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Otto-Eldred Wins, Port Allegany Loses Setting Up Wednesday Showdown for NTL Title; DCC Claims Top Seed in D9 1A

Max Splain was key to helping Otto-Eldred beat Cameron County Monday. The win coupled with Port Allegany's loss to Coudersport sets up a defacto NTL title game Wednesday

ELDRED, Pa. – Max Splain threw a five-hitter, and Otto-Eldred beat visiting Cameron County, 6-1, which coupled with Coudersport’s win over Port Allegany creates a winner-take-all game for the NTL title between Otto-Eldred and Port Allegany Wednesday in Eldred.

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Splain was spot on in doing his part to help the Terrors get into position for the league championship going seven innings allowing one earned run. He walked one and hit three while striking out eight.

Max’s brother, Manning, led the way on offense going 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Landon Francis and Cal Minich each had a pair of hits.

Francis was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Minich was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

                  

Max Splain helped himself by going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Anthony Mastriania was 1-for-3 with a double for Cameron County while Ryan Shaffer had an RBI and Jake Narby scored a run while going 1-for-3.

Eastyn Solveson took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, five earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out five.

COUDERSPORT 7, PORT ALLEGANY 3

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Coudersport did its part to help Otto-Eldred knocking off Port Allegany, 7-3.

                          

A Gators win would have assured Port Allegany of no worse than a tie for the league crown.

Mason Roessner drove in a pair of runs for Coudersport going 1-for-3 with a run scored while Mitch Taylor and Jacob Hooftallen each scored two runs. Taylor was 1-for-4 and Hooftallen was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Gavyn Ayers was also 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Roessner got the win in relief of Owen Deutschlander going 4 ⅔ innings allowing two earned runs on five hits, a walk, and two hit batters while striking out three.

Deutschlander went 2 ⅓ innings allowing an earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out two.

Drew Evens was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Port Allegany while Blaine Moses went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Henry Troupe was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

               

Evens took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Nick Wilfong pitched 3 ⅓ innings allowing an earned run on a hit, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out three.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, ST. MARYS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Aiden Snowberger threw a two-hit shutout, as DuBois Central Catholic clinched the top seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 1A playoffs with an 8-0 win over St. Marys at Berwind Park in St. Marys.

The sophomore Snowberger struck out 13 and didn’t issue a walk while throwing the best game of his young career.

Snowberger helped himself going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored while Blake Pisarcik was 2-for-3 with two RBis and Carter Himes was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, a walk, and an RBI.

Vinnie Lenze and Tycen Beimel had the hits for St. Marys.

Charlie Coudriet took the loss going six innings allowing six runs, three earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out two.

JOHNSONBURG 9, KANE 7

MT. JEWETT, Pa. – Scoring the go-ahead runs on a sixth-inning error, Johnsonburg rallied past Kane, 9-7, at the Mt. Jewett American Legion Field.

The Rams trailed 7-6 entering the sixth but tied the game on a two-out single by Kaden Dennis. Erik Panebianco then hit a ball to shortstop that resulted in an error allowing two more runs to score.

               

Johnsonburg led 4-0 after a half-inning before Kane scored five in the bottom of the first. The Rams retook the lead with two in the second, but the Wolves answered with two in the fifth to go up by one again.

Isaiah Jackson was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI for Johnsonburg with Panebianco going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Dennis was also 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Aiden Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, Luke Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Cam Larkin went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Landon Dar had a double for Kane while going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Isiah Smith also doubled and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Lucas Burrs added a 2-for-4 day with two runs scored for the Wolves with Luke Ely going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Aiden Zimmerman got the win going six innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on 10 hits and a walk while striking out nine. Dennis picked up the save going one inning scoreless allowing three hits.

Brock Wensel took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs, seven earned, on 13 hits and a walk while striking out three.

PUNXSUTAWNEY SWEEPS BROOKVILLE

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Coy Martino and Josh Tyger each threw shutouts as Punxsutawney swept a doubleheader at Brookville by identical scores of 13-0 in five innings each game.

In the first game, Martino threw a five-inning one-hitter walking four, hitting a batter, and striking out 12.

In the second game, Tyger went five innings allowing just two hits, a walk, and a hit batter while striking out six.

Game One saw freshman Nevin Day drive in three runs for Punxsutawney going 1-for-3 with two runs scored, while Carter Savage was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Tyger was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, and Zeke Bennett was 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Peyton Hetrick added a double while going 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Chucks.

Brookville’s lone hit in the first game came from Hunter Greeley.

In a contest that saw Punxsutawney as the home team, Greeley took the loss walking the only two batters he faced. They both scored. Noah Shaffer then went 3 ⅔ innings allowing 11 runs, seven earned, on eight hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out one. Owen Fleming pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing a hit and a walk.

In the second game, Day again led the Punxsutawney offense going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

Bennett, Jake Sikoa, and Cooper Hallman each added two hits with Bennett going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Sikora going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Hallman going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and an RI. Hetrick added a pair of RBIs going 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Dylan Tollini and Pierson Ruhlman had hits for Brookville.

