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April 23, 2021 D9 Baseball: Elensky Homer Helps Clearfield to Win; Moniteau, C-L, Redbank Get Close Wins

Kyle Elensky hit a two-run home run in the fifth to break a tie game and give Clearfield a 5-3 win. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

April 23 D9 baseball recaps

CLEARFIElD 5, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 3

HYDE, Pa. – Kyle Elensky’s two-run home run in the fifth inning broke a three-all tie and lifted Clearfield to a 5-3 win over visiting Philipsburg-Osceola.

The long ball helped make a winner out of Hunter Dixon, who pitched another solid game giving up three earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out four in seven innings of work.

Dixon helped his own cause going 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Elensky was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Karson Rumsky was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Bison with Cole Bloom going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Jake DeSimone was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for P-O with Jeremy Whitehead going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, and Dave Meersand going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Parker White took the loss allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out four in four innings of work.

MONITEAU 13, BROCKWAY 11

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Overcoming a five-run deficit after three innings, Moniteau rallied for a 13-11 road win over Brockway.

The Warriors trailed 5-0 going to the fourth but scored eight times in the fourth to take an 8-5 lead that they expanded to 9-5 after the top of the fifth.

But Brockway tied the game with four in the bottom of the fifth before Moniteau took the lead for good with a three-spot in the sixth with Dawson Wallace’s RBI double giving the Warrior the lead for good.

Wallace’s two-bagger was one of three on the day for Moniteau with Brock Matthews and Tanner Williams also hitting doubles.

Williams was the lone Warrior with two hits going 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Branson Carson and Matthews each drove in two runs with Carson going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and Matthews 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Wallace was 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, Mason Mershimer went 1-for-4 with three runs scored, and Keagan Book was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Andrew Brubaker went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs for Brockway with Marcus Bennett going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Ben Glasl also drove in two runs for the Rovers, while Dylan Bush was 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored, Seth Stewart went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Matthew Brubaker was 1-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Dylan Antonuccio scored twice.

Matthews got the win in relief going 2 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on three hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out four.

Brady Thompson started and went four innings giving up five runs, two earned, on five hits while striking out six. Ray Dean pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing four runs, one earned on two hits and three walks.

Bush took the loss tossing 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on three hits, a hit batter, and five walks while striking out two.

Ezra Swanson started and pitched three innings giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Daniel Shugarts pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing three earned runs on two hits and a hit batter. Glasl threw 1 ⅓ innings allowing one unearned run on a hit and a hit batter.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 8, UNION 6

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Building a five-run lead after five innings, Clarion-Limestone held off a late charge by Union for an 8-6 road win.

The Lions used a three-run first and two-run fourth to take a 5-0 lead before Union scored three in the fifth to make it 5-3.

C-L added insurance in the sixth with two more runs and then tacked on a run in the seventh before the Golden Knights scored three in the bottom of the seventh before having a runner thrown out at the plate on a wild pitch to end the game.

Tommy Smith, Ryan Hummell and Nick Aaron each had two hits for C-L with Smith going 2-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, Hummell going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Aaron going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Corbin Coulson and Hayden Callen each RBIs as well with Coulson going 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored, and Callen going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Smith got the win pitching five innings allowing three runs, two earned, on a hit, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out 10. Bryson Huwar pitched an inning and had the rare four strikeouts while recording just three outs as his first strikeout ended up with the batter safe at first on a wild pitch/passed ball. He did allow a hit and hit a batter. Coulson pitched the seventh allowing three earned runs on one hit and four walks.

Karter Vogel took the loss giving up five runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings of work. Brock Jordan tossed two innings giving up three earned runs on five hits and a walk.

REDBANK VALLEY 6, CLARION 5

FAIRMOUNT CITY, Pa. – Bryson Bain’s two-out single to left scored Owen Clouse from second to break a five-all tie in the bottom of the sixth, as Redbank Valley beat Clarion, 6-5.

Clarion led 4-2 after scoring four times in the top of the third before the Bulldogs retook the lead, 5-4, with a three-run bottom of the inning.

The Bobcat retied the game in the fifth.

Bain was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI, while Ty Hetrick was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for Redbank Valley. Richie Leasure drove in two runs.

Cole Slaugenhoup hit a home run and was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Clarion with Dawson Smail going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

Also for the Bobcats, Cameron Lapinto was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Tate Minich got the win in relief of Bain going two scoreless innings allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three.

Bain started and went five innings giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out four.

Hunter Craddock, the third of four Clarion pitchers, took the loss. He pitched a ⅓ of an innings allowing one earned run on two walks.

Tanner Miller started and pitched three innings giving up five runs, four earned, on seven hits and a walk. Lapinto then pitched two scoreless, hitless innings striking out one. Smail threw ⅔ of an inning giving up a hit while striking out one.

