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April 18 Baseball and Softball Recaps

Monday’s District 9 baseball and softball recaps.

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KARNS CITY 17, CLARION-LIMESTONE 7

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STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Karns City batted around twice on its way to a 17-7 win at Clarion-Limestone.

The Gremlins sent 12 men to the plate in the second inning to take a 7-1 lead, and then Karns City repeated the trick in the seventh once again scoring seven runs while sending 12 batters to the plate to extend the lead to 17-6.

Cullen Williams had a huge day at the plate for KC going 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles, six RBIS. He had two hits in the seventh alone. Tyler Yough added a pair of hits including a triple to go with an RBI and two runs scored, while Marcus Lantz was 3-for-5 with a double, and RBI and two runs scored. Eric Dodd chipped in a couple of hits, while Jace Ebbitt scored three times and drove in a run.

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Holden Martin and Evan Stitt also reached base five times apiece for Karns City.

Martin got the win going five innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine including the side in the fourth and fifth.

Colby Himes led C-L going 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Sam Leadbetter was 2-for-2 with a walk while also reaching on an error when he hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning.

Alex Acree took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings and allowing seven runs, all earned, on four hits and four walks while also hitting a batter. He struck out two.

CLARION 24, A-C VALLEY 0, 4 INNINGS

PARKER, Pa. – Clarion used a 10-run third and an 11-run fourth to roll to a 24-0 win at A-C Valley in four innings.

Bo Miller drove in five runs on the day going 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. Luke Nellis also hit a home run for the Bobcats and was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Reed Anthony was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Ryan Anthony was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and four runs scored and Caleb Wilson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Leo Aiello also scored three times.

Reed Anthony got the win going three innings and allowing one hit while striking out seven. Spencer Miller pitched a scoreless, hitless fourth striking out two.

Austin Kriebel had A-C Valley’s lone hit.

BROOKVILLE 14, KANE 0, 5 INNINGS

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 11 first-inning runs on its way to a 14-0, five-inning victory over visiting Kane.

That was more than enough for the trio of pitchers Jordan Tosh. Nick Keth and Brady Caylor, who combined on a three-hitter in the win. Keith went the middle three innings to get the win allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three.

The Raiders had 10 hits with Kyle Dunkle and Trenton Gilhousen with two apiece. Ben Reitz had a three-run double in the first inning.

Ange Costanzo had two of Kane’s three hits.

CLEARFIELD 4, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 2

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Ty Bender doubled and eventually scored the tiebreaking run on an error in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Clearfield handed Philipsburg-Osceola its first loss of the season, 4-2, at the Bison Sports Complex.

The Bison took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning when they collected four of their eight hits off off losing pitcher Josh Earnest. Marcus Luzier doubled, Bender drove him home with a single, Logan Lykens doubled Bender to third and Tommy Hazel singled him home.

P-O tied the game with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth. With two outs, Clearfield committed its lone error of the game, and the Mounties made it a costly one when Logan Williamson drove an RBI double to cut the lead in half, and Isaac Knepp singled in the tying run.

But that was all Philipsburg was able to muster against Brandon Orsich, who once again was masterful while improving to 3-1 on the season with a 1.21 ERA.

Orsich limited the Mounties, who entered the game hitting .344 as a team, to just four hits and a walk while striking out 10.

He outdueled Earnest, who was charged with four runs, three earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out three in 5 ⅔ innings.

Bender led Clearfield’s offense with a single, a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Luzier and Lykens each had doubles and Hazel and Seth Bumbarger RBI singles.

CRANBERRY 6, MONITEAU 2

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Brendan Zerbe had three hits and two RBIs, while also working around 10 hits on the mound to lead Cranberry to a 6-2 win at Moniteau.

Zerbe was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three runs scored and also got the win on the mound allowing the 10 hits but only walking one while striking out six in going the distance. He allowed two earned runs.

Seth Pochran was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Berries, who got two hits and an RBI from both Jake Felmlee and Nick Varsek, two hits, including, a double from Tylor Ziegler and two runs scored from Evan Lutz, who was on base three times with a single and two walks.

Jake Jewart took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings and allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out one. Nathan Sosigian relieved and went 4 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five.

Josh Adamson, Derek Boben and JJ Waid each had two hits for Moniteau, and Jewart added a double.

CURWENSVILLE 16, HARMONY 6

WESTOVER, Pa. – Six different Curwensville batters drove in at least two runs, and the Golden Tide scored at least four runs in three different innings on their way to a 16-6 win at Harmony.

