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D9 Baseball/Softball: Kane’s Whiteman 1 Strike from Perfect Game in No-Hitter; ECC Softball Explodes for 15 Runs

Carson Whiteman threw his second no-hitter of the season in Kane's 1-0 win over Smethport Friday. Photo by Victoria Hallberg

April 9 District 9 baseball and softball recaps

KANE 1, SMETHPORT 0

MT. JEWETT, Pa. – Kane’s Carson Whiteman came one strike from a perfect game before settling for his second no-hitter of the season, as the Wolves edged visiting Smethport, 1-0.

Whiteman walked mound opponent Alex Ognen on a 3-2 pitch with no outs in the seventh inning or he would have had the perfect game.

As it was, Whiteman struck out 17 of the 22 batters he faced and needed just 86 pitches to throw the no-no. Sixty-one of those tosses were strikes. He struck out nine of the last 10 batters he faced.

Whiteman, who also no-hit Brockway in five innings March 30, was also involved in Kane’s score when he reached on a bases-loaded error in the third that scored

Kane’s Carson Whiteman tossed his second no-hitter of the season while striking out 17 and walking just one to win a pitcher’s duel with Smethport’s Alex Ognen, 1-0, at Kane’s home field.

BRADFORD 10, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 4

BRADFORD, Pa. – Brett Skaggs and Cameron Austin each drove in three runs to lead Bradford to a 10-4 win over visiting Elk County Catholic.

Skaggs was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored while Austin was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Levi Reed added a pair of RBIs for the Owls while going 1-for-1, while Austen Davis was 2-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored and Nolan Roulo walked twice, scored twice, and drove in a run.

A six-run fifth inning helped Bradford erase a 3-1 deficit on its way to the win.

Joseph Tettis was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for ECC.

Roulo got the win going six innings allowing four earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four.

Mike Greenberg pitched a scoreless seventh for Bradford allowing a walk and striking out one.

Tettis took the loss in relief of Tommy Slay allowing seven runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out one in 1 ⅓ innings of work. Slay pitched 4 ⅔ allowing three earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out four.

CLEARFIELD 5, INDIANA 5 (TIE GAME), 7 INNINGS

HYDE, Pa. – A rare tie occurred between Clearfield and Indiana after the visiting Indians scored a run in the top of the seventh before the Bison failed to score in the bottom of the inning and darkness forced the game to be called with the contest knotted at five.

Clearfield led 5-4 going to the seventh with darkness creeping in, but Indiana tied the game with some two-out lightning.

Down to its final out, the Indians Branden Yanity and Ben Ryan worked walks off of Clearfield’s Karson Rumsky.

Austin Horner then delivered the game-tying single to right scoring Yanity.

With runners at the corners, Rumsky bore down and struck out Tyler Gonos to keep the game tied.

Clearfield got a leadoff single from Blake Pretash, but a strikeout, a fielder’s choice, and a strikeout ended the game in a tie.

The Bison led 5-2 after a three-run bottom of the third before Indiana got back within a run with two in the top of the fifth.

Pretash was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Clearfield with Rumsky going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Matt Bailor 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs.

Gavin Homer was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI for Indiana with Lincoln Trusal going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Yanity going 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Hunter Dixon started for Clearfield and was in line for the win before Indiana rallied in the seventh. Dixon went six innings allowing four runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Rumsky was charged with a blown save after allowing the one run on one hit and two walks while striking out two in an inning of work.

Ryan started for Indiana and lasted 1 ⅓ innings giving up two runs, one earned, despite not giving up a hit. He walked three and struck out one. Conner Geesey then allowed three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two in 2 ⅔ innings of work before Steve Budash pitched three scoreless innings of relief allowing three hits and a walk while striking out four.

COWANESQUE VALLEY 14, OSWAYO VALLEY 2, 5 INNINGS

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – A big day from Tucker St. Peter helped visiting Cowanesque Valley to a 14-2, five-inning win over Oswayo Valley.

St. Peter was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs for the Indians.

Cayden Black paced Oswayo Valley going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ben Cooper, who was also 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, got the win, while Nik Bonney took the loss.

SOFTBALL

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, BRADFORD 5, 5 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Gabby Weisner went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored, and four RBIs to spearhead a 15-5, five-inning win for Elk County Catholic over visiting Bradford.

Lydia Anderson was also 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored for the Lady Crusaders with Emily Mourer going 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs, and Lucy Klawuhn contributing a 2-for-3 day with a walk and two runs scored.

In addition, Sydney Alexander went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Caitlyn Vollmer was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Kathrine Kirst was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Ellie Baron was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for ECC.

Adrienne Angel was 2-for-2 with a run scored for Bradford with Lea Kakelewski going 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Bradford grabbed a 4-0 lead in the top of the first before ECC answered with seven in the bottom of the inning and eventually built the lead to 11-4 after three.

Kirst got the win in relief of Weisner going 4 ⅔ innings allowing on earned run on six hits while striking out one.

Weisner had control problems walking four of the five batters she faced while throwing three wild pitches in a ⅓ of an inning. She was charged with four runs, three earned.

COWANESQUE VALLEY 19, OSWAYO VALLEY 4, 5 INNINGS

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Maddie Millard went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs to help visiting Cowanesque Valley to a 19-4, five-inning win over Oswayo Valley.

Madison Hoopes from Northern Potter added a 3-for-4 day with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs for the Lady Indians, while Makayla Vaegeson was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored and McKenzie Surine was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs.

Mackenzie George went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Oswayo Valley while Mandi Smith was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Ruby Sherman got the win for Cowanesque Valley going three innings allowing two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

Autumn Outman pitched two innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one.

Macy West took the loss giving up nine runs, four earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out one in 1 ⅔ innings of work.

KANE 15, SMETHPORT 0

KANE, Pa. – Kane defeated Smethport in Kane by a score of 15-0.

Maya Smith gave up one hit and two walks while striking out four to get the win.

For the winners Emma Ely had three hits including a triple; Leah Tigani had three hits and four RBIs, and Mia Smith had two hits including a double.

Kaylee Swanson had Smethport’s lone hit. Ashley Day took the loss.

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