High School Sports

High school softball: Kubalak, defense lead Penns Valley to victory

Emma Kubalak pitched a three-hit shutout, backed by some sound defense, as Penns Valley stopped Tyrone 3-0 Monday for its first win of the season.

Kubalak struck out nine and walked just one, while the defense behind her made just one error.

“We got some really strong defensive support from Lisa Houser,” Lady Rams coach Don Lucas said. “She did very well at second place.”

After taking a 1-0 lead plated off a passed ball, Penns Valley (1-4) got a pair of insurance runs on RBI singles from Dyna Brown and Abby Thoms in the seventh inning.