DUBOIS, Pa. – Thomas Grecco tossed a four-hit shutout while striking out 14 to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 5-0 win over visiting Bradford.
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Grecco walked two and needed 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, to get the complete-game win. He was also 1-for-1 on offense with a double and two walks.
Damon Foster drove in a pair of runs for the Cardinals going 2-for-2 with Domenic Toretti adding a triple and an RBI.
Drew Piganelli took the loss going two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on a hit and four walks while striking out two. Peyton Manion pitched four innings giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four.
Caleb Nuzzo was 2-for-3 with a triple for Bradford with Peyton Manion and Danny Manion each adding doubles.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2, BROOKVILLE 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Hunter Cashmer scored on an error in the bottom of the sixth inning to help Elk County Catholic edge visiting Brookville, 2-1.
With Cashmer on third and two outs and the game tied at one, Jordan DePrator greeted relief pitcher Seth Dunkle with a grounder to shortstop that Brady Caylor had a miscue on allowing Cashmer to score the go-ahead run.
ECC’s rally came without the benefit of a hit, as Brookville starter and loser Aaron Park hit Cashmer leading off the inning. Cashmer took second on a passed ball and third on a wild pitch before Park struck out Brady Schneider, walked Brennen Klawuhn and struck out Tyler Wehler.
The strikeout of Wehler pushed Park over the 100-pitch limit bringing in Dunkle, who got the grounder he needed but the Raiders couldn’t get the key out.
Brookville had a chance to tie the game in the seventh when Cole LaBenne doubled with one out, but a flyout and strikeout ended the threat.
Schneider and Park locked in a pitcher’s duel with Schneider getting the win going seven innings on 91 pitches allowing an unearned run on three hits and three walks while striking out four.
Park took the loss tossing 5 ⅔ innings of two-hit ball. He did walk six and hit a batter while striking out seven.
Dunkle also had a double and a run scored for Brookville, while Will Uberti added a run scored for ECC.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 7, HOLLIDAYSBURG 6
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Logan Johnston’s two-out single to center in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Isaac Stouffer to break a six-all tie and help Punxsutawney beat visiting Hollidaysburg, 7-6.
The Chucks had given away a 5-3 lead in the top of the inning when Hollidaysburg scored three times taking the lead on a wild pitch.
But Punxsutawney rallied in the bottom of the inning tying the game on a Hollidaysburg miscue on a ball hit by Stouffer that scored Tyler Richardson from second with two outs. Richardson started the rally with a one-out single before stealing second with two outs.
Johnston led the Punxsutawney offense going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs. Derek Huey was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Stouffer drove in a run and scored a run with Richardson scoring twice and driving one in.
Keaton Nolan hit a home run for Hollidaysburg and scored twice while driving in two. Noah Gochnour also had a double and two RBIs for the Tigers.
Brandon Matthews got the win in relief of Stouffer going two innings allowing three unearned runs on a hit and a hit batter while striking out four. Stouffer pitched five innings giving up three runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out four.
BELLEFONTE 9, CLEARFIELD 8
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Three seventh-inning errors doomed visiting Clearfield, as the Bison blew an 8-5 lead going to the bottom of the seventh and lost, 9-8, at Bellefonte.
Clearfield seemed well in control of the game after adding an insurance run in the top of the seventh to go up three, but Bellefonte’s Dylan Deitrich greeted Jakob Sobera with a leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh.
The wheels then fell off defensively for the Bison.
An error on the third baseman on a ball hit by Cade Fortney gave Bellefonte runners at second and third, and CJ Funk singled both runners home to cut the lead to 8-7.
Eric Peggs then singled to put runners on first and second ending Sobera’s day.
Reese Wilson relieved and got a grounder to second that resulted in Peggs being out at second, Funk moving to third and Colten Burd safe at first with Burd being replaced by courtesy runner Corby Koleno.
Wilson then got Robert Marsh to hit a grounder to second, but another error resulted in Clearfield recording no outs and Funk scoring the tying run with Koleno going to third and Marsh to second on the miscue.
An intentional walk was then issued before a grounder by Daniel Catchmark resulted in the third error of the inning for Clearfield and the winning run for Bellefonte.
Clearfield finished with six errors in the contest, one more than Bellefonte’s five.
