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Base: DCC Drops Two at Happy Valley Hardball Classic; Dunlap Has Himself a Day in Keystone Win; Port Rolls to Victory powered by N. Washington Rodeo

The DCC baseball team dropped a pair of games at the Happy Valley Hardball Classic Saturday. Photo by Chris Rossetti

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Against tough competition, DuBois Central Catholic dropped a pair of games at the inaugural Happy Valley Hardball Classic at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on the campus of Penn State University.

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The Cardinals fell 6-3 in the opener against Class 6A State College before dropping a 12-6 decision in the consolation game to defending PIAA Class 4A champion Bellefonte.

Bald Eagle Area won the title with a 17-2, 5-inning win over State College after beating Bellefonte, 9-0, in the semifinals.

Errors hurt DCC in the State College loss with four Cardinal miscues leading to three unearned runs against Aidan Snowberger.

                  

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Snowberger went six innings allowing six runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven.

DCC’s offense struggled against Cody Norman not managing a hit off the State College lefty in five-plus innings of work.

Norman did get charged with three runs, two earned, thanks to six walks. Norman was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

                          

Logan Shannon went the final two frames for the Lions allowing the only hit of the game to DCC, an RBI single to right by Andrew Green. He walked one and struck out three.

Jensen Chesnut had a pair of RBIs for State College going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Jake Hall was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

In the nightcap, Bellefonte scored in ever inning but the second on its way to the 12-6 victory.

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Trevor Johnson was the catalyst for the Red Raiders out of the leadoff spot going 2-for-3 with two triples, three walks, an RBI, and five runs scored.

For his effort, Johnson was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

Peyton Vancas, Braedyn Kormanic, and Parker Capparelle all added a pair of RBIs in the win.

Canvas was 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, Kormanic was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, and a run scored, and Capparelle was 1-for-5.

Kormanic got the win going five innings allowing four earned runs on nine hits while striking out seven.

Brayden Fox was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored for DCC while Snowberger went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.

Blake Pisarcik also was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Cardinals, while Devin Suplizio had his first career hit.

Carter Himes took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on nine hits and four walks while striking out three.

KEYSTONE 11, OTTO-ELDRED 3

            

KNOX, Pa. – On a day when his grandfather, Alex Murnyack was honored at the Happy Valley Hardball Classic for his success as the former head coach at Bald Eagle Area, Brady Dunlap kept the family tradition going driving in four runs in an 11-3 Keystone win over visiting Otto-Eldred.

Dunlap was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

Peyton Shay hit a home run for the Panthers while going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Drew Keth was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored.

Also for Keystone, Chaz Renninger went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Aidan Tharan was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Kord Stewart was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Renninger got the win in relief of Noah Weckerly going 2 ⅔ innings allowing one unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out seven.

Weckerly pitched three innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and a hit batter while striking out three. Keth finished the game for the Panthers going 1 ⅓ innings allowing three hits while striking out one.

Manning Splain was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for Keystone while Jaden Prince went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Zach Schuessler took the loss allowing four runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out five in 2 ⅓ innings on the mound.

PORT ALLEGANY 15, BRADFORD 5, 6 INNINGS

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Three Port Allegany pitchers combined to allow four hits, and four different Gators had multiple RBIs in a 15-5, six-inning win over visiting Bradford.

Levi Howard got the win going 3 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits, five walks, and a hit batter. He struck out two.

Henry Troupe pitched 1 ⅓ innings scoreless. He walked one and struck out one.

Liam Hawver finished off going an inning allowing two unearned runs on two walks.

Tyler Filhart led the offense for Port Allegany going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Kellen Veilleux, Aiden Bliss, and Troupe each added two RBIs.

Bliss was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and three runs scored, Veilleux was 3-for-4 with a walk, and four runs scored, and Troupe was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Anthony Lama was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Bradford while Liam Haven went 2-for-2 with a walk and Adam Ward walked twice and scored twice.

Aiden Willard took the loss going a ⅓ of an inning allowing five runs, three earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one.

                       

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