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DuBois’ Taylor Smith, shown hitting earlier this season, went 3-for-3 with two RBIs Wednesday in the Lady Beavers’ 18-4, 6-inning victory at Hollidaysburg.

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The DuBois softball team picked up its second lopsided win in as many days, pounding host Hollidaysburg, 18-4, in six innings Wednesday at Legion Park to reach the .500 mark on the young season.

After scoreless first inning, DuBois jumped on the board with a five-run second. Hollidaysburg clawed back within two at 5-3 after three innings, but it was all Lady Beavers from there as they scored six in the fourth and seven more in the sixth to win via the 10-run mercy rule.

The Lady Golden Tigers tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

DuBois pounded out 17 hits in the game.

Taylor Smith led the way, going 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Lauren Walker, Kaylee Sadowski, Lexi Smith, Saige Weible and Abby Lecker each had two hits on the day.

Walker and Weible each hit doubles and drove in three runs, while Sadowski, Sarah Henninger and Maddy Ho each had two RBIs. Lecker and Henninger both scored three runs.

Aleigha Geer notched the win in the circle, allowing three runs, all earned, on four hits in five innings of work. She struck out two and walked two.

The win comes on the heels of 11-1, 5-inning win at Elk County Catholic on Tuesday for the Lady Beavers.

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DuBois, now 2-2, hosts defending Class 3A state champion Philipsburg-Osceola on Monday.

Here is a look at other softball action in the area Wednesday:

DuBois Central

Catholic 12,

Johnsonburg 1

JOHNSONBURG — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team used an eight-run top of the third to power its way to a 12-1, 5-inning victory on the road over Johnsonburg Wednesday.

The Lady Cardinals pounded out 12 hits in the win, as Ashley Wruble led the way with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a double and two runs scored.

Shayleigh Gulvas, Avery Sickeri, Mia Meholic and Carley Semanick all added two hits in the victory, as Gulvas, Meholick and Semanick all doubled, while Jordan Kosko added a triple.

Sickeri led the way with three RBIs, while Meholick and Chelsea Bussato added a pair of RBIs apiece.

Maria Jones singled and Amanda Williams added a double for the Ramettes only hits of the day, as Alyssa Kasmierski scored Johnsonburg’s lone run.

In the circle, Ashley Wruble got the win for DCC after going three innings, allowing two hits and striking out three, while Morgan Tyler allowed one unearned run on no hits and fanned two over two innings of work.

Both teams return to action Friday, as DCC hosts Cameron County and Johnsonburg welcomes Kane.

St. Marys 11,

Bradford 0, 5 innings

ST. MARYS — Maura Fledderman pitched a complete game one-hitter in the circle and went 3-for-3 at the plate to help lead the Lady Dutch to a 11-0 victory over visiting Bradford in five innings Wednesday.

Fledderman struck out nine and walked one to pick up the win for the Lady Dutch, while driving in a pair of runs and scoring a run at the plate with her three hits.

St. Marys took control early with four runs in the first, before adding a run in the third and breaking the game open with six in the fourth inning.

Tessa Grotzinger also went 3-for-3 for the Lady Dutch with three runs scored and a pair of RBIs.

St. Marys returns to action Friday at home against Hollidaysburg.

Elk County

Catholic 12,

Kane 1, 5 innings

ST. MARYS — The Elk County Catholic softball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead after two innings Wednesday against Kane and cruised from there en route to a 12-1, 5-inning victory at Benzinger Park.

The Lady Crusaders had just seven hits as they made those count around nine walks and five Kane errors.

Sady VanAlstine that offensive attack, going 3-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and two runs scored. Teammate Lauryn Dippold was 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and two runs.

Michelle Gerber added a hit and three RBIs, while Jenna Weisner had a hit and two RBIs for the Lady Crusaders.

Gerber started on the mound and tossed two scoreless innings before Kathryn Kirst came on to throw the final three innings to get the win. Kirst allowed one run — a solo home run Ella Marconi — on three hits while striking out two and walking one.

Elk County is back in action today at Bradford for a varsity only game at 4 p.m. The contest was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up a day.

Clarion 8,

Brookville 0

CLARION — Clarion pitcher Kaitlyn Constantino dominated the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team, tossing a no-hitter in an 8-0 win at Paul A. Weaver Park Wednesday afternoon.

The game changed venues from Brookville’s Northside Field, which wasn’t ready for play, so the Lady Raiders headed to Clarion and ran into a buzz-saw as Constantino struck out 16 and walked two.

Carly Best, Brenna Campbell and Jordan Best each had two hits for Clarion. Best doubled and Constantino tripled.

Lauren Hergert and Megrah Suhan reached base for the Lady Raiders on walks. Aleah Ames reached on a Clarion error.

Brookville is scheduled to host Punxsutawney Thursday at Northside Field.

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