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April 10, 2021 D9 Baseball/Softball: Punxsy, Jburg Win Shootouts in Baseball; Brockway Sweeps SB DH

Johnsonburg rolled to a 13-5 win over Port Allegany. Photo by Bob Parana

April 10 District 9 baseball/softball recaps

PUNXSUTAWNEY 17, WILLIAMSPORT 14

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – An 11-run first inning helped fuel Punxsutawney’s 17-14 win over visiting Williamsport.

The Chucks sent 16 men to the plate in the opening frame drawing eight walks while collecting four hits, including one double, getting hit by a pitch, and reaching base via catcher’s interference to score the 11 runs.

Josh Tyger had the double in the inning, it was a bases-clearing two-bagger that gave Punxsutawney a 9-0 lead at the time.

Williamsport scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to close within five, 11-6, before Punxsutawney erupted for six more runs in the bottom of the fourth that including a two-RBI double by Peyton Hetrick that saw a third run score on a Williamsport error.

The Chucks drew four more walks in the fourth, including two with the bases loaded, and walked 17 times in the game.

Tyer led the Punxsy offense going 3-for-5 with the double, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Isaac London was 2-for-4 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored, Jake Henretta was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Hetrick was 1-for-4 with the double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Carter Savage walked four times, scored twice, and drove in a run, Dakota Long walked three times and had an RBI, Alex Phillips went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Graham Lott scored three times.

Williamsport, which made it a game by scoring four in the fifth and four more in the seventh – the Millionaires had the tying run at the plate in the seventh, got home runs from Carter Sagan and Deacon Brown.

Sagan was 2-for-3 while adding a triple, scoring twice and driving in six, while Brown was 4-for-4 with a double in addition to his homer, a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Xavier Taylor also went 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, an RBI, and three runs scored for Williamsport with Braeden Mazzante scoring four times while going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks, Owen Berry going 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Thomas Aversa finishing 2-for-4 with a double, and a walk, and two RBIs.

Justin Miller got the win in relief of Jake Sikora pitching two innings allowing five runs, four earned, on three hits and two walks. Sikora pitched 2 ⅔ innings giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out two. Branson Scarantine pitched a ⅓ of an inning giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks, and Tyger went two innings giving up four earned runs on five hits.

Derek Gehr took the loss getting one out and allowing seven runs, six earned, on three hits and five walks. Griffin Vollman gave up fou runs, three earned, on a hit, six walks, and a hit batter while striking out two in two innings of work. Joseph Signor pitched 2 ⅔ innings and gave up six runs, all earned, on five hits and six walks while striking out four. Berry pitched a scoreless inning giving ip a hit and striking out one.

The game saw 257 total pitches thrown including 190 by Williamsport and 167 by Punxsutawney. There were Only 88 of Williamsport’s 190 pitches went for strikes, while only 84 of the Chucks pitches were strikes, as Punxsy walked eight.

JOHNSONBURG 13, PORT ALLEGANY 5

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – A seven-run fourth innings helped visiting Johnsonburg to a 13-5 win over Port Allegany.

Aidan Zimmerman had a two-run double and Ethan Wells a two-run single in the fourth for the Rams.

Wells was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs, while Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs.

Camron Marciniak also went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored for Johnsonburg with Dom Allegretto going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Dalton Stahli got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Allegretto pitched two innings giving up three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one.

Logan Pesock paced Port Allegany going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, while Catter Moses was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Isaiah Caden 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Moses took the loss going four innings allowing nine runs, four earned, on 10 hits while striking out two. Ty Guilds pitched three innings giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out three.

ELIZABETH-FORWARD 13, BROOKVILLE 8

DUBOIS, Pa. – Elizabeth-Forward scored multiple runs in three separate innings, including a six-run second inning, to defeat Brookville, 13-8, at Showers Field in DuBois.

