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5/8/18 Baseball Wrap: Cranberry Outlasts Clarion in 12 Innings Powered by Knox Country Farm Supply

SENECA, Pa. – Shay Harry’s single to left in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Adam Smerkar from third to give Cranberry a 3-2 win over Clarion.

(Photo of Brandon Forrest of Cranberry. Photo by Christie Datko)

Smerkar got the rally started when he reached on an error by third baseman Calvin German and went to second on a wild pitch and third on a single to right by Brandon Forrest.

The game was scoreless until the 10th when Clarion scored twice in the top of the inning to take a 2-0 lead only to watch Cranberry rally to score two in the bottom of the inning to keep the game alive.

The Bobcats two runs came on an RBI groundout from Sterling Conner that scored Spencer Miller, who led off the 10th with a double, and a wild pitch that scored Cam Craig, who followed Miller’s double with a bunt single.

Cranberry answered in the bottom of the inning on an infield single by Trevor Gladin that scored Forrest, who had walked with one out. Harry, who had reached on an error, then scored on another error after a wild pitch.

Craig and Gladin started for their respective teams are were both solid while not allowing a run.

Craig went five innings allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two.

Gladin pitched six innings allowing three hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Miller relieved Craig for Clarion and went four scoreless allowing three hits and a walk while striking out two.

Smerkar followed Gladin going five innings allowing two earned runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out four.

Forrest got the win going a scoreless 12th needing just eight pitches to retire the side despite hitting a batter.

Conner took the loss going two innings giving up three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two.

Craig was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored for Clarion with Miller going 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored.

Forrest was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored with Gladin going 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Harry was 2-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI.

REDBANK VALLEY SWEEPS A-C VALLEY

EMLENTON, Pa. – Redbank Valley swept a doubleheader at A-C Valley winning Game One 14-2 in five innings and 9-2 in Game Two.

In the first game, Bryan Layton drove in three runs for Redbank Valley going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, while Blaney Brooks was 2-for-2 with two walks, four runs scored and two RBIs. Cameron Travis added a 3-for-3 day with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Logan Wadding was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Jimmy Gundlach 1-for-1 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.

Lucas Larimore was 3-for-3 with an RBI for A-C Valley.

Hudson Martz got the win for Redbank Valley going all five innings allowing two unearned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six.

Broc Weigle took the loss going two innings allowing five runs, one earned, on six hits while striking out two.

In the second game, Layton and Kobe Bonanno both went deep for Redbank Valley including a grand slam by Layton, who was 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and the four RBIs.

Bonanno was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Brooks was 2-for-5 with a run scored. Nick Smith walked four times scoring once, Ethan Wadding walked twice and scored twice and Austin Leasure was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Sam Anderson was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for A-C Valley with Levi Orton going 2-for-4.

Redbank Valley used a pitching-by-committee approach.

Brooks started and went two innings allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three. Smith got the win going two innings allowing a hit and a walk while hitting a batter and striking out two. Bonanno went two innings allowing a hit and two walks while striking out two and Layton pitched one inning striking out the side.

Luke Whitcomb took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing five runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out one.

C-L; NORTH CLARION SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER BY IDENTICAL 6-5 SCORES

STRATTANVILLE, Pa, – North Clarion and Clarion-Limestone split a doubleheader at C-L with both teams winning by identical 6-5 scores.

North Clarion took the opener thanks to a run in the top of the seventh before C-L answered with the victory in the nightcap thanks to a five-run first inning.

In Game One, Logan Minich and Noah Meyers had back-to-back hits to open the seventh with Minich scoring on the Meyers hit.

C-L escaped further damage in the inning after the Wolves loaded the bases with one out thanks to an infield fly and a pop out.

The Lions had a great chance to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh but base-running miscues cost C-L the tie.

Drew Beichner led off the inning with a walk, and Travis Preston replaced him as a courtesy runner. Ian Hawthorn then singled putting runners at first and second, but Preston was caught stealing third with Hawthorn taking second on the play.

