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April 13, 2022 D9 Baseball: Huwar Pitches, Hits C-L Past DCC; Jburg Edges ECC; Rowles Throws No-Hitter for Cville

C-L manager and third-base coach Todd Smith gets ready to greet Bryson Huwar after Huwar's eighth-inning home run gave C-L a 2-1 lead on its way to a 3-1 win over DCC Wednesday. Photo by Diane Lutz

April 13 District 9 baseball recaps

April 13 District 9 softball recaps

CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1, 8 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Bryson Huwar took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and then hit the game-winning home run in the top of the eighth after giving up a run in the seventh to lift Clarion-Limestone to a 3-1, eight-inning win over DuBois Central Catholic at Stern Field in DuBois.

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Huwar and the Lions, making their long-awaited season debut, locked horns with the Cardinals, who were playing for the sixth time on the year, and it turned into a pitcher’s duel between Huwar and DCC’s Brandin Anderson and Aiden Snowberger.

C-L took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a Jase Ferguson RBI groundout, and Huwar cruised into the seventh inning allowing just two base runners on a walk and a hit batter.

But Brayden Fox led off the seventh with a base hit to right field through the hole between first and second, and Ben Gritzer’s groundout moved him to second.

Cole Sansom then tied the game with a base hit to right just past first baseman Nick Aaron.

         

Watch Sansom’s single

Huwar, who was 0-for-3 up to that point having grounded into a double play and struck out twice, picked himself up in the top of the eighth with two outs when he drilled a 1-0 pitch from Snowberger over the left-field fence to give C-L the lead back.

Watch Huwar’s home run

     

C-L added a second run in the inning when Jordan Hesdon followed the Huwar home run with a double off the center-field fence and Aaron followed with a single to center.

Huwar had 12 pitches left (the high-school limit is 100 pitches on first pitch to a batter) needing three outs.

He got the first two outs in quick order before hitting Carter Hickman but still had enough pitches left to face Brayden Fox. After throwing ball one to Fox, Huwar picked off pinch runner Andrew Green to end the game.

Watch Huwar pick off Green to end the game

Huwar’s final pitching line was eight innings, one earned run on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out nine.

Named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, Huwar talked about the victory.

Anderson pitched five innings allowing one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight on 92 pitches. Snowberger took the loss going three innings allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out four.

Hesdon led the C-L offense going 2-for-4 with the double and two runs scored.

Fox was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Sansom was 1-for-2 with an RBI while also being hit by a pitch.

JOHNSONBURG 7, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5

ST. MARYS, Pa. – A two-out rally in the fourth inning saw Johnsonburg score four runs en route to a 7-5 win over Elk County Catholic.

With the Rams leading 3-2, No. 9 hitter Eric Panebianco drew a walk to start the fourth inning rally. Panebianco stole second and scored on an error when Aiden Zimmerman’s ground ball was unable to be fielded cleanly. Dom Allegretto followed with a walk, the duo stole second and third and both scored on Camron Marciniak’s sharp single up the middle. Ethan Wells capped the inning with an RBI double.

Marciniak talked about the win

That gave Johnsonburg a 7-2 advantage that ECC wasn’t quite able to recover from. The Crusaders cut the lead to 7-3 on an error in the bottom of the fourth and scored two more in the sixth on RBI singles from Tommy Slay and Luke Ginther.

Zimmerman tossed a 1-2-3 seventh inning to shut the door and preserve the win for Johnsonburg.

Aiden Zimmerman delivers a pitch during Johnsonburg’s win over ECC Wednesday. Photo by Andy Close

Marciniak, who finished 2-for-3 at the plate, started the game on the mound and went three innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out two without issuing a walk. Zimmerman worked four innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk, striking out three.

Wells also had two RBI and Allegretto one

Joe Tettis suffered the loss, allowing seven runs (three earned) in 3 ⅔ innings, surrendering six hits, striking out five and walking five. Ben Paul worked 3 ⅓ scoreless innings on just one hit and one walk, striking out three.

Slay and David Anderson finished with two hits apiece for ECC, with Colby Nussbaum adding a sacrifice fly.

DUBOIS 7, BROOKVILLE 6

DuBOIS 7, BROOKVILLE 6

DUBOIS, Pa. – Jordan Ell’s bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the seventh gave DuBois a walk-off 7-6 win over Brookville at Showers Field.

Ell lined a pitch into left field to score courtesy runner Davey Aughenbaugh, who replaced Nate Tyler after his leadoff single. Brycen Dinkfelt singled into right field and both moved up a base on a wild pitch thrown by Bryce Rafferty. The Raiders intentionally walked Alex Pasternak before Sell’s game-winner.

The Beavers led 4-0 after three innings. Gavin Kaschalk doubled home runs in the second inning, and Ell and Austin Mitchell hit run-scoring groundouts in the third inning.

The Raiders tied it at 4-4 in the fourth, taking advantage of three walks and getting a two-out three-run double off the center-field fence from Hunter Geer. The Raiders went up 5-4 on Bryce Rafferty’s two-out single in the fifth inning.

DuBois re-took the lead at 6-5 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Kaden Clark doubled in Ell who led off with a single and scored on Billy Gray’s two-out double.

But the Raiders tied it in the seventh when Jamison Rhoades led off with a double to left-center and scored on Griffin Ruhlman’s one-out single.

