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May 5 D9 Baseball: Port Allegany Outslugs Galeton; Karns City, Punxsutawney Get Victories

Trey Ayers went 4-for-5 in Port Allegany's win over Galeton Wednesday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

May 5 District 9 baseball recaps

PORT ALLEGANY 21, GALETON 10

GALETON, Pa. – Trey Ayers went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs to help visiting Port Allegany to a 21-10 win over Galeton.

Drew Evens was also 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs for the Gators, while Blaine Moses went 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored, and three RBIs, and Carter Moses was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and five RBIs. Isaiah Caden was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored

Trey Kalacinksi was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs for Galeton, while Jake Cochran went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Levi Evans was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Ty Stover was 1-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.

Evens got the win going four innings allowing eight runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out five. Drew Benson threw one inning allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk.

Kalacinski took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing 14 runs, four earned, on nine hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one. Cochran pitched 2 ⅔ innings giving up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits and two hit batters while striking out one.

KARNS CITY 9, FOREST AREA 2

BUTLER, Pa. – Karns City broke open a close game with a six-run sixth inning on its way to a 9-2 win over visiting Forest Area at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

The Gremlins led by just two, 3-1, going to the sixth but got RBI singles from Zack Blair, Michael Neff, and Mitchell Waldroup, and an RBI groundout from Hunter Troutman while also scoring two runs on a ball hit by Cole Sherwin that was dropped.

Sherwin and Mallick Metcalfe each had a pair of hits in the game for Karns City with Sherwin going 2-for-5 with a run scored and Metcalfe going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Blair also scored twice and was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Josh Daum paced Forest Area going 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored with Aiden Hartle going 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Troutman got the win in relief of Blair. He went three innings allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two. Blair pitched four innings giving up an earned run on one hit and two walks while striking out two but left trailing 1-0 before Karns City scored three times in the fifth to take the lead.

Matt Schmader took the loss going five innings allowing nine runs, four earned, on 11 hits and a hit batter while striking out four. Hartle pitched an inning allowing a hit and two walks.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 18, MONITEAU 1, 4 INNINGS

BUTLER, Pa. – Josh Tyger was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and four runs scored to help visiting Punxsutawney to an 18-1, four-inning victory over Moniteau at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.

Carter Savage and Isaac London also had big nights at the plate for the Chucks with Savage going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs, and London going 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Also driving in a pair of runs each for Punxsutawney were Dakota Long (0-for-4, 2 BB, 2 R), Zeke Bennett (1-for-3, 2 BB, 1 R), and Peyton Hetrick (1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 R).

Dawson Wallace was 1-for-2 with a run scored for Moniteau, while Brady Thompson was 1-for-1 with a double.

London got the win going four innings allowing an unearned run on three hits while striking out five.

Moniteau used four pitchers with Wallace taking the loss after allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out one in an inning of work. Ray Dean pitched 1 ⅔ of an inning and allowing six earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Cooper Boozel went ⅔ of an inning giving up seven runs, three earned, on three hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out one, and David Martino pitched ⅔ of a scoreless inning walking one.

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