Garrett Shaw led Curwensville going 4-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Jake Terry was 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs and and two runs scored. Bryce Timko added a double and was 3-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored with Noah Strickland, Austin Butlin and Josh Terry also collecting two RBIs apiece with Strickland scoring four times while going 2-for-4 with a pair of walks.

Curwensville had four-run innings in the second and fourth and added a five-run seventh.

Austin Lansberry got the win going 4 ⅓ innings and allowing four runs, all earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out four.

DUBOIS 4, ST. MARYS 2

DUBOIS, Pa. – Noah Schneider, Nick Labrasca and Zach Sloan combined on a five-hitter, as DuBois toppled visiting St. Marys, 4-2, at Showers Field.

Schneider got the win going 5 ⅔ innings and allowing two runs, both earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out six. Labrasca then came in with two outs in the sixth, the bases loaded and a run in. He hit a batter to force home a second run before inducing an inning-ending, rally-ending pop out. Sloan picked up the save walking a batter and striking one out in the seventh.

Drew Bankovich and Tate Rutherford each had a pair of hits for DuBois with Bankovich driving home a run and scoring a run and Rutherford scoring once. Labrasca and Adam Bankovich both doubled for the Beavers and had RBIs with Labrasca also scoring a run.

Jeff Wehler had a day at the plate for St. Marys going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and a run scored.

Nate Beimel took the loss going six innings and allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits and six walks while striking out seven. He also had a hit and an RBI on offense while walking twice.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 13, SMETHPORT 2, 5 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Connor O’Leary and Frank Singer each had three RBIs to help Elk County Catholic to a 13-2, five-inning victory over visiting Smethport.

O’Leary was 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, while Singer was 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Brad Dippold added a double for the Crusaders while going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs out of the leadoff spot, and Eric Gerber was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored off the bench.

Bryce Nelson was 2-for-2 with a walk, a double and two RBIs to pace Smethport, who also got a double and an RBI from Alex Dzyarmin.

Dippold got the win as the most effective pitcher out of the bullpen. He went 1 ⅓ innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.

Gabe Kraus started and went two innings allowing a walk while striking out two but didn’t go the requisite three innings in a game that lasts fewer than seven innings to get the win. Jared Braun relieved but was ineffective allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out one in ⅔ of an inning. Nate DaCanal finished off going one inning and allowing one run on three hits.

Nelson took the loss being charged with 10 runs, only four earned, in two innings giving up eight hits and four walks while striking out one.

UNION 20, FOREST AREA 5, 3 INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Lucas Bowser went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored to lead Union to a 20-5, three-inning win over visiting Forest Area.

Dugan Gallagher was also 1-for-2 with a double, two RBis and three runs scored for the Golden Knights, while Isaac Yoder was 1-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Reice Saylor got the win in relief of Dana Logue. He pitched six batters and didn’t allow a hit while walking two and a hitting a batter. He struck out three. Logue pitched to the first eight batters allowing two hits and three walks while striking out two and being charged with four earned runs.

NORTH CLARION 11, KEYSTONE 3

KNOX, Pa. – Griffin Schmader had a bases-loaded triple, and Zayn Hargenrader added a double and a single to help North Clarion to an 11-3 win at Keystone.

Also for the Wolves. Sam Minnich tripled and RJ Graham, Zander Hargender and Fuquannah Seales had singles.

Zander Hargenrader got the win in relief of Zayn Hargenrader. He went three innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out two. Zane went the first two innings allowing an unearned run but no hits and one walk. Logan Weaver finished off going two innings without allowing a hit and striking out three.

Brooks LaVan was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored to pace Keystone, who also got an RBI from Chad Rogers and a single from Scott Reed.

WILLIAMSPORT 6, PUNXSUTAWNEY 4, 8 INNINGS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Evan Steele’s RBI double in the top of the eighth inning broke a 4-all tie and helped Williamsport to a 6-4 win at Punxsutawney.

Steele, who eventually came around to score the the Millionaires’ sixth run, looked like he was going to be the hero an inning early when he broke a 2-all tie in the top of the seventh with a two-run blast to left.

But Punxsutawney fought back tying the game on a Braxton Giavedoni double followed by a Lucas Burkett single in the bottom of the inning .

Giavedoni had his usual strong game going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run and three RBIs. Burkett was 2-for-4 with the RBI, while Peyton Graham had a double and a run scored while going 2-for-4 and John Matthews was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Giavedoni suffered the loss pitching 1 ⅔ innings of relief giving up the two runs on three hits while striking out three.

John Matthews started and was strong giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out 11 in six innings. Burkett pitched a ⅓ of an inning surrendering the Steele home run.

Steele was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored for Williamsport, with Ethen Stryker going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jaler Jackson got the win in relief.

