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April 20, 2021 D9 Baseball: Callen Reaches 100 Career Ks in C-L Win; Kane, KC Win in Final ABs

Hayden Call of C-L struck out 10 and reached 100 career strikeouts in C-L's win over Cranberry. Photo by Christie Datko

April 20 D9 baseball recaps

CLARION-LIMESTONE 8, CRANBERRY 2

SENECA, Pa. – Behind a strong mound performance by senior Hayden Callen, who struck out 10, including his 100th career punch out, visiting Clarion-Limestone beat Cranberry, 8-2.

Callen went six innings allowing two runs, both earned, on six hits and two walks. His 10 strikeouts give him 106 career “Ks” in three seasons – his junior season never happened because of COVID-19.

Corbin Coulson got the final three outs for C-L, including the Lions’ 11th strikeout of the game. He walked one.

Callen helped himself at the plate going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Nick Aaron was also 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs for C-L, while Tommy Smith and Jordan Hesdon each doubled.

Smith was 1-for-5 with a run scored and Hesdon was 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Austin Shoup was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Cranberry.

Shoup took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, all earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out two.

ST. MARYS 4, WILLIAMSPORT 3

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Christian Coudriet and Alex Vollmer combined on a seven-hitter to lead St. Marys past visiting Williamsport, 4-3.

Coudriet was spot on in his start going 6 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight to get the win. Vollmer came in to get the final out after Coudriet reached the pitch limit with 101.

If throwing the gem wasn’t enough, Coudriet made sure he was the winning pitcher driving home Mitchell Reiter with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to break a 3-all tie.

Reiter had started the rally with a one-out single. Michael Fitzgerald then hit a shot back up the middle that Williamsport pitcher Joseph Signor knocked down. But Signor’s only play to first putting Reiter in scoring position for Coudriet, who delivered.

Logan Bauer led St. Marys going 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Fitzgerald had a double.

Dallas Gries was 2-for-4 with two triples, a run scored, and two RBIs for Williamsport.

Signor took the loss in relief going two innings allowing a run on three hits and a walk while striking out one. Elijah Frierson started and pitched four innings giving up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four.

KANE 3, BROCKWAY 2

MT. JEWETT, Pa. – Andrew Jekielek’s walk-off single to right with no one out in the seventh made a winner of Carson Whiteman, who threw another gem, as Kane beat Brockway, 3-2.

Kane trailed 2-0 going to the sixth before tying the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a bases-loaded walk to Bobby Rumcik and a sacrifice fly by Justin Peterson.

Then, in the seventh, pinch hitter Luke Ely singled leading off followed by a bunt single by Harley Morris bringing up Jekielek who singled on a 1-0 pitch to win the game.

The rally made sure that another gem by Whiteman didn’t go to waste.

The senior need just 91 pitches, 68 of them strikes, to go the seven-inning distance. He allowed the two runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out 14. He now has 71 strikeouts in 26 innings on the season while allowing five runs, four earned. Of the 89 official at bats against Whiteman this season, 71 have ended in strikeouts and all but seven of the outs he has recorded on the season have come by the punch out.

Jeielek’s game-winning hit gave him two for the day in four at bats. He also scored a run to go with his RBI.

Daniel Shugarts was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Brockway.

Marcus Copelli took the loss in relief of Ezra Swanson. He pitched one-plus inning allowing the one run on three hits. Swanson went five-plus innings giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one.

KARNS CITY 6, A-C VALLEY 2

EMLENTON, Pa. – Trailing 2-1 going to the top of the seventh, Karns City erupted for five runs in the inning on its way to a 6-2 win over A-C Valley.

With the Gremlins down to their final out with a runner on first, Cole Sherwin drew a walk and Braeden Rodgers singled to load the bases.

Mallick Metcalfe then hit a pop fly to shallow right field down the line that landed between first baseman Broc Weigle and right fielder Max Lowrey just in fair territory clearing the bases and giving Karns City a 4-2 lead.

Zack Blair followed with a two-run home run to center to make it 6-2.

Karns City’s rally in the seventh started when Jacob Callihan lofted a one-out fly ball to center field that turned into an error when left fielder Riley Bauer ran into center fielder Zeke Causey.

Metcalfe was 2-for-3 with the double, a run scored, and three RBIs. Rodgers was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Blair was 1-for-4 with the home run, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Ryan Cooper was 2-for-4 for A-C Valley with Lowrey going 1-for-1 with an RBI and two walks.

The game was scoreless until the sixth when Karns City scored one run and A-C Valley two.

Metcalfe got the win going three innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out three. Sherwin started and went four scoreless innings allowing three hits and three walks while striking out three.

