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O-E Baseball Rallies in Seventh for Win; Port Pitching Key in Victory; Link Tosses No-No For ACV/Union

Cal Minich had two RBIs in Otto-Eldred's comeback win Saturday. Photo by Paul Burdick

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – Scoring three times in the top of the seventh, Otto-Eldred rallied past Salamanca (N.Y.), 8-6.

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Trailing 6-5 after Salamanca scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Zach Shuessler started the rally with a lead-off walk before getting to third on a pair of wild pitches and scoring the tying run on a groundout by Landon Francis.

The next two runs came after two outs when Jacob Obenrader drew a walk and scored on a Max Spalin double. Splain then came home on a Brendan Magree triple.

Shuessler then pitched around a pair of walks in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the victory.

Magee went 3-for-3 in the game with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, while Max Splain was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Cal Minich also drove in a pair of runs for the Terrors while going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Shuessler, the fourth of four pitchers used by Otto-Eldred, got the win. He went two innings allowing an unearned run on two walks and a hit batter while striking out two.

Minich started and pitched two scoreless, hitless innings walking three and hitting a batter.

Austin Cousins pitched one inning giving up one earned run on four walks, and Manning Splain tossed two innings giving up four runs, two earned, on one hit and four walks.

   

PORT ALLEGANY 5, COWANESQUE VALLEY 2

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Drew Evens and Nick Wilfong combined to throw a five-hitter to help Port Allegany to a 5-2 win over visiting Cowanesque Valley.

Evens started and went 3 ⅔ innings allowing an unearned run on three hits while striking out six.

Wilfong got the win going 3 ⅓ innings allowing an earned run on two hits while striking out four.

Tyler Fillhart drove in a pair of runs and scored a run for the Gators with Aiden Bliss was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Henry Troupe was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Jordan Vargeson was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Tim Freeman took the loss going one inning allowing four runs, two earned, on two hits, a hit batter, and a walk.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 10, CLARION 4

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elk County Catholic scored nine runs in the first two innings on its way to a 10-4 win over Clarion at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

Joe Tettis played a key role in the win with both his arm and his bat.

       

He went six innings allowing one earned run on three hits, three walks, and a hit batter while striking out nine and was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

Isaac Dellaquilla drove in three runs for the Crusaders going 3-for-4 with three doubles, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Frankie Smith and David Anderson both drove in two runs in the win with Smith going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored and Anderson going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Lance O’Neill also scored twice while going 2-for-4.

Charlie Geci added an inning on the mound for ECC with one inning pitched allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out one.

Devon Lauer was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Clarion with Noah Harrison was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Dawson Smail took the loss going one-plus inning allowing eight earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.

Tanner Miller pitched two innings allowing one earned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two, and Matt Alston went three innings allowing an earned run on three hits and a hit batter.

A-C VALLEY/UNION 12, REYNOLDS 0, 5 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Sebastian Link fired a five-inning no-hitter, and A-C Valley/Union scored 11 runs in the third on its way to a 12-0, five-inning win over visiting Reynolds.

Link walked one and hit one while striking out four. He was also 1-for-2 at the plate with three RBIs.

Trey Fleming also drove in two for the Falcon Knights while going 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, and three runs scored, while Lane Bauer was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Caden Burns was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

PJ Winkle took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on seven hits, a hit batter, and three walks while striking out one.

WILMINGTON 7, MONITEAU 5

BUTLER, Pa. – Scoring five runs in its final two at-bats, Wilmington beat Moniteau, 7-5, at Michelle Krill Memorial Field at Pullman Park in Butler.

The Greyhounds trailed 3-2 until scoring four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Garrett Heller led Wilmington going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI, while Hunter Jones was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Ben Miller was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Dawson Cook was 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and two RBIs for Moniteau while Brock Matthews was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored, and James Gillen was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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