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Redbank Valley catcher Scott Toth – Submitted photo.

REDBANK VALLEY 14, VENANGO CATHOLIC 3, 5 INNINGS

OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Connor Shoemaker and Adam Kunselman each had two hits to lead Redbank Valley to a 14-3, five-inning victory over visiting Venango Catholic.

Shoemaker was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Kunselman was 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Connor Shoemaker and Kunselman were the back two-third of back-to-back-to-back second-inning doubles by Redbank Valley that started with a double by Nick Shoemaker, who was 1-for2 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Grayson Harman and Devin Schimp also scored twice for the Bulldogs with each player adding an RBI. Scott Toth walked twice and scored, and Sam Heeter walked once and scored twice.

Harman got the win in relief of Devin Schimp going one inning and allowing two runs, none earned, while walking one and striking out one. Schimp went the first two giving up a run while striking out four. Kunselman pitched one inning walking one and striking out three, and Blaney Brooks finished off going one inning with a walk and a strikeout.

Noah Puleo had a leadoff homer for Venango Catholic, who also got an RBI single from Ian Hidinger.

COUDERSPORT 14, GALETON 0, 5 INNINGS

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Sheldon Van Pelt and Chase Whitman each drove in three runs and each scored twice to help Coudersport to a 14-0, five-inning win over visiting Galeton.

Meanwhile, Blake Burgett and Aaron Wolfinger combined to one hit the Tigers.

Van Pelt was 2-for-2 with a triple, while Whitman was 2-for-3. Austen Saulter added a double and two RBIs for the Falcons.

Burgett got the win going three innings and allowing one hit and a walk while striking out five. Wolfinger finished the last two innings hitless striking out four.

Isaac Bradshaw had Galeton’s lone hit. Hunter Ludington took the loss giving up all 14 runs, but only two earned, in four innings. He allowed nine hits and walked seven while striking out three.

SOFTBALL

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 13, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2, 5 INNINGS

DUBOIS, Pa. – Macey Hanes and Jordy Frank both homered to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 13-2, five-inning win over visiting Elk County Catholic.

Frank was 4-for-4 with the home run and two doubles while collecting three RBIs.

Riley Assalone, Ashley Wruble and Stephanie Rossi all added two hits apiece for the Lady Cardinals.

Assalone got the win going five innings and giving up three hits and one earned run.

Maggie Dinsmore hit a solo home run for ECC.

FOREST AREA 18, SHEFFIELD 14

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Behind home runs from Jaila Guzzi and Allison Carll, Forest Area picked up its first win of the season, 18-14, at Sheffield.

Guzzi hit a 3-run blast, while Carll added a two-run home run. Sarah Schettler was also 2-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, and Makiya Bellotti was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBIs. Cassie Cochran and Jasmine Ginnery each chipped in with doubles for the Fire.

Sheffield stats weren’t available.

CLARION 9, A-C VALLEY 5

PARKER, Pa. – Visiting Clarion got four hits from Keanna Over on its way to a 9-5 win over A-C Valley.

Over was 4-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs out of the leadoff spot for the Lady Cats.

Carly Best added a 2-for-3 afternoon with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored, while Sadie Rudesyle was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Cora Zerfoss was 2-for-4.

Rudesyle got the win going the distance and giving up the five runs, four earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Three of the runs against her came in the bottom of the seventh after Clarion had scored three in the top of the inning to go up 9-2.

Lauren McNany was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored for A-C Valley, which also got a triple and a 2-for-3 performance from Alyssa Babcock and a double and an RBI from Maddie Morrison.

Katie Stumpner took the loss going seven innings and allowing nine runs, six earned.

MONITEAU 6, CRANBERRY 0

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis had another strong outing on the circle throwing a 3-hit shutout to lead Moniteau to a 6-0 win over visiting Cranberry.

DeMatteis struck out 14 while issuing one walk and allowing three singles. She was also clutch at the plate with a pair of hits, including a double and two RBIs.

Cortney Claypoole added a triple, a single and two RBIs for the Lady Warriors, who also got a pair of singles and two runs scored from Gabby Stewart and two singles and an RBI from Sara Hull.

CURWENSVILLE 4, HARMONY 1, 9 INNINGS

WESTOVER, Pa. – Visiting Curwensville scored three times in the top of the ninth to break a 1-all tie and get a 4-1 win over Harmony.

Kayli Sedgwick led the Lady Tide going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Madi Bumbarger was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Emily Miller was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Tara Housler led Harmony going 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.

Rylee Young picked up the win tossing nine innings of five-hit ball. She allowed one earned run while not walking a batter and striking out 10.

