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Kennard-Dale's championship softball season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at Shippensburg University.

Kennard-Dale Rams

The District 3 champion Rams suffered a 11-0 loss to District 7 runner-up Yough in a PIAA Class 4-A quarterfinal contest. The game was ended in the bottom of the sixth because of the 10-run rule.

Yough is chasing its second-straight state championship after winning the Class 3-A crown a year ago.

The Rams could manage just four hits off Yough's standout pitcher, Kierra Waywood, who struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Marguerite DeFranco doubled for the Rams. Crystal Mullins, Jaedyn McKeon and Lexie Kopko had the Rams' other hits.

Yough improved to 19-3, while K-D finished its season at 19-4, including a York-Adams Division III crown.

Fairfield also loses: Fairfield also saw its softball season come to a close with a 4-3 setback to Bristol in a PIAA Class 2-A state quarterfinal.

The District 3 champion Green Knights (14-8) outhit District 1 champion Bristol, 10-8, but committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs.

Courtney Harbaugh pitched a complete game, striking out three without a walk.

Ryleigh Bolyard (two hits), Gena Eiker (two hits, run), Ashley Roberts (two hits, run RBI) and Natalie Holmes (two hits) led Fairfield's attack.

Bristol improved to 23-0.