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Annual Awards Banquet, 6-17-19
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I was unable to attend this season's banquet but Coach Danver was kind enough to share the
comments he made to the team re this year's standouts ~
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Alexis Benton, Fr.

Alexis Benton, Fr.

Morgan Cheek, So.

Morgan Cheek, So.

Casey English, Jr.

Casey English, Jr.

Kylee Hertlein, Fr.

Kylee Hertlein, Fr.

Kyra Mollura, Jr.

Kyra Mollura, Jr.

Paige Rhine, So.

Paige Rhine, So.

Alyssa Twigg, Jr

Alyssa Twigg, Jr

Samantha Wisor, Sr.

Samantha Wisor, Sr.

Lauren Ressler, Fr.
Emma Hipps, Fr.
Karly Rumsky, Sr.
Lauren Ressler - Freshman, #3, 1B, Defensive Player of the Year ~
"Lauren moved to the other side of the diamond this year from 3rd base to 1st
base and she looked like she had been playing there her whole life. She led
the team with a .973 fielding percentage. She only had 4 errors in 148 chances.
(3 of her errors came in 1 game so taking that game away she had 1 error in 142 chances with a .993 fielding %)
Lauren was also a huge piece offensively. Hitting .325 in her freshman season
with 25 hits, 7 2bs , 2 3bs and 16 RBIs; she hit the game winning RBI Double
in the win over Avonworth."
Olivia Bender - Freshman, #13, Catcher, Offensive Player of the Year ~
"Olivia was second on the team in both BA and Hits, hitting .333 with 26 hits.
She tied the team lead with 18 RBIs and she also added 5 2bs and a HR. She
also set the single season Clearfield record with 78 at bats.
A very impressive freshman season. She was a big piece for us defensively
as well. I donít have a stat on it, but she had very few passed balls where
runners moved up. She was a wall back there."
Emma Hipps - Freshman, #15, Pitcher - Player of the Year ~
"Wow. I told her after the last game of the year that she had one of the most
impressive seasons ever as a freshman. And I meant it. It was a season that
would have been impressive for a senior. Both on the rubber and at the plate.
Pitching she ended the year with 13 wins. She pitched 149.2 innings and had a
record shattering 241 Ks; thatís 1.61 Ks per inning. The previous single season
record was 127 by Mandy Rowles in 2008. She had a 1.59 ERA and opponents
hit only .194 against her. At the plate she hit .416, 32 hits, 26 runs, 18 RBI, 8 2b,
6 HR with 8 walks . All of those led the team. Her 241 Ks makes her the first
member of the single season 200K club and only the 5th Lady Bison to reach 100.
Her 32 hits makes her the 7th Lady Bison to reach 30 hits in a single season."
Karly Rumsky - Senior, #22, Centerfield - Leadership Award ~
"Karly is going to be missed and hard to replace on and off the field. She has
been a great player for this program. Defensively she made some outstanding
plays in centerfield during her career. Most notable one this year I can remem-
ber was against PO this year on a line drive to left center field and there have
been many more. She put together some great at bats in the leadoff spot, the
biggest one that comes to mind for me was at Bellefonte wasnít even a hit but
she drew a 13 or 14 pitch walk to start the game and set the tone - we went on
to score 7 runs against a great pitcher. She ended the year with a .312 BA,
24 hits and scored 19 runs. Off the field she was a great leader and role model
for this young team. She was the only Senior on a team that had 6 Freshmen
and she stepped up big time. She was the leader by example and vocally. She
was the one that got them going everyday at practice and the one that kept
everyone up in the dugout." Karly will continue her Softball career next
season at Penn State Du Bois where she will be playing alongside former
C.H.S. ('18) teammate Aspen Bishop.
Olivia Bender, Fr.
In an earlier press interview Coach Danver had said "And a shout out to Karly for being the
leader, being the mom of the younger girls, taking them under her wing and really keeping them
in the game and keeping them motivated."
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Kendra Billotte, So.

Kendra Billotte, So.

Alyssa Carlin, Fr.

Alyssa Carlin, Fr.

Alexis Cole, Fr.

Alexis Cole, Fr.

Lindsey Hartline, So.

Lindsey Hartline, So.

Rileigh Lonjin, Jr.

Rileigh Lonjin, Jr.

Abby Pennington, Jr.

Abby Pennington, Jr.

2019 Lady Bison Softball Season Recap and some Comments ~
The 2019 Edition of Lady Bison Softball concluded the season with 14 Wins vs. 10 Losses (.583) .
After finishing the regular schedule at 10-9 the girls won 4 more in post-season play against only one loss.
In a way it was two seasons; after 13 games the record was 6-7 (.462) and for the remaining 11 games
8-3 (.727), a remarkable improvement as the team began to jell.

(The win % was the best since 2008 [.611], though that year the team played only 18 games .)
This year's league record (6-7) was their best by far since joining the Mountain League in 2011.

This was the LB's first d9 Title since 2007 when they beat Punxs'y 4-0 and then lost in
the PIAA first round to Elizabeth Forward 7-1, both games being played at Brockway.


In 2000 (when, as Jaclyn Yingling pointed out in a Progress article, even Senior Karly
Rumsky had yet to be born) the squad advanced to round two of States but fell to North Hills.

This year's group was the first to ever win in the quarters (over Avonworth 2-1 at
Saint Francis University, 6/6/19) and advance to the semifinals.

(In winning d9 over Karns City and competing in the State Tournament the Lady Bison faced
four teams that had a combined record of 77-10 going in and we prevailed 3-1 during that run.)


In their first-ever State semifinal game our girls fell 1-0 to highly touted Bald Eagle Area.
Clearfield had lost to them by a combined 26-2 score in two games during the regular season. The Lady
Eagles boasted a season record of 21-3 coming into the game. But on the day that our girls overcame
Avonworth the Eagles had also had a squeaker, beating Keystone Oaks 4-2 with three of B.E.A.'s
runs coming courtesy of a homer that was initially ruled a foul ball. (Even the B.E.A. batter was
surprised at it being called an HR.) So, with both teams entering the semifinals after very close
wins in the quarters the Centre Daily Times of course declared B.E.A as "prohibitive favorites."
Now, where I come from "prohibitive favorites" generally win by more than one run in the bottom
of the seventh, especially against a team composed largely of freshmen, but I'll be the first to
admit that the C.D.T. and I come from very different places. With B.E.A. starting a junior
(next year) pitcher and Clearfield's freshman phenom Emma coming back and
with both squads competing in the same league I think that some exciting
ball is on tap for the next couple of years.


Stay tuned.

Great Season, girls, and best of luck for next year !
Both Lauren (above) and Olivia (below) were named to the All-ML Second Team - gantnews.com
Karly was honored this season as a Progress/Jim's Sports "Athlete of the Week"
While Coach Danver's commentary mentions Karly's
fielding skills you'll notice that all of the pictures on this
page show her on offense. That's because I always tried to
get her catches on the VIDEO , though like always with best
intentions, I admit to missing some of them there too.
Emma wore #16 for several games early in the
season until her trademark #15 jersey arrived.