HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Stingers' pair teams up to fire one-hit shutout
Marion Center piled up 10 hits and Laken Ryen and Megan Risinger teamed up to toss a one-hitter to lead the Stingers to a 11-0 win over United in a Heritage Conference softball game Wednesday in Armagh.
The game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule.
Ryen had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs. She struck out seven and walked one in five innings to pick up the win.
Risinger singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, and she struck out one in one hitless inning of relief.
Alesha Radebach broke up Ryen’s no-hitter when she stroked a single in the bottom of the fifth inning.
“It’s going to help having a one-two punch, especially in a couple weeks here when we get things rolling,” Marion Center coach Ed Peterson said. “We’ll have the luxury of pitching one and saving the other in our tough stretches of the year.”
Sam Frye and Karlie Snyder hit two singles apiece for the Stingers.
Marion Center (3-0) travels to Punxsutawney today. United heads to Conemaugh Valley on Friday.
KNOCH 9, INDIANA 3: Host Knoch built an early four-run lead and limited Indiana to just four hits en route to a win in a WPIAL Section 5-AAA game.
Adrian Smith belted a pair of home runs to power Indiana. Smith hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning and a two-run shot in the third.
Brooke Ruffner struck out one, walked none and allowed nine hits in a complete-game loss.
Indiana (1-3) travels to Kittanning today.
LIGONIER VALLEY 10, NORTHERN CAMBRIA 2: Kailee Lear tossed a four-hitter, and Ligonier Valley scored the first eight runs of the game to ease past host Northern Cambria in a Heritage Conference game.
Kari Kuhn and Courtney Frappier each cranked a home run for Ligonier Valley.
Lear struck out four and walked two.
Both teams play Friday. Ligonier Valley plays host to Derry, and Northern Cambria travels to Purchase Line.