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April 5, 2021 D9 Baseball/Softball Recaps: 12-run First Helps Jburg BB to Win; Young Tosses Shutout for St. Marys SB

Kaden Davis was 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored for Johnsonburg Monday. Photo by Bob Parana

April 5 District 9 baseball and softball recaps.

JOHNSONBURG 18, CAMERON COUNTY 0, 3 INNINGS

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – A 12-run first inning lifted Johnsonburg to an 18-0, three-inning win over visiting Cameron County.

The Rams sent 17 men to the plate in the bottom of the first walking eight times, including each of the first four batters, collecting five singles, and reaching on an error once to help push across the 12 runs.

The big plays of the inning were a single by Ethan Wells that an accompanying error by the Red Raiders helped Johnsonburg clear the bases and double its lead from 3-0 to 6-0, and a two-run error on a ball hit by Camron Marcinak.

Dalton Stahli ended the day with three RBIs while going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for the Rams, while Kaden Dennis drove in four runs while doing 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

Also for Johnsonburg, Jefferson Freeburg was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Wells was 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored, and Luke Zimmerman and Collin Porter each scored twice with Porter adding an RBI. Marcinak added three runs scored while going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.

Zimmerman, Dennis, and Freeburg each pitched a scoreless inning for the Rams and combined on a no-hitter. Zimmerman and Freeburg both struck out the side with Dennis adding a pair of strikeouts. Dennis and Freeburg each issued walks.

CLEARFIELD 8, PUNXSUTAWNEY 4

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Visiting Clearfield used a six-run second inning to defeat Punxsutawney, 8-4.

Morgan Billotte led the Bison going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI. Hunter Dixon was also 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Kyle Elensky went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Cole Bloom scored twice.

Carter Savage was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored for Punxsutawney with Dakota Long going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Alex Phillips 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Dixon got the win going five innings allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Karson Rumsky pitched two scoreless innings in relief giving up three hits and a walk while striking out four.

Jake Sikora took the loss giving up four unearned runs on a hit and four walks while striking out one in 1 2/3 innings of work.

BROOKVILLE 14, BROCKWAY 3, 5 INNINGS

BROCKWAY, Pa. — Scoring eight runs in its first two at-bats, Brookville ran away with a 14-3 five-inning win over Brockway.

Nine different Raiders put together their 11-hit attack at the plate. Jace Miner was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, a double, two stolen bases and a hit by pitch. Jamison Rhoades was 2-for-3 with four runs batted in, singling in two runs in the Raiders’ three-run first. He doubled off the left-field fence, driving in two more runs in a five-run fifth.

Hunter Roney drove in three runs, doubling in a run in the five-run second. Also singling in runs were Chase Palmer, Carson Weaver and Bryce Weaver.

Miner, Bay Harper and Taylor Zmitravich combined on a four-hitter. Miner struck out three in a scoreless 1 1/3 innings while Harper got credit for the win with his 2 2/3 innings of work, allowing two hits with a strikeout. Zmitravich closed out the game by throwing the fifth inning.

Lance Fitzgerald and Marcus Bennett singled in runs for the Rovers. Fitzgerald was the losing pitcher, starting and going 1/3 of an inning.

SOFTBALL

ST. MARYS 6, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kendall Young three a five-hit shutout while walking one and striking out 13 to lead St. Marys past visiting Elk County Catholic, 6-0.

Shannon Kaiser hit a home run for the Lady Dutch and went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Oliva Eckels, Lauren Mosier, and Gianna Surra each had double.

Eckles was also 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, Mosier was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI, and Surra was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Young helped her own cause by going 1-for-3 with an RBI as well.

Emily Mourer led ECC going 2-for-3.

Reagan Weaver took the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out one in six innings of work.

BALD EAGLE AREA 6, CLEARFIELD 1

HYDE, Pa. – Madison Peters gave up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight to help visiting Bald Eagle Area to a 6-1 win over Clearfield.

Clearfield took a 1-0 lead in the second on an Oliva Bender home run, but the Lady Eagles answered with two in the third and then added insurance runs in the sixth (two) and seventh (two).

Mara Hockenberry was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored for Bald Eagle with Autumn Tobia hitting a home run and going 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Bender was 2-for-2 with a walk, the home run, a run scored, and an RBI.

Emma Hipps took the loss going seven innings allowing six runs, all earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out 11.

INDIANA 14, PUNXSUTAWNEY 4

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – A five-run fourth-inning and a three-run fifth helped highlight a 14-4 win by visiting Indiana over Punxsutawney.

Olivia Zimmerman hit a pair of home runs for the Lady Indians with Ashlyn Winslow also going deep.

Oliva Zimmerman was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBIs, and Winslow was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Also for Indiana, Regan Trusal had two hits, including a double, and a run scored, Sara Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and four runs scored, and Taylor Wood had a double and scored twice.

Riley Presloid was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and an RBI for Punxsutawney with Elliott Ferrent and Rach Houser each adding a double and an RBI.

Olivia Zimmerman picked up the win going seven innings and allowing four earned runs on four hit and four walks while striking out eight.

Kendal Johnston suffered the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out five. Ferrent gave up five unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two in 3 ⅓ innings of work.

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