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Local roundup: Loyalsock wins District 12 senior baseball title over Montoursville

PHOTO PROVIDED Loyalsock's senior baseball team won the District 12 title over Montoursville to advance to sectionals, which Loyalsock will host.

Loyalsock cruised past its rival Montoursville, 17-2, in just four innings to capture the District 12 senior baseball championship. Loyalsock won the title at Montoursville.

Deryk Kulp threw four outstanding innings, striking out seven, walking just three batters, allowing only three hits and giving up just two earned runs. Kulp also went 3 for 3 with two doubles three RBIs and a walk. Chase Wright went 3 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs and Kayden Keefer was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and a double.

Montoursville was led by Caden Jolin, who went 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Todd Crawford (1 for 2).

Loyalsock will now head to the Section 3 tournament, which begins on July 3. Loyalsock hosts the sectional tournament, which also features District 13’s Warrior Run and District 15’s Allegheny Mountain. The winner will advance to the state tournament, held in DuBois.

Defending champion Clinton returned to the District 12 major softball title game with a 14-2, four-inning win over Hepburn-South at Mutchler Park.

Maesyn Franquet struck out all six batters she faced to earn the win. She also scored three times. She combined with Reagan Weaver on a no-hitter.

Hepburn-South will play Williamsport Area on Monday at WALL to try and reach the final in this three-team, double-elimination bracket.

Clinton, with players from Clinton and Woolrich leagues and who beat WALL on Thursday, will play the winner of that game Tuesday at Lycoming College.

In the 9-11 tournament, Jersey Shore/GSV defeated East Lycoming, 6-4, and Keystone blanked Montoursville, 13-0.

Keystone took a 2-0 lead after the second inning and scored three in the third to go up, 5-0. It was the fourth inning, however, in which Keystone did most of its damage, scoring eight runs to put the mercy rule into effect and ending the game after just four innings.

Bryan Rote threw all four innings for Keystone, recording a no-hitter in the process. Colten Watson earned the loss.

Rote went 2 for 3 with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored. Evan Batterson was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, a home run and two runs, Carter Frank went 1 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored and Hayden Hanley went 1 for 1.

Keystone also was led by Trey Lapp (1 for 2, double, RBI, run), Landon Jones (1 for 1, double, run), Logan Bower (1 for 3, RBI, run) and Evan Edwards (two walks, two runs).

Montoursville’s Logan Bruscoe and Chayce Scampone reached base thanks to being walked.

Of Keystone’s 12 outs, 10 were strikeouts by Rote.

In the minor softball tournament, Williamsport Area opened the tournament with a 15-0 shutout against Jersey Shore. The win advances Williamsport Area into the winners’ bracket semifinals against Loyalsock at South Williamsport on Monday. That game is scheduled for a 5:45 p.m. start.

DISTRICT 12 MAJOR SOFTBALL

Clinton 14, Hepburn-South 0

Clinton 409 1 – 14 11 0

Hep-South 002 0 – 2 0 6

Maesyn Franquet, Reagan Weaver (3) and Weaver, Karson Zidick. Marley Naugle and Abi Holbrook, Carolyn Hubbard (4).

Top Clinton hitters: Franquet 2-4, 3 runs, Reagan Weaver 2-4, 2RBI, Camdyn Weaver 2 runs, 2B, Mallory Wunder 2-4, 2B.

DISTRICT 12 9-11 BASEBALL

Keystone 13, Montoursville 0

(4 INNINGS)

Keystone 023 8 – 13 9 0

Montoursville 000 0 – 0 0 4

BRyan Rote and Carter Frank. Colten Watson, Mason Lowe (4) and Caden Vlacich. W: Rote. L: Watson.

Top Keystone hitters: Bryan Rote 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBIs, 2 runs; Evan Batterson 2-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Carter Frank 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Hayden Hanley 1-1, run; Trey Lapp 1-2, 2B, RBI, run; Landon Jones 1-1, 2B, run; Logan Bower 1-3, RBI, run; Evan Edwards 2 BB, 2 runs. Top Montoursville hitters; Logan Bruscoe BB; Chayce Scampone BB.

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