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Hickman Looks Like Hickman of Old in DCC Win; Brookville Goes 11 to Victory; DuBois 1-Run Win; O-E Rallies past Smethport

Ben Gritzer drove in four runs in DCC's win over ECC Friday and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. Photo by Chris Rossetti

DUBOIS, Pa. – Carter Hickman looked like 2022 Carter Hickman, and Ben Gritzer drove in four runs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 12-1, five-inning win over Elk County Catholic at Stern Family Field in DuBois.

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Hickman tossed five innings of two-hit ball allowing one earned run. He walked one and struck out five.

Gritzer, meanwhile, was 2-for-3 with a double. His bases-loaded, bases-clearing, two-out double in the bottom of the first gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead.

Gritzer was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Hickman helped himself getting on base four times with a pair of singles and two walks while driving in one. His courtesy runner, Carter Himes, scored three times.

Brayden Fox was also on base four times for DCC going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Blake Pisarcik and Kaden Brezinski each drove in a pair of runs as well.

Lance O’Neill was 1-for-1 with a sac fly and an RBI for ECC, while Charlie Geci was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

David Anderson took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on seven hits and five walks.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Carson Weaver delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning, bringing in Carter Kessler and capping a marathon 7-6 win over Clearfield.

It was a game that Clearfield led 5-1 going to the bottom of the sixth, with the Raiders rallying for five runs to take a 6-5 lead.

Clearfield’s Kam Kushner tied the game with a one-out RBI double in the top of the seventh, the only run scored until Weaver’s walk-off.

Noah Shaffer’s RBI single capped the five-run sixth for Brookville to give them the lead.

Owen Fleming came on and got the final out of the top of the 11th to get the win, this coming after Ladd Blake reached the 100-pitch threshold. That wasn’t before Blake tossed 4 ⅓ shutout innings, however, allowing just two hits. He struck out eight and walked seven.

Weaver finished 3-for-5 for Brookville, while Noah Shaffer was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Blake, Riley Smith, Pierson Ruhlman, and Luke Burton all had one RBI each. All 11 of Brookville’s hits were singles.

Morgen Billotte was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Bison, while Hunter Rumsky was 3-for-7 with two RBIs, Anthony Lopez was 4-for-7 with an RBI and a run and Matt Irvin was 2-for-4 with a double and a run.


Craig Mays took the loss, allowing one run on four hits in 4 ⅓ innings of relief, walking three, and striking out one. Rumsky started the game and went six innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits, striking out five, and walking one.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Rallying from a 3-0 deficit, DuBois beat visiting Hollidaysburg, 4-3, at Showers Field.

The Beavers were down 3-0 going to the bottom of the fourth but scored twice in the fourth and twice more in the fifth to secure the win.

Jordan Ell’s two-run double gave DuBois the lead in the fifth.

Noah Farrell was strong on the mound for the Beavers in getting the win. He went six innings allowing three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Tyler Chamberlin picked up the save going a scoreless inning walking one and striking out one.

Farrell helped himself on offense going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Chamberlin was also 1-for-3 with a run scored, Ell was 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and a run scored, and Kaden Clark was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Carson Kensinger was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for Hollidaysburg.

Matt Smith took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Trailing 4-1, Otto-Eldred scored five runs in the fifth inning and six more in the seventh to rally for a 12-6 win over Smethport, improving to 9-0 in the process.

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The Terrors took the lead for good on Landon Francis’ RBI groundout in the fifth.

Jared Obenrader tossed four strong innings of relief to get the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits, striking out three and walking two.

The Terrors had 13 hits, led by the Splains, Manning, and Max. Manning was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and four stolen bases, while Max was 3-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases. In addition, Cal Minich, who went the first three innings on the mound, was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Austin Cousins was 1-for-2 with two walks and three RBIs, and Brendan Magee was 1-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs, and three walks.

“We always come with some strength and rally that we didn’t have last year,” Minich said. “It’s awesome to see guys come out with good vibes, hit the ball, and have a good time.”

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For Smethport, Cole Szuba was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Owen Rounsville was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Keegen Watson took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out two in his one inning of work. Evan Ruffner started the game and went four innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking five, and striking out three.

Cal Minich of Otto-Eldred was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. Photo by Andy Close


CLARION, Pa. – Clarion plated four runs in the first inning on its way to a 7-2 win over St. Marys.

Noah Harrison delivered a 2-run double in the first inning, while a wild pitch and a Daunte Girvan RBI single accounted for the other runs.

Tanner Miller went five innings to get the win, allowing one run on four hits, striking out four without issuing a walk.

Derek Smail belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning for the Bobcats.

