May 10 District 9 baseball recaps
CLARION 7, A-C VALLEY/UNION 3
PAINT TWP., Pa. – Dawson Smail and Cam Lapinto combined to go 7-for-8 with two runs scored and four RBIs to lead Clarion past visiting A-C Valley/Union, 7-3, at the Clarion County Park.
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Smail was 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Lapinto was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
The duo shared the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors and talked about the victory.
Ryan Alston added a 2-for-2 game with a walk and two runs scored for the Bobcats.
Gary Amsler was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for the Falcon Knights with Ryan Cooper going 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
Alston got the win going four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, two walks, and a hit batter. Devon Lauer got the save going three innings scoreless allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. The two strikeouts came in the fifth inning after A-C Valley/Union had loaded the bases with one out.
Ryan Cooper took the loss going six innings allowing seven runs, just two earned, on 11 hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out five.
MONITEAU 9, NORTH CLARION 8
BUTLER, Pa. – Brock Matthews’s walk-off, one-out single to left allowed Moniteau to escape an upset bid by North Clarion, 9-8, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
The Warriors trailed 8-7 entering the seventh but tied the game on a bases-loaded walk to Caden Roxberry.
After Cooper Boozel popped up with the infield fly rule, Matthews stepped up and shot the first pitch he saw into left for the game-winning hit.
That hit capped off a strong day at the plate for Matthews, who was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
Branson Carson drove in three runs in the win for Moniteau while going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Keagan Book was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Boozel was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Aidan Hartle and Isaac Gilara both had big days at the plate for North Clarion.
Hartle was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and four RBIs, and Gilara was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
Josh Daum also went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Wolves.
Carson got the win in relief of Matthews going two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and struck out five.
Matthews went five innings allowing eight earned runs on 12 hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Zeelan Hargenrader took the loss in relief pitching 1 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks.
Gilara started and worked five innings allowing seven runs, all earned, on eight hits, two walks, and three hit batters while striking out eight.
KARNS CITY 8, OIL CITY 1
BUTLER, Pa. – A strong all-around performance from Cole Sherwin helped Karns City to an 8-1 win over visiting Oil City at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
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Sherwin went six strong innings on the mound allowing one unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
At the plate, Sherwin was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
Named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, Sherwin talked about the win.
Braden Grossman was also 3-for-4 for the Gremlins with Michael Neff going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, Mallick Metcalfe 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Braeden Rodgers 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Jacob Teeter was 1-for-4 with an RBI for Oil City with Lincoln Kauffman going 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Tyler Hutchinson also pitched a scoreless seventh for Karns City allowing two hits and a walk.
Alex Stevens took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits and two walks while striking out two. Will McMahon pitched 2 ⅓ innings scoreless allowing a hit and a walk while striking out four.
JOHNSONBURG 12, KANE 4
MT. JEWETT, Pa. – Getting multiple-hit games from six different players, Johnsonburg rolled past Kane, 12-4, at the Legion field in Mt. Jewett.
Kaden Dennis and Aiden Zimmerman both went 3-for-4 with doubles for the Rams with Zimmerman also drawing a walk and scoring four times and Dennis drawing a walk, scoring once, and driving home a pair of runs.
Luke Zimmerman, Domenic Allegretto, Camron Marciniak, and Caden Smiley each added a pair of hits.
Luke Zimmerman was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Allegretto was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, Marciniak was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Smiley was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Ethan Wells hit a home run for Johnsonburg while going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Luke Zimmerman got the win going seven innings giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.
Shane Ackley and Justin Peterson both had a pair of hits for Kane with Ackley going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Peterson 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Andrew Jekielek was also 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, and Harley Morris was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored for the Wolves.
Morris took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on nine hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out two. Brock Wenselt pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out three.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 11, BROCKWAY 1, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Freshman Aiden Snowberger continued to rake going 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI to lead DuBois Central Catholic past visiting Brockway, 11-1, in five innings and Stern Family Field in DuBois.
Brandin Anderson also had a big day at the plate for the Cardinals going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and three RBIs with Kaden Brezenski going 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI.
Cole Sansom was also 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs in the win with Carter Hickman and Blake Pisarchik each scoring a pair of runs.
Jeremy Swanson was 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, and an RBI for Brockway with Andrew Brubaker going 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Brayden Fox got the win in relief of Sansom going 2 ⅔ innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out one.
Sansom pitched 2 ⅓ innings. He didn’t give up a hit, walked one, and struck out five.
Ezra Swanson took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings giving up nine runs, eight earned, on six hits and five walks.
Chad Young pitched ⅔ of an inning scoreless allowing a hit and a walk, and Daniel Schugarts went two innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out two.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 14, COUDERSPORT 5
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Using five doubles, visiting Elk County Catholic rolled past Coudersport, 14-5.
Luke Ginther had a pair of those two-base hits while going 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored.
David Anderson, Joe Geci, and Joe Tettis also added two-baggers with Anderson going 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, Geci 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Tettis 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Lance O’Neil (1-for-4, 1 walk, 1 run) and Tommy Slay (1-for-4, 2 runs) also drove in a pair of runs each in the win.
Garrett Kellert was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Coudersport with Dylan Howard going 2-for-3 with a run scored, LT Myers driving in a pair of runs, and Wyatt Daisley going 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
ECC used four different pitches.
Slay started and went 2 ⅔ innings allowing one earned run on three hits.
Ben Paul came in and got the win going 1 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out one. Lance O’Neil went 2 ⅔ innings allowing two earned runs on three hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out two, and Ryan Shaffer retired the only batter he faced on one pitch.
WEST BRANCH 4, CURWENSVILLE 0
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Zach Tiracorda tossed a one-hit shutout to lift visiting West Branch to a 4-0 win over Curwensville.
Tiracorda walked one and struck out nine while using 92 pitches in seven innings of work.
Logan Folmar provided the offense for the Warriors going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
Jake Mullins suffered the loss allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in seven innings on the mound.
Thad Butler had the lone hit for Curwensville singling in the first inning with one out.
YOUNGSVILLE SWEEPS FOREST AREA
YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Youngsville swept a doubleheader from visiting Forest Area winning 16-4 in five innings and 17-7 in five innings.
In the first game, Nathan Lucks had three hits and five RBIs.
Lucks hit a pair of 2-run singles in the Eagles’ 10-run first inning. He drove in his fifth run of the game with a single in the second. Keegan Mesel had a hit and four RBIs. Mesel was hit by a pitch three times, two of them with the bases loaded. He also hit a 2-run single in the third.
Lane Buccardo got the win allowing one earned run on one hit, with two walks and four strikeouts in two innings. Jakobe Petachi allowed three runs, one earned, on one hit, with two walks and three strikeouts in three innings.
In the second game, Lucks had four hits and four RBIs, and Youngsville used an 8-run third inning to power to the win.
Lucks doubled and scored three times to go along with the four runs he drove in. Mesel had three hits and two RBIs, while Petachi had two hits and drove in a pair. B Chase also had three hits in the win.
Mesel got the win allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 2 ⅓ innings.
Leo Gilliland had three RBIs, despite going hitless, and Declan McLaughlin doubled and drove in a pair for Forest Area.