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May 20, 2021 D9 Baseball/Softball: ACV’s Weigle Records 200th Career K; Keystone’s Bowser hits 11th HR in Softball

Brock Weigle of A-C Valley recorded his 200th career strikeout. Photo from his sophomore or freshman year. Photo by Lane Larimore

May 20 District 9 baseball and softball recaps

BASEBALL

A-C VALLEY 13, KEYSTONE 6

KNOX, Pa. – In his final career game, A-C Valley Broc Weigle recorded his 200th career strikeout and the 100th of his senior year in a 13-6 A-C Valley win at Keystone.

Weigle struck out 10, giving him 100 on the season and 207 in his career, which was cut short a season because of COVID-19 in 2020. He gave up five runs on five hits and 10 walks. Ryan Cooper finished the game allowing an unearned run while striking out two.

200th career strikeout

100th Strikeout of the season

A-C Valley gave Weigle an early cushion, scoring 10 in the top of the first.

Weigle helped himself going 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBIs, while Cooper was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, Gary Amsler was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, Lane Bauer was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs, and Olin Gothe was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs

Logan Sell was 2-for-4 with two triples and a run scored for Keystone with Tye Elder going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, and Cole Henry 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Keenan Heeter, who pitched two different stints during the game, took the loss going two innings allowing four runs, three earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

Nate Gutonski went five innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out four.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 15, ST. MARYS 4

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Ashton Stonbraker drove in four runs to lead visiting Punxsutawney to a 15-4 win over St. Marys.

The loss by St. Marys clinched the Northern Allegheny Large School Division title for Brookville.

Stonbraker was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Zeke Bennett went 4-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and two RBIs, Josh Tyger went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Alex Phillips went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs. Peyton Hetrick also scored three runs scored for the Chucks.

Christian Coudriet was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Jake Sikora went 5 ⅔ innings to get the win allowing four earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking nine.

Logan Mosier took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing 12 runs, six earned, on 10 hits and four walks. Mitchell Reiter went 3 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.

SMETHPORT 18, CAMERON COUNTY 0, 5 INNINGS

CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. – Brandon Higley had a monster game going 3-for-5 with three doubles, a run scored, and six RBIs to lead visiting Smethport to an 18-0, five-inning victory over Cameron County.

Travis Cooney was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and four RBIs, while Alex Colle was 2-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored, Noah Lent was 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored, and Kameron Rounsville was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored.

Alex Ognen, meanwhile, tossed a perfect five innings striking out nine.

Eastyn Solveson took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing 11 runs, one earned, on nine hits and four walks while striking out three. Devin Fowler pitched 1 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on five hits, four walks, and a strikeout. Lathan Reed pitched ⅔ of an inning scoreless.

CLEARFIELD 5, BELLEFONTE 2

HYDE, Pa. – Nolan Barr, Karson Rumsky, and Nick Domico each had two hits in Clearfield’s 5-2 win over visiting Bellefonte.

Barr was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored with Rumsky going 2-for-4 and Domico going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Nick Capparelle went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Derek Fravel went 2-for-4 for Bellefonte.

Hunter Dixon got the win going 6 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four. Kyle Elensky picked up the save going ⅔ of an inning striking out one.

HICKORY 5, CRANBERRY 1

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Brandon Broyles struck out seven in a complete-game victory as Hickory knocked off Cranberry, 5-1.

Broyles allowed six hits.

Nick Osborne had three RBIs on a pair of hits, as the Hornets scored a pair of runs in both the second and third innings.

Travis Carbaugh had an RBI base hit for Cranberry in the fourth inning. Austin Shoup suffered the loss for Berries.

SOFTBALL

KEYSTONE 18, A-C VALLEY 8, 6 INNINGS

KNOX, Pa. – Natalie Bowser belted her 10th and 11th home runs of the season, as Keystone rolled past visiting A-C Valley, 18-8, in six innings.

Bowser was 5-for-5 with the two home runs, two doubles, five runs scored, and five RBIs and has homered at least once in five straight games. In that span, she is 11-for-17 with six home runs, two doubles, 12 runs scored, and 12 RBIs.

Maddie Dunlap cracked her first home run of the season and was 4-for-5 while adding a double, four runs scored, and four RBIs.

Rachel Jack was also 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, Leah Exley was 2-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs, and Alexandria Johnston was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Kenzie Parks went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and four RBIs for A-C Valley with Andrea Meals going 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Lexi Bauer going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Bowser got the win going six innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out five.

Parks took the loss giving up 18 runs, seven earned, on 16 hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out four.

WILLIAMSPORT 4, DUBOIS 0

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Avery Eisewerth tossed a nine-hit shutout to lead Williamsport to a 4-0 win at DuBois.

Eiswerth walked two and struck out five.

That allowed the Millionaires to win despite just two hits. Aubri Blair was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Kat Patton was 2-for-3 and Lauren Walker and Sarah Henninger were both 2-for-4 for DuBois.

Saige Weible took the loss going four innings allowing an earned run on a hit and five walks while striking out three. Taylor Smith gave up three unearned runs on a hit, two walks, and a hit batter in two innings of work.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 6, PUNXSUTAWNEY 4, 9 INNINGS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Two-out singles by Logan Cutler and Paige Jarrett in the top of the ninth lifted visiting Philipsburg-Osceola to a 6-4 win over Punxsutawney.

The Lady Chucks had a chance to tie or win the game in the bottom of the inning when Kendal Johnston singled with one out and her courtesy runner, Laura Rittenhouse, went to third on a double to left by Ciarra Toven. But Elliott Ferrent struck out and Madi Shiock grounded out to end the game.

Jordan McDonald had a big game for P-O going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored. Cutler was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, and Jarrett was 1-for-5 with two RBIs.

Toven was 4-for-5 with three doubles, a run scored, and two RBIs for Punxsutawney with Sarah Weaver going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored and Allie Meko going 2-for-4.

Karissa Taylor got the win in relief for the Lady Mounties going 3 ⅓ scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out four. Abby Vaux went 5 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out three.

Johnston took the loss going nine innings allowing six runs, five earned, on 10 hits and two walks while striking out five.

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