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May 10, 2021 D9 Baseball: Brookville Holds off DuBois; Clarion Rallies to Beat Karns City in Eight; ECC Beats Kane

Jace Miner pitched a strong game and had three hits in Brookville's win over DuBois Monday

May 10 District 9 baseball recaps

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BROOKVILLE 6, DUBOIS 5

DUBOIS, Pa. – Hunter Geer got Nathan Tyler to ground into a game-ending double play with the tying run at first in the bottom of the seventh, as Brookville escaped with a 6-5 win over DuBois at Stern Family Field in DuBois.

The Raiders led 6-0 going to the bottom of the sixth with ace Jace Miner on the hill.

But Miner walked the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and had to come out of the game after reaching 102 pitches. Michael Orzechowski then delivered a two-run single off reliever Bryce Weaver to get the Beavers within four, 6-2.

Then, in the seventh, against Weaver DuBois continued to rally thanks to an error, a Chandler Ho RBI double, and a two-run single by Brycen Dinkfelt, the first batter Geer faced.

But with the tying run at first, Geer induced the game-ending double play to pick up the save.

Miner pitched another strong game until tiring in the sixth. He allowed the two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out 11 in 5 ⅔ innings of work. Weaver got nicked for three runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks in ⅔ of an inning of work before Geer gave up the one hit in his ⅔ of an inning on the mound.

Offensively, seven of Brookville’s 10 hits were doubles with Miner, Chase Palmer, and Hunter Roney each picking up a pair of two-baggers and Bryce Rafferty also doubling.

Miner was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Palmer was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Roney was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, and Rafferty was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Ho was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for DuBois, while Alex Pasternak walked twice and scored twice.

Ho took the loss going five innings allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out six. Austin Mitchell pitched two innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and two hit batters while striking out three.

CLARION 12, KARNS CITY 11, 8 INNINGS

BUTLER, Pa. – A Cole Slaugenhoup RBI single in the top of the eighth and some Houdini-like pitching in both the seventh and the eight by Cam Lapinto helped Clarion to a 12-11, eight-inning come-from-behind victory over Karns City at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

Slaughenhoup’s infield hit in the top of the eighth scored Hunter Craddock from third, and then in the bottom of the inning, Lapinto worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam he had created in part with a hit batter and a walk by getting Cole Sherwin to pop up to first baseman Ryan Alston and Braeden Rodgers to fly out to centerfielder Gary Matus.

It was the second time Lapinto worked out of a bases-loaded one-out jam, as he did the same thing in the seventh when Karns City, in a tie game, loaded the bases on an error, a walk, and a single before Lapinto escaped when Michael Neff lined a ball right back to Lapinto with the Clarion righty doubling Sherwin off third base.

Clarion, which trailed 10-4 after four and 11-8 after five, tied the game in the top of the seventh when Lapinto scored on a wild pitch.

A nine-run fourth gave Karns City the 10-4 lead before the Bobcats scored four in the fifth to get back within two, 10-8. The Gremlins added a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 11-8, but Clarion answered with two in the sixth to get back within a run before tying the game in the seventh when Rodgers hit Lapinto, who then took second on a wild pitch and third on a Devin Lauer sacrifice bunt before scoring on the wild pitch.

Clarion scored its 12 runs on just three hits, as Karns City committed five errors, walked seven, and hit two.

Lapinto scored three times and was 1-for-2 with a walk while being hit by a pitch. He had an RBI.

Dawson Smail and Ryan Alston each scored twice as well with Smail walking twice and Alston walking once. Bryce Brinkley added a 1-for-3 night with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI

Mallick Metcalfe led Karns City going 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and four RBIs. Zach Blair was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, Conner Shaffner was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Neff scored twice.

Lapinto, the fourth Clarion pitcher, got the win going two innings scoreless allowing two hits and two walks while hitting a batter and striking out one.

Tanner Miller started and pitched three innings allowing five earned runs on three hits, three walks, and two hit batters while striking out one.

Daunte Girvan pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out one. Alston went 2 ⅔ innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one.

Rodgers took the loss allowing two earned runs on a hit, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out one.

Metcalfe pitched four innings allowing six runs, two earned, on a hit and three walks while striking out three. Sherwin went two innings allowing four runs, two earned, on a hit and two walks while striking out one.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 5, KANE 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Joseph Tetttis and David Anderson combined on a five-hitter to help Elk County Catholic to a 5-1 win over visiting Kane at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

Tettis went the first six innings allowing an unearned run on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out seven. Anderson pitched a scoreless seventh allowing one hit.

