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Martino Game-Tying Homer Helps Punxsy Rally Past Indiana; DCC Pitching Shuts Down ECC

Coy Martino hit a 3-run game-tying home run for Punxsutawney. File photo by Chris Rossetti

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – A four-run fifth inning lifted Punxsutawney to a 5-4 win over visiting Indiana.

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The Chucks trailed 4-1 going to the fifth before an error leading off the inning opened up the door for Punxsutawney.

A 3-run home run by Coy Martino tied the game before Parker Stahlman followed with a double. A double-steal then brought up the go-ahead run.

Martino was 1-for-3 with a run scored while Cooper Hallman was 2-for-2 with two walks.



Nevin Day, the third pitcher for Punxsy, got the win going two scoreless innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three.

Martino started and went three innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Stahlman pitched an inning and Donnie Bender got the save going one inning allowing two hits while striking out one.

Ethan Shank was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Indiana while Trevor Smith was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Caden Force took the loss going ⅓ of an inning allowing two earned runs on two hits.



DUBOIS, Pa. – A trio of DuBois Central Catholic pitchers combined to toss a one-hit shutout, as the Cardinals beat visiting Elk County Catholic, 3-0, at Stern Field in DuBois.

Aiden Snowberger started and allowed one hit while striking out nine in 3 ⅔ innings.

Blake Pisarick tossed 2 ⅓ scoreless innings striking out one. Brayden Fox then picked up the save throwing a scoreless inning.


Those three outdueled Lance O’Neill and Matthew Gilmore for ECC.

O’Neill went four innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out one but took the loss. Gilmore went two innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Pisarcik led the DCC offense going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs while Johnny Varischetti was 2-for-3 with a double.

O’Neill had the lone hit for ECC, a single leading off the game.

It was the 10th straight regular-season win for DCC, the District 9 and PIAA Class 1A runner-up a year ago. The Cardinals haven’t dropped a regular-season game since a 10-0 loss at Clarion-Limestone April 24, 2023.


BUTLER, Pa. – A three-run fourth inning helped Karns City beat visiting Clarion-Limestone, 5-3, at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

With the game tied at one, the Gremlins got the first four batters on base, although one was erased on the base paths before a wild pitch and a groundout scored a pair of runs and a Jacob Jones single drove in third run.

Adam Manuel was 3-for-3 for Karns City while Jones went 2-for-4 with an RI.

Jones got the win going five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Colton Christie picked up the save allowing an unearned run on a hit while striking out one in two innings.


Kohen Kemmer was 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs for C-L while Logan Lutz went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.

Kemmer took the loss going three innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two. Lutz also pitched three innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out three.


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Dawson Cook tossed five strong innings in his season debut on the mound, as Moniteau beat Sidwell Friends out of Washington, D.C., 3-2, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Cook allowed two earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out seven.

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, Moniteau grabbed the lead for good in the bottom of the inning on a two-run error off a ball hit by Cook.

Keagan Book and Dawson Wallace each had a hit and run scored for the Warriors with Book going 1-for-3 with a double and Wallace going 1-for-2 while also walking once.

Cook added a 1-for-3 day with an RBI.

The win followed a 1-0 loss by Moniteau to Pickerington (Ohio) on a walk-off with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Wallace took took the loss allowing one unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out one.

Landon Kelly was 1-for-3 for a double for Moniteau.


HYDE, Pa. – A pair of five-run innings helped Clearfield to a 10-2 home LHAC win over Bishop Guilfoyle.

The Bison struck for five runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead and then scored five more in the sixth to make it 10-1 at the time.

Christian Welker, Hunter Rumskey, and Matt Irvin each had two RBIs for Clearfield with Rumsky going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a sacrifice fly, Irwin going 1-for-4, and Welker walking twice and scoring once.

Hayvin Bumbarger was also 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Bison.

Elijah Quick was masterful on the mound for Clearfield going 6 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out five.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Landyn Evans was masterful on the mound tossing six shutout innings, as Moshannon Valley picked up a 10-0 win at Curwensville.

Evans gave up three hits and two walks while hitting a batter and striking out 13 while throwing 86 pitches before being removed with his team up 10 after 6 ½ innings.

Evans helped himself at the plate going 2-for-3 with three RBIs while Tanner Kephart was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Mason Abernethy was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Lincoln Hoyt went 1-for-2 with a double for Curwensville.

Logan Kunkle took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out one.

Andrew Pentz was the most effective pitcher for the Golden Tide going 2 ⅔ innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits while striking out five.


TIOGA, Pa. – Danny Smith, Christian Ling, Sawyer Carleton, and Seth Zimmerman each drove in three runs, as Williamson rolled past visiting Northern Potter, 17-0, in three innings.

Smith was 3-for-3 with four runs scored, Ling was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, Carleton was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Zimmerman added a run scored.

Zimmerman got the win going three innings allowing two walks and no hits while striking out six.


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