The Warriors broke open a 2-all tie with the six-run second that included a bases-clearing double from Nico Mrvos that also saw Mrvos score when he took third on the throw to the plate and came home when Brookville catcher Jamison Rhoades’ throw to third went into left field.

Mrovs finished the day 2-for-4 with a run scored and four RBIs and was one of four E-F players with at least two hits.

Luke Alvarez was 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Logan Cherepko was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Nate Ratica was 2-for-4 and his courtesy runner Nate Siesky scored a run. Kayden Faychak also scored twice for the Warriors, and Isaiah Hart scored three times after walking twice and reaching on a fielder’s choice.

Four Brookville hitters each had two hits with Bryce Rafferty going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Jace Miner going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and a run scored, Chase Palmer going 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Hunter Roney going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Bay Harper also went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs despite not entering the game until the fifth inning.

AJ Palmer got the win in relief of Ratica going three innings and allowing four runs, all earned, on four hits and two strikeouts. Faychak went a pair of scoreless innings giving up a hit while also hitting a batter. Ratica pitched the first two innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits while striking out one.

Roney took the loss pitching two innings and allowing eight runs, seven earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. Bryce Weaver pitched two innings giving up three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one, and Hunter Geer pitched three innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a hit batter while striking out three.

FRANKLIN 17, CLARION 12

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Scoring 15 of its 17 runs in its final three at-bats, visiting Franklin rallied from a seven-run deficit after four innings to beat Clarion, 17-12.

The Knights trailed 9-2 after the fourth and 11-6 after the fifth before plating six runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh.

Carson Wible homered and doubled for Franklin and drove in six runs. He was 3-for-5 and scored three runs. His two-run double in the sixth got the Knights within a run at 11-10, and he then scored the tying run on two-run single by Cole Harmon that gave Franklin the lead, 12-11. He then hit a three-run home run in the seventh to extend the lead to 15-11.

Luke Guth added three doubles for the Knights and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and four runs scored, Harmon drove in four runs and was 2-for-4 with a walk, Caleb Doyle scored four times going 1-for-2 with two walks, Noah Kockler was 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Kadin Karns walked three times, had an RBI, and scored twice.

Freshman Dawson Smail was 4-for-5 with three doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored to lead Clarion.

Also for the Bobcats Cole Slaugenhoup went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs, Cam Lapinto drove home three runs while going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Hunter Craddock was 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Devon Lauer was 1-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored and Brady Quinn scored twice.

Wible, Franklin’s third pitcher, got the win going 2 ⅓ innings allowing one earned run on a hit and two walks while striking out one.

Matt Wimer started for the Knights and lasted two innings giving up eight runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out one. Zach Boland then went 2 ⅔ innings giving up three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three.

Clarion used six pitchers with Daunter Girvan, the fourth hurler, taking the loss. He went a ⅓ of an innings giving up four runs, three earned, on two hits and two walks.

Slaugenhoup started and went two innings giving up four runs, five earned, on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking ou three.

Quinn pitched 2 ⅔ scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out three.

Tanner Miller gave up three runs, all earned, on two hits and three walks in a ⅓ of an inning.

Smail was charged with three earned runs on two hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one in an inning of work, and Craddock pitched ⅔ of an inning giving up two unearned runs on a hit and two walks.

SOFTBALL

KARNS CITY 10, A-C VALLEY 1

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Ashley Fox drove in three runs while going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to help Karns City beat visiting A-C Valley, 10-1.

Rossi McMillen was also 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Lady Gremlins, while Garrah Milochik walked twice while going 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Lexi Bauer was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for A-C Valley.

Marra Patton got the win going seven innings allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out 10.

Baylee Blauser took the loss going six innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on seven hits and seven walks while striking out two.

BROCKWAY SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Visiting Brockway swept a doubleheader at Sheffield winning Game One 20-2 in three innings and Game Two 16-1 in three innings.

