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May 15, 2021 D9 Baseball: Allegretto, Jburg Walk Off With Elk Co. To. Title; Cameron Co. Gets First Win, O-E Tops Smethport

Aiden Zimmerman reacts after scoring the winning run Saturday to give Johnsonburg the Elk County Tournament Title. Photo by Bob Parana

May 15 District 9 baseball recaps

JOHNSONBURG 5, ST. MARYS 4

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Domenic Allegretto’s two-strike single to center scored Aiden Zimmerman from second, as Johnsonburg walked off St. Marys, 5-4, in the championship game of the Elk County Tournament at Knothole Field in Johnsonburg.

In a tie game, Zimmerman led off the seventh with a double and then scored capping a Rams comeback from two down going to the bottom of the sixth.

St. Marys had taken a 4-2 lead when Alex Vollmer hit a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the sixth.

But unbeaten Johnsonburg rallied in the bottom of the inning tying the game on a single by Colin Porter and a St. Marys error.

Allegretto’s game-winning hit capped a big day for the Rams junior.

He was 3-for-4 with a home run, a run discord, and three RBIs.

Zimmerman scored twice while going 2-for-4 with the double, while Ethan Wells was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Garrett Bauer was 1-for-4 with two RBIs for St. Marys with Vollmer going 1-for-3 with the home run, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Luke Zimmerman got the win for Johnsonburg throwing a scoreless seventh inning. He walked one and struck out two.

Gabe Watts started for the Rams and went five innings using 97 pitches. He gave up two unearned runs on a hit and five walks while striking out 10. Aiden Zimmerman gave up two earned runs on two hits and a walk in an inning of relief.

The championship game was originally scheduled for May 7 at St. Marys’ Berwind Park but was rained out. Because St. Marys and Johnsonburg were scheduled to play a game May 15 in Johnsonburg, that was deemed to be the new title game.

Photo by Bob Parana

CAMERON COUNTY 7, OSWAYO VALLEY 2

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Estyn Solveson threw a complete-game four-hitter to lift Cameron County to its first win of the season, 7-2, over visiting Oswayo Valley.

Solveson gave up two runs, one earned while walking one and striking out 12.

The Red Raiders scored their seven runs despite just two hits taking advantage of six Green Wave errors, six walks, and a hit batter to score the seven runs.

Jesop Farabaugh was 1-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Cameron County, while Treyton Tucker walked, scored a run, and drove in two.

Cayden Black was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored for Oswayo Valley.

Black took the loss despite allowing just two hits in 3 ⅔ innings of work. He was charged with seven unearned runs. He walked four and struck out 12. Caiden Goode went 2 ⅓ scoreless innings walking two and striking out one.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, SMETHPORT 1

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Cole Sebastian and Max Splain combined on a four-hitter to lead visiting Otto-Eldred to a 3-1 win over Smethport.

Sebastian went 6 ⅔ innings before reaching the 100-pitch mark allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight. Splain picked up the save striking out the only batter he faced on four pitches.

The Terrors needed the great pitching, as the game was tied at one until the seventh when Otto-Eldred struck twice.

A pair of walks sandwiched between a flyout put runners on first and second with one out, and Jacob Coffman broke the tie with a base hit to right. Splain then tacked on an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to right.

Coffman had two of the Terrors’ six hits going 2-for-4, while Sebastian hit a solo home run in the first to give Otto-Eldred an early 1-0 lead. He was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI. Splain was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Brandon Higley had three of Smethport’s four hits going 3-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Higley took the loss in relief of Alex Ognen. He pitched an inning and two-third allowing two earned runs on a hit and two walks while striking out two. Ognen went 5 ⅓ innings before reaching 100 pitches. He gave up an earned run on five hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine.

MONITEAU 14, KEYSTONE 2, 5 INNINGS

KNOX, Pa. – Sending 18 men to the plate in the top of the fifth inning, Moniteau scored 14 times in the inning to beat Keystone, 14-2, in five innings at Keystone.

The Warriors had nine hits in the inning while being hit by three pitches and walking once.

Branson Carson was 2-for-2 in the frame with a double and two RBIs, while Tanner Willams was also 2-for-2 in the inning with a pair of RBIs, and Jakub Obman was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs.

Obman went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs to pace Moniteau on the day, while Carson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dawson Wallace chipped in going 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Williams was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Seth Apel went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Keystone with Nate Gutonski going 3-for-3.

Brady Thompson got the win going four innings allowing an earned run on five hits while striking out five. Ray Dean pitched the fifth giving up an earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Keenan Heeter took the loss pitching 4 ⅓ innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on five hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out three. Aiden Sell went ⅔ of an inning allowing seven runs, four earned, on five hits and two hit batters while striking out two.

PORT ALLEGANY 11, BRADFORD 4

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Blaine Moses and Ian Dynda each drove in three runs to pace an 11-4 Port Allegany win over visiting Bradford.

Moses was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored with Dynda going 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Trey Ayers and Carter Moses added a pair of RBIs each for the Gators with Ayers going 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Ashton Smith went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an ARBI for Bradford.

Ty Guilds got the win going six innings allowing four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five.

Mike Gow took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out two. Smith pitched an inning giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter, while Cal Minich pitched a 1 ⅓ of an inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.

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