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K’s, Rallies & Dingers: DCC’s Hickman Reaches 100 Strikeouts; Cville Rallies for Win; C-L’s Murray Hits First HR; Smail Knocks Granny for Clarion

DCC's Carter Hickman throws a pitch during the Cardinals win at Johnsonburg Tuesday. Carter recorded his 100th career strikeout in the game

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Carter Hickman was strong for the second straight start as he pitched DuBois Central Catholic to a 3-1 win at Johnsonburg.

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Hickman went the distance allowing one unearned run on four hits and four walks while striking out six. He recorded his 100th career strikeout in the process.

He outdueled Johnsonburg’s Luke Zimmerman, who went 5 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two. Isaiah Jackson went 1 ⅔ innings for the Rams giving up a run on two hits while striking out two.

DCC trailed 1-0 going to the fifth but scored twice in the top of the fifth and once more in the seventh.

The Cardinals tied the game on a balk called against Zimmerman and then took the lead on a Kaden Brezinski single in the fifth.

Brezenski went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, while Carter Kosko was 2-for-3 and Snowberger 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for DCC.

Jackson was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Johnsonburg with Zimmerman going 1-for-4 with a run scored.

CURWENSVILLE 5, GLENDALE 4

FLINTON, Pa. – Ayden Sutika’s two-run single with one out in the top of the sixth inning capped a four-run inning for Curwensville that gave the Golden Tide a 5-4 win over Glendale.

Curwensville trailed 4-1 going to the sixth before rallying for the victory.

Andrew Pentz joined Sutika in driving in a pair of runs for the Golden Tide.

Pentz was 1-for-3 with a run scored while Sutika went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

The late rally made a winner out of relief pitcher Christian Fergert who went three scoreless innings allowing five hits and seven walks while striking out six.

Sutika started and gave up four runs, two earned on five hits, two walks, and a hit batter in four innings on the mound.

Jacob Lukehart paced Glendale going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

Landon McGarvey took the loss in relief of Troy Misiura.

McGarvey went three innings allowing four earned runs on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out three.

Misiura pitched four innings allowing an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out eight.

MONITEAU 2, NORTH CLARION 0

      

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Dawson Wallace outpitched Aiden Hartle to help Moniteau to a 2-0 road win over North Clarion.

Both pitchers went the distance with Wallace giving up just two hits while striking out 11.

Hartle allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 13.

Wallace provided the offense for himself with a home run in the first inning and a sac fly in the fifth. He was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Conner Ealy scored the other run going 2-for-4 with a double.

CLARION 8, DUBOIS 2

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Derek Smail’s 3-ball, 2-strike line-drive grand slam over the left-field fence highlighted a five-run fourth inning for Clarion that fueled an 8-2 Bobcat win over visiting DuBois at the Clarion County Park.

With a run in, Smail battled Tyler Chamberlin to a full count before fouling off two pitches and then tattooing the next pitch on a line over the left-field fence. The ball never got more than 15 feet off the ground but got out of the park in a hurry.

Smail went 2-for-3 in the game with a walk, a run scored, and four RBIs.

His older brother, Dawson, was 1-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, while Noah Harrison went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs in the victory.

DuBois, which scored both of its runs in the seventh inning, saw Talon Hodge go 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Devon Lauer got the win going four scoreless innings allowing a hit and two walks while striking out four. Tanner Miller pitched two scoreless innings allowing a hit and two walks while striking out three. Derek Smail went one inning giving up two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one.

Chamberlin took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, five earned, on four hits and seven walks while striking out five. Noah Farrell pitched 1 ⅓ innings scoreless. He walked one and struck out two, and Brock Smith gave up two earned runs on three hits while striking out one in an inning of work.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 12, KEYSTONE 1, 6 INNINGS

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Brayden Murray’s two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth capped a 15-hit attack for Clarion-Limestone and ended a 12-1 Lion win in six innings over Keystone.

Murray, whose homer was his first career long ball, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for C-L, one of six Lion players with at least two hits.

Brayden Murray of C-L

Tommy Smith (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 R) had a pair of triples in the win, while Logan Lutz (2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBIs also tripled). Jordan Hesdon (2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs) and Jack Craig (1-for-2, 1 BB, 1 R) also doubled for C-L.

