DUBOIS, Pa. – Johnsonburg scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat send defending PIAA Class 1A champion DuBois Central Catholic to an 0-2 start with an 11-9 eight-inning win at Stern Field in DuBois.
Aiden Zimmerman scored the eventual game-winning run on a throwing error by DCC right fielder Aiden Snowberger in the eighth.
Zimmerman led off the inning with a base hit and then Kaden Dennis followed with a base hit to right. Zimmerman rounded second and went to third before scoring when Snowberger’s throw to third was wild. Dennis ended up at third on the play when the throw home trying to get Zimmerman was also off the mark. Dennis then scored Hunter Beeler’s sac fly to right.
DCC, which has lost both of its games in extra innings, forced extra innings with a three-run seventh.
Back-to-back one-out doubles by Ben Gritzer and Blake Pisarcik tied the game with Pisarchick’s being a two-run double that knotted the contest at nine.
But Pisarchick was caught stealing third when he appeared that he thought the ball had gotten behind the catcher Erik Panebianco but instead had just been outside and Panebianco threw him out at third.
Aiden Zimmerman was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and four runs scored for Johnsonburg with Dennis going 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Luke Zimmerman was also 1-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, while Nick Myers went 4-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI and Derek Beimel was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Carter Kosko hit a home run and a double for DCC while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Pisarcik went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs for the Cardinals with Carter Hickman finishing 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored and Brayden Fox going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Aiden Zimmerman, the third of three Johnsonburg pitchers, got the win going 1 ⅔ innings scoreless allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one,
Cam Larkin started and pitched five innings giving up six earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one.
Fox the fifth of five DCC pitchers took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk.
BROCKWAY 9, BRADFORD 4
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Ezra Swanson went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs to lead Brockway to a 9-4 win over visiting Bradford.
Jeremy Swanson added a double, as well, while going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored for the Rovers with Gage Park going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Dylan Bash going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
Liam Haven was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs for Bradford.
Ezra Swanson got the win going five innings allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Talan Reese took the loss giving up seven runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out three in three innings on the mound.
CAMERON COUNTY 7, COUDERSPORT 6
EMPORIUM, Pa. – A three-run fifth inning erased a two-run deficit and gave Cameron County a 7-6 win over visiting Coudersport.
The Red Raiders trailed 6-4 going to the bottom of the fifth but took the lead on a two-out bases-loaded walk to Ryan Shaffer.
Maddox Baughman had a pair of doubles for the Red Raiders while going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jesop Farabaugh also scored twice while going 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Owen Deutschlander was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Coudersport with LT Meyers and Wyatt Daisley each driving in a pair of runs.
Shaffer got the win in relief of Eastyn Solveson going four scoreless innings allowing two hits and two hit batters while striking out five.
Solveson went three innings allowing six runs, one earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out three.
Deutschlander, one of four pitchers used by Coudersport, took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out three.
REDBANK VALLEY 7, KARNS CITY 0
BUTLER, Pa. – Three Redbank Valley pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout to lead the visiting Bulldogs to a 7-0 win over Karns City at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
Ty Carrier got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing five hits and four walks while striking out seven.
Braylon Wagner went 1 ⅓ innings hitting a batter but not allowing a hit or a walk. He struck out three.
Jaxson Huffman finished the game going a scoreless inning allowing a hit while striking out three.
Redbank Valley scored six of its seven runs in the first two innings plating three runs in each of the first and second innings.
Breckin Minich was 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI for the Bulldogs with Wagner going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Tate Minich was also 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Mallick Metcalfe was 2-for-3 with two walks for Karns City with Michael Neff also going 2-for-3.
Neff took the loss going three innings allowing six runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out four. Mason Sherwin pitched four innings allowing an unearned run on a hit and four walks while striking out four.
HOLLIDAYSBURG 15, CLEARFIELD 5, 5 INNINGS
HYDE, Pa. – Behind a four-hit day from Joe Bukosky Hollidaysburg picked up a 15-5, five-inning road win over Clearfield.
Joe Bukosky was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Tigers who also got three hits apiece from EJ Bukosky (3-for-3, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 RBIs) and Ethan Karageanes (3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI).
Also for Hollidaysburg, Matt Smith was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and three RBIs, and Jake Hileman scored three times while going 1-for-2 with a walk.
Morgen Billotte had a big day for Clearfield going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and an RBI, while Will Comico was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.
Smith got the win going four innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Elijah Quick took the loss going three innings allowing five runs, four earned (only five of the 15 runs against the Bison were earned thanks to three Clearfield errors), on eight hits and a walk while striking out six.
WILLIAMSBURG 8, CURWENSVILLE 5
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. – Logan Brantner had a pair of doubles and Luke Uplinger added three hits, including a double, to help Williamsburg to an 8-5 win over visiting Curwensville.
