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May 11, 2021 D9 Baseball: DCC Strikes Late to Beat Brockway; Clarion Shuts Out Redbank; Jburg Rallies Past Kane

Ben Gritzer had a two-run single in the seventh inning to break a 3-all tie in DCC's win at Brockway Tuesday. Photo by Carlie Gritzer

May 11 District 9 baseball recaps

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6, BROCKWAY 3

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Scoring five runs in its final two at-bats, including three in the top of the seventh, DuBois Central Catholic rallied past Brockway, 6-3.

The Cardinals trailed 3-1 going to the sixth but tied the game on a Cartar Kosko two-out RBI single.

Ben Gritzer’s two-run single in the seventh then broke the tie, and DCC added an insurance run on a Dante Armanini sac fly.

Damon Foster had a double and was 1-for-4 for the Cardinals, while Armanini went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Marcus Bennett was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI for Brockway with Ben Glasl going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Kaden Brezenski got the win in relief of Carter Hickman. Brezenski went 2 ⅔ innings of scoreless ball allowing three hits and a walk while striking out two.

Kosko came on and got the save striking out one in his inning of work.

Hickman pitched 3 ⅓ innings giving up three earned runs on a hit and five walks while striking out four.

Dylan Bash took the loss going 6 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out four. Marcus Copelli pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing an earned run on two hits.

CLARION 2, REDBANK VALLEY 0

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Cole Slaugenhoup made two unearned third-inning runs stand up, as Clarion beat visiting Redbank Valley, 2-0.

Slaugenhoup threw a three-hit shutout using just 82 pitches in seven innings. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter while helping Clarion to its second 2-0 win of the season.

Slaugenhoup was just slightly better than Redbank Valley’s Bryson Bain, who gave up two unearned runs on three hits, four walks, and a hit batter in six innings of work. He struck out four.

A bases-loaded walk to Slaugenhoup following an error on a ball hit by Ryan Alston with one out in the third gave Clarion a 1-0 lead, and with two outs in the inning, Daunte Girvan drew another bases-loaded walk to make it 2-0.

JOHNSONBURG 4, KANE 3

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Kaden Dennis scored on an error in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Johnsonburg rallied past visiting Kane, 4-3.

The unbeaten Rams (14-0) trailed Kane and Wolves star pitcher Carson Whiteman, 3-0, going to the bottom of the fourth but scored a run in the fourth before tying the game with two runs in the fifth on a Camron Marciniak double and an Ethan Wells single.

Luke Zimmerman and Colin Porter made sure the four runs were enough with Zimmerman getting the win going six innings allowing three earned runs on five hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out six.

Porter then hit a batter in the seventh but also struck one out and used just nine pitches to get the save.

Whiteman took the loss allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, a walk, and two hit batters while striking out 10. Harley Morris went a ⅓ of an inning throwing just one pitch, as the out was recorded on the base paths.

All six of Johnsonburg’s hits came from three batters.

Marciniak was 2-for-3 with the double, an RBI, and two runs scored, Wells was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Domenic Allegretto was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Andrew Jekielek paced Kane’s offense going 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs. Whiteman was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

CLEARFIELD 15, BROOKVILLE 4

BROOKVILLE – Clearfield broke open a one-run game with a six-run fifth inning and went on to beat homestanding Brookville, 15-4.

The Bison led 4-3 going to the fifth before getting to Brookville starter and loser Jamison Rhoades, who faced five batters in the fifth and didn’t retire one of them.

Matt Bailor led Clearfield on offense going 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Nick Domico was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Cole Bloom also doubled and drove in two while going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, while Nolan Barr was 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.

Also for the Bison, Karson Rumsky went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Blake Prestash walked once, scored twice, and drove in two runs, Kyle Elensky was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, and Shane Coudriet scored twice.

Rhoades paced Brookville on offense going 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, while Carson Weaver was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Hunter Dixon got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out four.

Rhoades took the loss yielding nine runs, seven earned, on five hits, six walks, and three hit batters. Chase Palmer pitched two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out three. Owen Caylor gave up three unearned runs on three hits in an inning of work.

PORT ALLEGANY 8, OTTO-ELDRED 3

ELDRED, Pa. – Scoring all eight of its runs in its final three at-bats, visiting Port Allegany beat Otto-Eldred, 8-3.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when the Gators pushed home a pair of runs on a two-run single by Isaiah Caden.

Port Allegany then added three more runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to take an 8-0 lead before giving up three in the bottom of the seventh.

Caden was 3-for-4 with the two RBIs as part of a 13-hit Gator attack.

Blaine Moses led the way going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Carter Moses was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and four RBIs. Payton Spencer was also 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Cole Sebastian hit a three-run home run in the seventh to account for the Otto-Eldred offense. He was 1-for-4. Max Splain also went 2-for-4 for the Terrors.

Sawyer Prince got the win going six scoreless innings allowing two hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine before reaching the pitch limit with 101. Drew Evens gave up three runs, all earned, on two hits, a walk, and a hit batter in an inning of relief.

Jacob Merry took the loss going five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Sebastian was roughed up for six runs, five earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out five in two innings of relief.

OTTO-ELDRED 13, CAMERON COUNTY 1, 5 INNINGS

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Otto-Eldred rebounded nicely from the loss to Port Allegany to beat visiting Cameron County, 13-1, in five innings in the Terrors second game of the day.

Jacob Merry, Cole Sebastian, and Max Splain each had doubles in the victory with Merry going 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs, Sebastian going 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Splain going 1-for-1 with three walks, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Jacob Coffman (1-for-3, 1 R), TJ VanScoter (0-for-2, 1 BB), and Brendan Magee (1-for-1, 1 BB, 1 R) each added two RBIs for the Terrors.

Eastyn Solveson scored the lone run for Cameron County.

Splain got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Jesop Farabaugh took the loss going two innings allowing eight earned runs on four hits, six walks, and two hit batters while striking out one. Derek Cherry gave up five runs, three earned, on a hit, and five walks in two innings of work.

SMETHPORT 5, GALETON 3

GALETON, Pa. – Using a balanced attack, visiting Smethport beat Galeton, 5-3.

Six different Hubbers had hits led by Travis Cooney, who was 2-for-3 with a double.

Chase Burdick and Alex Cole also had doubles with Burdick going 1-for-4 with a run scored and Cole 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Kameron Rounsville hit a home run and was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

That was more than enough run support for Brandon Higley and Alex Ognen.

Higley got the win going six innings allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out 14. Ognen picked up the save going one scoreless inning allowing two hits while striking out two.

Gavin Sykora hit a home run for Galeton and was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Tre Slawson was 2-for-4 for the Tigers, and Levi Evans went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Slawson took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing four earned runs on six hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out 12. Trey Kalacinski gave up an earned run on a hit, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out three in an inning and a third of work.

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