In the first game, Morgan Lindemuth was 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBIs, while Grace Stewart 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Also for the Lady Rovers, Stephanie Stage went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, an RBI, Gabby Hertel was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, Zoe Moore was 1-for-2 with a run scored, and two RBIs, Taylor Rhed was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Alyssa Deitz walked twice and scored twice.

Lindemuth got the win going three innings allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out seven.

In the second game, Rhed was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs fo Brockway, while Lindemuth was 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored, and an RBI.

Grace Stewart also doubled and was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Stage scored twice and drove in a run, Hertel walked three times and scored three runs, Moore had two RBIs and two runs scored, and Eliza Powell was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Hertel got the win going two scoreless innings hitting a batter and giving up a hit while striking out four. Rhed pitched an inning giving up one run on three walks while striking out two.

WILLIAMSPORT 11, PUNXSUTAWNEY 2

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A nine-run first inning helped Williamsport to an 11-2 win over visiting Punxsutawney.

The Lady Chucks led 2-0 after a half-inning but saw the lead disappear quickly.

Myla Kelley was 2-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Millionaires, while Jayla Bartholomew also tripled while going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Isabelle Griswold chipped in a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and two RBIs in the win, Layla Waldman was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs and Nicole Belton was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Sarah Weaver was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Punxsutawney with Riley Presloid and Allie Meko scoring the Lady Chucks runs.

Williamsport used three pitchers with the middle one, Waldman, getting the win. She pitched three scoreless, hitless innings striking out two.

Kendall McAnelly started and went three innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two. Avery Eisweth threw a scoreless seventh allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.

Elliott Ferrent took the loss lasting a ⅓ of an inning allowing nine runs, eight earned, on six hits and a walk. Kendal Johnston relieved and went 5 ⅔ innings giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out six.

WARREN SWEEPS CRANBERRY IN DOUBLEHEADER

WARREN, Pa. – Warren swept a doubleheader from Cranberry on Saturday, 14-2 in 5 innings in Game 1 and held off a furious Berries’ rally for an 8-7 triumph in Game 2.

The Dragons scored early and often in Game 1, scoring three runs in each of the first two innings and seven in the fourth.

Alix Lytle belted RBI doubles in each of the first two innings for Warren, with Alex Neureiter also notching an RBI double in the first. Carly Beers, who went 3-for-3, started the second inning with a single and Kelsey Stuart and Lytle had run-scoring hits in the frame.

Stuart had a strong start in the circle, striking out nine in the complete-game victory.

In the fourth for Warren, Lexi Hoffman and Beers had RBI hits, as three Dragons reached base via hit-by-pitch in the frame. Katie Madigan capped the inning with a 2-run single.

Stuart joined Beers with three hits, while Madigan had two hits two RBIs and two runs scored and Ellee Irwin had pair of hits.

Laiyla Russell had a 2-run double in the first inning for Cranberry.

Alisha Beggs took the loss for Cranberry, going four-plus innings.

In the second Game, Warren raced out to an 8-1 lead.

Madigan had a hit to lead off the game and came around to score on a groundout from Stuart. The Dragons struck for three runs in the second on an RBI single from Neuretier and a 2-run single off the bat of Halle Kuzminski.

Warren plated three more runs in the fifth, with the big hit coming in the form of a 2-run single from Beers.

The Berries rallied, scoring four runs in the fifth, with Alaina Hogue delivering a big 2-run single.

Trailing 8-5 going into the bottom of the seventh, a Maria Anderson double plated Olivia Plummer and Rylee Coe’s RBI single made it 8-7 with two outs.
Coe advanced to second on the throw home, but Stuart left the tying run stranded, getting a strikeout to end the game.

Kuzminski and Beers had two RBIs apiece for Warren and Madigan, Stuart, Neureiter, and Miken Beers one each.

Jenna Reynolds had a pair of hits, including a double for Cranberry, while Plummer scored a pair of runs.

Stuart was the winning pitcher, while Jenna Biltz took the loss.

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