A); Shay (H). HR–Smearman (H). Multiple hits–Vincent 2, McLanahan 2 (H); Cunningham 2, Steinbugl 2 (A). WP–Malone. LP–Zimmerer. SO–Malone 3 (H); Zimmerer 4 (A). BB–Zimmerer 5 (A).

Records: Hollidaysburg (6-9).

Heights cruises

JOHNSTOWN — Lexi Griak tripled and singled and drove in five runs to lead Cambria Heights past Johnstown, 11-2.

Winning pitcher Jenna Serafin struck out five and doubled for the Lady Highlanders, who improved to 12-1.

Johnstown, which fell to 1-7, gave up seven runs in the top of the seventh.


C. Heights 112 000 7–11 12 1

Johnstown 001 100 0– 2 7 3

2B–J. Serafin (CH). 3B–Storm, Griak (CH). HR–Felosky (J). Multiple hits–Carr 2, Albhorn 2 (J); Storm 2, Griak 2, Bender 2, Serafin 2 (CH). RBI–Felosky, Albhorn (J); Jones, Westrick 2, Griak 5, Stockley, Serafin, White (CH). WP–Serafin. LP–Szczur. SO–J. Serafin 5, Jones 6 (CH); Szczur 1 (J). BB–Szczur 6 (J); Serafin 1, Jones 1 (CH).

Records: Cambria Heights (12-1); Johnstown (1-7).

C-K triumphs

CLAYSBURG — Emily Cavender homered and tripled to help Claysburg-Kimmel top Penns Valley, 6-3, in a non-league game.

Haileigh Reed also homered for the Lady Bulldogs and drove in two runs.


Penns Valley 102 000 0–3 8

Claysburg-Kimmel 100 140 X–6 10

2B–Walter (CK); O’Brien (PV). 3B–E. Cavender, Claar (CK). HR–E. Cavender, Reed (CK); Anderson (PV). Multiple hits–E. Cavender 2, Walter 2 (CK); O’Brien 2, Anderson 2, Coursen 2 (PV). RBI–E. Cavender, H. Cavender, Walter, Reed 2, Walters (CK); Anderson 2, Dinges (PV). WP–Bushore. LP–Dinges. SO–Bushore 5 (CK); Dinges 6, Bumgardner 2 (PV). BB–Bushore 2 (CK).

Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (9-3).

Portage triumphs

PORTAGE — Winning pitcher Lauren Shaffer had three hits, including a double, and Paige Phillips drove in four runs and homered as Portage defeated Penn Cambria, 10-4.

Lilly Sheehan had two hits, including a double, for the Lady Panthers.


Penn Cambria 100 201 0– 4 5 4

Portage 010 203 4–10 12 3

2B–Shaffer, Castel, Chobany (P); L. Sheehan (PC). HR–P. Phillips (P); A. Galovich (PC). Multiple hits–Shaffer 3, Karalfa 3, P. Phillips 2 (P); L. Sheehan 2 (PC). RBI–P. Phillips 4, Koban 2, Chobany 2, Castel, Shaffer (P); A. Galovich (PC). WP–Shaffer. LP–M. Cavalet. SO–Shaffer 3 Swank 3 (P); M. Cavalet 2, P. Wagner 3 (PC). BB–Shaffer 1 (P); M. Cavalet 2, P. Wagner 2 (PC).

Records: Portage (13-3); Penn Cambria (4-8).


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