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Farrell, DuBois Shut Down Punxsutawney with 14-K Performance; Karns City Walks Off Moniteau

DuBois's Noah Farrell allowed one run while striking out 14 to earn Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors. Photo by Chris Rossetti

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Noah Farrell was masterful on the mound, as DuBois topped Punxsutawney, 2-1, at Kuntz Field in Punxsutawney.

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The freshman Farrell went six innings allowing one run on six hits while striking out 14. He didn’t walk a batter.

                  

“My location was on pretty well,” Farrell said. “I was just out there throwing. It feels pretty good.”

Watch Farrell’s full postgame interview after he was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

Farrell’s efficiency throughout most of his start was probably the most important aspect of his game.

While he finished throwing 95 pitches, he needed just 72 tosses for his first 12 strikeouts letting him go deep into the game.

                          

The only blemish against him came in his final inning, the sixth, when Nevin Day hit a double over the head of right fielder Kaden Clark, who seemed to originally have a beat on the ball, to cut a 2-0 DuBois lead in half.

But, after an error on Farrell on a comeback to the mound by Jake Sikora, put runners on the corner with two outs in the sixth, Farrell struck out Justin Miller looking to finish off his night.

Tyler Chamberlin came on for the save in the seventh punching out two more Punxsutawney hitters, including Peyton Hetrick to end the game, to give Beaver pitchers 16 strikeouts on the night.

DuBois needed that pitching because Sikora and Zeke Bennett didn’t exactly allow DuBois’s bats to come alive.

Sikora went five innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six, and Bennett pitched two scoreless innings of relief walking one and allowing three hits while striking out three.

               

The Beavers used a two-out walk to Trey Wingard in the third inning to score the game’s first run on a double to right-center b Jordan Ell.

An inning later, the Beavers made it 2-0 when Clark led off with a double to left, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single to left by Davey Aughenbauigh.

Aughenbaugh, who entered the game hitting just .188, was 2-for-3 for DuBois, while Chamberlin was 2-for-4.

Carter Savage was 2-for-3 for Punxsutawney, which lost for just the second time on the season.

KARNS CITY 4, MONITEAU 3

BUTLER, Pa. – Troy Nagel was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh of a tie game, and Karns City walked off Moniteau, 4-3, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

All the action in the bottom of the seventh for the Gremlins against Moniteau’s Dawson Cook came with two outs.

Hobie Bartoe’s pop fly single got the rally started, and Jacob Jones followed with a base hit to left that moved Bartoe to third with Jones going to second on the throw. An intentional walk was then issued to Mallick Metcalfe bringing up Nagel, who was plunked by Cook on a 2-1 pitch.

That completed a late rally for Karns City, which trailed 3-2 going to the bottom of the sixth after Moniteau took the lead in the top of the inning on a Brock Matthews fielder’s choice that saw Dawson Wallace beat the rap at home.

            

But in the bottom of the sixth, a two-out single by Michael Neff tied the game at three.

Bartoe was 3-for-5 with two runs scored while Jones was 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead Karns City. Neff drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-3.

Connor Ealy was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Moniteau, while Keagan Book was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Jones got the win going seven innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Cook took the loss in relief of Matthews. He pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out seven. Matthews went four innings giving up a pair of earned runs on four hits, three walks, and three hit batters while striking out four.

CLARION 5, A-C VALLEY/UNION 2

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Devon Lauer and Dawson Smail combined on a seven-hitter, as Clarion beat A-C Valley/Union, 5-2, in Rimersburg.

Lauer went six innings allowing two earned runs on six hits, two walks, and a hit batter to get the win. Smail picked up the save going one inning allowing a hit while striking out one.

Clarion scored five runs on just six hits taking advantage of 10 ACV/Union walks and a pair of errors.

Noah Harrison was 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and a run scored, while Tanner Miller was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and two RBIs. Matt Alston scored twice while walking three times.

Seth Best was 2-for-4 for ACV/UNion while Sebastian Link went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Best took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, and seven walks. He struck out one. Link pitched three scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out four. Alex Preston pitched inbetween Best and Link and gave up two earned runs on a hit and three walks while striking out one in a ⅓ of an inning.

