Softball: Wildcats Rebound From Loss To DuBois With Big Win At Keystone

The Central Clarion Wildcats came back from a loss 15-2 (4 inning) loss to the homestanding DuBois Beavers at Heindl Field on Monday (April 22nd), with an 18-1(4 inning) win over the Keystone Panthers at Knox, on Tuesday (April 23rd).

Central Clarion at DuBois

The Beavers opened the scoring with a two runs in the bottom of the first. The Wildcats cut the lead in half, 2-1 DuBois, with a run in the top of the second, but the Beavers took a 7-1 lead with five runs in their half of the inning.

Neither team scored in the third. Central made it 7-2 DuBois with a run in the fourth, but eight DuBois runs in the bottom ended the game, setting the final.

Jenna Dunn had a double and scored a run for the Wildcats. Sam Simpson singled and scored a run. Jesalyn and Alicyn Burford each singled and scored a run, while Emiliegh Mahle also had a hit.

Central Clarion at Keystone

The Wildcats’ bats came out big time in the win against the Panthers, as they collected 18 hits in the 15-1 victory. Central Clarion scored eight runs in the top of the first, two in the second and eight in the fourth. The Panthers scored their run in the bottom of the fourth.

Ten Wildcats had hits, with four players hitting for extra bases.

Abby Knapp-Greeley homered and singled, scored 3 times and drove in a run, while Jenna Dunn tripled, drove in 4 runs and scored once. Emeliegh Mahle and Jesalyn Girt each doubled, drove in 2 runs and scored twice. Sam Simpson doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored twice.

Alexa Kitchen had 2 singles, scored a pair of runs and drove in two runners. Kaylee Smith singled, scored 3 times and drove in a run. Alyssa Wiant had 2 hits, 4 RBIs and one run scored, Alicyn Burford singled, drove in a pair of runs and scored once and JJ Wilson singled.

Dunn went all four innings in the circle, giving up just one hit and one unearned run. She struck out three and walked three.

Wildcats head coach, Joe Lopez had this to say, “The bats came alive tonight. The girls trusted their approach at the plate and drove balls hard. It was a great offensive day.”

(Keep it going, Wildcats!!!!)