May 18 District 9 recaps
CRANBERRY 12, NORTH CLARION 2
SENECA, Pa. – For the second time this season, Ken Lavrich launched a pair of home runs in a game, as Cranberry beat visiting North Clarion, 12-2.
Lavrich was 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and four RBIs.
Austin Shoup also went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs for the Berries with Preston Forrest going 2-for-5 with an RBI, and two runs scored.
Josh Daum was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for North Clarion with Zeelan Hargenrader going 1-for-3 with a run scored and Aiden Hartle 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Shoup got the win going seven innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 11.
Hartle took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on nine hits and four walks while striking out five,
CLEARFIELD 5, CURWENSVILLE 4, 9 INNINGS
HYDE, Pa. – Kyle Elesnky’s two-out single to right with two outs in the bottom of the ninth scored Elijiah Quick from second, as Clearfield walked off rival Curwensville, 5-4, in come-from-behind fashion.
The Bison trailed by two, 4-2, going to the bottom of the seventh but tied the game on a Ryan Gearhart sac fly after Morgan Billotte’s triple had brought his team within one.
Then in the ninth, Quick walked with one out and went to second on a two-out walk to Hunter Rumsky before Elensky put the first pitch he saw into right field to win the game.
Billotte was 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs with Elensky going 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Rumsky was also 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI for the Bison.
Shane Sunderlin went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored for Curwensville with Thad Butler going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Spencer Hoover 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Chris Fegert 2-for-4.
Elensky got the win in relief of Gearhart going 6 ⅔ scoreless innings allowing four hits while striking out five. Gearhart gave up four earned runs on six hits in 2 ⅓ innings of work.
Sunderlin took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings in relief of Jake Mullins allowing three earned runs on six hits, five walks, and a hit batter. Mullins pitched five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven. He threw 105 pitches.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 9, KANE 6
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind a 3-for-4 game with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs from Dom Zambanini, Elk County Catholic topped visiting Kane, 9-6.
David Anderson was also 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI for the Crusaders with Joe Tettis going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Ryan Shaffer walked twice and scored twice, and Tommy Slay walked three times, scored a run, and had an RBI.
Andrew Jekielek was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Kane with Elijiah Everett 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Slay, the first of four ECC hurlers, got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing one unearned run on no hits and a walk while striking out five.
Lance O’Neil gave up four runs in ⅔ of an inning, Ryan Shaffer pitched a scoreless inning with two walks and two strikeouts, and Ben Paul went one inning giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Justin Peterson took the loss going two innings allowing three earned runs on two hits and six walks while striking out four. Curt Barner gave up six runs, three earned, on two innings on four hits and two walks, and Jekielek pitched two scoreless innings giving up a hit while striking out two.
MONITEAU 7, REDBANK VALLEY 1
BUTLER, Pa. – Behind a strong mound outing from Branson Carson, Moniteau claimed the KSAC title with a 7-1 win over visiting Redbank Valley at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
Carson went 5 ⅓ innings of four-hit, no-run ball. He walked three and struck out 12 on 100 pitches. Dawson Wallace finished off going 1 ⅔ innings allowing a seventh-inning run. He gave up two hits and struck out two.
Carson and Jakub Obman were the key players on offense for the Warriors with Carson going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Obman going 1-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and three RBIs. Obman’s bases-loaded, bases-clearing triple in the fifth broke open a 1-0 game.
Tyler Hetrick was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a run scored for Redbank Valley with Ty Carrier going 2-for-3.
Bryson Bain took the loss going five innings allowing six runs, one earned, on seven hits, a hit batsman, and a walk while striking out five.
Carrier gave up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two.
JOHNSONBURG 8, ST. MARYS 0
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Collin Porter threw a five-inning, two-hit shutout, as Johnsonburg beat St. Marys, 8-0, in five innings in a rain-shortened game at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
Porter struck out eight and didn’t walk anyone, as the Rams took down the Dutch for the second straight day after picking up a 6-2 win on Tuesday that wasn’t reported.
On Wednesday, Camron Marciniak, Aiden Zimmerman, and Ethan Wells each drove in two runs with Marciniiak walking twice and scoring a run, Zimmerman going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored, and Wells 1-for-2.
Luke Zimmerman was also 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Dom Allegretto walked three times and scored twice.
Alex Vollmer took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing six earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out two.
In the 6-2 win Tuesday, Luke Zimmerman got the win going 6 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out 11. Porter pitched the final ⅔ of an innings allowing a hit and striking out two.
Kaden Dennis, Marciniak, and Wells each had doubles for the Rams with Marciniak going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Dennis was 1-for-1 with a run scored and three RBIs.
OTTO-ELDRED 9, SMETHPORT 1
ELDRED, Pa. – Max Splain threw a gem to lead Otto-Eldred to a 9-1 win over visiting Smethport.
Splain went six innings giving up one run on seven hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out 11. Braden Maholic pitched a scoreless seventh striking out two and walking one.
