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PHS Softball Advances To Sectional Final




Pettisville rightfielder Andrea Flory catches a foul ball for the second out of the third inning against North Central, Tuesday, May 3.– photo by Mary Huber

Pettisville rightfielder Andrea Flory catches a foul ball for the second out of the third inning against North Central, Tuesday, May 3.– photo by Mary Huber

Pettisville shut out Emmanuel Christian 9-0 to win its Division IV sectional semifinal contest, Monday, May 9, at Pettisville.

The Birds (9-7) play thirdranked Fairview (12-5), tomorrow, Thursday, 5 p.m., in a sectional final at Fairview.

Pettisville led 1-0 after one, 4-0 after three, and 5-0 after four before scoring four runs in the fifth.

Kyra Behnfelt was the winning pitcher. In seven innings she allowed no runs on one hit, struck out 10, and walked none.

The Birds had nine hits. Amber Klopfenstein led the team with two singles, a double, and four runs batted in.

Kaija Blosser had a double, while Jaelyn Rufenacht had two singles.

Behnfeldt, Sami Tilley, and Jasmyn Barton each had a single.

In regular-season action, Pettisville lost to North Central but defeated Edon and Patrick Henry.

North Central 8, PHS 5

The Birds hosted North Central (12-3, 7-1 BBC), Tuesday, May 3. Down 5- 4 after the fifth inning, the Eagles recorded four runs in the sixth for an 8-5 Buckeye Border Conference victory.

Kaija Blosser hits a single and advances the runner to second base in the third inning against North Central. The Eagles won the BBC contest.– photo by Mary Huber

Kaija Blosser hits a single and advances the runner to second base in the third inning against North Central. The Eagles won the BBC contest.– photo by Mary Huber

Behnfeldt was the losing pitcher. In seven innings she allowed eight runs on nine hits, struck out three, and walked three.

The Birds had 10 hits. Blosser had two doubles, while Klopfenstein had two singles and a double.

Tilley had a single and a double. Rufenacht had a double; Behnfeldt and Andrea Flory each had a single.

PHS 8, Edon 4

Pettisville (5-4 BBC) led 6-0 after three and 8-2 after five before allowing Edon (5- 8, 2-5 BBC) to close the gap to 8-4 in the sixth, but that was all the scoring as the Birds pulled out an 8-4 BBC win, Thursday, May 5, at Pettisville.

Both teams had nine hits. Blosser led PHS with three singles, while Behnfeldt had two. Klopfenstein, Tilley, Barton, and Flory each had one single.

Behnfeldt recorded the win. In seven innings she allowed four runs on nine hits, struck out five, and walked two.

PHS 1, PHHS 0

Blosser singled in Klopfenstein in the third inning for the only run in Pettisville’s non-league game with Patrick Henry (12-7), Friday, May 6, at Pettisville.

Also recording singles were Klopfenstein, Tilley, Barton, Mallory Riegsecker, and Rufenacht.

Behnfeldt allowed five hits, struck out four, and walked two in seven innings of work.


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