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Baker’s gem leads Dallas past Cougars

DALLAS — Kristen Baker pitched a gem going all seven innings, striking out 11 and only allowing one walk and one hit to lead Dallas to a 4-0 win over Hazleton Area on Monday in Wyoming Valley Conference softball action.

Sara Kohli had a two-run single for the Mountaineers, while Sarah Konopki added a run-scoring single.

Alyssa Rodzewich accounted for Hazleton Area’s lone hit with a single.

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WP – Kristen Baker, 7IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 11K; LP – Salvaterra, 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K;

Top hitters – HAZ: Alyssa Rodzewich; DAL: Sara Kohli 2-run single; Sarah Konopki RBI-single

Wyoming Area 11, Coughlin 1

The Crusaders were hanging with the Warriors until a nine-run third inning put the game out of reach.

Winning pitcher Karissa Kross only allowed one hit and fanned seven, while going 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the offense.

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WP – Karissa Kross, 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 5BB, 7K; LP – Sarah Martin, 2.1IP, 11H, 9R, 8ER, 1BB, 3K;

Top hitters – COU: Cerop hit. WA: Kross 4-4 2B; Brittany Galli 1-3, 2B 3RBI; Lindsey Ross 2-4; Julianna Nat 2-3.

Berwick 11, Holy Redeemer 3

Chelsea Pruitt and Sara Karchner led the Bulldogs in the rout. Pruitt was 2-for-3 with a triple, while Karchner ended 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBI.

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WP – Talia Williams, 7IP, 6H, 0R, 2ER, 2BB, 10K; LP – Kelsey Noss, 7IP, 7H, 0R, 6ER, 1BB, 3K;

Top hitters – BER, Chelsea Pruitt 2-3 triple; Sara Karchner 2-4, 2B, HR, 4RBI; HR: Ariel Smith 1-3 2B

Northwest Area 15, West Side Tech 0

Michelle Cragle twirled a no-hitter in the game shortened to four innings. She struck out nine and finished one batter shy of a perect game by allowing a walk.

Kayla Rutkoski paced the Northwest offense with two hits, two runs and two RBI.

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WP – Michelle Cragle, 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 9K; LP – Brittany Fuss, 4IP, 11H, 15R, 6BB, 1K;

Top hitters – NW: Kayla Rutkoski 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Heather Blaine 1-for-2 3RBI; Jess Campbell, Nikki Tomko, Taylor Perlis each doubled.

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