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Late Runs Lift Karns City Baseball Past Brookville; Cameron Co. Holds on for Win; Himes Strong for DCC

Nick Wilfong played a key role in Port Allegany's win over Galeton Tuesday. Photo by Patrick Crants

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Karns City broke a 7-all tie with a run in the sixth and four runs in the top of the seventh and then held on to beat Brookville, 12-9, at McKinlay Field in Brookville.

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The Gremlins, who trailed 4-0 until a seven-run fourth, blew a 7-4 lead but took the lead back for good in the sixth when Hobie Bartoe walked leading off the inning, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on an RBI groundout by Jacob Jones.

Bartoe and Jones were in the middle of the four-run seventh for Karns City as well.

After the Gremlins scored twice on three walks and an error to go ahead 10-7, Bartoe followed with an RBI single and Jones an RBI double to make it 12-7.

Brookville led 4-0 until the fourth when Karns City scored seven runs, but the Raiders scored twice in the bottom of the inning and once in the fifth to tie the game at seven.

Jones led Karns City going 2-for-5 with the double and three RBIs, while Bartoe was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Mallick Metcalfe also drove in two while going 1-for-5 with a run scored, and Michael Neff was 1-for-1 with a double, three walks, and two runs scored.

Bryce Weaver went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Brookville with Carson Weaver driving in a pair of runs and Riley Smith going 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs scored.

Mason Sherwin got the win in relief of Neff going four innings allowing six runs, five earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out three. He hit three batters.

Neff went two innings allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out three. Jones got the final three outs walking one.

Ladd Blake took the loss allowing three earned runs on three walks while striking out two in 1 ½ innings of work.

Carson Weaver started and lasted 4 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on three hits, six walks, and a hit batter while striking out 12.

Sam Krug, the third of four Brookville pitchers didn’t record an out allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk. Pierson Ruhlman came on and got the final two outs for the Raiders striking out one.

CAMERON COUNTY 10, SMETHPORT 8

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Cameron County built a 9-1 lead after three innings but had to hold off homestanding Smethport, 10-8.

A seven-run sixth inning to the Hubbers back in the game, but the Red Raiders tacked on an insurance run in the seventh, and Jesop Farabaugh set down the Hubbers in order in the bottom of the inning to earn a four-out save.

Farabaugh, who retired all four batters he face, including three by strikeout, also went 2-for-4 at the dish with two runs and two RBIs.

Josh Beer also drove in two going 1-for-2 with a walk, while Treyton Tucker was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jake Narby had the lone extra-base hit for Cameron County going 2-for-2 with a double, while Maddox Baughman was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Ryan Shaffer scored three times while going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.

      

Brentton McDowell hit a home run for Smethport while going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Kegeen Watson was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Hubbers, and Hayden Leet was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Shaffer got the win going four innings allowing one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Ian Bolin was charged with seven runs, two earned, on two hits and three walks in 1 ⅔ innings of work. He struck out one.

McDowell took the loss pitching two innings giving up nine runs, eight earned, on seven hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out four.

Watson went five innings allowing one earned run on two hits and a hit batter while striking out eight.

CLARION 12, KEYSTONE 3

KNOX, Pa. – Bryce Brinkley had four hits to help Clarion to a 12-3 road win over Keystone.

Brinkley went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI, while Derek Smail had a pair of hits, including a home run and a double. He was 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Dawson Smail also had two hits going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, Tanner Miller was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, and Wyatt Waterson was 1-for-1 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Brady Dunlap was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Keystone while Noah Weckerly went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs.

Gary Matus got the win in relief of Matt Alston going four innings allowing one earned run on three hits and a hit batter. He struck out five. Alston pitched three innings allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four.

Weckerly took the loss going two innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

Drew Keth pitched three innings giving up five unearned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one, and Cole Henry pitched two innings giving up five earned runs on six hits.

CLEARFIELD 12, ST. MARYS 7

HYDE, Pa. – Scoring in every inning, including four runs each in the fourth and sixth, Clearfield beat visiting St. Marys, 12-7.

Hayvin Bumbarger hit a home run for the Bison, while Morgen Billotte and Will Domico each had doubles.

Bumbarger was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs, Billotte was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, and two RBIs and Domico was 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Christian Walker also went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for Clearfield with Anthony Lopez scoring three times while going 2-for-2 with three walks. Hunter Rumsky chipped in a 2-for-3 day with two walks and two RBIs, and Kam Kushner was 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Carter Price went deep for St. Marys, while Tysen Beimel, Vinny Lenze, Logan Mosier, and Carter Redmond had doubles.

