RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Redbank Valley pulled a rabbit out of a hat Thursday afternoon to claim the KSAC baseball championship with a remarkable 8-7 come-from-behind win over Moniteau at Union High School.
The Bulldogs, who saw a chance to claim the title Wednesday go by the wayside with a 7-2 loss to Clarion-Limestone opening the door for Clarion to steal the title with a Moniteau win Thursday, trailed the visiting Warriors 7-5 going to the bottom of the seventh.
Things didn’t look any better when Moniteau’s Connor Ealy retired the first two men he faced in the seventh via strikeouts.
But then something funny happened. Redbank Valley saw the next five batters reach safely thanks to two hits, two errors, and a walk to win the game.
Ty Carrier was the final hero with a single to center that scored Tyler Hetrick from second with the winning run.
It was Hetrick’s fly ball to left that was misplayed by Moniteau’s Landon Kelly two batters earlier that had tied the game.
With runners on first and third, Hetrick hit a fly to left that Kelly overran and had it glance off his glove allowing two runs to score tying the game. After a walk to Mason Clouse, Carrier swung at the first pitch and he saw and delivered the game-winning hit.
An error got the rally started, as Brock Matthews misplayed Tate Minich’s ball to shortstop. Breckin Minich followed with a base hit to put runners on the corners for Hetrick.
Minich hit a home run earlier in the game and was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Owen Close went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Bulldogs with Breckin Minich driving in a pair of runs while going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Carrier was also 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win
Matthews and Dawson Cook both had doubles for Moniteau with Matthews going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Keagan Book was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Jaxon Huffman got the win in relief of Carrier going 1 ⅔ innings allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two. Carrier pitched 5 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out four.
Ealy took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two.
Dawson Cook started and pitched five innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out four.
It is Redbank Valley’s first KSAC title in 13 years (2010).
ST. MARYS 3, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2
ST. MARYS, Pa. – St. Marys scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to beat Elk County Catholic, 3-2, at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
Carter Price’s two-run double gave the Dutch the lead, and Logan Mosier worked around a pair of singles and a walk to pick up the save.
Vinnie Lenze had a pair of hits for St. Marys going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Joe Tettis was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for ECC with Isaac Dellaquilla also going 2-for-4 with an RI and David Anderson going 2-for-4.
Ben Paul got the win going three innings in relief of Lucas Bauer allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out one. Bauer went three innings allowing an earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out four.
David Anderson took the loss going two innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk. Dellaquilla started and went four innings allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out two.
SMETHPORT 11, OSWAYO VALLEY 10, 8 INNINGS
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Keegan Watson’s walk-off single in the eighth inning completed a rally from six runs down going to the sixth inning for Smethport in an 11-10 victory over Oswayo Valley.
The Hubbers trailed 10-4 going to the sixth before scoring two runs in the sixth and then tying the game with a four-run seventh. Boe Kirkman’s two-out single in the seventh tied the game and forced extra innings.
Owen Rounsville then led off the eighth with a double before Watson followed with the game-winning single.
Brentton McDowell went deep for Smethport and was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Rounsville went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored, while Kirkman was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Also for the Hubbers, Colin Riekofsky was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Ethan Hackman was 4-for- with a double, a run scored, and four RBIs for Oswayo Valley.
Cayden Black also went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored for the Green Wave, while Isaiah Goode was 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored.
In addition, Ridge Mesler went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Luke Karr was 2-for-5 with a run scored for Oswayo Valley.
Cole Szuba got the win in relief of Evan Ruffner going 5 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on eight hits and four walks while striking out four and hitting two. Ruffner went 2 ⅓ innings giving up five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two.
Andrew Wood took the loss facing two batters and retiring neither. He gave up one earned run on two hits.
Black started and went 6 ⅓ innings before reaching the 100-pitch limit. He gave up nine runs, six earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out nine. Karr pitched ⅔ of an inning giving up an earned run on two hits and a walk.
CLEARFIELD 13, DUBOIS 2, 5 INNINGS
HYDE, Pa. – A nine-run third inning lifted Clearfield to a 13-2, five-inning win over visiting DuBois.
Will Domico drove in three runs for the Bison going 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Morgen Billotte, Anthony Lopez, and Hayvin Bumbarger each drove in a pair of runs with Billotte going 2-for-2 with two runs scored, Lopez going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Bumbarger going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Cole Bloom added a pair of hits going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
Jordan Ell was 2-for-2 for DuBois, while Davey Aughenabaugh tripled and scored a run. Noah Farrell and Samson Deed had RBIs for the Beavers.
Craig Mays got the win going five innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and a hit batter while striking out six.
Tyler Chamberlin took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on four hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out four.
LAKEVIEW 15, KEYSTONE 0, 3 INNINGS
STONEBORO, Pa. – Chase Hostetler hit a home run and drove in four runs to help Lakeview to a 15-0, three-inning win over visiting Keystone.
Hostetler was 1-for-1 with two runs scored.
Leyton Zacherl and Garet Guthrie added doubles for the Sailors with Zacherl going 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs and Guthrie going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Evan Reiser and Owen Dye each added a pair of RBIs with Dye going 1-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored and Reiser going 1-for-2.
Reiser and Maddox Bell combined on a three-inning perfect game with Reiser going two innings striking out one and Bell going one inning striking out the side.
Noah Weckerly took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, three earned, on two hits, three walks, and three hit batters. He struck out one.
