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May 17, 2021 D9 Baseball Recaps: Clarion Edges Keystone; Brookville Rallies Past DCC; ECC Holds On

Dawson Smail had a pair of doubles and an RBI in Clarion's win over Keystone Monday. Photo by Diane Lutz

May 17 District 9 baseball recaps

CLARION 5, KEYSTONE 4

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – A three-run fifth inning helped Clarion rally from a three-run deficit and beat visiting Keystone, 5-4, at the Clarion County Park.

The Bobcats trailed 4-1 after Keystone scored three in the top of the second and were still down 4-2 heading to the fifth.

But in the fifth, Hunter Craddock and Gary Matus drew back-to-back one-out walks, and Dawson Smail hit a double that scored Craddock making it 4-3.

Ryan Alston then hit a ground ball that turned into a two-run error giving Clarion the lead.

It was one of two doubles on the day for Smail, who was 2-fro-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Logan Sell led Keystone going 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Aidan Sell was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Tye Elder was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Cole Slaugenhaupt got the win going five innings allowing four runs, one earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out three. Tanner Miller got the save going two innings allowing a hit and striking out one.

Elder took the loss going five innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out six. Nate Gutonski pitched a scoreless inning needing only nine pitches.

BROOKVILLE 7, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Rallying for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Brookville came back for a 7-4 win over DuBois Central Catholic under the lights at McKinley Field.

DCC pitcher Brandin Anderson took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth before the Raiders reached in four of five trips to the plate before he exiting with a pitch count limit.

With the score tied at 4-4 after Hunter Geer’s bases-loaded walk in Anderson’s final batter, Chase Palmer’s single off the glove of a diving Kaden Brezenski at third. While Hunter Roney scored from third on the play, Jace Miner never stopped from second and raced home, just beating the throw to the plate. Then the throw to third to get Hunter Geer went into left field, allowing Geer to score on a three-run play that included a two-run infield single.

Miner had three of the Raiders’ seven hits, including a solo home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the first. Palmer had two hits, his leadoff single in the third leading to a run when he scored on an Anderson wild pitch.

Miner also got the no-decision, pitching the first four innings and striking out five while walking two and giving up five hits. Carter Hickman hit a two-run double with two outs in the third and Dante Armanini singled in two runs in the fourth to put the Cardinals up 4-3. Two of the four runs off Miner were unearned.

Jamison Rhoades threw the final three scoreless innings to get the win, allowing no hits while striking out five, walking three and hitting a batter. He struck out the side in the seventh.

Anderson was the loser, striking out 10 and walking seven while giving up seven hits.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 6, SMETHPORT 5

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Building a five-run lead after 4 ½ innings, visiting Elk County Catholic held on to beat Smethport, 6-5.

A two-run top of the fifth gave the Crusaders a 6-1 lead, but Smethport scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to get within one and had the bases loaded with two outs before Joseph Tettis got Kameron Rounsville to pop out to end the inning.

Tettis then threw a 1-2-3- sixth, striking out two, before Tommy Slay worked around an error a one-out error in the seventh to pick up the save by striking out the side.

Tettis went six innings allowing five runs, one earned, on four hits, a walk, and two hit batters.

SLay and Isaac Dellequila led the Crusaders’ offense with Slay going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored and Dellequilla going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI. Jordan DePrator was also 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored, and David Anderson had a pair of RBIs.

Noah Lent hit a solo home run for Smethport and was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Alex Ognen also went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for the Hubbers as did Keegen Watson.

Lent took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out seven. Rounsville pitched a scoreless inning in relief giving up a hit and two walks while striking out two, and Watson pitched an inning and a third allowing one hit while striking out two.

A-C VALLEY 7, FOREST AREA 1

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Broc Weigle threw 5 ⅓ scoreless innings striking out 12 and allowing two hits and three walks to help visiting A-C Valley to a 7-1 win over Forest Area at East Forest.

Weigle was removed at 75 pitched three strikeouts shy of 200 in his career. As he only threw 75 pitches, he will be able to come back and pitch in the Falcons season finale at Keystone Thursday, May 20, and have a shot at 200 strikeouts.

Ryan Cooper finished off the win going an inning and two-thirds allowing an unearned run on two hits while striking out two.

Ryan Cooper also blasted a home run and was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Gary Amsler went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI for the Falcons, while Weigle helped his own cause by going 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Isaac Gilara was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI for Forest Area, while Matt Schmader went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Aiden Hartle took the loss going five innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out seven. Schmader pitched two innings giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out one.

CURWENSVILLE 6, WEST BRANCH 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Jake Mullins tossed a six-hit shutout to lead Curwensville to a 6-0 win over visiting West Branch.

Mullins walked two and struck out nine while throwing 100 pitches. He helped his own cause by going 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Keegan Wilson and Jake McCracken each drove in a pair of runs for the Golden Tide with Wilson going 2-for-3 and McCracken 1-for-3. Spencer Hoover was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, Thad Butler was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Chase Graham was 2-for-2 with a walk.

