Karen Sickle struck out 10 in a five-hitter Monday as Old Forge edged Cowanesque Valley, 2-1, in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A softball tournament opener at the University of Scranton.
Sickle walked just one against the District 4 runner-up (18-6).
Old Forge broke a scoreless tie with one run in the fourth inning and added another in the fifth.
Sickle held the Lady Indians scoreless until the seventh inning.
District 2 champion Old Forge (12-8) advanced to Thursday’s quarterfinal against Glendale, the District 6 runner-up, which defeated District 5 champion Meyersdale, 6-5. Glendale is 17-2.