HOMER CITY, Pa. – Breaking open a tie game with a four-run sixth inning, Redbank Valley claimed the 2023 Homer-Center Baseball Tournament with a 9-5 win over River Valley.
All four Bulldog runs came after two outs with Breckin Minich’s single to center scoring Owen Clouse, who had singled with one out, from second to break a five-all tie.
Tyler Hetrick followed with a run-scoring double, and a River Valley error scored two more runs.
That made a winner out of Braylon Wagner, who went three innings in relief of Carson Gould allowing three earned runs on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one.
Gould went three innings giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out one, and Brock George went a scoreless seventh allowing one hit.
Hetrick was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, and an RBI.
Wagner drove in three runs while going 2-for-4 with a run scored with Ty Carrier going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Mason Clouse was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Caden Vresilovic was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for River Valley with Dom Speal going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Niko Vadala took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing seven earned runs on nine hits, two walks, and three hit batters while striking out two.
OTTO-ELDRED FINISHES THIRD AT BOLIVAR-RICHBURG TO.
BOLIVAR, N.Y. – Otto-Eldred finished in third place at the Bolivar-Richburg Tournament.
The tournament was condensed to a one-day tournament with teams playing both games Saturday.
The Terrors started the day by falling 8-1 to the hosts before beating Cuba-Rushford, 7-6, on a walk-off single by Manning Splain in the bottom of the seventh.
BOLIVAR-RICHBURG 8, OTTO-ELDRED 1
In the opening game, Trey Buchholz threw a gem for Bolivar-Richburg going seven innings allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out 10.
Buccholz was also 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored
Cal Minich went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Otto-Eldred.
Max Splain took the loss going two innings allowing five runs, four earned, on two hits and five walks while striking out two.
Jared Obenrader went two innings giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out one.
Austin Cousins and Zach Shuessler then each pitched one inning with neither giving up a hit and both giving up a walk. Cousins struck out two but was charged with an unearned run.
OTTO-ELDRED 7, CUBA-RUSHFORD 6
Otto-Eldred trailed 6-5 going to the seventh after being down 6-4 heading to the bottom of the sixth but tied the game on a pinch-hit, two-out single to right by Jaden Prince that scored Cousins, who had led off the inning by being hit by a pitch and stole second before two Terror strikeouts.
Brendan Magee followed with a single to move Prince to second before Splain’s single brought him home with the game-winning run.
Landon Francis drove in three runs in the win going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Manning Splain, Max SPlain, and Minich were also each 2-for-4 with Manning Splain and Minich each scoring one run and Max Splain two. Manning Splain added a walk and an RBI.
Minich, the third Otto-Eldred pitcher, got the win. He went three innings giving up four earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two.
Max Splain started and went three innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three, and Obenrader pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one.
CLEARFIELD THIRD AT PORTAGE TOURNAMENT
Clearfield finished third at the one-day Portage Tournament falling to Central Cambria, 4-0, in the opening round before coming back to beat Rockwood, 17-0, in four innings in the third-place game.
CENTRAL CAMBRIA 4, CLEARFIELD 0
Kam Kamzik threw a two-hit shutout to lead Central Cambria to a 4-0 win in the opener over Clearfield.
Kamzik walked one and struck out 16.
Olivia Janosik led the Central Cambria offense going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Sophia Blasko drove in two runs.
Aevril had both hits for Clearfield.
Alaina Fedder took the loss going six innings allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out five.
CLEARFIELD 17, ROCKWOOD 0, 4 INNINGS
In the third-place game, Clearfield broke out the bats racking up 20 hits, including nine extra-base hits.
That included home runs from Sam Campolong, Fedder, and Ava Lynch, two doubles from both Alexus Green and Ruby Singleton, and doubles from Fedder and Eve Siegel.
Singleton was 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Fedder, Green, and Campolong each drove in three runs with Fedder going 2-for-4 with a run scored, Green going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and Campolong going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Hayward scored three times while walking once and driving in a run, Lyhc was 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, Paige Houser was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Madi McBridge was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, Anna Twigg walked three times and scored a run, and Haley Billotte went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Fedder got the win going four innings of shutout softball allowing four hits while striking out five.