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May 3, 2021 D9 Baseball: Sebastian, Merry Power Otto-Eldred Past Galeton; Karns City Rallies Past Moniteau

Otto-Eldred's Cole Sebastian belted a grand slam and tossed a 2-hitter. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

May 3, 2021 D9 Baseball Recaps


ELDRED, Pa. – Cole Sebastian and Jake Merry turned in dominant performances to help lead Otto-Eldred to an 11-1, 5 inning win over Galeton.

Sebastian belted a second-inning grand slam, part of an effort that also saw him walk twice and score four runs. He was brilliant on the mound as well, tossing a complete game and allowing just one unearned run on two hits. He struck out eight and didn’t issue a walk.

Merry, meanwhile, went 4-for-4 at the plate with five RBIs. Included in that was a 2-run single in the first inning, a 2-run single in the third, and an RBI single in the fifth. He also belted a triple.

Ty Stover hit a sacrifice fly for Galeton in the third inning.

Jake Cochran took the loss for Galeton, allowing five runs in his one-plus inning of work. He surrendered four hits, walked three, and struck out a pair.


BUTLER, Pa. – With the game tied 4-4, Karns City scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Moniteau, 7-5.

Braeden Rodgers delivered a two-run double to give the Gremlins the lead. Rodgers came around to score on a wild pitch for the seventh run.

Brady Thompson had an RBI single for the Warriors in the bottom of the seventh.

Mike Neff got the win in relief of Mallick Metcalfe for the Gremlins, allowing two runs in two innings, striking out seven. Metcalfe allowed three runs (two earned in his five innings of work, allowing eight hits and striking out two.

Brock Matthews took the loss in relief of Branson Carson, allowing three runs in 2 ⅔ innings on four hits, striking out three. Carson went 4 ⅓ innings without allowing a hit. He allowed four runs (two earned) on six walks, striking out 10.

Moniteau scored two runs in the second to take a 2-0 lead, but Karns City responded with four in the fifth and Karns City single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Karns City was limited to just four hits but took advantage of the six walks and four Moniteau errors. Metcalfe had the other Gremlin RBI.

Tanner Williams, Matthews, and Dawson Wallace had two hits apiece for the Warriors.


SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Bradford scored four runs in the first inning and six in the fifth en route to a 12-0 victory over Oswayo Valley.

On the mound, Cam Austin (3 IP, 1 H, 6 SO) and Ashton Smith (2 IP, 0 H, 5 SO) combined on a 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Austin got things going with an RBI double in the first inning, and the Owls were well on their way. Mike Gow was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs, while Liam McKay, Levi Reed and Brett Skaggs all drove in a run for Bradford, which took advantage of eight walks, three errors, and a pair of hit-by-pitches.

Cayden Black took the loss for the Green Wave, allowing six runs (three earned) in 3 ⅔ innings, allowing two hits and six walks while striking out six. He also had the lone hit for the Green Wave, a double.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – A.J. Redmond allowed just one hit, and Coudersport scored in every inning but one in a 10-1 win over Port Allegany.

Redmond allowed just one hit, struck out six, and walked two.

The Falcons scored three runs in the first, three in the third, and two in the fifth. Garrett Kellert was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs, while Jackson Glover was 2-for-3 with a double two runs, and an RBI, and Ashton Huck 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run.

Sawyer Prince took the loss for Port Allegany, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) in four innings, surrendering eight hits, walking five and striking out eight.

Drew Evens had a double for the Gators.

DUBOIS 21, ST. MARYS 0, 3 innings

ST. MARYS, Pa. – DuBois took advantage of 16 walks by St. Marys pitching en route to a 21-0 win over the Dutch.

The Beavers had 12 hits and had eight of nine starters reach base multiple times. They scored eight runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and three in the third.

Alex Pasternak was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Nathan Tyler was 1-for-2 with four RBIs, Chandler Ho 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, Garrett Starr two runs and two RBIs, Nahtan Farrell 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Michael Orzechowski walking four times and coming around to score each time.

Austin Mitchell tossed two innings with two strikeouts for DuBois, while Brycen Dinkerfelt tossed a scoreless frame.

Connor Bressler took the loss for St. Marys, allowing seven runs on six walks and one hit.

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