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May 6, 2021 D9 Baseball: Smethport’s Ognen, DuBois’ Starr Throw No-Hitters; Johnsonburg, St. Marys Advance to Elk Co. To. Title Game

Alex Ognen threw a five-inning no-hitter for Smethport in a win over Kane Thursday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

May 6 District 9 baseball recaps

SMETHPORT 10, KANE 0, 5 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Alex Ognen tossed a five-inning no-hitter to lead Smethport to a 10-0, five-inning wi over Kane.

Ogen, who threw just 62 pitches, walked one, hit a batter, and struck out four.

Brandon Higley and Noah Lent homered behind him to pace the Hubbers offense.

Higley was 3-for-3 while adding a double, a walk, a run scored, and five RBIs, while Lent was 1-for-1 while walking twice, being hit by a pitch, driving in a run, and scoring four times.

Ognen helped himself by going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Kameron Rounsville was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Harley Morris took the loss going an inning and a third giving up five earned runs on four hits, five walks, and a hit batter while striking out two. Bobby Rumcik went 3 ⅓ innings giving up five runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out nine.

DUBOIS 12, BRADFORD 2, 5 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Garrett Starr pitched a five-inning no-hitter and also had three hits and four RBIs to lead DuBois to a 12-2, five-inning five over visiting Bradford.

Pitching his second consecutive gem, Starr went five innings walking three and hitting two while striking out nine. He was also 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and the four RBIs.

Alex Pasternak also drove in four for the Beavers going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs with Brycen Dinkfelt putting in a 2-for-4 day with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored, and Chandler Ho going 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Austin Davis, who walked, and Mike Gow, who was hit by a pitch, scored the runs for Bradford.

Nolan Roulo took the loss going three innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, two walks, and a hit batter while striking out one. Ashton Smith pitched a ⅓ of an inning giving up five unearned runs on two hits and a walk. Davis then pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing three earned runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out one before Gow gave up one earned run on a hit in a ⅓ of an inning.

JOHNSONBURG 9, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In the opening round of the Elk County Tournament, Aiden Zimmerman tossed a three-hitter and scored two runs to lead Johnsonburg to a 9-1 win over Elk County Catholic at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

Zimmerman walked one and gave up one earned run while striking out eight. He was also 2-for-4 at the plate.

Ethan Wells led the Rams offense going 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBIs, while Camron Marciniak was also 4-for-4 with a double and four runs scored. Kaden Dennis went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as well.

Luke Ginter was 2-for-3 with a run scored for ECC, while Mark Kraus was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Tommy Slay took the loss going four innings allowing six runs, four earned, on nine hits while striking out two. Kraus pitched two innings giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks.

Johnsonburg is slated to play St. Marys in the title game at 6 p.m. Friday, while ECC will face Coudersport in the consolation game at 4 p.m. Friday.

ST. MARYS 13, COUDERSPORT 2

ST. MARYS, Pa. – A six-run first inning helped St. Marys to a 13-2 win over Coudersport in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

Conner Straub had a two-run triple in the opening inning with Christian Coudriet adding a two-run single in the frame.

That was plenty of runs for Coudriet, who pitched six strong innings giving up two earned runs on five hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out 13. Alex Vollmer pitched a scoreless inning of relief giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two.

St. Marys had 16 hits in the game, including seven extra-base hits.

Straub had a pair of extra-base knocks, adding a double while going 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and three RBIs. Coudriet was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, Connor Bressler was 3-for-5 with a double, and two runs scored, Logan Bauer was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and three RBIs, and Mitchell Reiter was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

AJ Redmond was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Coudersport with Garrett Kellert going 2-for-4 with a run scored and Jackson Glover 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Glover took the loss going four innings allowing 10 runs, all earned, on 13 hits and two walks while striking out six. Derek Easton pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing one earned runs on three walks and a hit batter while striking out two. LT Myers went 1 ⅓ of an inning allowing a walk and a hit batter while striking out one, and Gavyn Ayers pitched ⅔ of an inning allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out one before Ashton Huck got the final out on a strikeout.

KEYSTONE 2, FOREST AREA 0

KNOX, Pa. – Tye Eder threw a three-hit shutout go lead Keystone past visiting Forest Area, 2-0.

Eder threw 98 pitches, 63 for strikes. He walked four and struck out eight.

Keystone broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning when Keenan Heeter scored on a ball hit by Ian Keth with two outs that was not fielded cleanly by the Fires.

Seth Apel then delivered an RBI groundout an inning later.

The Panthers had only two hits off Aiden Hartle with Eder and Heeter each doubling and scoring a run.

Hartle went six innings allowing two runs, one earned. He walked two and struck out 10.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 6, MONITEAU 4

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Tommy Smith’s one-out RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a four-all tie, as Clarion-LImestone beat visiting Moniteau, 6-4.

Moniteau had just tied the game at four in the top of the inning when Nick Aaron led off the bottom of the sixth with a single. Jake Smith tried to bunt Aaron to second, but Moniteau was able to erase Aaron at second with Jake Smith safe at first. Tommy Smith then hit the first pitch he saw into right field for the triple and scored on a Corbin Courson groundout.

