ST. MARYS, Pa. – Jake Sikora’s RBI single in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie and backed Nevin Day’s complete game effort in Punxsutawney’s 4-1 win over St. Marys.
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Day allowed just three hits and struck out three without issuing a walk, and followed Sikora’s go-ahead hit with a 2-run bloop single down the right field line to make it 4-1.
Day talked about the win afterward:
In the seventh, Zach Dinger singled with one out and Carter Savage walked with two outs, setting the stage for the big hits from Sikora and Day.
Day also had an RBI single in the first inning, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs. He needed just 82 pitches to get through seven innings, throwing 54 of them for strikes.
Dinger finished with two hits and scored two runs.
Logan Mosier had an RBI single for St. Marys in the first inning.
Lucas Bauer went five innings for St. Marys, allowing just one unearned run on five hits, striking out five, and walking two. Charlie Coudriet came on in relief and took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks.
PORT ALLEGANY 9, COUDERSPORT 8
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Tyler Filhart’s line drive single to centerfield scored Blaine Mises from second, as Port Allegany walked off Coudersport, 9-8.
The Gators had blown an 8-5 lead going to the top of the seventh with Coudersport tying the game when Mason Roessner reached on an error by shortstop Drew Evens that scored two runs.
But with runners on second and third and just one out, Nick Wilfong struck out Gavin Ayers and, after an intentional walk was issued to Jacob Hooftallen to load the bases, got Owen Deutschlander to pop out to Fillhart playing first base.
That gave the Gators a shot to win the game with just one run in the bottom of the inning, and Moses got things started with a leadoff walk before moving to second on a one-out ground out by Levi Howard bringing up Filhart, who singled on a 1-1 pitch from Deutschlander to win the game.
Filhart was 2-for-4 with three RBIs to pace Port Allegany while Howard went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Evens was also 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs with Moses going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Aiden Bliss was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Hooftallen went 2-fo-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and four RBIs for Coudersport, while Roessner was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Avery Taylor was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Wilfong got the win in relief of Evens despite giving up five runs, three earned, on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter. He struck out four.
Evens went five innings throwing 75 pitches. He allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits, a walk, and two hit batters while striking out seven.
Deutschlander took the loss allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two in 2 ⅔ innings.
Ayers started and pitched one inning giving up four runs on three hits and two hit batters while striking out one. Roessner then pitched three innings allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out three.
NORTHERN POTTER 7, OSWAYO VALLEY 6
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Northern Potter held off a late rally from Oswayo Valley to pick up a 7-6 road win.
The Panthers led 7-1 going to the sixth inning before the Green Wave scored twice in the sixth and three times in the seventh but left the tying run at second.
Noah Cady and Blyake Risser led Northern Potter.
Cady was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI while Risser was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Ty Daniels also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Kaden Hoopes was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Andrew Wood went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored for Oswayo Valley, while Ridge Messler was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Luke Karr was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Isaiah Goode also went 2-for-4 with a triple for the Green Wave.
Risser got the win going seven innings allowing six runs, five earned, on 12 hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out three.
Goode took the loss going four innings giving up five earned runs on eight hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out five. Wood went three innings allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out two.
BROOKVILLE 12, BRADFORD 2, FIVE INNINGS
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Carson Weaver tossed a two-hitter over five innings as Brookville turned in a 12-2 10-Run win over visiting Bradford.
Weaver struck out eight and walked three to get the win.
Riley Smith, Bryce Weaver, and Sam Krug each had two hits for the Raiders with Bryce Weaver doubling and driving in four runs. Smith doubled and scored two runs.
Wyatt Stark doubled for the Owls. Talan Reese took the loss, giving up 10 hits and 11 runs, 10 earned in four innings with three walks and one strikeout.
OTTO-ELDRED 19, GALETON 4, 3 INNINGS
ELDRED, Pa. – Scoring 19 runs on 12 hits and 11 walks, Otto-Eldred walked away with a 19-4, three-inning home win over Galeton.
Trailing 1-0 going to the bottom of the first, the Terrors proceeded to score 11 runs in the inning to take control early.
Moved up to the No. 2 hole in the order, Landon Francis drove in four runs in the victory going 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.
Max Splain had a pair of doubles and was 3-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored, while Austin Cousins also had a double while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Cal Minich also walked twice and drove in two with Zach Shuessler going 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the win.
Levi Evans was 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for Galeton.
Shuessler got the win going two innings allowing four runs, three earned, on a hit and four walks while striking out four. Max Splain pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Mat Zur took the loss allowing 17 runs, 12 earned, on 10 10 hits and eight walks while striking out one in 1 ⅔ innings of work.