A-C VALLEY/UNION 15, FOREST AREA 0, 3 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – A-C Valley/Union shook off the loss to Clarion to top Forest Area, 15-0, in three innings immediately following the Clarion game.

Best and Preston each drove in three runs for the Falcon Knights with Best going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Preston going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Link hit a home run for ACV/Union and was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs with Zach Cooper going 2-for-2 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored, and Cody Bobbert going 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.

Link and Preston combined on the mound with Link going 1 ⅓ innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. Preston went 1 ⅔ innings of hitless ball. He walked one and struck out four.

Colton Kuntz was 1-for-1 with a double for Forest Area.

KANE 9, PORT ALLEGANY 3

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Landon Darr drove in five runs to help Kane hand Port Allegany its second straight loss, 9-3, in Port Allegany.

Darr was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Dane Anderson, Lucas Burns, and Brock Wensel each added multiple-hit days for Kane with Anderson going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Burns going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Wensel going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Isaiah Smith drove in a pair of runs in the win going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Elijah Everett scored three times going 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, and Luke Ely scored twice going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Nick Wilfong was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Port Allegany, which dropped to 12-3, while Blaine Moses went 1-for-1 with a walk and two RBIs. Drew Evens doubled and was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Wensel got the win going six innings allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out three. Everett pitched a scoreless seventh using just nine pitches.

Jacob Causer took the loss in relief of Wilfong. Causer pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing five earned runs on three hits and three walks. Wilfong went 1 ⅓ giving up an unearned run on two hits. Derek Smith then finished out the game going 4 ⅓ innings allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four.

JOHNSONBURG 5, SMETHPORT 1

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – A four-run first inning was all Aiden Zimmerman needed, as he pitched Johnsonburg to a 5-1 home win over Smethport.

Zimmerman gave up just one unearned run on two hits. He struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter while needing just 82 pitches, 69 of them strikes.

Kaden Dennis provide all the offense Zimmerman needed hitting a three-run home run in the first inning. Dennis was 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Derek Beimel added a 1-for-2 day with a run scored and an RBI for the Rams

Colin Riefosky was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Smethport.

Keegen Watson took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing five earned runs on six hits and five walks while striking out five.

ST. MARYS 10, BRADFORD 1

BRADFORD, Pa. – A strong outing on the mound from Ben Paul coupled with a three-RBI day from Logan Mosier helped St. Marys to a 10-1 win at Bradford.

Paul went five innings allowing an earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Cameron Coudriet then struck out six while allowing a hit and a walk in two innings of relief.

Mosier led the way at the plate going 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.

Jordan Campbell. Paul, and Charlie Coudriet each added three-hit days.

Paul helped himself by going 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Charlie Coudriet was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, and Campbell was 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Also for the Dutch, Tysen Beimel went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Carter Redmond was 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Juan Gonzelez was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Bradford.

Evan Whitmore took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on 12 hits and a hit batter while striking out two.

REDBANK VALLEY 13, NORTH CLARION 0, FIVE INNINGS

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Led by two hits from Mason Clouse, eight different Redbank Valley batters got hits in a 13-0, five-inning win at North Clarion.

Clouse was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Carson Gould and Peyton Rearick each added doubles for the Bulldogs with Rearick scoring twice and Gould scoring once and driving home two. Owen Close also came across the plate twice going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI, while Tyler Hetrick scored twice while walking once and driving in a run.

Five different Redbank Valley pitchers each went an inning with the third of them, Mason Clouse, being awarded the win. He struck out two, as Bulldog pitchers struck out seven while walking four and allowing four hits.

Zeelan Hargenrader was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles for North Clarion.

Hargenrader took the loss going three innings allowing 13 runs, eight earned, on nine hits and six walks while striking out three.

BALD EAGLE AREA 5, CLEARFIELD 0

HYDE, Pa. – westin McClain needed just 92 pitches to toss a two-hit shutout, as visiting Bald Eagle Area beat Clearfield, 5-0.

McCaslin walked two and struck out nine.

Carson Nagle provided some of the offense for the Eagles going 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Morgen Billotte and Hunter Rumsky had singles for Clearfield.

Elijah Quick took the loss going five innings allowing four earned runs on eight hits, two walks, and a hit batter. He struck out four. Christian Welker went two innings giving up an earned run on a hit while striking out one.

                       

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