Ayden Wiles then had an infield single putting runners at first and third with one out, and Wiles stole second. Christian Smith then hit what appeared to be a game-tying sac fly to left, but Minich, the left fielder, threw to third instead of home and caught Wiles at the bag before Hawthorn scored to end the game.

Meyers was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for North Clarion with Tyler Wolbert going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI and Matson Higgins going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Hawthorn was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored with Christian Smith going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Cole Grenci added a double and a run scored and Ben Smith had a double and an RBI.

Zander Hargenrader got the win in relief of Meyers going two scoreless innings allowing a walk and two hits. Meyers went five innings allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out six.

Curvin Goheen went the distance for C-L allowing six runs, all earned, on 13 hits and a walk while striking out three.

In the second game, C-L took advantage of six first-inning walks to score the five runs before North Clarion came to the plate and then held off the Wolves to get the win.

Ben Smith led the offense going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Goheen walked twice and scored once with Wiles scoring twice.

Korey Mills had a double, two RBIs and a run scored for North Clarion, while Minich was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Zyler Hargenrader 2-for-2.

Beichner got the win in relief of Hayden Callen. He went four innings allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks. Christian Smith got the save going a scoreless inning striking out one. Callen pitched two innings allowing a hit while striking out two.

Zander Hargenrader took the loss lasting a ⅓ of an inning allowing five runs on five walks and a hit. Zyler Hargenrader went 4 ⅔ innings allowing one run on four walks, two hit batters and three hits. Devon Walters went two scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out two.

MONITEAU 14, KEYSTONE 1, 6 INNINGS

KNOX, Pa. – Chance Nagy, Jake Jewart and David Marterella combined to drive in seven runs to lead visiting Moniteau to a 14-1, six-inning win over Keystone.

Nagy was 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs, Jewart was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs and Marterella was 1-for-1 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Hunter Fitzingo added a 2-for-5 day with two runs scored, Gage Neal was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, Lee DeMatteis was 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Nate Tack was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Tanner Williams scored twice.

Skylar Kagle had an RBI for Keystone with Conner Exley scoring the Panthers run.

Nagy got the win going six innings allowing one run on three hits while striking out 10.

Jayden Blazosky took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits and a walk.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 6, ALTOONA 3

ALTOONA, Pa. – Trailing 3-0 going to the sixth, Punxsutawney scored three times in the sixth and three more in the seventh to stun homestanding Altoona, 6-3.

Daren Byers sac fly in the top of the sixth with one out tied the game before the Chucks took the lead on an error, a fielder’s choice and a groundout in the seventh.

Isaac Stouffer was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Punxsutawney with Brandon Matthews going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Derek Huey 2-for-4 with an RBI. Tyler Richardson was also 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Stouffer got the win in relief of Matthews going 1 ⅔ innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. Matthews went 5 ⅓ innings allowing three unearned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six.

CLEARFIELD 2, PENNS VALLEY 1

HYDE, Pa. – Jakob Sorbera and Cade Walker combined on a six-hitter to lead Clearfield to a 2-1 win over visiting Penns Valley.

Sorbera came within an out of a complete game before reaching the 100-pitch limit. He went 6 ⅔ innings allowing one run on six hits and three walks while striking out eight. Walker got the final out to earn the save.

Matthew Tobias took the loss allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings.

Both of Clearfield’s runs came in the third inning after Penns Valley took a 1-0 lead in the first.

Seth Bumbarger had an RBI for Clearfield with Nathan Barr and Hayden Williams scoring the runs.

Cameron Shaffer scored on an RBI from Dylan Treaster for Penns Valley.

CURWENSVILLE 17, GLENDALE 2, 5 INNINGS

FLINTON, Pa. – Behind a big day from Christian Bakaysa visiting Curwensville rolled to a 17-2, five-inning win over Glendale.

Bakaysa was 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, a walk, two runs scored and five RBIs to lead the Tide.

Bryce Timko also went deep in the win going 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored with Avery Francisco and Jake McCracken adding doubles.

