ERIE, Pa. – Hayley Dever’s 2-run single in the eighth inning was the walk-off winner in Villa Maria’s 3-2 win over Warren.
(Warren pitcher Kelsey Stuart throws a pitch during a game at Villa Maria Tuesday.)
With one out in the eighth, Warren thought it had picked off a Villa runner at third. The runner was ruled safe, and the call upheld on appeal. Dragons pitcher Kelsey Stuart struck out the next batter, but Dever stepped in next and hit the game-winner to right center.
The teams were tied at 1-1 after seven. Rylie Yeager led off Warren’s half of the eighth with a single. Yeager advanced to third on a sac bunt then scored when the throw to third missed the mark, to put Warren ahead 2-1.
Maddie Hess struck out 15 Dragon batters in the win.
COCHRANTON 17, EISENHOWER 1, 5 innings
RUSSELL, Pa. – Cochranton had seven players collect multiple hits in a 17-1, 5-inning win over Eisenhower.
Megan Heim hit a 3-run home run in the first inning and collected three hits. Carly Richter had four hits and a pair of RBI.
Jaylin McGill also homered for the Cardinals and drove in a team-high four runs.
The Cardinals scored four runs in each of the first two innings and six in the fourth.
Josealinn Vittorio had three hits, Katie Ewing two hits, two RBIs, and a double, and Kaylin Rose two hits, including a triple and two runs scored.
Taytum Jackson got the pitching victory, allowing just four hits and striking out four.
Julia Gesing had two hits and an RBI for Eisenhower, while Phoebe Tower had a hit and a run scored.
UNION CITY 25, YOUNGSVILLE 0, 3 innings
YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Abby Tingley and Eliza Reynolds both hit home runs as Union City beat Youngsville, 25-0.
Tingley was also the winning pitcher, tossing three perfect innings with seven strikeouts.
Tingley had three hits, while Jordan Brozell, Julie Burger, Sophia Messenger, Cyaira Zielinski, and Reynolds all had two each.
Brozell and Reynolds both drove in four runs and Messenger three, while Bruger belted two doubles.