OTTO-ELDRED 14, COUDERSPORT 4, 5 INNINGS

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Scoring eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, Otto-Eldred grabbed what could be a key win in the District 9 Class 1A playoff race, 14-4, in five innings over visiting Coudersport.

The Terrors sent 12 players to the plate in the first and scored the eight runs despite only collecting three hits, all singles.

The inning started with a strikeout followed by two walks, two errors, and a fielder’s choice before Otto-Eldred’s TJ VanScoter made it 3-1 with the teams’ first hit, a single to right.

After a hit by a pitch made it 4-1, Andrew Schenfield and Josh Rhinehart had back-to-back two-run singles to make it 8-1.

Rhinehart was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, while Jacob Merry was 1-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Brendan Magee also had three RBIs going 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored, VanScoter was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and two RBIs, Cole Sebastian walked four times and scored twice, Jacob Coffman and Max Splain both went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Schenfield was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Garrett Kellert was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Coudersport.

Merry got the win going five innings allowing four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Derek Easton took the loss lasting a ⅓ of an inning and being charged with eight unearned runs on three hits, two walks, and a hit batter. He struck out one. Jackson Glover gave up five earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three in two innings of work, and Kellert pitched an inning and two-thirds giving up an earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three.

REDBANK VALLEY 16, UNION 1, 5 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Tate Minich and Hudson Martz combined to go 3-for-6 with two runs scored and eight RBIs in Redbank Valley’s 16-1, five-inning win at Union.

Minich was 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and four RBIs with Martz going 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Ty Hetrick, Isaac Park, and Mason Clouse each scored three times for the Bulldogs with Hetrick walking twice and Park walking three times. Owen Close was also 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Bryson Bain went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Karter Vogle was 1-for-2 with a double for Union.

Ty Carrier got the win going four innings allowing an unearned run on three hits. Hetrick pitched a scoreless inning throwing nine pitches and striking out one.

Tony Salizzoni took the loss going one and a third innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on five hits and three walks.

Carter Terwint pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing four earned runs on four walks while striking out one. Evie Bliss pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing two earned runs on three walks, and Trey Fleming went 2 ⅔ innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

CAMERON COUNTY 17, OSWAYO VALLEY 3, 5 INNINGS

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Treyton Tucker went 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs to lead visiting Cameron County to a 17-3, five-inning win over Oswayo Valley.

Caden Beldin added a 2-for-4 day with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, while Maddox Baughman was 2-for-5 with n RBI and three runs scored.

Eastyn Solveson also went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, Jesop Farabaugh was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Lathan Reed walked, scored a run, and had two RBIs, Eden Condon was 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs, Gannon Horning was 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Devin Fowler walked twice, scored twice, and had an RBI.

Caiden Goode and Alek Harmon were both 1-for-3 with an RBI for Oswayo Valley, while Cayden Black went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Farabaugh got the win going four innings allowing three runs, two earned on three hits and six walks while striking out five. Reed threw a scoreless fifth striking out the side.

Goode took the loss pitching three innings allowing 13 runs, four earned, on eight hits, six walks and three hit batters while striking out three. Derrek Bickel gave up four runs, two earned, on four hits, two walks, and a hti batter.

CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 16, CLEARFIELD 2, 5 INNINGS

HYDE, Pa. – An 11-run third inning lifted Central-Martinsburg to a 16-2, five-inning win at Clearfield.

The victory secured the Mountain League crown for the Dragons.

Paxton Kling and Hunter Klotz had big days at the plate for Central with Kling going 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs, and Klotz going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Hunter Smith also doubled and went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Dragons, while Devon Boyles was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Jonah Snowberger was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Parker Gregg was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, Tanner Hall was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Jeff Hoenstine was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Nick Domico hit a home run for Clearfield and was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Kyle Elensky was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Tanner Hall, the second of three pitchers for Central, got the win going an inning allowing one run on a hit. Boyles started and pitched two innings allowing a run on a hit and five walks while striking out one. Tyler Oakes pitched two innings allowing two hits while striking out two.

Ryan Gearhart took the loss going two innings allowing seven earned runs on five hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out one. Nolan Barr pitched a ⅓ of an inning getting roughed up for six runs, five earned, on four hits, and a walk. Blake Pretash didn’t record an out allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks, and Elensky pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing a run on two hits while striking out two.

BRADFORD 6, GALETON 5

GALETON, Pa. – A five-run fourth inning allowed visiting Bradford to overcome a three-run deficit and get a 6-5 win at Galeton.

The Owls trailed 4-1 going to the fourth before taking the lead for good with the five-run inning.

Ashton Smith led the Owls going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Jack Wells was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Ty Stover led Galeton going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Patrick Lehman was 1-for-4 with a home run, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Cam Austin got the win going 6 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out five. Cal Minich picked up the save going ⅔ of an inning striking out one

Gavin Sykora took the loss going one and two-thirds inning of relief allowing one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one. Jake Cochranton pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Tre Slawson pitched two scoreless innings striking out three.

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