Ryan Cooper was the hard-luck loser going seven innings allowing six runs, one earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out six.

BROOKVILLE 15, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 11

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Jace Miner had three hits, and Hunter Geer and Carson Weaver each had two RBIs to lead Brookville to a 15-11 win over visiting Elk County Catholic.

Miner was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, while Geer was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Weaver was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Carter Kessler scored four times in the win for the Raiders going 2-for-4, while Bryce Rafferty was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI. Hunter Roney also found the plate three times going 1-for-4 with a walk, and Chase Palmer was 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

An eight-run third inning gave Brookville a 14-3 lead, but ECC outscored the Raiders 8-1 over the final three innings to make things interesting.

David Anderson had a monster game for the Crusaders going 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, four runs scored, and two RBIs.

Tommy Slay was also 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs with Dominic Zambonini going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Joey Geci 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.

Palmer got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out eight. Bay Harper pitched one inning allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks, and Bryce Weaver gave up three runs, all earned, on four hits and a hit batter in ⅔ of an inning of work.

Joseph Tettis took the loss going two innings allowing six runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out five.

JOHNSONBURG 12, CURWENSVILLE 3

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Luke Zimmermand and Camron Marciniak combined for six hits, five RBIs, and four runs scored to lead Johnsonburg to a 12-3 win over visiting Curwensville.

Marciniak was 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBIs, while Zimmerman was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Aiden Zimmerman also drove in three runs going 1-for-4 with a run scored, and Dom Allegretto was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Keegan Wilson went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Curwensville with Jake McCracken going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Aiden Zimmerman got the win going four innings allowing two runs, both earned, on six hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out three. Gabe Watts picked up the save going three innings allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Chase Graham took the loss going two innings allowing five runs, all earned, on seven hits.

KEYSTONE 11, UNION 2

KNOX, Pa. – Tye Elder, Seth Apel, and Nate Gutonski each drove in two runs to lead Keystone to an 11-2 win over visiting Union.

Elder was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Apel was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Gutonski was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Also for the Panthers, Cole Henry scored three times while going 1-for-3 with a walk, and Logan Sell was 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.

Elder, Gutonski, and Aidan Sell combined on a one-hitter with Elder giving up an unearned run on a hit and three walks while striking out eight in five innings of work. Gutonski gave up an earned run on three walks in a ⅓ of an inning, and Sell went 1 ⅔ scoreless striking out one.

Christian Rodgers and Bailey Crissman had RBIs for Union.

Brock Jordan took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out two.

CLARION 11, FOREST AREA 1, 5 INNINGS

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Scoring 11 runs on just eight hits, Clarion beat visiting Forest Area, 11-1, in five innings at the Clarion County Park.

The Bobcats took advantage of eight Forest Area errors while also walking four times.

Daunte Girvan and Tanner Miller each had doubles for Clarion with Girvan going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Miller going 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored.

Dawson Smail set things up out of the leadoff spot walking four times and scoring three times, while Ryan Alston scored twice and was 1-for-4. Cole Slaugenhoup was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Hunter Craddock was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Isaac Giliara was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Forest Area.

Slaugenhoup got the win going five innings allowing an earned rn on two hits while striking out two.

Matt Schmader took the loss going four innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out six.

PORT ALLEGANY 15, CAMERON COUNTY 1, 5 INNINGS

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Isaiah Caden and Drew Benson each drove in three runs to help Port Allegany to a 15-1, five-inning home win over Cameron County.

Caden was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored with Benson going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Driving in a pair of runs apiece in the win for the Gators were Trey Ayers and Payton Spencer.

Ayers was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Spencer was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Sawyer Prince added a double while going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI in the victory.

Lathan Reed was 2-for-2 for Cameron County with Jesop Farbaugh going 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Drew Evens got the win going four innings allowing an unearned run on three hits while striking out nine.

Eastyn Solveson took the loss going 3 2/3 innings giving up 15 runs, three earned, on 12 hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out two.

PENNS VALLEY 10, CLEARFIELD 5

HYDE, Pa. – Visiting Penns Valley rode the hot bats of Mason Lieb and Miles Brooks to a 10-5 win over Clearfield.

Lieb was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Brooks was 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Ty Houtz also picked up three hits going 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Rams.

Matt Bailor was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Clearfield with Kyle Elensky going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Morgan Billotte 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Lieb got the win going five innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Elensky took the loss giving up nine runs, four earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings of work. Ryan Gearhart pitched well in relief for Clearfield going three innings allowing an unearned run on a walk, a hit batter, and two hits while striking out seven.

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