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May 16, 2022 D9 Baseball: Punxsy Slugs Past Clearfield in Wild Game; ECC Blanks Bradford; Keystone/NC Split DH

Clearfield's Josh Tyger. File photo by Andy Close.

May 16, 2022 District 9 Baseball Recaps

DISTRICT 9 BASEBALL

PUNXSUTAWNEY 27, CLEARFIELD 16

HYDE, Pa. – In a game that featured a combined 43 hits, including five home runs, Punxsutawney earned a wild 27-16 win over Clearfield.

Trailing 10-8, the Chucks scored nine runs in the fifth inning to take control. In the fifth, Peyton Hetrick got things going with an RBI single, followed by a 2-run base hit off the bat of Jake Sikora, an RBI double from Zach Dinger, a two-run single from Alex Phillips, and an RBI double from Zeke Bennett.

Leading 19-16 going into the seventh, the Chucks had another big inning, scoring eight runs to put the game out of reach.

Carter Savage, Dinger, and Bennett all homered for Punxsy, Dinger finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs, while Savage was 4-for-4 with three RBIs, Sikora 3-for-6 with four RBIs, Hetrick 4-for-7 with four runs with two RBIs, Josh Tyger 2-for-5 with three RBIs, Ashton Stonbraker 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Bennett 2-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs.

The Chucks had 26 hits.

Justin Miller was credited with the win, allowing four earned runs in three innings, allowing eight hits.

Clearfield’s Blake Prestash had a monster in defeat. He went 3-for-4, homered, drove in six and scored three runs.

   

Also for the Bison, Morgen Billotte was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs, Kyle Elensky 3-for-4 with a solo home run and Ryan Gearhart 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Hunter Rumsky was saddled with the loss, allowing eight runs in 1 ⅓ innings.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 11, BRADFORD 0, 5 innings

ST. MARYS – Joe Tettis belted a three-run homer, driving in a total of four runs as Elk County Catholic blanked Bradford, 11-0 in five innings.

The Crusaders scored four runs in both the first and third innings, with Tettis’ home run coming in the third. He also had an RBI triple.

   

Joe Geci and Dom Zambanini had a double and two RBIs each for the Crusaders, who had a Ptotal of 10 hits in the game.

Tettis tossed 2 ⅔ innings to get the win, striking out six and walking two without allowing a hit. Ben Paul also fired 2 ⅓ innings, as the Crusaders allowed just one hit.

Nolan Roulo took the loss, allowing nine runs (six earned) in two innings, allowing seven hits, striking out one, and walking two.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 14, DUBOIS 8

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Philipsburg-Osceola built a 12-0 lead after two innings on its way to a 14-8 victory over DuBois.

Parker White homered, had three hits, and drove in a pair of runs for the Mounties. Also finishing with two RBIs were Ben Gustkey (four hits), Colby Hahn. Nick Coudriet had two hits and three RBIs.

Hahn went five innings to get the win, allowing seven runs (one earned), scattering seven hits, striking out three, and walking one.

The Beavers, trailing 12-0, had a seven-run third inning to get back in the game.

Billy Gray drove in the lone run for DuBois, which took advantage of six P-O errors.

Tyler Chamberlin took the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 1 ⅓ innings.

NORTH CLARION 7, KEYSTONE 2
KEYSTONE 5, NORTH CLARION 3

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – North Clarion and Keystone split a doubleheader, with North Clarion winning the first game 7-2 and Keystone the second game, 5-3.

In the first game, North Clarion scored all seven of its runs in the first inning.

Adien Hartle got things going with an RBI single, followed by a double steal that allowed Zeelan Hargenrader during Isaac Gilara’s at-bat. Gilara singled to bring in another run, followed by a Tristan Sliker RBI single and a two-run triple off the bat of Josh Daum put the finishing touches on the frame.

Daum went 3-for-3 and Hartle 2-for-3.

Daum got the win, allowing two unearned runs in five innings, scattering four hits, striking out five, and walking two.

Cole Henry took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) in six innings, striking out 11, and allowing five hits without issuing a walk.

Ian Keth and Sam Hogue had two hits apiece for Keystone.

In Game 2, Both teams scored three runs in the first inning and Keystone added two more in the second to account for all the scoring.

Keth and Seth Apel had two hits and an RBI each, while Aidan Sell and Nick Cosper had one RBI each.

Sell tossed 5 ⅓ shutout innings, allowing just two hits, striking out eight, and walking two.

Gilara took the loss, allowing five runs in six innings, scattering eight hits, striking out five, and walking three.

Hartle, Ethan Carll, and Wade Peters had an RBI each for the Wolves.

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