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May 5, 2022 D9 Baseball: Clarion Shuts Down Redbank Valley; Jburg, St. Marys Win at Elk Co. To.

Chase Kriebel pitched for the first time since 2019 for Clarion and struck out 11 in 3 2/3 inning of work. Photo by Nathan Girvan

May 5 District 9 baseball recaps

CLARION 4, REDBANK VALLEY 0

BUTLER, Pa. – Three Clarion pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout, as the Bobcats beat Redbank Valley, 4-0, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

     

Chase Kriebel, pitching for the first time in three years after missing his sophomore season because of the COVID-19 shutdown and his junior season because of an injury, was spectacular pitching 3 ⅔ innings allowing one hit and four walks while striking out 11.

Daunter Girvan then came in and was credited with the win going 2 ⅓ innings allowing one hit and two walks while striking out three, and Derek Smail threw a hitless seventh inning striking out the side.

   

Watch Smail strike out the side in the seventh. Video courtesy of Nathan Girvan

Grivan, Cam Lapinto, Tanner Miller, and Devon Lauer drove in runs for the Bobcats with Dawson Smail scoring twice while going 1-for-2 with a walk.

Ty Hetrick and Ty Carrier had Redbank Valley’s hits.

       

Bryson Bain took the loss despite not giving up a hit in three innings of work. He walked one and struck out one while giving up an unearned run. Carrier pitched two innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and two hit batters while striking out one, and Owen Clouse threw a scoreless inning striking out one.
JOHNSONBURG 8, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 7, 9 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Domenic Allegretto doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth and scored on a Camron Marciniak single to right, as second-seeded Johnsonburg rallied past third-seeded Elk County Catholic, 8-7, in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

The Rams trailed 7-5 going to the bottom of the seventh but tied the game with some two-out lightning.

After Ben Paul retired the first two batters in the seventh, he walked the No. 9 hitter Jefferson Freeburg on five pitches to open the door for Johnsonburg.

The Rams, against Tommy Slay, who replaced Paul, then walked straight through it with Luke Zimmerman and Allegretto getting back-to-back singles to make it 7-6 before Marciniak was intentionally walked to load the bases and Aiden Zimmerman drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game.

Luke Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with two walks, an RBI, and three runs scored, Allegretto went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs, Kaden Dennis was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored, and Aiden Zimmerman was 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs.

Luke Zimmerman got the win in relief. He went 4 ⅓ innings allowing one earned run on six hits and a walk while striking out nine.

Lance O’Neil was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs for ECC with David Anderson going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Colby Nussbaum 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Isaac Dellaquila 2-for-4.

Collin Porter started and went three innings allowing five earned runs on three hits, three walks, and three walks while striking out six. Marciniak went 1 ⅔ innings allowing an earned run on three hits while striking out one.

Slay took the loss allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four in 1 ⅔ innings of work.

Joe Tettis started and went 3 ⅔ innings allowing four runs on four hits, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out four. Paul was charged with two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

Johnsonburg will play St. Marys in the title game Friday with ECC taking on Coudersport in the consolation game Friday – weather permitting.

ST. MARYS 17, COUDERSPORT 1, 4 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In a game that saw St. Marys drive in 14 runs on just 10 hits, the fourth-seeded Dutch knocked off top-seeded Coudersport, 17-1, in four innings in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

The Dutch took advantage of four walks and six hit batters.

Christian Coudriet and Charlie Coudriet both had big games for St. Marys.

Christian Coudriet was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, three runs scored, and five RBIs, and Charlie Coudriet going 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, two RBIs, and four runs scored.

Logan Mosier was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Conner Straub went 1-for-1 with a walk and two hit by pitches to go with two RBIs.

Tony Lewis also was 1-for-1 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Dutch, and EXX Rippey was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

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

Christian Coudriet went four innings to get the win allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Gavyn Ayers took the loss allowing nine runs, three earned, on four hits, two walks, and four hit batters while striking out three.

LT Myers went one inning allowing six earned runs on four hits, two walks, and a hit batter, and Owen Deutschlander pitched one inning allowing two earned run on two hits and a hit batter.

St. Marys will take on Johnsonburgh in the title game and Coudy will face ECC in the consolation game Friday – weather permitting.

KARNS CITY 6, CRANBERRY 4

BUTLER, Pa. – Scoring six runs on just three hits, Karns City knocked off visiting Cranberry, 6-4, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

The Gremlins took advantage of six walks, three hit batters, and a Cranberry error to maximize the offense.

Hobie Bartoe walked twice and scored twice for Karns City with Cole Sherwin going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Neff was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Mallick Metcalfe scored a run and drove in a run.

Kenny Lavrich went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Berries with Preston Forrest going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Sherwin got the win in relief going five innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Metcalfe started and pitched two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out one.