Branter was 2-for-4 with a run scored with Uplinger going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Preston Long also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Blue Pirates.
Logan Kunkle was 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Curwensville while Ayden Sutika went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Nik Fegert was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Lawson Neiswener also drove in two runs while going 1-for-2 with a walk.
CURWENSVILLE 7, WILLIAMSBURG 0
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Addison Siple tossed a no-hitter to lead Curwensville to a 7-0 win over visiting Williamsburg.
Siple went seven innings and struck out 14. She didn’t walk a batter but three Curwensville errors prevented her from being perfect.
Shyanne Rudy led the Lady Tide offense going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, while Ava Hainsey was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Natalie Wischuck was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
KARNS CITY 15, REDBANK VALLEY 14
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Jade Polczynski’s two-out, bases-loaded, infield single to second scored JXX Rodgers from third to give Karns City a 15-14 slugfest win over visiting Redbank Valley.
The game featured 43 hits, 14 walks, and 29 runs.
Jess Dunn had a monster game for the Lady Gremlins going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, two runs scored, and five RBIs.
Lyrik Reed was 5-for-6 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI for Karns City with Addison Burrows going 4-for-5 with a walk, four runs scored, and three RBIs.
Polczynski was also 4-for-5 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs with Nicole Taylor going 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs, and a run scored, Madison Gibson going 2-for-5 with an RBI, Emily Sherman going 3-for-5 with a run scored,
A game after hitting for the cycle, Quinn White was 5-for-5 with a home run, three doubles, five runs scored, and three RBIs to pace Redbank Valley.
Josie Neiswonger also had three RBIs for the Lady Bulldogs going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored, while Mackenzie Foringer was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs.
Also for Redbank Valley, Paytin Polka was 2-for-5 with an RI and two runs scored, Taylor Ripple was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored, Keyauna Schimp was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Sammi Bowser was 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and an RBI and Braylee Yeaney was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Burrows got the win going seven innings allowing 14 runs, 13 earned, on 17 hits and eight walks while striking out four.
Foringer took the loss going 6 ⅔ innings allowing 15 earned runs on 26 hits and six walks while striking out five.
A-C VALLEY 13, KANE 3, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Emerson Stevens drove in four runs to help the A-C Valley/Union softball team pick up the first win in the co-op program’s existence with a 13-3, five-inning victory over Kane at Heindl Field in DuBois.
Stevens was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, as the Union players experienced victory for the first time after the now-defunct Union program didn’t win a game in its short existence.
Bella Ielase also went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored for A-C Valley/Union.
Addition contributors to the win were Kya Wetzel (1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBIs), Maddy Dehart (2-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, 1 R), Alivya Hartzell (2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI), and Rylan Strauser (2-for-3, 1 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI).
Mackenzie Parks got the win going five innings allowing three unearned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six.
Elizabeth Yasurek was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored for Kane.
Alexa Olmstead took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing 13 runs, eight earned, on 13 hits and a walk while striking out two.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 15, JOHNSONBURG 0, 4 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Kali Franklin and Jessy Frank each drove in three runs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Johnsonburg at Heindl Field in DuBois.
Franklin blasted a pair of home runs and a triple while going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored, while Frank was 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored, and three RBIs.
Kayley Risser also had a big game for the Lady Cardinals going 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs with Melia Mitskavich driving in a pair of runs and Lauren Davidson and Lexi Berta each scoring twice while going 1-for-3 with an RBI each. Davidson’s hit was a triple.
Lydia Morgan got the win going three innings allowing four hits while striking out four. Rylee Kulbatsky went a scoreless inning striking out the side.
Julia Jones took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing 14 runs, five earned, on 13 hits while striking out two. Jones had one of four hits for the Ramettes.
SOUTH (WILLOUGHBY, OHIO) 6, MONITEAU 5
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sienna Colagiovanni’s one-out double in the top of the seventh inning broke a 5-all tie and gave South High School from Willoughby, Ohio, a 6-5 win over Moniteau in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Rebels trailed 5-4 going to the sixth but tied the game in the sixth before taking the lead in the seven when Makenna Owens was hit by a pitch with one out, stole second, and scored on the Colagiovanni double.
Colagiovanni was 2-for-4 with the double, a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored for South, while Morgan Staska went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored and Owens scored twice.
Emily Staab was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Moniteau with Brianna Rottman going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Emma Covert took the loss in relief of Mariska Shunk.
Covert went five innings allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and a hit batter while striking out four. Shunk went two innings allowing three earned runs on two hits, six walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.
Leah Richter got the win going six innings in relief allowing one unearned run on six hits while striking out four.