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May 17, 2022 D10 Baseball: Youngsville Walks Off Against Cochranton; Saegertown’s Shaffer, North East’s Courtwright Dominant in Wins

Youngsville's James Johnson. Photo by Chloe Senz.

May 17, 2022 D10 Baseball


YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – James Johnson scampered home with the game-winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh to lift Youngsville to a 3-2 win over Cochranton.

The two teams battled throughout in a potential D10 Class 1A playoff preview, as Cochranton scored in the first on Wyatt Barzak came home on a passed ball, only to watch as Youngsville tied it up in the second inning on Nate Lucks’ steal of home.

Jakobe Petachi scored on a passed ball in the fifth to give Youngsville the lead, with Cochranton tying the game in the sixth on an error.

Johnson was strong in getting the complete-game win, allowing one earned run on six hits, striking out seven, and walking three.

Lucks meanwhile had two hits.

Andrew Albert allowed a run in an inning of relief to suffer the loss. Barzak was dominant in a no-decision, allowing one earned run on five hits, and striking out 15.


RUSSELL, Pa. – Bryce Kania went 4-for-5 with a triple, four RBIs and five runs as Cambridge Springs powered past Eisenhower, 17-5.


Brock Cunningham drove in three runs for the Blue Devils, who scored in every inning but the fifth. Nathan Held was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Alex Dubet was 3-for-5 with an RBI and Owen Riley 3-for-4 with three runs.

Held got the win, pitching a scoreless inning.

Caleb Jakubczak had a big day for Eisenhower, going 4-for-4 with an RBi, while Jarius Casey Oewas 3-for-4 with two runs and Cole Chapman 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Chapman suffered the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in four innings.


GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City scored four runs in the fourth inning en route to a 5-2 win over Sharon.

Andrew Swartzfager tied the game, 2-2 on a two0run double, while Ethan Adams gave them the lead for good with an RBI double.

Luke Tubbs also had an RBI for the Eagles.

Dylan McElhinney was strong in getting the complete-game win. He allowed just two runs on four hits, struck out five and walked one, throwing 64 of his 98 pitches for strikes.

Jason Stanek took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in 5 ⅓ innings, striking out one and walking two.

Santino Piccirilli hit a solo home run for Sharon, while Dante Currie also had a run batted in and Mikey Rodriques hit two doubles.


SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Saegertown’s Henry Shaffer tossed 6 ⅔ dominant innings, shutting down the potent Rocky Grove lineup in a 5-1 victory.

Shaffer allowed just one run on five hits, striking out nine and walking one before reaching his pitch limit.

The Panthers scored two runs in both the third and seventh innings in the win. Shaffer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Zach Balog was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Dustin Nearhoff 2-for-3 with two runs.

Eli Moreland took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in 5 ⅓ innings, scattering seven hits, walking two and striking out eight.

Isaac Clayton was 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Orioles.


JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Colt Smith’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth broke a 4-4 tie and lifted Jamestown to a 5-4 win over Reynolds.

Jamestown scored five runs on just four hits, taking advantage of four Reynolds errors

Aidan Woyt got the complete-game win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits, striking out four and walking two.

Peyton McElhinney also walked twice and scored a pair of runs for the Muskies.

Hayden Obenrader took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) in 5 ⅔ innings. He allowed four hits, struck out seven, and walked five.

PJ Winkle was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Raiders


ALBION, Pa. – Reid Courtwright tossed six innings of one-hit baseball as North East blanked Northwestern, 7-0.

Courtwright struck out six and walked just two, needing just 65 pitches to get through six innings. Anthony Rizzo tossed a scoreless seventh.

David Gibson, Rizzo, Aden Bulger, Courtwright, and Jacob Babo all had one RBI each for North East, while Tommy Owens had two hits and scored two runs.

Garrett Eddy took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) in five innings, striking out four on seven hits and walking four.


WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Slippery Rock scored 10 runs in the second and third innings and eight more in the fifth in a 19-4, five-inning win over West Middlesex.

The Rockets had 13 hits and took advantage of nine errors by the Big Reds.

Brett Galcik, Sal Mineo and Walker Vogan all homered for the Rockets. Vogan finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Nick Kingerski was 1-for-4 with three RBIs and Mineo 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Ryan Montgomery was also 2-for-3 and scored three runs.

Ryan Double got the win, allowing four runs in four innings on two hits, striking out four, and walking seven.


FAIRVIEW, Pa. – In the completion of a suspended game, Franklin scored four runs in the fourth inning on its way to a 7-4 win over Fairview.

Caleb Doyle was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Franklin, while Carson Wible and Luke Guth had one RBI each.

Zach Boland got the win, allowing one unearned run in two innings, striking out three, and allowing one hit and two walks.

Logan Fiolek took the loss, allowing four runs in two innings.

Brady Baker was 0-for-2 with two RBIs for Fairview.

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