Carter Price was 1-for-3 with two RBIs for St. Marys.

Charlie Coudriet took the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out three and walking two.

PORTVILLE (N.Y.) 12, BRADFORD 2, 5 innings

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Portville scored six runs in the second inning en route to a 12-2, five-inning win over Bradford in the Allegany-Limestone tournament.

Michael Cole and Luke Petryszak both homered for Portville, with Cole finishing 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Petryszak 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Aidan DeFazio was also 1-for-3 with two RBIs for Portville.

Mario Pascucci got the win, going five innings and allowing two runs on three hits, striking out nine and walking one.

Jackson Nannen and Evan Whitmore had RBIs for Bradford.

Talon Reese suffered the loss, going 3 ⅓ innings and allowing 10 runs (seven earned) on nine hits, striking out five and walking one.

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OIL CITY, Pa. – Hudson Galla and Ryan Hanna each fired no-hitters as Cranberry swept a doubleheader from Venango Catholic, 20-0 in four innings and 13-0 in five innings.

In Game 1, Galla’s only baserunner allowed was via error in the fourth inning. He struck out 11.

Cranberry had 19 hits in Game 1 and scored nine runs in the fourth inning. Landon Baker was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Cole Findlay was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, Travis Carbaugh was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Jake McCloskey was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, Cayden Baker was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs and Galla was 3-for-3 with three runs.

In Game 2, it was Ryan Hanna getting the no-hitter for the Berries, striking out 10 and walking five.

Seth Deloe was 1-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs, as the Berries scored eight runs in the third inning. Also for Cranberry, Connor Morrow was 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, Landon Burgdorfer was 2-for-3 with a run, Cayden Baker was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Carbaugh was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Braydon Shaffer was 1-for-1 with two RBIs.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – A 10-run first inning paced Coudersport’s 16-1 home win over Galeton.

Wyatt Daisley, Mason Roessner, Danny VanVladricken, Mitch Taylor, Izayha Freeman, and Dylan Howard each had two RBIs for the Falcons.

Daisley was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, Rossener was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, VanVladricken was 1-for-2 with a run scored, Taylor was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, Freeman was 1-for-1, and Howard was 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.

Also for Coudersport, Gavin Ayers walked three items and scored twice.

Owen Deutschlander, who added a double on offense, got the win going three innings allowing an unearned run on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out three.

Devin Stahley scored the run for Galeton.

Gavin Sykora took the loss going a ⅓ of an inning allowing eight earned runs on four hits, two walks, and two hit batters.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Scoring 15 runs on just eight hits, Port Allegany cruised to a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Oswayo Valley.

The Gators were helped by five Green Wave errors, 11 walks, and four hit batsmen.

Henry Troupe led the way for Port Allegany going 3-for-3 with a triple, a walk, two runs scored, and five RBIs.

Blaine Moses was also 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for the Gators with Drew Evens going 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Nick Wilfong going 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Ethan Hackman was 1-for-2 with a double for Oswayo Valley.

Evens got the win going four innings allowing two hits and a hit batter while striking out nine.

Isaiah Goode took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing 10 runs, five earned, on six hits, four walks, and three hit batters while striking out two.


TIONESTA, Pa. – Aiden Hartle and Zeelan Hargenrader each had four hits to lead visiting North Clarion to a 17-1, three-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Harlte went 4-fo4-4 with two home runs, a triple, four runs scored, and three RBIs, while Hargenrader was 4-for-4 with three doubles, four runs scored, and three RBIs.

Kyle Rusiewicz also went 2-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored for the Wolves with Wade Peters going 1-for-1 with a triple, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Ethan Carll drove in three runs in the win, as well, going 1-for-1 with a walk, and a run scored, Jack Buckley was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Hunter Irwin was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Carll got the win going two innings allowing an earned run on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out two. Hargenrader pitched one scoreless inning walking three and striking out three.

Nathan Dietrich was 1-for-1 with an RBI for Forest Area, while Colton Kuntz went 1-for-1 with a triple, and Warren Dashner scored the Fires’ run.

Kuntz took the loss going two innings allowing 15 runs, 13 earned, on 14 hits, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out four.


BUTLER, Pa. – Jack Smetak went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, and an RBI to help Freeport to a 4-2 win over Karns City at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park.

Dylan Stonebraker was solid on the mound for the Yellow Jackets going seven innings allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits while striking out six.

Mallick Metcalfe was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Karns City while Jacob Jones went 2-for-4 and Koen Willians was 2-for-3. Michael Neff also drove in a run for the Gremlins while going 1-for-3 with a double.

Wyatt Fleming took the loss going five innings allowing three runs on four hits and six walks while striking out four.

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