Austin Fento took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings in relief allowing four runs, one earned, on two hits, three walks, and thee hit batters while striking out seven.

Lavrich started and pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing two earned runs on one hit and three walks while striking out one. Austin Shoup pitched ⅔ of an inning striking out one.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 7, BROOKVILLE 3

DUBOIS, Pa. – Brayden Fox went 4-for-4 with four RBIs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 7-3 win over visiting Brookville at Stern Family Field in DuBois.

Matt Pyne walked three times and scored twice in the win for the Cardinals with winning pitcher Aiden Snowberger going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Snowberger pitched 5 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Brandin Anderson went the final 1 ⅓ innings allowing a hit while striking out two.

Jamison Rhoades and Griffin Ruhlman homered for Brookville with it being Rhoades’s third dinger of the season. Rhoades was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Bryce Rafferty had a pair of hits for the Raiders going 2-for-3 with a double.

Ruhlman took the loss going three innings allowing five earned runs on five hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out two. Carson Weaver pitched three innings giving up two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out three.

CURWENSVILLE 10, BELLWOOD-ANTIS 6

BELLWOOD, Pa. – Shane Sunderlin had three doubles and drove in five runs to lift Curwensville to a 10-6 win at Bellwood-Anthis.

Sunderlin was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

Jake Mullins scored four times for the Golden Tide going 2-for-4 with a walk, while Tade Butler was 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored, Jayson Rowles was 1-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and Ayden Sutika was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Alex Kovac was 3-for-4 with a home run, a run scored, and three RBIs for Bellwood-Antis with Jack Lunensmann going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Mullins got the win going five innings allowing five earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five. Tyler Lee picked up the save pitching two innings allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out one.

A-C VALLEY/UNION 4, KEYSTONE 2

EMLENTON, Pa. – Ryan Cooper’s gem on the mound helped A-C Valley/Union beat visiting Keystone, 4-2.

Cooper needed 99 pitches to go the distance allowing two unearned runs on five hits, a walk, and two hit batters while striking out 14.

Trey Fleming drove in a pair of runs for the Falcon Knights while going 1-for-2, while Sebastian Link was 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, and a run scored. Cooper helped his own cause by going 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Drew Keth was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for Keystone, while Cole Henry went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Aidan Sell took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing four runs, three earned, on three hits and five walks while striking out eight. Nick Cosper went 2 ⅔ innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.

BRADFORD 11, OSWAYO VALLEY 6

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Jack Wells drove in three runs to help visiting Bradford to an 11-6 win over Oswayo Valley.

Wells was 2-for-2 with a run scored, while Ryan Ward added a pair of RBIs for the Owls while walking and scoring a run. Andrew Renwick was also 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win.

The Owls used four different pitchers with Michael Greenberg getting the win in relief of Talan Reese.

Greenberg went 1 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter.

Reese pitched three scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out six.

Ashton Smith and Nolan Roulo also pitched for the Owls with Smith going 1 ⅓ allowing an earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out three and Roulo going 1 ⅓ allowing a walk while striking out two.

Cayden Black and Ian Bilski each drove in two runs for Oswayo Valley with Black going 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored, and Bilski 1-for-4 with a run scored. Caiden Goode also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Alek Harmon went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Michael Mertsock took the loss going two innings allowing four earned runs on three hits, five walks, and a hit batter.

Brayden Wiley gave up six runs, three earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out six, and Gaige Hohwenwarter gave up an earned run on a walk while not recording an out.

KANE SWEEPS SMETHPORT IN DOUBLEHEADER

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kane swept a doubleheader at Smethport winning 16-11 and 9-2.

In the first game, Justin Peterson (2-for-4, 1 walk, 1 run), Curt Barner (1-for-5), Landon Darr (3-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs), Elijah Everett (1-for-5), and Brock Wensel (2-for-4, 1 run) each drove in two runs for Kane.

Harley Morris and Shane Ackley each scored four runs for the Wolves with Morris going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and an RBI, and Ackley going 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.

BELLEFONTE 17, CLEARFIELD 0, 4 INNINGS

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Alexander Ebeling and Trevor Johnson each homered for Bellefonte, as the Red Raiders rolled past visiting Clearfield, 17-0, in four innings.

Ebeling was 3-for-4 while adding a pair of doubles, three runs scored, and five RBIs, while Johnson was 3-for-3 while adding a double, three runs scored, and three RBIs.

Also for Bellefonte, Braedyn Kormanic went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Blake Pretash and Ty Troxell each had hits for Clearfield.

Peyton Vancas got the win going four innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.

Isaac Durandetta took the loss throwing 1 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on nine hits, and a walk while striking out three.

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