Funk, Catchmark and Marsh all went deep in the game for Bellefonte with Funk and Marsh each driving in three runs and Catchmark two. Deitrich, Peggs and Burd all had doubles with Deitrich scoring twice. Funk and Koleno also each scored a pair of runs for the Raiders.
Seth Bumbarger hit a home run for Clearfield and was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.
Seth Shuey got the win in relief of Adam Armstrong going 3 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out three. Armstrong pitched 3 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, two earned, on a hit and four walks while striking out six.
Sobera pitched six-plus innings allowing nine runs, five earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out two.
OSWAYO VALLEY 2, CUBA-RUSHFORD (N.Y.) 0
BOLIVAR, N.Y. – Ryan Graves and Gage Babcock combined on a six-hit shutout to lead Oswayo Valley to a 2-0 win over Cuba-Rushford (N.Y.) in the opening game of the Bolivar-Richburg (N.Y.) Tournament.
Graves got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing five hits while striking out three. Babcock then got the save going 2 ⅔ innings allowing a hit while striking out one.
Graves and Noah Wichert had RBIs for the Green Wave with Graves and Jacob Karr scoring the runs.
Daniel Emerson took the loss allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out three in six innings.
Oswayo Valley will play in the championship game Saturday.
COWANESQUE VALLEY 5, SMETHPORT 1
WESTFIELD, Pa. – Nevin Stiles pitched six innings of four-hit ball to lead Cowanesque Valley to a 5-1 win over visiting Smethport.
Stiles gave up one earned run while walking one and hitting two. He struck out six. Christian Kemp pitched a scoreless seventh despite allowing a hit and a walk. He struck out one.
Seth Huyler led the Indians offense going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Blake Kinner was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Smethport with Nate Hollowell going 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Hollowell took the loss going 5 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out five. Parker Shonts pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk.
CLARION 6, A-C VALLEY 1
EMLENTON, Pa. – Skyler Rhoades and Skyler Pastor teamed up to two-hit A-C Valley, as visiting Clarion beat the Falcons, 6-1, in six innings of a game shortened by weather.
The game actually made it into the top of the seventh with the Bobcats scoring another run before being halted. Because A-C Valley didn’t get a chance to bat in the seventh, the score reverted back to what it was after six innings.
Rhoades got the win throwing three no-hit innings walking two and striking out four. Pastor picked up the save allowing an earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings of work.
Rhoades helped himself with a double, an RBI and a run scored with Spencer Miller leading the offense going 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Sterling Conner had a single, walked twice, scored once and drove in two.
Matt Thompson scored the lone run for A-C Valley
Luke Whitcomb took the loss giving up five runs, two earned, on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out one in 3 ⅓ innings. Austin Kriebel went 2 ⅔ innings allowing an earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out one.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 15, KEYSTONE 0, 3 INNINGS
KNOX, Pa. – Ayden Wiles had three RBIs and Curvin Goheen and Hayden Callen both drove in a pair of runs to help visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 15-0, three-inning win at Keystone.
Wiles was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, Goheen doubled, walked and scored twice for the Lions with Callen also scoring a pair of runs.
Ben Smith, Travis Preston and David Wiles also added a pair of runs scored each for C-L with Smith chipping in with an RBI.
Callen got the win going three innings allowing two hits and striking out three.
Dawson Steele and Andrew Lauer had singles for Keystone.
Brooks LaVan took the loss going one-plus inning allowing 10 runs, five earned, on five hits and walk walks.
REDBANK VALLEY 17, FOREST AREA 3, 5 INNINGS
TIONESTA, Pa. – Kobe Bonanno hit a pair of home runs and Bryan Layton added a homer and a double to lift visiting Redbank Valley to a 17-3, five-inning win over Forest Area at West Forest.
Bonanno was 2-for-3 with a walk, four runs scored and three RBIs with Layton going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs.
Blaney Brooks was also 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs for the Bulldogs with Hudson Martz going 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs and Grayson Harman 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Jimmy Gundlach chipped in a pair of RBIs for Redbank with Cameron Travis driving in three runs.
Anthony Smith hit a home run and drove in two for Forest Area.
Brooks got the win going three innings allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out one. Bonanno pitched two innings allowing an unearned run on two walks while striking out five.