COUDERSPORT — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team powered its way to an 11-0 victory over Coudersport in five innings on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Cardinals jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the top of the first, before adding one run in the third, three in the fourth and reaching the mercy-rule limit with four runs in the fifth.
Central Catholic pounded out 14 hits in the win, as Shayleigh Gulvas, Avery Sickeri and Alyssa Bittner led the way with three apiece, while Carley Semancik and Shyanne Lundy each had a pair of hits.
Semancik finished with a pair of doubles, while Sickeri and Bittner each added doubles and Ashley Wruble had a triple.
Sickeri led the team with three runs scored, while Gulvas, Wruble and Semancik each scored twice, as Semancik and Bittner each drove in a pair of runs in the victory.
In the circle, Wruble got the win for the Lady Cardinals, going three innings and allowing just two hits while striking out three.
Morgan Tyler pitched two innings in relief, striking out the side in both frames and allowing just one walk.
Central Catholic is back in action Monday as it hosts Greensburg Central Catholic for a doubleheader.
In other softball action this weekend:
St. Marys 10,
ST. MARYS — St. Marys used a power surge in the middle of the game to upend visiting Altoona, 10-3, Friday afternoon.
Altoona grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first, but the Lady Dutch exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead.
St. Marys added two runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to take a commanding 10-1 lead. Altoona scored twice in the top of the sixth, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Maura Fledderman finished off a complete-game victory for the Lady Dutch. She allowed three earned runs on three hits while striking out six and walking five.
She was backed by an offensive that battered Altoona’s Hannah Strawmire for 10 runs, all earned, on 13 hits.
Brianna Grotzinger led the St. Marys attack, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Fledderman helped her own cause with two hits and three RBIs. Britney Shaw and Anna Mattivi each added two hits, while Lauren Mosier hit a double.
St. Marys (4-2) hosts Warren on Monday.