Maholic also had himself a day on offense going 1-for-1 with two walks, a double, a run scored, and five RBIs. he was also hit by a pitch.
Manning Splain was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in the win with Max Splain going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored.
Alex Ognen was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Smethport with Noah Lent going 2-for-3
Lent took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits, and six walks while striking out five. Ognen gave up three earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three in 1 ⅓ innings, and John Adamoski pitched 1 ⅓ scoreless allowing two hits and striking out one.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 13, CAMERON COUNTY 1, 5 INNINGS
REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. – Playing a home game in Reynoldsville for the first time in recent memory because of the Small College Baseball and Softball World Series in DuBois and the fact the field at DuBois Central Catholic High School isn’t playable, the Cardinals had little problem with visiting Cameron County getting a 13-1, five-inning victory.
Kaden Brezenski doubled and homered in the victory while going 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and five RBIs.
Andrew Green was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs for DCC with Brayden Fox going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Carter Kosko scored three times in the victory, and Carter Hickman was 2-for-2.
Jesop Farabaugh went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Cameron County.
Hickman got the win going three innings scoreless allowing two hits and striking out eight. Green pitched one inning allowing an earned run on a hit while striking out one, and Fox went a scoreless inning striking out the side on 15 pitches.
Aiden Jones took the loss going one inning allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk. Josh Beer pitched an inning giving up an earned run on two walks, Treyton Tucker pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing six earned runs on four hits, three walks, and a hit batter, and Devin Fowler went 1 ⅓ innings giving up four runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two.
BROOKVILLE 14, BRADFORD 4
BRADFORD, Pa. – Carson Weaver went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored to lead Brookville to a 14-4 win at Bradford.
Jamison Rhoades was also 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Raiders with Owen Caylor going 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.
Hunter Geer scored four times while going 1-for-3 with two walks, Carter Kessler was 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Bryce Rafferty was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and three RBIs, and Griffin Ruhlman drove in a pair of runs.
Cam Austin was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI for Bradford with Ryan Ward scoring twice.
Geer got the complete-game win allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out five.
Austin took the loss going four innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one in four innings of work.
KARNS CITY 13, KEYSTONE 3
KNOX, Pa. – Zach Blair, Tyler Hutchison, and Michael Neff each hit doubles in Karns City’s 13-3 win at Keystone.
Neff and Hobie Bartoe each drove in three runs for the Gremlins with Neff going 3-for-4 with a run scored and Bartoe 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Hutchison was also 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs, and a run scored, Blair was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, Mallick Metcalfe was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Mason Sherwin was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Cole Henry was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Keystone.
Cole Sherwin got the win going five innings allowing four hits and a run while walking two and striking out seven. Neff gave up two earned runs on a hit and three walks in 2 ⅔ of an inning recording both outs by strikeout, and Hutchison went 1 ⅓ scoreless striking out one.
PORT ALLEGANY 16, GALETON 2, 6 INNINGS
GALETON, Pa. – Noah Archer went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs in Port Allegany’s 16-2, six-inning win at Galeton.
Blaine Moses also drove in three runs in the victory going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored, Drew Events was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, Ty Guilds walked twice and scored twice while adding an RBI, and Isaiah Wiley was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
Evens got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing two unearned runs on three hits, three walks, and two hit batters while striking out three. Payton Spencer got the final out.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 15, OIL CITY 2, 5 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa.- Bryson Huwar went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs as Clarion-Limestone beat Oil City, 15-2 in five innings.
The Lions had 15 hits in the game, scoring four runs each in the second and third innings and seven in the fourth.
In addition to Huwar for the Lions, Corbin Coulson was 3-for-3 with three runs, Jake Smith 3-for-3 with two runs, Tommy Smith 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Nick Aaron 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI, Kohen Kemmer 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Logan Lutz 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Huwar got the win, going five innings and allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking two.
Will McMahon and Elijah Brosius had an RBI apiece for the Oilers.
Brosius took the loss, allowing eight runs (four earned) in two innings.
ROCKY GROVE 8, CLARION 3
PAINT TWP., Pa. – Reece Henderson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as Rocky Grove collected 14 hits in an 8-3 win over Clarion at the Clarion County Park.
The Orioles scored four runs in the first inning, and Clarion responded with three of its own. That score held until the fourth inning when Rocky Grove struck for a pair of runs. The Orioles scored two more in the fifth to give them a five-run cushion.
Offensively for the Orioles, Aaron Burkhardt was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, while Eli Wilson was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, Brett Stevenson 2-for-4 with an RBI and Isaac Clayton and Travis Knupp 1-for-4 with two runs each.
Clayton went six innings to get the win, scattering 10 hits and allowing three runs, striking out six and walking one.
Dawson Smail and Chase Kriebel each had three hits and scored a run for Clarion, while Devon Lauer, Daunte Girvan, and Bryce Brinkley had one RBI each.
Ryan Alston suffered the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out one, and walking two.