Adding a pair of singles each were Nick Aaron (2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI and Jake Smith (2-for-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBIs).

Kord Stewart was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Keystone.

Kohen Kemmer got the win going four innings allowing no runs on a hit, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out three. Tommy Smith started and pitched two innings allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk while striking out four.

Cole Henry took the loss going five innings allowing 10 earned runs on 14 hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.

REDBANK VALLEY 14, CRANBERRY 3, 6 INNINGS

SENECA, Pa. – Breckin Minich drove in three runs to pace Redbank Valley’s 14-3 road win over Cranberry.

Minich was 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Braylon Wagner (2-for-3, 1 3B, 1 R), Peyton Rearick (1-for-3, 1 3B, 3 R), and Owen Clouse (2-for-5, 1 2B, 2 R) each added a pair of RBIs while Tyler Hetrick (2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI) and Mason Clouse (2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI) each added two hits.

Cole Findlay was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for Cranberry.

Ty Carrier got the win going five innings allowing three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four. Wagner pitched a scoreless inning recording a pair of strikeouts.

Travis Carbaugh took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings and giving up seven earned runs on eight hits and two hit batters while striking out two.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 10, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Jake Sikora and Josh Tyger combined on a one-hitter, as visiting Punxsutawney downed Elk County Catholic, 10-1.

Sikora went five innings allowing an unearned run on a hit and three walks and struck out eight to get the win. Tyger pitched two innings without allowing a hit. He hit a batter and struck out five.

Tyger, Jake Henretta, and Peyton Hetrick each picked up two RBIs for Punxsutawney.

Tyger was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored, Henretta was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored, and Hetrick was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Nevin Day also had a double and three runs scored while going 1-for-4 for the Chucks.

David Anderson had the lone hit for ECC with Charlie Geci scoring the Crusaders’ run.

Joe Tettis took the loss going five innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on four hits and six walks while striking out four. Colby Nussbaum went two innings allowing three unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one.

KARNS CITY 23, FOREST AREA 0, 3 INNINGS

TIONESTA, Pa. – Karns City scored 12 runs in the second inning on its way to a 23-0, three-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Mallick Metcalfe and Troy Nagel hit home runs for the Gremlins with Metcalfe also adding a double while going 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Jacob Callihan also had four RBIs for Karns City while going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, while Nagel drove in three runs while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Jacob Jones (2-for-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 3 R), Michael Neff (2-for-2, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 3 R), and Braden Grossman (2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 R) each added a pair of hits in the victory.

Metcalfe and Colton Christie combined to not allow a hit in three innings.

Metcalfe worked two innings striking out six, while Christie walked one and struck out two in an inning of work.

Leo Gilliland took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing 15 earned runs on 14 hits, five walks, and a hit batter. Colton Kuntz pitched ⅔ of an inning giving up seven runs, one earned, on two hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out one, and Zach Carll went ⅔ of an inning allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk.

SMETHPORT 10, GALETON 4

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Bentton McDowell went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs to lift Smethport to its first win of the year with a 10-4 victory over visiting Galeton.

Noe Kirkman was also 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Hubbers, while Owen Rounsville went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Levi Evans was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Galeton with Ben Holcomb going 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

McDowell got the win going five innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, three walks, and a hit batter. He struck out 13. Evan Ruffner finished the game going two innings allowing an earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

Gavin Sykora took the loss going five innings allowing eight runs, two earned, on six hits, four walks, and two hit batters. He struck out nine. Ayden Whipple pitched one inning giving up two earned runs on a hit, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out three.

HOLLIDAYSBURG 11, CLEARFIELD 1, 6 INNINGS

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Matt Smith, Joe Bukosky, and Jake Hileman combined to drive in seven runs, as Hollidaysburg picked up an 11-1, six-inning victory over visiting Clearfield.

Smith was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs, Bukosky went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Hileman scored a run and drove in two.

Drew Banks was also 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored for the Tigers with EJ Ulery going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Cole Bloom had the RBI for Clearfield with Morgen Billotte scoring the Bison run. Hunter Rumsky added a double.

Carson Kratzer got the win going six innings allowing one earned run on two hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

Craig Mays took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, three earned, on seven hits, a walk, and two hit batters. He struck out two.

                       

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