DUBOIS, Pa. – Brandin Anderson and Cole Sansom combined on a five-hitter as DuBois Central Catholic earned a 5-1 win over Clarion-Limestone in the District 9 Class 1A championship game, their second consecutive championship.
Anderson went five shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out five, and walking one. Sansom, like he has done many times in recent weeks, came on in relief and allowed one unearned run on one hit and two walks, striking out three.
“My offspeed stuff wasn’t really there,” Anderson said. “My change-up is usually my go-to pitch, but that wasn’t really on today. So I had to use my fastball, and my curveball was really my go-to secondary pitch.”
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The Cardinals struck for a pair of runs in the second inning and one each in the third, fourth, and fifth innings.
Aiden Snowberger delivered a two-run double in the second inning, which proved to be all the run-support Anderson and Sansom needed.
“I just stuck to my approach,” Snowberger said about his strong day at the plate.
Sansom had an RBI double in the third inning, Matt Pyne an RBI groundout in the fourth inning, and Anderson an RBI groundout in the fifth.
C-L avoided the shutout with Jordan Hesdon’s RBI single.
Bryson Huwar went two innings and suffered the loss, allowing three runs on one hit and five walks.
Snowberger had two of DCC’s four hits Nick Aaron had two of C-L’s five hits.
With the win, DCC advances to play the winner of the WPIAL third-place game between OLSH and Rochester, with that game slated for Wednesday.