Mark Kraus led the Crusaders’ offense going 3-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored. Tommy Slay was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Carson Whiteman was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Kane.

Andrew Jekielek took the loss going four innings giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out three. Luke Ely gave up an unearned run on a hit, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one in two innings of work.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 8, BRADFORD 2

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Isaac London and Carter Savage each had two hits to help Punxsutawney past visiting Bradford, 8-2.

London was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, while Savage was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Peyton Hetrick also had two RBIs for the Chucks going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Zeke Bennett was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored and Ashton Stonbraker was one base four times going 1-for-1 with three walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Austen Davis was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Bradford with Brett Skaggs going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.

Branson Scarantine got the win going four innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out eight. Jake Sikora picked up the save tossing three scoreless innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.

Michael Gow took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on eight hits, four walks, and two hit batters. Ashton Smith pitched an innings allowing an earned run on two hits and three walks, while Mike Greenberg pitched ⅓ of an inning needing just one pitch to get his out.

JOHNSONBURG 9, BROCKWAY 1

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Behind two-hit performances from Aiden Zimmerman, Domenic Allegretto and Caden Smiley, Johnsonburg remained unbeaten with a 9-1 win at Brockway.

Zimmerman was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, Allegretto was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, and Smiley was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs.

Also for the Rams (13-0), Kaden Dennis went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Matthew Brubaker had Brockway’s lone two hits going 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Gabe Watts got the win pitching five innings of two-hit ball. He allowed one earned run, walked two, and struck out 10. Dalton Stahli pitched two scoreless, hitless innings of relief striking out one.

Conner Ford took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing seven earned runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out three. Marcus Copelli gave up two earned runs on three hits and two walks in an inning and a third, and Dylan Bash pitched ⅔ of an inning striking out one.

GALETON 14, CAMERON COUNTY 3, 6 INNINGS

GALETON, Pa. – Ty Stover went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, two runs scored, and three RBIs to lift Galeton to a 14-3, six-inning win over visiting Cameron County.

Jake Cochranton was also 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Tigers, while Trey Kalacinski went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Chris Gibble was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, Gavin Sykora was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Noah Shutt had an RBI and scored twice.

Devin Fowler was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Cameron County.

Sykora got the win going five innings allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out seven. Kalacinski pitched one scoreless inning walking two and striking out two.

Caden Beldin took the loss going two innings allowing six runs, one earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out one. Lathan Reed pitched 3 ⅓ innings giving up eight runs, one earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out three.

MONITEAU 15, FOREST AREA 0, 4 INNINGS

BUTLER, Pa. – A big game at the plate and on the mound for Brady Thompson helped Moniteau to a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Forest Area at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

Thompson was 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs at the plate and backed that offense up by throwing four shutout innings. He allowed one hit and struck out six.

Also for the Warriors, Tanner Williams was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, Keagan Book went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI, Mason Mershimer was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Brock Matthews walked twice and scored twice, Dean Hershey went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, AJ McElravy was 1-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored, and Cooper Boozel and Carson Ritts each scored twice.

Josh Daum had Forest Area’s lone hit.

Aiden Hartle took the loss pitching one innings allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two. Matt Schmader was tagged for seven runs, two earned, on six hits, and a walk in an inning of work. Isaac Gilara allowing five earned runs on three hits, two walks, and a hit batter in an inning of work, and Zeelan Hargenrader didn’t record an out in the fourth allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit, a walk, and a hit batter.

WEST BRANCH 9, CURWENSVILLE 5

MORRISDALE, Pa. – Scoring seven combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings, West Branch opened up a one-run game on its way to a 9-5 win over visiting Curwensville.

The Warriors led 2-1 after Curwensville scored a run in the top of the fourth before they scored four in the bottom of the fourth and added three more in the fifth to open the game up.

Isaac Tiracorda led the way on offense for West Branch going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs. Tyler Biggan was also 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs, Doug Kolesar walked twice and scored twice, Zack Tiracorda went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Anthony Guglielmi went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.

Jake Mullins paced Curwensville going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored with Matt Brown also going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Zack Tiracorda got the win going four innings allowing an earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out three. Owen Graham picked up the save pitching three innings allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four.

Shane Sunderling took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one. Jake McCracken didn’t record an out allowing two earned runs on two hits, two walks, and a hit batter. Tyler Lee pitched an inning and a third giving up three earned runs on one hit and three walks while striking out one, and Chase Graham went one and a third scoreless walking three, hitting a batter, and striking out one.

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