GALETON 3, COUDERSPORT 2

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Makaya Shadle struck out 13 Coudersport batters to lead Galeton to a 3-2 road win over the Lady Falcons.

Shadle was able to work around six hits and five walks thanks in large part to the strileouts. She also had a double on offense.

Paiton Whipple was 1-for-1 with the game-winning RBI for the Lady Tigers.

EmmaRae Easton had a big day at the plate for Coudersport going 3-for-4 with a two-run double.

Katie Bertrand took the loss giving up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

BROOKVILLE 11, BROCKWAY 10

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Hannah Kirkwood’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Elaina Powell to give Brookville a come-from-behind 11-10 win over visiting Brockway.

The Lady Raiders trailed 9-0 going into the bottom of the fourth before they scored six runs, sending 11 batter to the plate and taking advantage of three Brockway errors to get back into the game.

Thanks to four more Brockway errors in the fifth, Brookville was able to tie the game at nine only to watch Brockway go back ahead, 10-0, with a run in the top of the sixth.

But in the bottom of the seventh, Powell tripled in the tying run with two outs before scoring the winning run on the Kirkwood single.

Kirkwood had three hits to lead the Lady Raiders. Abby Sunealitis retired the final five batters she faced in relief of starter Carlie McManigle to get the win.

Kayla Dowdall went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Brockway, which also got a pair of hits, including a double, and three RBis from Carlee Hidinger and two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs from Andi Bartlett.

BRADFORD 11, PORT ALLEGANY 8

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Ashley Stoltz and Hannah Woodel combined for five hits to lead visiting Bradford to an 11-8 win over Port Allegany.

Stoltz was 3-for-5 with a walk, while Woodel was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.

Mckaila Daniels led Port Allegany going 2-for-4 with four RBIs, while Jenna Sprankle was 2-for-4.

Kylee Shaumlaffell got the win for Bradford llowing nine hits and two walks while striking out five.

Daniels took the loss giving up 10 hits and two walks while striking out two.

NORTHERN POTTER 9, OTTO-ELDRED 3

ULYSSES, Pa. – Tory McCutcheon had two hits, and Jenna Hyde and Sarah Morgan each scored twice, as Northern Potter dispatched of visiting Otto-Eldred, 9-3.

McCutcheon added an RBI and a run scored, while Hyde and Morgan each had one hit and an RBI.

Kirsten Renninger led Otto with a pair of hits and an RBI.

Briana Black got the win going 6 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out 11. McCutcheon got the final out.

Alyssa Shelander took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs on five hits and five walks while striking out three. Joslynn Veilleux pitched 2 ⅓ hitless innings striking out four for Otto.

REDBANK VALLEY 11, VENANGO CATHOLIC 1, 5 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Behind four hits from Lexi Holt and three from Kara Hicks, Redbank Valley took care of Venango Catholic, 11-1 in five innings.

Holt, who had a double, scored three times and drove home one, while Hicks, who had a double and a triple, had three RBIs. Lauren Rearick added a double and an RBI for the Lady Bulldogs, who also got a single and two RBIs from Kimberly Shick and a triple and an RBI from Alyssa Burkett.

Burkett got the win giving up one unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out four.

CLEARFIELD 10, TYRONE 0, 5 INNINGS

HYDE, Pa. – Brooke Cline had three hits and three runs to lead Clearfield to a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Tyrone.

Sierra Jones added a pair of hits and scored two runs and an RBI, while Aspen Bishop chipped in two double and three RBIs. Raeleigh Redden and Karlie Lewis each chipped in RBI base hits.

Clearfield scored five in the first and two each in the second ahd third.

Allie Host and Grace Genuine each had singles for Tyrone.

Raeleigh Redden pitched two inning and gave up one hit and a walk while striking out one. Abbby Fedder pitched three innings and got the win allowing one hit and striking out three.

KARNS CITY 18, CLARION-LIMESTONE 6, 5 INNINGS

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Trailing 5-4 going to the fourth, Karns City erupted for 10 runs on its way to an 18-6, five-inning win at Clarion-Limestone.

Alyssa Stitt and Tori Roudebush had doubles for the Lady Gremlins in the big inning, which was aided by five C-L errors.

Stitt had a pair of hits and two runs scored, while Ashley Coon added two hits, including a triple, and three runs scored. Makayla Bailey also had two hits and two runs scored with Taylor Downs and Emily Wolfe scoring twice each.

C-L scored four of its runs in the first inning with Abby Carl delivering a double, one of her two hits on the day. Sadie Mahle also had a double for the Lady Lions, while Tabitha Switzer, who walked twice and also reached on an error, scored twice.



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