Ford City softball tops A-R
FORD CLIFF — Lauren Karabin homered and went 3 for 4 with four RBI to lead Ford City to a 10-0 Section 4-AA win over Apollo-Ridge (0-14, 0-14).
Pitcher Allison Abbey picked up the win for Ford City (4-10, 3-10).
Elderton 10, Springdale 0
At Elderton, the Lady Bobcats (9-5, 9-2) celebrated senior day with a Section 4-A rout of Springdale (4-11, 4-8).
Elderton pitcher Shauna Walker recorded 11 strikeouts and one walk. Walker and Myke Ihnat each doubled.
Highlands 1, Kittanning 0
At Kittanning, Courtney Kordes drove in Kristen Kline with an RBI single in the top of the first inning to lead Highlands (6-8) to the Section 5-AAA win.
Kittanning (2-13, 1-12) was limited to three hits.
Valley 7, West Shamokin 5
At Valley, the Vikings (5-7, 4-4) took advantage of errors and hit batsmen and scored six runs in the sixth inning in the Section 3-AA victory over the Wolves (5-8, 2-6). Travis Wall recorded a double for Valle. Bryan Rayburg was the winning pitcher.
Knoch 4, Freeport 1
At Freeport, Knoch won for the second time this season, as first baseman Austin Leffler doubled and singled for the Knights (2-13, 1-9) in the non-section game.
Four local teams will compete in the Pine-Richland Track and Field Invitational set to begin at 3 p.m. today at Pine-Richland High School.
Ford City, Freeport, Apollo-Ridge and Karns City are scheduled to compete, along with more than 50 schools.
Brian Zimmerman of Freeport won the javelin title at last year’s meet, edging Michael Coleman of Apollo-Ridge. Both athletes return.