Coulson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Bryson Huwar went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and an RBI.

Jordan Hesdon was also 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Lions with Aaron going 2-for-3.

Huwar got the win in relief of Hayden Callen going four innings allowing two unearned runs on three hits while striking out two. Callen pitched four innings giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three.

Dawson Wallace paced Moniteau going 2-for-2 with a run scored, while Mason Mershimer scored twice. Brock Matthews and Brady Thompson had RBIs for Moniteau.

Thompson took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, five earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out seven. Matthews pitched ⅔ of an inning scoreless.

REDBANK VALLEY SWEEPS CRANBERRY

SENECA, Pa. – Redbank Valley swept a doubleheader at Cranberry winning a pair of close games, 8-5 and 5-4.

In the opener, the Bulldogs broke a 3-3 game with a three-run fifth inning that included a two-run Cam Wagner single.

Wagner had a nice game at the plate going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Kobe Bonanno added a pair of RBIs, while Hudson Martz was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Also for Redbank Valley, Tate Minich scored three times while going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Ken Lavrich paced Cranberry going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Preston Forrest was also 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Bryson Bain got the win going six innings allowing three earned runs on three hits, three walks, and two hit batters while striking out nine. Martz gave up two earned runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one in an inning of work.

Austin Fento took the loss going four-plus innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out four. Forrest pitched two innings giving up two runs, one earned, on a hit, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out four. Alex Tafoya gave up an earned run on a hit, a walk, and two hit batters in an inning on the mound.

In the second game, a Martz single in the top of the seventh scored Minich from second to give the Bulldogs the 5-4 win.

Redbank Valley trailed 3-2 going to the sixth before scoring twice in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead. Cranberry tied the game in the bottom of the inning before Martz gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.

Bonanno was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI for Redbank Valley, while Bain went 3-for-4 with a double. Martz was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI and Owen Clouse went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Lavrich was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Cranberry with Forrest, who walked twice, and Austin Shoup, who was 1-for-3 with a walk, each scoring twice.

Martz got the win in relief of Wagner going an inning giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out three. Minich picked up the save striking out one in his inning of work.

Wagner started and pitched five innings giving up three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six.

Colin Zerbe suffered the loss pitching an inning and a third allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out two. Shoup started and lasted 5 ⅔ innings before reaching the 100-pitch limit. He gave up four runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven.

BROOKVILLE 14, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0, 5 INNINGS
DuBOIS, Pa. – Hunter Geer threw a two-hitter over five innings and the Brookville Raiders scored all 14 of their runs in the first three innings, including eight in the second inning, in a 14-0 10-Run Rule win over DuBois Central Catholic at the Varischetti Sports Complex.
Geer struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter while hitting one in a 67-pitch outing, which was more than enough as the Raiders banged out 12 hits off three DCC pitchers and taking advantage of five errors that led to 10 unearned runs.
Jamison Rhoades went 3-for-3 with two doubles while Jace Miner, Hunter Roney, and Geer each had two hits. Miner doubled while Bryce Rafferty hit a two-run homer in the second inning that saw the Raiders score all eight of their runs after two outs to start the inning.
Ben Gritzer and Damon Foster hit singles for the Cardinals.
Carter Hickman took the loss, giving up seven hits and nine runs, just four of them earned, in 1 2/3 innings.
CLARION SWEEPS UNION

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Clarion took a doubleheader from visiting Union winning the first game 12-2 in five innings and the second contest 17-5 in five innings.

In Game One, Ryan Alston was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Tanner Miller was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Clarion.

Also for the Bobcats, Gary Matus (1-for-3, 1 R) and Dawson Smail (1-for-3, a walk, 2 R) each had doubles, while Cameron Lapinto went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, Hunter Craddock went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Devon Lauer walked, scored twice, and drove in a run.

Christian Rodgers was 2-for-2 for Union.

Cole Slaugenhoup got the win going three innings allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk while striking out three. Daunte Girvan gave up one run on three walks in two innings of work.

Karter Vogle took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs on four hits and three walks. Tony Salizonni pitched 1 ⅓ innings giving up five runs on six hits while striking out one.

In Game Two, Smail had a big game at the plate going 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs. Slaugenhoup was 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, while Alston was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs. Craddock added two more RBIs and was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Bryce Brinkley was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Miller was 1-for-1 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Matus also scored twice.

Carter Terwint scored twice for Union after walking twice while Bailey Crissman was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Rodgers was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Trey Fleming also had an RBI for the Golden Knights and went 1-for-3.

Miller got the win in relief going one scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Alston started and went two innings giving up five runs, four earned, on two hits and four walks while striking out one.

Rion Johnson pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit.

Crissman, the first of six Union pitchers, took the loss giving up 11 runs, 10 earned, on eight hits, four walks, and two hit batters while striking out one in three innings of work. Brock Jordan gave up six earned runs on five hits and two walks in a ⅓ of an inning.

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