Seagertown ends Curwensville’s season 1-0; Leigey Says Goodbye –

MEADVILLE – After coming up a game short of entering the PIAA Class AA Softball Championships last season, Curwensville arguably was able to make a statement that will continue into the 2024-25 campaign. Although the Lady Tide fell short in a 1-0 final against Seagertown on Monday, they had a respectable showing against a highly touted pitcher in senior Mikaila Oberander.

“The last time we went to the state tournament was in 2013,” Curwensville coach Allen Leigey said. “I was so happy with the way we played here. Tide Pride was on display throughout the game. They didn’t admit anything and kept fighting to the bitter end.”

“We pitched well and played good defense,” continued Leigey. “This team is not finished and I am confident that they will slay the dragon of a district championship in the next two years.”

The Panthers entered yesterday’s first-round contest with a 17-2 record and held the District 10 title. Oberlander, in her 17 wins, had 251 strikeouts and an impressive 0.78 earned run average with a no – hitter.

However, the Golden Tide also has a pretty good pitcher in Addison Siple. The sophomore pitcher finished the season with 16 wins and 221 K while posting two no-hitters and was part of a third with Caitlyn Irwin sharing the mound.

While the loss to Seagertown will have to bloom in the memory of the Sea of ​​Gold for another year, no one will have to leave feeling that revenge is unattainable. With no seniors on the team, the Lady Tide will look to the offseason to get over this season’s skin.

Neither offense was able to gain any ground as the pitchers battled to a scoreless game through three and a half innings. However, in the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers found a crack to push the game’s only run across the plate. A leadoff walk to Leah McGill opened the door for the hosts. After one out, a fielding error put runners on first and second. Alyssa Arblaster connected on a Siple pitch for a double to center that allowed the winning run to score.

“I’ve been on the positive side of a mistake in a big game before,” Leigey said. “At this level, any mistake can cost you. An error helped our team in the state championship in 2009. We won that game 1-0 as well.”

Curwensville rallied in the sixth inning to give the Panthers a scare as Addison Butler led off the inning with a walk. Addison Warren’s successful sacrifice bunt sent Butler to second, and she quickly stole third to further set up the scoring opportunity. A walk and stolen base for Natalie Wischuck with two outs in the inning put the Green Run in scoring position. However, Obenrader silenced the threat with her 10th strikeout of the game.

“AK (Siple) shut the door on a bases-loaded threat from them in the third with a strikeout,” Leigey noted. “That’s what good pitchers do when they’re in a jam, they dig a little deeper for their teams. We saw two really good pitchers today.”

Obenrader finished the game with 12 strikeouts, giving up two singles to Wischuck and Sydney Simcox and walking three batters. Siple struck out seven batters while scattering seven hits and giving up four base balls.

LAST DANCE – Curwensville softball coach Allen Leigey guided the Lady Tide for one last
game Monday in a 1-0 PIAA Class AA first-round loss to Seagertown. Leigey was at
he was at the helm for 23 years and finished with a record of 306-173. (file photo)

The end of this season also brings the end of the Allen Leigey era. Leigey will finish her Lady Tide Softball career with 306 wins, three District 9 Championships and two PIAA State Championships.

“I always told my players that coaching the Lady Tide softball teams was the best part of my job,” Leigey admitted. “All the athletes that have come through here have made me look like a better coach than I really am. I’ve been given so many great memories that will be a part of me forever, but it’s time to hand over the keys to the Cadillac and give someone else a chance to make their own memories and keep the Lady Tide moving forward.

RHE innings score

Curwensville – 000 000 0 0 2 2

Cranberry – 000 100 x 1 7 0


(C) Addison Butler 2000, (2B) Addison Warren 3000, (P) Siple 2000, (RF) Natalie Wischuck 2010, (CF) Ava Olosky 3000, (3B) Ava Hainsey 3000, (LF) Sydney Simcox 3010, (SS) ) ) Briah Peoples 3000, (DP) Jenna McCartney 2000, (1B/Flex) Silvia Witherite 0000, TOTALS: AB 23, R 0, H 2, RBI 0.


(SS) Alyssa Arblaster 4021, (CF) Kacie Mook 4020, (P) Mikaila Obenrader 2000, (C) Maddy Pratt 2010, (2B) Maggie Triola 3000, (1B) Rhiannon Paris 3020, (RF) Leah McGill 1100 3B) Natalie Halsey 3000, (LF) Mackenzie Brauen 3000, TOTALS: AB 25, R 1, H 7, RBI 1.

Pitching IP HR ER SO BB WP

Curwensville – L – Siple 6 7 1 0 7 4 1

Seagertown – V – Obenrader 7 2 0 0 12 3 0


2B – Seagertown: Arblaster, Mook. SB – Curwensville: Wischuck, Butler, Simcox; E – Curwensville: Butler, Warren.



25 @Moshannon Valley 9 – 0 1-0

26 Juniata Valley 7 – 6 2-0


9 Williamsburg 5 – 0 3-0

15 Buy Line 11 – 1 4-0

16 @Glendale 5 – 4 5-0

18 @Claysburg-Kimmel 0 – 6 5-1

20 Glendale 2 – 0 6-1

22 @Valea Juniata 3 – 7 6-2

23 Brockway 17 – 1 7-2

Brockway 12 – 0 8-2

25 @Mount Union 5 -11 8-3

27 North Star 16 – 1 9-3

Steaua Nordului 15 – 0 10-3

29 @Purchase Line 12 – 0 11-3

30 Moshannon Valley 15 – 0 12-3


2 West Branch 0 – 8 12-4

6 @ Union/Allegheny-

Clarion Valley 12 – 3 13-4

7 @Williamsburg 7 – 2 14-4

13 @West Branch 0 – 6 14-5

14 Redbank Valley 1 – 0 15-5

District IX Class AA semifinal game @Heindl Field, Dubois

22 Karns City 12-11 16-5

Class D-IX AA Championship Game @Heindl Field, Dubois

30 Cranberry 2- 8 16-6


PIAA Class AA 1 State ChampionshipSt Round

3 Saegertown 0 – 1 16 – 7

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