BRADFORD, Pa. – Billy Gray sprinted home on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh to give DuBois a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Bradford at Pitt-Bradford.
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Gray walked to lead off the inning and went to second on a bunt single by Gavin Kaschalk.
A pair of wild pitches then scored Gray with the go-ahead run.
DuBois trailed 2-1 going to the sixth but tied the game in the sixth when Noah Farrell doubled with one out, stole third, and scored on a Tyler Chamberlin sacrifice fly.
DuBois was in a position to win because of strong mound outings from Kaschalk and Chamberlin.
Kaschalk started and went four innings allowing two unearned runs on a hit and three walks while striking out five.
Chamberlin got the win going three innings of hitless ball. He walked one and struck out six.
Talan Reese pitched well for Bradford going 6 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Talon Hodge and Trey Wingard each had a pair of hits for DuBois, while Travis Barger was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Bradford.
JOHNSONBURG 8, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 6
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – With four runs in, the tying run at first, and the go-ahead run at the plate, Cameron Larkin struck out Tom Gilmore on a 3-2 pitch to preserve an 8-6 Johnsonburg win over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The Rams were comfortably ahead 8-2 entering the seventh, but ECC got a single, a hit batter, and a walk to load the bases with no outs against Larkin.
David Anderson then singled home a run before Charlie Geci had a pop-fly one-out single to make it 8-4.
An RBI ground out by Colby Nussbaum made it 8-5, and a base hit by Wil Wortman made it 8-6.
Johnsonburg did most of its damage in a five-run third inning that was fueled by three ECC errors.
Aiden Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Rams while Luke Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Isaiah Jackson also drove in two runs going 1-for-3 while Kaden Dennis and Derek Beimel scored a pair of runs in the win.
Anders was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs for ECC, while Joe Tettis also hit a home run while going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Wortman was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Geci was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Luke Zimmerman got the win going six innings allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six.
Lark pitched one inning allowing four earned runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter. He struck out two.
Anderson took the loss going four innings allowing seven runs, just one earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out one.
Lance O’Neill pitched two innings allowing one earned run on three hits.
OSWAYO VALLEY 6, SMETHPORT 4
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Isaiah Goode and Ethan Hackman each had a pair of hits to help Oswayo Valley beat visiting Smethport, 6-4.
Goode was 2-for-4 with a run scored with Hackman going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Drayden Norton drove in a pair of runs for the Green Wave while going 1-for-2, and Cayden Black scored twice.
Brentton McDowell was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Smethport with Owen Rounsville going 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Black got the win in relief of Hackman going 3 ⅔ innings of scoreless ball. He gave up one hit and two walks while striking out six.
Hackman went 3 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on five hits and six walks while striking out seven.
Cole Szuba took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out two.
Keegen Watson pitched 2 ⅓ innings for the Hubbers allowing an unearned run on a hit while striking out two.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, BROCKWAY 0
DUBOIS, Pa. – Bryaden Fox and Aiden Snowberger combined on a five-hit shutout as defending PIAA Class 1A champion DuBois Central Catholic got its first win of the season in its fourth try with an 8-0 shut out of visiting Brockway at Stern Field in DuBois.
Fox went five innings to get the win allowing three hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Snowberger pitched two scoreless innings in relief allowing two hits while striking out two.
Snowberger was the catalyst of the offense going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and four RBIs.
Johnny Varischetti scored twice for the Cardinals as did Carter Kosko, who was 1-for-2 with a walk. Fox scored once, walked once, and added and RBI.
Logan Faith was 2-for-3 for Brockway.
Chad Young took the loss going two innings allowing six earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out two. Dylan Bash pitched four innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out two.
ST. MARYS 9, BROOKVILLE 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Three runs in each of the third and fourth innings helped St. Marys to a 9-1 win over Brookville at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
Vinny Lenze drove in four runs and Logan Mosier three for the Dutch.
Lenze went 2-for-4 while Mosier was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Lucas Bauer scored four times for St. Marys while going 1-for-1 with three walks and an RBI, and Ben Paul was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Carson Weaver was 2-for-3 for Brookville accounting for the Raiders’ only two hits.
Paul got the win going five innings allowing one hit, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out eight.
Carter Redmond pitched two innings for the Dutch allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out one.
Bryce Weaver took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing four earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out two.
Ladd Blake went 2 ⅔ innings giving up two earned run on four hits and four walks while striking out three, and Pierson Ruhlman gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits in ⅔ of an inning.
CRANBERRY 19, FOREST AREA 3, 5 INNINGS
TIONESTA, Pa. – Hudson Galla, Connor Morrow, Braydon Shaffer, Ben Lindenberg, and Cole Findlay each had two hits in Cranberry’s 19-3, five-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.
Gall was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Morrow was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs, Shaffer was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Lindenberg was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. And Findlay was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs.
Colin Zerve also drove in two runs for the Berries going 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.
Colton Kuntz was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for Forest Area.
Five different pitchers threw an inning each for Cranberry with Morrow and Landon Baker each striking out three.
Leo Gilliland took the loss giving up 14 runs, but only three earned, on 10 hits and a walk in two innings of work.