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High school roundup: Muncy rallies and clinches playoff berth

Muncy pounded out 14 hits, Ross Eyer homered and Max Rymsza earned his fourth win as the Indians clinched a Class AA playoff berth and defeated Millville, 10-6. Eyer went 3 for 4 while Gio Persun, Branson Eyer, Loudon Boring and Kaydn Berry all had two hits. Chase Crawley closed out the win with a scoreless seventh inning and Muncy (10-5) won its fifth straight game. The Indians rallied from a 2-1 fourth-inning deficit and scored four times in the sixth and seventh innings after Millville tied it.

JerVal Weeks-Shuler and Keon Burkholder combined on a one-hitter but St. John Neumann was no-hit in a 2-0 loss to St. Joseph’s. Weeks-Shuler and Burkholder combined for 10 strikeouts.

Canton rallied from a four-run deficit and scored 10 seventh-inning runs to defeat Towanda, 16-7 in its first game in over a week. The Warriors still trailed by a run in the seventh before erupting. Cooper Kitchen went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Joel Schoonover had two hits while earning the win. Weston Bellows went 2 for 4 with an RBI double and Canton (12-2) won its seventh straight game.

Hughesville split two games, defeating Warrior Run, 13-0 in five innings and losing to Midd-West, 6-2. Carter Cowburn had a big game against Warrior Run, going 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Devin Swank tripled and Jed Webb and Aiden Barlett each had a hit and two RBIs. Dylon Pequignot struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings against Midd-West but the Mustangs scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to break a 2-2 tie. Clayton Poust had two hits for the Spartans (8-7).

MacKenzie Weaver threw a five-hit shutout and struck out nine as Montoursville blanked South Williamsport, 9-0 in softball action. The Warriors collected 12 hits with Kaitlyn Klotz and Jocelyn Jean each having two. Natalie Bennett added a double and Montoursville scored in each of the first four innings. Gianna Godfrey had two hits for South.

Wellsboro won its fourth game this season in walk-off fashion and clinched a District 4 Class AAA playoff berth, edging Cowanesque Valley, 6-5 in 10 innings. Kerrah Clymer threw a three-hitter and both Abbye Cavanaugh and Jessica Lohr had three hits. Lohr also drove in two runs as did Jena Boyce who produced two hits. Maddi Bordas added two hits as Wellsboro improved to 10-4.

Baseball

Muncy 10, Millville 6

Muncy 010 141 3–10 14 2

Millvile 200 040 0–6 7 2

Max Rymsza, Chase Crawley (7) and Gio Persun. W–Rymsza, (4-1).

Top Muncy hitters: Ross Eyer 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Persun 2-2, 2B, 2 R; Branson Eyer 2-5, 3B, RBI, 2 R; Loudon Boring 2-4, 2 RBIs; Kaydn Berry 2-5, RBI.

Records: Muncy 10-5.

St. Joseph’s 2, St. John Neumann 0

St. Joseph’s 002 000 0–2 1 0

Neumann 000 000 0–0 0 2

Roach and Delahoy. JerVal Weeks-Shuler, Keon Burkholder (6) and Caleb Reddy, Weeks-Shuler (6). W–Roch. L–Weeks-Shuler, (2-2).

Top St. Joseph’s hitter: Fisher 1-3.

Records: Neumann 11-2.

Canton 16, Towanda 7

Canton 110 031 (10)–16 10 3

Towanda 400 200 1–7 4 2

Brendan Matthews, Hayden Ward (5), Cooper Kitchen (6), Joel Schoonover (6) and Cameron Bellows. Chacona, Johnson (5), Parker (7), Chapman (7) and Bowman. W–Schoonover, (2-0). L–Parker.

Top Canton hitters: Kitchen 3-5, 2 RBIs; Schoonover 2-4, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Weston Bellows 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R; Cam Bellws 1-3, RBI, 3 R. Top Towanda hitters: Parker 2-3; Johnson 2 RBIs.

Records: Canton 12-2.

Hughesville 13, Warrior Run 0, 5 innings

Warrior Run 000 00–0 1 2

Hughesville 521 5x–13 11 1

Mason Sheesley, Rager (2), Shrawder (4) and Austin Lewis. Austin Gray, Eli Olshefskie (5) and Jed Webb, Tyler Wetzel. W–Gray, (1-0). L–Sheesley.

Top Warrior Run hitter: Sheesley 1-2, 2B. Top Hughesville hitters: Carter Cowburn 4-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Devin Swank 1-2, 3B, 2 R; Coen Riegner 1-2, R; Angelo Ferrigno 1-1, RBI; Brenden Knight 1-2, 2 R; Brandon Derrick 1-2, R; Webb 1-2, 2 RBIs; Aiden Barlett 1-3, 2 RBIs, R.

Records: Hughesville 8-6. Warrior Run 0-10.

Midd-West 6, Hughesville 2

Midd-West 002 002 2–6 7 1

Hughesville 001 010 0–2 3 1

Wolfey, Arobgast (7) and Weimer. Dylon Pequignot, Swank (6) and Webb.

Top Midd-West hitters: Krinack 3-4, 2B, R; Arbogast 1-3, 2 R. Top Hughesville hitters: Clayton Poust 2-3; Knight 1-3.

Records: Midd-West 12-4. Hughesville 8-7.

Softball

Montoursville 9, South Williamsport 0

South 000 000 0–0 5 1

Montoursville 121 104 x–9 12 1

Aleigha Rieppel, Claire Alexander (5) and Olivia Beck. MacKenzie Weaver and Brianna Trueman. W–Weaver, (9-5). L–Rieppel.

Top South hitters: Gianna Godfrey 2-3; Rieppel 1-2. Top Montoursville hitters: Kaitlyn Kloltz 2-3, RBI; Jocelyn Jean 2-3, 2B; Natalie Bennett 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, R; Trueman 1-3, RBI, R; Abby Waltz 1-2, R.

Records: Montoursville 9-6. South 3-7.

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