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Base: Port Sweeps Smethport; Great Pitchers Matchup in Brookville Win Over Brockway; ECC Doubles Up Coudy powered by N. Washington Rodeo

Nick Wilfong scored the game-wining run in G1 for Port Allegany and then pitched the Gators past Smethport in G2. Photo by Patrick Crants

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Port Allegany swept a doubleheader at Smethport winning the first game, 4-3 on a walk-off hit, and 11-0 in five innings in Game Two.

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In the opener, the Gators were the home team and trailed 3-2 going to the seventh.

Liam Hawver started the rally with a one-out single and was pinch ran for by Landon Carlson who stole second and moved to third on an error before scoring the tying run on another error.

Then, an out later, Nick Wilfong singled to center and stole second and third before scoring on an Aiden Bliss single to right.


Wilfong went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs while Kellen Velleux went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Wilfong got the win in relief of Jacob Causer going one scoreless inning striking out three and walking one.

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

Cole Szuba was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs for Smethport.

Evan Ruffner took the loss in relief of Brentton McDowell. He didn’t record an out being charged with an earned run on two hits.


In Game Two, Wilfong tossed a two-hit shutout going five innings striking out 11 and walking three.

Tyler Filhart led the Gator offense going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Bliss also drove in two runs and scored two runs with Gavin Moses going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Henry Troupe was 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs, and Derek Smith was 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Ruffner took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing six earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one.



BROOKVILLE, Pa.- In a well-pitched game between Pierson Ruhlman and Dylan Bash, Ruhlman and Brookville topped Bash and visiting Brockway, 2-0.

Both pitchers went the distance with Ruhlman tossing a four-hit shutout on just 81 pitches. He struck out five and walked one.

Bash went six innings on 76 pitches allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out five. He didn’t walk anyone.

Carter Kessler and Parker Kalgren drove in runs for the Raiders with both going 1-for-2. Kessler’s hit was a double.

Ben Yale reached twice for Brockway going 1-for-2 with a walk.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – A four-run third inning helped visiting Elk County Catholic knock off Coudersport, 6-3.

Frankie Smith drove in three runs for the Crusaders going 2-for-3 with a walk, while Lance O’Neill was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.

Will Brem also went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.


Colby Nussbaum got the win allowing one unearned run on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter in 5 ⅓ innings of work. He struck out five.

O’Neill bridged the gap to the seventh going ⅔ of an inning scoreless walking two, and Matt Gilmore went one inning allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out one.

Mitchell Taylor and Mason Roessner each had two hits for Coudersport.

Taylor was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored with Roessner going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Owen Deutschlander took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing four earned runs on four hits, four walks, and a hit batter. He struck out three.


BUTLER, Pa. – Tyler Kelly and KXX Williams each had a pair of hits to help Karns City to a 5-1 win over visiting Cranberry at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

Kelly was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored with Williams going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RI.

Jacob Jones tripled for the Gremlins while going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBIa, and Adam Manuel doubled while going 1-for-2 with a walk.

Manuel got the win going seven innings allowing one earned run on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Cole Findlay went 3-for-4 for Cranberry while Landon Baker was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Baker took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits and five walks while striking out five.


FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Sebastian Link struck out 11 and drove in three to lead visiting A-C Valley/Union to a 14-4 win over North Clarion.

Link tossed seven innings allowing four unearned runs on seven hits and a walk. He was also 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Colbin Elliott also drove in three runs for the Falcon Knights going 1-for-3, while Trey Fleming was 3-for-3 with an RBI and four runs scored.

Also for ACV/Union, Chase Ruth went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Zach Cooper was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, and Connor Langdon was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Logan Bish was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for North Clarion with Ethan Carll going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Hudson Irwin took the loss going three innings allowing eight earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one.


MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Tommy Smith and Jake Smith combined to two-hit Forest Area in a 12-0, five-inning Clarion-Limestone victory at East Forest.

Jake Smith started and went two innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three. Tommy Smith got the win going three innings hitless striking out all nine he faced.

Logan Lutz led the Lions’ offense going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Jake Smith drove in three runs while going 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Tommy Smith and Kohen Kemmer each scored twice.

Tommy Smith was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and Kemmer was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.


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