Lenze drove in three while going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Mosier was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Price was 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and a run scored, Beimel was 1-for-4 with a run scored, and Mosier was 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI.

Elijah Quick got the win going five innings allowing five earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out nine.

Billotte picked up the save going two innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks.

Ben Paul was the losing pitcher. He pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits and five walks while striking out four.

Carter Redmond pitched 2 ⅓ innings allowing six earned runs on eight hits and seven walks while striking out two, and Cameron Coudriet went a ⅓ of an inning scoreless.

COUDERSPORT 16, OSWAYO VALLEY 1, 4 INNINGS

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Owen Deutschlander drove in four runs to help Coudersport blow past visiting Oswayo Valley, 16-1, in four innings.

Deutschlander was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Gavyn Ayers, Dylan Howard, and LT Myers each added a pair of RBIs for the Falcons.

Ayers was 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored, Howard walked twice and scored twice, and Myers went 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.

Dann VanVladricken had the Falcons’ lone extra-base hit going 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Gaige Hohenwarter was 1-for-2 with a run scored for Oswayo Valley.

Four different Coudersport pitchers took the mound with the win going to Myers, who threw ⅔ of an inning scoreless.

Ayers started and pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one. Deutschlander went one inning giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two, and Mason Roessner pitched a scoreless inning striking out two.

Andrew Wood took the loss allowing seven runs, five earned, on two hits, a hit batter, and five walks in an inning of work. Luke Karr worked 1 ⅓ innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks, and Isaiah Goode pitched an inning giving up two earned runs on a hit, four walks, and a hit batter.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6, KANE 1

MT. JEWETT, Pa. – A strong starting performance from Carter Himes helped DuBois Central Catholic to a 6-1 win at Kane.

Himes went 5 ⅓ innings of two-hit ball. He allowed one unearned run while walking three and striking out six.

Aiden Snowberger finished off the masterpiece by going 1 ⅔ innings allowing a hit and striking out three.

DCC scored six runs on just five hits.

Carter Kosko was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Blake Pisarcik was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI. Brayden Fox walked twice while going 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Landon Darr was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Kane.

Brock Wensel took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out one.

Dane Ander gave up two runs, one earned, in 1 ⅔ innings of work. He didn’t allow a hit but walked four while striking out two. Elijah Everett then pitched ⅔ of an inning scoreless striking out one before Phinn Chamberlain went two scoreless innings walking one and striking out one.

JOHNSONBURG 12, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0, 6 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Aiden Zimmerman threw six shutout innings, and his brother, Luke, and Kaden Dennis drove in four runs while hitting a home run to lead Johnsonburg to a 12-0, six-inning win over Elk County Catholic at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

Aiden Zimmerman gave up four hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Luke Zimmerman, who also added a double, was 3-for-5 with four runs scored, while Aiden Zimmerman helped himself by going 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Dennis, meanwhile, was 2-for-4 with a double, Derek Beimel went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Erik Panebianco was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Joe Tettis took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, three earned, on nine hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out seven.

PORT ALLEGANY 7, GALETON 5

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Rallying from a 5-1 deficit, Port Allegany topped visiting Galeton, 7-5, to stay unbeaten at 5-0.

The Gators gave up three in the first and two in the second to go down 5-1 before tying the game with a four-spot in the bottom of the second and then taking the lead for good with a run in the third.

Nick Wilfong led Port Allegany going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Aiden Bliss was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Tayton Roys was 2-for-4.

Mat Zur went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Galeton, while Ayden Whipple was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Wilfong got the win in relief of Jacob Causer. Wilfong went 5 ⅓ scoreless inning giving up two hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out seven.

Causer pitched 1 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, two earned, on three hits, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.

Sykora took the loss going five innings allowing seven runs, two earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out seven.

WEST BRANCH 17, CURWESNVILLE 3, 6 INNINGS

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Visiting West Branch broke open a one-run game with 13 runs in the sixth to beat Curwensville, 17-3.

The Warriors led 4-3 going to the sixth before breaking the game wide open.

Isaac Tiracorda and Brody Rothrock each drove in three runs for West Branch.

Andrew Pentz, Ayden Sutika, and Lawson Neiswender had RBIs for Curwensville.

Luke Liptak got the win going five innings allowing three earned runs on six hits and two hit batters while striking out five.

Logan Kunkle took the loss going five innings allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out five.

                       

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