Francisco was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and McCracken going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Ralph Evans added a 3-for-4 day with two runs scored and an RBI, Josh Terry 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Zach Brewer walked, scored twice and drove in one.

Bakaysa got the win going three innings allowing a run on four hits while striking out four.

Terry gave up a run on a hit while striking out one in an inning with Francisco pitching a scoreless inning walking one and striking out two.

JOHNSONBURG 5, BROCKWAY 4

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Neil MacDonald reached on an error in the bottom of the seventh scoring Kacey Raubenstrauch from third to give Johnsonburg a 5-4 win over Brockway.

Brockway had tied the game in the top of the seventh when Zane Puhala scored on an error by Raubenstrauch, the centerfielder, on a two-out single by Santino Inzana.

But Raubenstrauch reached on an error with one out in the bottom of the inning and stole second to set up the winning run.

Zack Zameroski was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for Johnsonburg with Raubenstrauch scoring twice.

Angelo Inzana had a double, a run scored and two RBIs for Brockway.

Austin Greene got the win in relief going one inning allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out one. Gavin Elmquist went six innings for the Rams allowing three unearned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Tyler Serafini took the loss allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out six in 6 ⅔ innings.

KANE 2, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 1

KANE, Pa. – A trio of Kane pitchers kept the Elk County Catholic bats quiet to give the Wolves a 2-1 home win over the Crusaders.

Austin Jordan started and went two innings giving up a run on two hits while striking out two. Robert Rumcik went 1 ⅓ scoreless allowing a hit, and Ethan Anderson got the win going 3 ⅔ innings scoreless allowing a hit and two walks.

Anderson was also 2-for-3 at the plate, while Ang Constanzo had a double and an RBI for the Wolves. Jake Alcorn and Calen Holt scored Kane’s runs.

Hunter Cashmer took the loss in relief going two innings allowing a run on four hits while striking out four. Taylor Boland started and pitched four innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Dan Wimer had a double and an RBI for ECC with Brady Schneider scoring the lone Crusader run.

OSWAYO VALLEY 8, CAMERON COUNTY 2

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Gavin Babcock and Gage Babcock each had a pair of hits to lead Oswayo Valley to an 8-2 win over visiting Cameron County.

Gavin Babcock was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Gage Babcock went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

Derrick Bickel also scored twice for the Green Wave.

Jared Whiting had a double, an RBI and a run scored for Cameron County.

Garren Black got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out 12. Jacob Karr got the save going 2 ⅓ innings allowing no hits while striking out four.

Ty Bauer took the loss going two-plus innings allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.

BOLIVAR-RICHBURG (N.Y.) 4, COUDERSPORT 3

BOLIVAR, N.Y. – Parker Cole’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Kristian Miller to give Bolivar-Richburg (N.Y.) a 4-3 win over Coudersport.

Miller led off the seventh with a single and stole second before going to third on a wild pitch when Micah Crump struck out but reached on a wild pitch.

Coudersport had tied the game at three with a pair of runs in the sixth thanks to scoring runs on a passed ball and a wild pitch.

Nick Rauch had a triple, a run scored and two RBIs for Bolivar-Richburg.

Kolby VanWhy was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Coudersport.

Cole got the win going 1 ⅔ innings of relief striking out three. Miller started and went 5 ⅓ innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out five.

Kullen Crosby took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing one run on three hits while striking out three. VanWhy started and went 1 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two.

WARREN 6, BRADFORD 0

BRADFORD, Pa. – Adam Irwin threw a three-hit shutout to lift visiting Warren to a 6-0 win over Bradford.

Irwin walked two and struck out seven.

Owen Balas and Ryan Rafalski had doubles for the Dragons in the win with Balas also walking, scoring twice and driving in one and Rafalski scoring a run.

Lance Baldensperger was also 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Mitch Grosch was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.

Danny Manion had a double for Bradford.

Manion took the loss allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings. Hunter Gray pitched two innings giving up an unearned run on three hits. He struck out one.



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