STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Scoring four runs in each of the first two innings, Clarion knocked off rival Clarion-Limestone, 11-4, on the road.
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The Bobcats loaded the bases with no outs in both the first and second innings on their way to four runs in each inning.
Devon Lauer had a bloop two-run, two-out single in the first that helped maximize that inning, while Derek Smail, who had struck out with the bases jammed in the first, had a two-run double in the second.
Derek Smail had himself quite the afternoon going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs while also pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game. He walked two and struck out two while being named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.
Smail talked about the victory.
Matt Alston, Tanner Miller, and Lauer each added a pair of RBIs in the win with Alston going 2-for-4 with a run scored, Lauer going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Miller going 2-for-5.
Noah Harrison was on base all five times up walking four times, adding a base hit, and scoring three runs, while Dawson Smail was 3-for-5 with a walk and three runs scored.
Jordan Hesdon had a pair of hits for C-L going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.
Miller, the second of three Clarion pitchers, got the win going two innings in relief of Lauer allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks.
Lauer started and went three innings giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one.
Tommy Smith took the loss pitching two innings allowing eight earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out four.
Logan Lutz went four innings for the Lions allowing three earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven and picking off two, while Kohen Kemmer pitched a scoreless seventh allowing two hits.
A-C VALLEY/UNION 8, NORTH CLARION 0
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Bailey Crissman allowed one hit and struck out 10, including his 100th career strikeout, to lift A-C Valley/Union to an 8-0 win at North Clarion.
Crissman needed seven strikeouts to reach the milestone and did so when he struck out Aiden Hartle leading off the fourth inning.
He pitched six innings allowing just the one hit.
Sebastian Link hit a home run for A-C Valley/Union going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Chase Ruth also had an RBI for the Falcon Knights, while Zach Cooper was 10fir03 with a walk and a run scored,
Link threw an inning of scoreless relief striking out one and allowing a hit.
Wade Peters and Zeelan Hargenrader each had hits for North Clarion.
Drake Irwin took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
Hartle relieved Irwin and went 2 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out seven.
OTTO-ELDRED 8, SMETHPORT 7
ELDRED, Pa. – Brendan Magee scored on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Otto-Eldred to an 8-7 win over visiting Smethport.
Magee singled with one out in the sixth and went to second in a wild pitch before stealing third with two outs.
Austin Cousins then walked, and Cole Szuba spiked a curve ball allowing Magee to score.
The Terrors led 6-4 after a three-run third, but Smethport tied the game with a run in the fourth and two in the top of the sixth.
Cal Minich went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Otto-Eldred, while Max Splain went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.
Manning Splain also scored twice while going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored with Jared Obenrader going 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Magee going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, and Landon Francis going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Brentton McDowell paced Smethport at the dish going 2-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Szuba also drove in two going 1-for-4, while Jonah Ganoe scored twice while going 1-for-1.
Cousins got the win in relief of Minich going four innings allowing four runs, three earned, on three hits, three walks, and a hit batter. He struck out four.
Max Splain picked up the save striking out the side in the seventh on just 13 pitches.
Minich lasted two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.
Szuba was the losing pitcher going four innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.
Evan Ruffner started for the Hubbers going two innings allowing four earned runs on three hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out four.
CURWENSVILLE 14, CRANBERRY 9
SENECA, Pa. – A seven-run fifth inning lifted visiting Curwensville to a 14-9 win over Cranberry.
Ayden Sutika had a big day for the Golden Tide going 4-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and four RBIs.
Logan Kunkle was also 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in the win with Christian Fegert scoring three times and driving in two while walking twice, Cael Butler was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI and Merek Sutika was 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI.
Landon Burgdorfer was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI for Cranberry with Connor Morrow and Travis Carbaugh each scoring twice.
Ayden Sutika got the win going two innings scoreless in relief of Landon Neiswender. He walked four and struck out one.
Christian Fegert picked up the save going 1 ⅔ innings allowing an earned run on two walks while striking out one.
Neiswender pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits five walks, and three hit batters. He struck out one.
Hudson Galla took the loss. He allowed four runs on a hit and three walks without recording an out in relief of Carbaugh who gave up six runs, four earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out three in 4 ⅓ innings of work.
Austin Shoup pitched 1 ⅔ innings giving up a run on two hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out three, and Colin Zerbe went an inning allowing three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.
KARNS CITY 4, MONITEAU 0
BUTLER, Pa. – Mallick Metcalfe and Jacob Jones combined on a five-hit shutout, as “visiting” Karns City beat Moniteau, 4-0, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
Metcalfe went 5 ⅔ innings before hitting the 100-pitch limit. He gave up four hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out five. Jones got the final four outs allowing a hit and striking out three.
Jones and Metcalfe both played key roles on offense with Metcalfe going 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI and Jones going 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
Tyler Hutchinson was also 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Gremlins.
Brock Matthews was 2-for-3 with a double for Moniteau.
Dawson Wallace took the loss going two innings allowing four earned runs on five hits while striking out three. Matthews pitched five scoreless innings allowing five hits and striking out four.
REDBANK VALLEY 20, KEYSTONE 4, 5 INNINGS
KNOX, Pa. – Tate Minich hit for the cycle to help Redbank Valley roll to a 20-4, five-inning win at Keystone.
Minich was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBIs.
Owen Clouse also drove in four going 2-for-4 with a walk and four runs scored, while Breckin Minich and Tyler Hetrick each added a pair of RBIs.
Breckin Minich was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Hetrick went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored.
Peyton Rearick added a triple while going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Mason Clouse was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Braylon Wagner walked three times and scored twice.
Brady Dunlap and Aidan Tharan were both 2-for-3 with an RBI for Keystone. Dunlap also scored a run.
Brock George got the win going three innings in relief allowing four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
Jaxon Huffman started and pitched two scoreless innings allowing two hits while striking out three.
Chaz Renninger took the loss allowing 12 runs, nine earned, on seven hits and five walks while striking out two in an inning of work.
Dunlap pitched 3 ⅔ innings giving up eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits and four walks while striking out two, and Kord Stewart went ⅓ of an inning allowing a hit and recording a strikeout.
DUBOIS 15, BROOKVILLE 14, GAME SUSPENDED IN THE TOP OF THE 6TH
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Almost like it was out of the movie “The Natural”, Kaden Clark hit a go-ahead two-run home run that hit a power wire causing sparks, a surge, and about 500 feet of the power wire to come down at Brookville’s McKinley Field.
Clark’s “electric” charge with one out in the sixth went about 320 feet and about 15 to 20 feet above the fence where it hit the wire while giving the Beavers the lead and necessitating the game be halted with the power wire blocking the only exit from the field (it was cleared around 8 p.m. by Penelec).
As one would suspect in a game that is sitting at 15-14 – a resumption date hasn’t been determined – there were 26 hits, 11 errors, seven walks, and two hit batters.
DuBois scored eight in the third to take a 9-2 lead and then added four in the fourth to make it 13-2.
But with the game only six outs from the 10-run Mercy Rule, Brookville struck for eight in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 14-13 lead before Davey Augenbaugh doubled leading off the sixth and Clark hit his “sparktacular” shot to give the lead back to the Beavers.
Clark currently sits with four RBIs, while Noah Farrell, who has a double in the game, has driven in three and Gavin Kaschalk two for DuBois.
Brookville, which has been helped by eight DuBois errors, has gotten three RBIs from Bryce Weaver, who has a triple, and two from Kai Kaltenbach.