ST. MARYS 18, BROOKVILLE 12

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – After blowing a 10-0 lead, visiting St. Marys rallied to beat Brookville, 18-12.

The Dutch scored 10 runs in the top of the second to go ahead 10-0, but Brookville scored two in the bottom of the second then added two in the third before scoring seven in the fourth to go ahead, 11-10.

St. Marys, however, answered with two in the fifth and six in the sixth to retake the lead.

The Dutch pounded out 21 hits including six doubles with Logan Bauer, Connor Bressler, Mitchell Reiter, Kaden Snelick, Conner Straub, and Alex Vollmer each collecting two-baggers.

Snelick was 4-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs, while Bressler was 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Logan Bauer, meanwhile, drove in three runs while going 2-for-5 with a run scored with Garret Bauer going 2-for-4 with two walks, three runs scored, and two RBIs.

Logan Mosier also was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Reiter was 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored, Christian Coudriet was 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Straub was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.

Bryce Rafferty hit a home run for Brookville and was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Chase Palmer added a triple for the Raiders and was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Hunter Roney also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the loss with Carson Weaver going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Carter Kessler 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Vollmer got the win in relief of Mosier going 3 ⅔ innings allowing four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one.

Mosier pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs on eight hits and five walks while striking ou three.

Hunter Geer, the second of four Brookville pitchers, suffered the loss.

Geer pitched four innings allowing five runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six.

Jamison Rhoades started and pitched an innings giving up seven runs on six hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.

Rafferty pitched an innings allowing six runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two, and Carson Weaver pitched a scoreless seventh allowing two hits and a walk while striking out one.

CRANBERRY 10, FOREST AREA 2

SENECA, Pa. – Ashton Weaver and Kenny Larvich each drove in two runs to help Cranberry to a 10-2 win over visiting Forest Area.

Weaver was 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Larvich was 1-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored.

Also for the Berries, Preston Forrest went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Chase Wenner was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Isaac Gilara had a pair of RBIs for Forest Area.

Austin Shoup got the win going seven innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Aiden Hartle took the loss.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 25, CAMERON COUNTY 2, 4 INNINGS

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Scoring multiple runs in all four innings including 12 in the second and nine in the fourth, visiting Elk County Catholic cruised to a 25-2, four-inning victory over Cameron County.

Tommy Slay led a 17-hit attack for ECC by going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, four runs scored, and four RBIs.

Joseph Tettis drove in five runs for the Crusaders and was 3-for-4 with two runs scored with Jordan DePrator and Mark Kraus each adding three RBIs.

DePrator was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, and Kraus was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.

Mason McAllister added a 2-for-2 day with a walk, two RBIs, and four runs scored, Dominic Zambonini was 2-for-2 with three walks, a run scored, and an RBI and Timmy Brannock was 1-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Jesop Farabaugh and Caden Beldin had RBIs for Cameron County with Gannon Horning adding a double.

David Anderson got the win going three innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits while striking out three. Slay pitched a scoreless fourth needing just 10 pitches to record three outs, including two by strikeout.

Farabaugh took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing 11 runs, all earned, on five hits, six walks, and two hit batters. Lathan Reed gave up five runs, two earned, on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter in 1 ⅔ innings of work, and Derek Cherry pitched two innings giving up nine runs, two earned, on seven hits and four walks while striking out one.

WARREN 8, KANE 5

WARREN, Pa. – Ben Berdine went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs to help lead Warren to an 8-5 win over Kane. 

Berdine got the Dragons’ going in the first inning, connecting on a two-run blast to left. His 2-run double in the fourth inning made it 6-0. 

Dylan Maeder pitched into the sixth inning for the Dragons to get the win. In his 5 ⅔ innings of work, he allowed four runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out four. He also had two hits at the plate. 

Micah Passmore reached base four times for the Dragons, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored, a walk and two RBIs, including a run-scoring double in the second inning. Ben Sowa added an RBI single. 

Kane actually out-hit Warren, 10-9, and got on the board courtesy of Carson Whiteman’s RBI triple in the fifth inning. He picked up an outfield assist in the bottom half of the frame, throwing a laser to the plate from center to deny Alex Borger from scoring. 

Andy Jekielek started and took the loss for Kane, allowing three runs in his two innings of work with two hits allowed, three walks and one strikeout. Luke Ely allowed three runs in two innings for the Wolves and Harley Morris two runs in 1 ⅔ innings. 

Curt Barner had an RBI double for the Wolves in the seventh inning, while Justin Peterson and Morris both had two hits apiece. 

Archie Teconchuk went the final 1 ⅓ innings for the Dragons, allowing one run on two hits.

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