Sam Krug took the loss going one inning allowing eight earned runs on five hits and six walks while striking out one. Tollini pitched three innings giving up five runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out two, and Bryce Weaver went a scoreless inning striking out one.

CLARION 19, FOREST AREA 1, 3 INNINGS

PAINT TWP. Pa. – Clarion likely secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 1A playoffs by using a 13-run first inning to beat Forest Area, 19-1, in three innings at the Clarion County Park.

Dawson Smail drove in three runs in the win going 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs scored while Gary Matus was 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Noah Harrison also had a pair of RBIs going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Devon Lauer added a double while going 1-for-1 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Also for the Bobcats, Matt Alston drove in three runs going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, and Bryce Brinkley was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Matus got the win going three innings allowing an earned run on a hit and three walks while striking out three.

Warren Dashner was 1-for-1 with a run scored for Forest Area.

Nathan Dietrich took the loss. He didn’t retire a batter allowing nine runs, seven earned, on four hits and three walks.

A-C VALLEY/UNION SWEEPS KEYSTONE</strong

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – A convincing sweep of visiting Keystone in a doubleheader most likely secured a District 9 Class 1A playoff spot for A-C Valley/Union.

The Falcon Knights won the first game 16-1 in four innings and 19-7 in the second game when they scored 11 runs in the seventh.

In Game One, Trey Fleming drove in three runs while going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for A-C Valley/Union.

Zach Cooper scored three runs in the win while driving in one. He walked three times, while Seth Best scored twice and drove in one. He walked twice. Bailey Crissman also had two RBIs while walking twice.

Crissman got the win going 3 ⅔ innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Brooke Flebotte was 1-for-1 with a run scored for Keystone.

Noah Weckerly took the loss going two innings allowing five earned runs on two hits, five walks, and three hit batters. He struck out three.

In the second game, A-C Valley/Union led 8-7 going to the seventh but scored 11 in the seventh to blow the game open.

Lane Bauer had a double and a triple for the Falcon Knights while going 3-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs.

Trent Fleming drove in three runs as well going 1-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and two runs scored. Chase Ruth added a pair of RBIs and a run scored, while Sebastian Link went 2-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI. Trey Fleming was 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs, and Best was 1-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Kord Stewart was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs for Keystone with Cole Henry going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Peyton Shay was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Link, the second of four A-C Valley/Union pitchers got the win going 2 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out two.

Trey Fleming started and lasted two innings allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Alex Preston and Best also pitched.

Drew Keth took the loss going six innings giving up 13 runs, five earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out one.

BRADFORD 12, OSWAYO VALLEY 5

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Talan Reese hit a grand slam while going 3-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored, and five RBIs to lead Bradford to a 12-5 win at Oswayo Valley.

Reese’s slam came in the second inning and gave the Owls a 7-1 lead at the time.

AJ Lama added a 2-for-3 day with two walks, two runs scored, and two RBIs for Bradford.

Evan Whitmore got the win in relief of Noah Swanson. He went 2 ⅓ scoreless innings. He walked and hit one while striking out three.

Swanson went 2 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out three. Aiden Willard went two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits while striking out two.

Cayden Black went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Oswayo Valley.

Isaiah Goode took the loss going two innings allowing seven earned runs on four hits and six walks while striking out three.

CLEARFIELD 10, CURWENSVILLE 3

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Clearfield scored seven runs in the first on its way to a 10-3 win at Curwensville.

Anthony Lopez, Hunter Rumsky, Hayvin Bumbarger, and Kam Kushner each drove in two runs for the Bison.

Lopez was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, Rumsky was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, Bumbarger was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Kushner was 1-for-4 with two runs scored.

Morgen Billotte added a triple for Clearfield while going 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.

Logan Kunkle was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Curwensville with Cael Butler going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Nik Fegert going 2-for-4.

Rumsky got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Elijah Quick pitched a scoreless 1 ⅓ innings allowing a hit and striking out two.

Christian Fegert took the loss going ⅔ of an inning allowing seven earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out one.

MONITEAU 17, CRANBERRY 0, 6 INNINGS

SENECA, Pa. – Keagan Book doubled and homered to lead Moniteau to a 17-0, six-inning win at Cranberry.

Book was 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and five RBIs.

Dawson Wallace also hit a home run while going 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and four RBIs, and Dawson Cook added a double while going 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Brock Matthews added four hits in the victory and was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and James Gillen was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Connor Morrow was 2-for-3 for Cranberry.

Wallace went six innings allowing two hits and striking out 10.

Hudson Galle took the loss going four innings allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out one.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 16, SMETHPORT 2, 5 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Colby Nussbaum hit a home run and drove in three runs to lead Elk County Catholic to a 16-2, five-inning road win at Smethport.

Nussbaum was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

David Anderson also had three RBIs in the win going 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Joe Tettis doubled and tripled while going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Cole Geci also added a pair of RBIs going 2-for-2, and Isaac Dellaquilla drove in three going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Lance O’Neill crossed the plate four times and was 1-for-2 with a walk.

Owen Rounsville was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Smethport, while Brentton McDowell was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

SXX Geci got the win going four innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Cole Szuba took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits, two walks, and two hit batters while striking out two.

                       

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