DUBOIS 4, CLEARFIELD 0
DUBOIS, Pa. – Ava Baronick tossed a 3-hit shutout and Gabby Gulvas set the tone atop the lineup as DuBois closed the regular season with a 4-0 win over Clearfield to close the regular season.
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Baronick struck out six and walked one, retiring the first 10 batters she faced on her way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.
“It was really good to end the regular season on a high note like that,” Baronick said. “Our confidence is right where we need it to be.
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Gulvas, meanwhile, led off the first inning with a double and the fifth inning with a triple, scoring both times on an Audrey Hale RBI groundout in the first and on a wild pitch in the fifth.
Barnoick doubled to lead off the second and courtesy runner Morgan Pasternak scored on Emma Delp’s RBI single to make it 4-0.
Gulvas made it 3-0 in the fifth when she came home on the wild pitch and Alexas Pfeufer’s sacrifice fly brought in Reed, who walked, for the fourth run.
Clearfield’s Aevril Hayward had two of the Bison’s three hits, while Alana Fedder had the other and also walked.
Fedder took the loss, allowing four runs in seven innings, striking out four, and allowing nine hits.
DuBois will meet Brashear in a Class 5A subregional on Monday at Heindl Field, while Clearfield will play St. Marys at Heindl Field on June 29 for the D9 Class 4A crown.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 20, BROOKVILLE 0, 4 INNINGS
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brooke Young and Brinley Hallman combined to drive in nine runs in Punxsutawney’s 20-0, four-inning win at Brookville.
Young was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and five RBIs with Hallman going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs.
Also for the Lady Chucks, Karli Young was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Ciara Toven was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI, Sara Gotwald was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Sydney Hoffman was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, Brooke Skarbek was 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Emily Dobbins was 1-for-3 with three runs scored, and Kaylee Guidice was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Hallman and Toven combined to give up one hit in the circle. Both pitchers went two innings. Hallman struck out four and Toven three. Toven allowed the hit.
MONITEAU 14, A-C VALLEY/UNION 2, 5 INNINGS
WEST FREEDOM, Pa. – Mariska Shunk drove in five runs to help Moniteau to a 14-2, five-inning win over A-C Valley/Union at the West Freedom Field.
Shunk was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Also for the Lady Warriors, Lily Staab went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs while Autumn Stewart was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Emma Covert was 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RI.
Mackenzie Parks was 2-for-2 with an RBI for A-C Valley/Union.
Covert got the win going five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out two.
Parks took the loss going five innings allowing 14 runs, eight earned on 12 hits.
COUDERSPORT 23, SMETHPORT 10
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Laura Dunn and Ava Wahlers each drove in four runs in Coudersport’s 23-10 win at Smethport in a game that saw the Lady Falcons scored nine times in the seventh.
Dunn was 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored while Wahlers was 2-for-5 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored.
Savanah Myers went 3-for-6 with three doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs, Sierra Myers was 1-for-4 with two walks, two RBIs, and two runs scored, Marah Fowler was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Ryelle Black was 3-for-5 with three RBIs.
Hope Peterson was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Smethport with Elizabeth Hungiville going 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, and Bailee Fitzsimmons going 1-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.
Black got the win going seven innings allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on 14 hits and four walks while striking out four.
Tylar Colley took the loss going seven innings allowing 23 runs, 22 earned, on 23 hits and 10 walks while striking out two.
ST. MARYS 12, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0, 5 INNINGS
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kendall Young and Shannon Kaiser combined on a five-inning no-hitter to lead St. Marys to a 12-0, five-inning win over Elk County Catholic at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
Young went the first four innings to get the win striking out eight and walking two with Kaiser going one inning striking out one and walking one.
Molly Hanslovan and Danielle Rolley had triples for the Lady Dutch, while Kaiser and Lindsey Reiter added doubles.
Hanslovan was 3-for-4 with an RI and two runs scored, while Young went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, Olivia Eckels was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Jianna Gerg was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Emily Mourer took the loss going five innings allowing 12 runs, 10 earned, on 15 hits and four walks while striking out two.
OIL CITY 12, CLARION 0, 5 INNINGS
PAINT TWP. Pa. – Libbie Arnink hit a home run while going 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Oil City’s 12-0, five-inning win over Clarion at the Clarion County Park.
Abby Foley and Maddie Wenner added triples for the Oilers while Sophia Garmong had a double.
Foley was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, Wenner was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Garmong was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Also for Oil City, Hannah Krug went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Mara Martinec was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Emileigh Mahle, Bri Forrest, Alicyn Burford, and JJ Wilson had hit for Clarion.
Shalyn Whittemore got the win going five innings allowing four hits while striking out five.
Haylee Cratsley took the loss going five innings giving up 12 runs, nine earned, on 15 hits and two walks.
OSWAYO VALLEY 10, YOUNGSVILLE 0, 6 INNINGS
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA. – Shayden Mesler tossed a three-hit shutout to lead Oswayo Valley to a 10-0, six0inning win over visiting Youngsville.
Mesler struck out five and walked two.
Eva West hit a home run for the Green Wave and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs.
Layken Enty also drove in a pair of runs for Oswayo Valley and was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Catelyn Dailey was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Jadyn Fleischman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Hailey Gray, Alyssa Gentz, and Victora Romanosky had singles for Youngsville.
Kamden Sweringen took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing 10 runs, six earned, on 12 hits while striking out seven.