Tyler Chamberlin got the win in relief of the Beavers’ starter Dinkfelt, giving up a run on three hits in the final two innings. Dinkfelt allowed six hits and five walks in three innings.

Tyler, Dinkfelt, Ell, and Clark each had two hits for the Beavers.

Rafferty took the loss for the Raiders, giving up four hits and a walk with a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Geer threw the first 5 1/3 innings, giving up two walks, six runs, and six hits while striking out two.

Ruhlman singled twice for his multi-hit game.

CURWENSVILLE 12, GLENDALE 0, 5 INNINGS

FLINTON, Pa. – Jayson Rowles tossed a five-inning no-hitter to help Curwensville to a 12-0, five-inning win at Glendale.

Rowles walked two and struck out four.

Spencer Hoover hit a home run, Jake Mullins had a pair of doubles, and Rowles and Chris Fegert each doubled to pace the Golden Tide offense.

Hoover’s home run was a grand slam, and he was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Mullins went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Thad Butler was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Rowles was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Fegert drove in two runs for th Golden Tide, who scored four in the first and seven in the second to take an 11-0 lead.

Troy Misiura took the loss allowing 11 runs, nine earned, on eight hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one in 1 ⅔ innings. Tanner Holes gave up an earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three in 3 ⅓ innings of relief.

CLEARFIELD 9, ST. MARYS 3

HYDE, Pa. – Ty Troxell drove in three runs to help Clearfield to a 9-3 win over St. Marys.

Troxell was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Morgan Billotte was 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and an RBI for the Bison as well with Kyle Elensky going 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, Cole Bloom 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Carter Price hit a home run for St. Marys while going 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI, and Conner Bullers was 1-for-3 with a double.

Ryan Gearhart got the win going seven innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight. He hit a batter.

Tony Lewis took the loss pitching three innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and four walks while striking out two. Alex Vollmer pitched two innings giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out three, and Logan Mosier gave up three earned runs on three hits and two walks in an inning of work.

KARNS CITY 12, BROCKWAY 2

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Breaking up a semi-close game with six runs in the seventh, Karns City picked up a 12-2 road win over Brockway.

Mallick Metcalfe paced the Gremlins going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Braden Grossman added three RBIs in the win and was 1-for-4 with a double, while Hobie Bartoe went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Zack Blair 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs. Tyler Hutchinson also drove in a pair of runs and was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Andrew Brubaker was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Brockway.

Michael Neff got the win going seven innings giving up two earned runs on five hits and a hit batter while striking out four.

Ezra Swanson took the loss going two innings giving up six runs, three earned, on six hits and a hit batter. He struck out one.

Dylan Bash pitched five innings allowing six runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out four.

SMETHPORT 8, PORT ALLEGANY 0

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Alex Ognen and John Adamoski combined on a three-hit shutout, as visiting Smethport topped Port Allegany, 8-0.

Ognen went 5 ⅔ innings allowing two hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine.

Adamoski pitched 1 ⅓ innings giving up one hit while striking out two.

Brandon Higley scored three runs for Smethport going 1-for-3 with a walk, while Alex Cole was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Noah Lent added a double, a walk, and a run scored, and Travis Cooney was 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.

Ty Guilds was 1-for-2 with a walk for Port Allegany.

Sawyer Price took the loss pitching 4 ⅓ innings allowing five unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Ian Dynda pitched 1 ⅔ innings giving up three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one, and Payton Spencer went a scoreless inning walking two and striking out one.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 17, BRADFORD 1, 3 INNINGS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Justin Miller hit a grand slam, and Carter Savage also went deep in Punxsutawney’[s 17-1, three-inning win over visiting Bradford.

Miller was 1-for-3 with a run scored and five RBIs, while Savage was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Jake Sikora also drove in four runs for the Chucks while going 2-for-2 with a run scored, Isaac London was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Michael Gow was 1-for-1 for Bradford with Elijah Finton being hit by a pair of pitches while scoring a run.

London got the win going three innings allowing one earned run on one hit and two hit batters while striking out five.

Nolan Roulo took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on seven hits and three walks. Finton pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing five earned runs on a hit and four walks while striking out one, and Ryan Ward didn’t record an out but was charged with four unearned runs on a hit, a walk, and a hit batter.

BROOKVILLE, ELK CO. CATHOLIC SUSPENDED AGAIN

DUBOIS, Pa. — Trying to finish their suspended game from Monday at Showers Field, Brookville and Elk County Catholic picked things up with two outs and the Raiders batting in the top of the second inning.

They couldn’t get it finished as Elk County Catholic left Showers Field at 3:12 p.m. to get to their other scheduled game against Johnsonburg at Berwind Park, which started around 4:40 p.m. The resumed game at DuBois started around 1:40 p.m.

Since weather or poor field conditions didn’t result in the game stoppage, the game remains suspended and it’s likely that it could be completed on April 25 when the Raiders visit Berwind Park to face St. Marys.

Jamison Rhoades has gone all six innings so far on the mound for the Raiders with seven strikeouts and six hits allowed. At the plate, he’s doubled, singled, and scored a run while Carson Weaver, Griffin Ruhlman, and Owen Caylor each have two hits. Hunter Geer, Weaver, Ruhlman, and Caylor along with Rhoades all have doubles.

Dominic Zambenini singled twice for the Crusaders. Tommy Slay threw all six innings for the Crusaders, giving up 12 hits while walking one and striking out five.

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